307 Tasting Notes

90

This is a nice tea. I’m not sure that I am tasting everything that everyone else is tasting. I get a black tea flavor followed by a little tiny bit of pancake flavor in the after-sip. I wanted more. But, like some others have said, I am witholding my rating until I can try it again and adjust how I brewed it. Suggestions welcome.

~1.7 tsp/12 oz/boiling/3 min/sweetened with a little agave nectar.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Frolic

I’m definitely liking it at 205 degrees better than boiling right now. Still steeping it for about 3 minutes.

Kristin

Since my boiling temp is ~198 (I’m at high altitude), I’ll try 190 an see if that helps. Thanks for the suggestion.

Frolic

Ah I should have read your bio better but let us know how it goes below boiling.

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95
drank Bamboo Mountain by The Tao of Tea
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I don’t usually like my oolongs on the lighter greener side, rather preferring them to be the roasty dark chinese restaurant type variety, but I like this one. I went out to lunch today and ordered the oolong tea. It came in a super cute cast iron teapot (now I want one of those and I want this tea). The tea was very light in color and had a floral jasmine like flavor to it. I think I drank 3 cups of it. Very nice tea.

Note – I’m not entirely sure it was from The Tao of Tea. It was about this color (in the pic) and it the description sounds right. The name of the tea is definitely Bamboo Mountain so odds are I’ve made a correct guess about the company.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Kristin

Confirmed with restaurant that the tea was indeed from Tao of Tea.

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96
drank Cocomama Lime by DAVIDsTEA
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My office was rather warm today and I kind of wanted tea, but the thought of hot tea wasn’t doing it for me. So I steeped this up really strong, 3 tsp/10 oz/4 min, added some agave nectar, and then poured it over ice. It was so freakin’ yummy! This makes a great iced tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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Why oh why does it have to taste so good? Darn it. Every Davids Tea I try is awesome and yet soooo far away and hard to get. Ladykittykat did me a huge favor and sent me several teas that i didn’t include in my last order. And of course, I only got a sample of this one and I love it. Oh well. I need to drink the tea I have and then I can think of another mondo order.

2 heaping tsp/12 oz/8 min.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more
Uniquity

I gotta say, I live near one so don’t have to worry about shipping costs but I can easily spend oger $50 accidentally. And often! But, it is one of my go to tea shops, so I guess that makes it easier to justify, somehow!

Daddyselephant

Always happy to send off another package! Forever Nuts is one of De’s favorites!

Kristin

Thanks to both of you. I figured I’d try to deplete my tea supply and then I would easily be able to hit the $50 mark. :) But, I might definitely take you up on that offer sometime if I start craving one.

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93
drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
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I really didn’t expect to like this. I got this as a sample in my last order and it’s been sitting in my desk drawer ever since. I smelled it a couple of times and I got lots of grapefruit scent… and I’d throw it back in the drawer. But today, I finally committed to it. And wow… I actually love this. I might have added a fair amount of agave nectar to it, but I am getting super sweet ruby red grapefruit and it’s tasty. This might be awesome as an iced tea in the summer.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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86
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
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Perfect apres-ski apres-beer tea. Lovely.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Lisbet

Oh my god that sounds delicious.

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90
drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
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Backlogging – Ok, I’ve found the sweet spot and it’s amazingly good. This tea is making a quick disappearing act in my tea drawer… sad. Here is how to make this tea great:

2 heaping tsp to 12 oz mug
boiling water
8 min
Add a little agave nectar to sweeten (or sugar).

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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83
drank Creme Brulee by DAVIDsTEA
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This is my second time trying this one. I forgot to log it last time. This tea is full of a butterscotch pudding like flavor and I really dig it when I am in the mood for caramel or butterscotch flavored tea. I can taste the rooibos in this a little bit but it’s not overpowering. It’s better than any caramel rooibos I’ve tried. The dry leaves of this tea are really beautiful too!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
QueenOfTarts

This sounds absolutely delicious.

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96
drank Cocomama Lime by DAVIDsTEA
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Backlogging – I got a sample of this tea in my tea order. I am really glad they sent this one because I seriously had no interest at all in lime in my tea. But wow. This is good. I am happy I divided this tiny sample into 2 cups because I am going to want more. Sadly, I have to save up my tea purchases to get DavidsTea because of the high shipping costs, so by the time I run out of tea, this seasonal tea will probably be gone.

It took me a while to figure out exactly what this tastes like. Have you ever had that margarita in a bucket? The kind where you add the mix and the tequila in a bucket and put it in the freezer? That’s it. That is what it tastes like. That sweet liquid that you suck out of the frosty ice shavings. Nom!

I wonder how much it would cost to get someone from Canada to ship some in a padded envelope? I’d think it would only be a few bucks for shipping but I am not sure. I unfortunately do not have any decent tea stores near my house to volunteer to get tea from for a Canadian. I could offer up some samples of things from my house in exchange for the effort if anyone is interested.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Daddyselephant

Vanilla Comoro! I’m dying to try that tea and will be happy to snag some Cocomama for you next time I head to DavidsTea in exchange!

Kristin

That would be great. I have some of that. I have it in the tea bags. I’ll pay you for the tea and the shipping and then send you some Vanilla Comoro for the effort! Thanks. Send me a message when ready to swap!

Kristin

Oh, and 50g is a good amount for me.

Uniquity

Hahaha, Lady Kitty Katt is going to end up buying a pound of vanilla comoro in the next few months, I bet!

Kristin

Yeah, that Vanilla Comoro is like crack!

Daddyselephant

I’ve already been eying Harney & Sons because they have the Alice in Wonderland tea set I’m dying for…this might just tip the scales into my actually making an order!

Daddyselephant

Ack! So darn cute!

Uniquity

Total side note, have you tried DT’s Lime Bang? I reallly like it.

Kristin

No, I haven’t tried that one. I’ll have to see if it’s available next time.

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70
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
307 tasting notes

Backlogging – Right after I posted that DavidsTea flavored tea was flavor with tea, not tea with flavor, I drank this one. This one is more of a tea with flavor. It has a nice black tea base that is not bitter or astringent. There is a nice cinnamon flavor to this tea. The gold balls provide a slight shimmer to the brewed tea.

It’s probably my least favorite of the bunch so far, but it’s still tasty.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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Rating Scale:
90-100 – Love it. Must order this one again.
75-90 – Pretty good. Maybe I’ll order it again.
60-75 – It’s ok. Drinkable. It’s not my thing, but someone else might love it. Won’t order again.
50-60 – Meh. I wish I hadn’t ordered it, but i’ll finish this cup.
30-60 – Barely drinkable. – Throwing away/giving away the rest of this one.
0-30 – Went down the drain. Too sad to even pass along to friends.

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