1303 Tasting Notes

95
drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
1303 tasting notes

I am incredibly frustrated and angry and so I’m power chugging my cold brew of this beauty. It’s not working to calm me down, but it is hydrating me and helping me focus on other things, so yay!

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So after I stopped drinking tea last night, I crashed, hard. Like I laid down in bed and couldn’t move. Ugh. But then when bedtime rolled around, I couldn’t sleep. It was wicked hot, but I couldn’t open the windows due to the insane winds going on outside, so I eventually just got up and played Little King’s Story until 7:30, when I crashed again for a nap that solved nothing >.>

So you could say I had a bit of a stormy night. I wanted a nice black to wake me up a bit without making myself all jittery…I’ll be watching my caffeine intake better today.

I’ve never reviewed this tea, apparently, but I know I’ve had it, even if the package was still sealed. It smells so good, cinnamon chocolatey goodness. I love when I make a tea and the scent is so strong that it fills the room.

It’s good! I likely wouldn’t reach for it often, because if I want a cup of chocolate, I go for hot cocoa and I don’t crave chocolate often. Still, this is a creamy treat.

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90
drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
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I keep thinking I don’t like Sleigh Ride, and I am always wrong! I really enjoy this blend of cinnamony Christmas goodness. It warms me up and just brings a smile to my face. I think I might need to stock up on this one.

Also, I am crashing hardcore. An hour ago I wanted to clean the entire house. Now I can barely keep my eyes open. It’s weird.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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95
drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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Seeing as how this is my 6th cup of tea today and I have been cleaning the house like a madman, I’ve switched to herbals.

I don’t know that I’ve ever had Goji Pop hot, and if I have, it was just a sample in store. But it called out to me, so why not? I did put the used “leaves” with a scoop of fresh in a mason jar to coldbrew overnight because I know I’ll be craving it tomorrow.

I love the way this one smells, and I pray that the hibiscus doesn’t take over. And it doesn’t! It’s very tasty, but I think I prefer it cold.

Man alive, I am wired, which is a welcome change from the last three weeks where I could barely get out of bed. If this is a side effect of the pu-erh, I might need to learn to like it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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95
drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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When I was sharing this with my sister in law last week, my wifey was talking about Opposites Attract, telling her mom that it had been discontinued just after we got into tea, but I managed to find 200 g so she wouldn’t run out of her favorite tea any time soon. My sister in law doesn’t pay attention, though, and thought De was talking about Blueberry Jam being discontinued and she nearly had a heart attack at the thought.

So keep that in mind, DAVIDsTEA. If you discontinue this blend, my sister in law may very well die.

This is the perfect palate cleanser after the terrible Strawberry Shortcake. We’re running low and will replace it as soon as the tin is empty…it’s just too good to not have around.

sweetea

This is probably the only berry-tea I like. It’s delicious!

Cameron B.

I wish they would remove the stevia in this blend, then I would love it. :(

Kittenna

^^ Agreed. If you get a cup that’s lighter on the stevia, it’s great, but that’s pretty rare it seems.

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91

No.

Oh no.

This was supposed to be a treat for trying the lapsang, but it was a punishment. I don’t know if it’s gotten funky or if I screwed it up, but it was bitter and harsh and the flavor did nothing for me. Into the tea sale pile it goes!!

Not adjusting the rating, as it could have been user error.

Lynxiebrat

Maybe the Lapsang Sounchong affected your tastebuds temporarily?

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81

So I go through 100 g of this every three months or so, but I’ve never actually had a cup, I just cook with it a lot. But when we got the Adagio Scott Pilgrim sampler, one of the tins was Lucas Lee, which had lapsang in it, and I loved it. Lucas and I were bros. So I thought I might enjoy straight lapsang.

It’s…okay. I can see how it is delicious in blends and I love cooking with it, but I don’t see me drinking another straight cup any time soon. Especially since the smoky flavor is making me miss cigarettes and that’s a big no no for me.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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100
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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This was my reward for being brave and trying the pu-erh, go me!

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I am not a pu-erh drinker, let me say that right out. I have one or two I like, but overall I don’t reach for it. So read this review with a grain of salt, because I really don’t know what I’m doing.

The directions on the sample said to brew for 3-10 minutes in 17 ounces of water. So I got out my 16 ounce nordic mug and brewed it for 2 minutes, but first I let it brew for 30 seconds and threw that out as a rinse.

The smell of the brewed tea is very earthy. Reminds me of when I’ve just opened up Pao’s cage and the smell of the wet soil hits me. Not a bad thing, just different. I smell hay too.

Now, don’t shoot me. I added two teaspoons of sugar because that is how I take every tea I drink. Without the sugar, I am guaranteed not to like it, so I’d rather add sugar for a tasting note so I’m not just sipping it, thinking “this needs sugar, I don’t like it”.

I don’t really know how to describe what I’m tasting. It’s earthy and nutty and sweet. I…I’m enjoying, but I’ve not become a convert by any means. It’s alright, but not something I could ever see myself reaching for. I’m not rating it because it’s not fair for me to negatively rate something I knew I wouldn’t enjoy.

Thank you, TeaVivre, for letting me try this tea, you are extremely generous!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 12 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

Labels? Here you go: Femme, Wife, Lesbian, Homemaker, Happy. Don’t forget tea fanatic!

My tastes in tea have changed, so I should update this as well. I find myself leaning more towards rooibos and herbals, if only for their great ability to chill in my travel mug for hours and not get weird on me. When I have time to properly brew a cuppa, I lean towards white teas (which I only steep for 30 seconds) and black teas (which only get 2-3 minutes from me). I cannot stand green teas, they’re too fiddly for my tastes. Oolongs are great, but a bit fiddly as well. However, I love watching oolongs open up in my looseleaf brewer. I’m slowly discovering mates and falling for them…there are many I look forward to trying!

So…yeah. That’s me and my tea!

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