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99 Tasting Notes

85
drank Ginseng Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
99 tasting notes

MMm yummy. It reminds me of a nice green tea. Smooth and buttery with a hint of sweetness. I’m going to try re-steeping this multiple times ad see how it changed flavour!

Flavors: Butter, Grass

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Rooibos de Provence by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve been meaning to try this tea for over a year and I’m glad I’ve finally done it. Nice and rooibos-y with sweetness. I need to try this iced!

Flavors: Berries

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78
drank Genmaicha by DAVIDsTEA
99 tasting notes

This tea is unlike anything I’ve tried before..it tastes just like popcorn!

Flavors: Grass

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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76
drank Splash! by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea taught me something: Don’t judge a tea based on the first cup if you are unsure about it. Originally, I rated this tea a 65, but since finishing up 25 grams of it, I became accustomed to the seaweed taste and find that it works well with the green tea. Better yet, it’s healthy! I would actually buy this tea again, and will try and avoid rating teas after only 1 cup.

Flavors: Grass, Seaweed

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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74
drank Peaches & Cream by DAVIDsTEA
99 tasting notes

Kind of reminds me of Forever Nuts! I find that this tea tastes better once it has cooled off a bit, otherwise you can’t really taste the fruitiness. I’m going to have to try it iced!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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73

I agree with others that a little bit more of a vanilla flavour would have been nice. Otherwise this is a nice, simple rooibos tea :).

Flavors: Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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74
drank The Spice is Right by DAVIDsTEA
99 tasting notes

A nice chai green tea! Lots of cinnamon packed in here. For some weird reason though, I associate chai teas as being a rooibos or black tea thing…I think it’s because I like to be able to taste a green tea undertone and with green tea chai’s the spices overpower the taste of the tea. I’d still recommend this tea, though!

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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85
drank Blue Lagoon by DAVIDsTEA
99 tasting notes

Mmmm! I’ve been looking for more lemongrass teas since DAVIDs has discontinued Honeybush Lemon Ginger. This one reminds me a little bit of it except it has fruits in it. I like it because it’s not tart (thank goodness they didn’t put hibiscus in it!) and refreshing. The lemongrass base is definitely a wise choice. I’m going to have to pick up a full tin next time I’m there!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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76
drank Grape Expectations by DAVIDsTEA
99 tasting notes

Not bad! You can definitely taste the grape with a green tea aftertaste. I don’t find that it has a chemical taste like others have said. Its nice and refreshing!

Flavors: Grapes, Grass

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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64
drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
99 tasting notes

I remember about a year and a half ago when I first started to get into tea, detox was a favourite of mine. This was before I understood that when it comes to green tea, one must not pour boiling hot water on the leaves so the leaves don’t burn and you get a bitter aftertaste. Detox was the first “green tea” that I enjoyed-largely because it didn’t taste like green tea! However, now that I know how to properly make green tea, it’s been a while since I’ve had detox. Sadly, I am no longer a fan because all it tastes like to me is lemony rooibos. I love lemongrass and rooibos, but not when either taste is overpowering. The rooibos does do a good job of covering up any bitter taste one would usually get from pouring boiling water over green leaves, but my mouth does dry out a bit just like it would from the burnt green tea.

Overall I don’t think I’ll buy this again. I’m glad my brother likes this tea; I’ll give him most of it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I used to be a coffee drinker, but it started to hurt my stomach so I switched to tea. A friend of mine introduced me to DAVID’s TEA and I couldn’t stop after that!

How I rate teas goes as following:

1-49: Teas I won’t buy again. Either the taste is discusting to me, or it’s too bland, etc. I’m most likely not even going to finish the tin/bag.

50-59: Teas I wouldn’t buy; I have to force myself to drink the whole cup to not waste it.

60-69: I’ll finish the cup and even the bag/tin, but I wouldn’t buy these teas again. Teas of this rating are “lacking something”.

70-79:Teas that are pretty good and ones I might buy again. Usually these teas are ones I have to be “in the mood for” and drink occasionally.

80-89: Great teas! Ones I will drink several times a week and often have in my stash :).

90-100: Favourite must-have teas! I stock up on these teas all of the time and drink them constantly!

Flavours I love include mint, chamomile, and ginger. I also like when teas have sprinkles or caramel bits in it, but strangely I don’t like some chocolate teas (even though I love chocolate).

Flavours I don’t care for include hibiscus or anything too tart(although If used sparingly, its okay) and overpowering amounts of cinnamon and lemon.

I love black tea but can’t drink too much because my stomach hurts. I can drink it flavoured or plain, but I hate when it’s over-steeped.

Green tea I generally drink straight (or with some mint), and of course hate it when it is over-steeped or when boiling water is poured over the leaves an it gets bitter.

I love rooibos teas but strangely I don’t care for it straight: I like it flavoured and often make lattes using flavoured rooibos blends.

I drink a lot of different kinds of herbal teas. Two staples include chamomile and peppermint-the stronger, the better!

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Ontario

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