1449 Tasting Notes

92
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m sad, because this was one of the first teas I ever bought from DT, but today it is just not doing it for me. Not gonna change my rating because I probably messed up the prep, but I’m sad, I was so looking forward to this tea this morning.

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100

Still adore this tea. Steeping and resteeping the hell out of it today. I love watching it uncurl in my steeper.

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67
drank Carrot Cupcake by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m not sure about this tea. I like cakey teas in my cupboard because since I found out that I’m diabetic about a year ago, I try to reach for cake teas instead of cake to satisfy that craving. This tea smells spot on, my mouth was watering because I love carrot cake. But the tea itself was kind of a let down. I want more spices, maybe if it was a carrot cake chai I’d be happier. Still, not bad. Just probably won’t grab more.

Daddyselephant

As I finish this tea, the spices come to the forefront, but so does a headache. I’ll be avoiding this one, unfortunately.

Brooke

Nooooo don’t say that. =0

Daddyselephant

You never know, you might like it! And even if you don’t, you only have a sample size.

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100
drank Super Charge by DAVIDsTEA
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100
drank Super Charge by DAVIDsTEA
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Am I missing something really obvious? I couldn’t find this tea so I had to put it in myself, but it’s been out for a couple of weeks.

Oh well. I LOVE this tea. It tastes like Red Bull, but not bubbly. It is my go-to energy tea every morning. Right now, I usually brew it and pour it over ice because it is HOT out.

Fjellrev

Crazy, if this is new, I’m going to have to check it out. So out of the loop haha.

Daddyselephant

Same, but it is delicious. I can’t believe I’ve been inactive for two years >.

Fjellrev

Yeah! I’ve been wondering where you’ve been. Great to see you back!

Daddyselephant

Awww thanks <3 I’ve missed y’all!

ashmanra

Welcome back!

Daddyselephant

Thank you! It’s great to be back!

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90

I will never not love this tea. Brewed and then poured over ice, it smelled and tasted just perfect. I love all things spearmint…and so do my cats XD

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64

This was the other tea of the day today and it was okay. Tasty, but too hibby for me. Coldbrewed kept the hibiscus at bay the other day, though!

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86

Grabbed from the local DT as the tea of the day in my iced tea mug ($1 tea? hell yea) with agave. Sooooo tasty. I always forget I like this one. Light and refreshing.

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100
drank Oolong Supreme by DAVIDsTEA
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Good lord it’s been a long few weeks. Last week I had the ear infection from hell, I couldn’t swallow or sleep for a week, and that was with the help of antibiotics. Then, the lovely antibiotics gave me thrush. So I’m still recovering from an ear infection that hopped from one ear to the other and made my throat raw and now I’ve got thrush. Boo. It’s been two weeks since I got sick. Hot tea or spicy food makes my throat better, but makes the thrush worse. Cold drinks soothe the thrush, but do nothing for my throat. So I’ve been chugging cold water and not wasting good tea on a bad system.

But I had to break that for this beauty. My wife had another really crappy experience at the Scarborough Town Center DavidsTea, and I contacted customer service about it, because I know it was not the level of service Davids expects of their stores. Part of the issue was my wife tried to purchase some Blue Mountain Twirl and the employee just laughed and said she hadn’t even heard of it, so they probably didn’t have it. As she was leaving, she saw it on the wall, but just wanted to get the heck out of there. This was about a month ago.

Natalie, wonderful customer service rep that she is, was apologetic that she didn’t have any Blue Mountain Twirl to send us, but she did offer to send some of this tea. Of course, I accepted the offer.

Imagine my surprise when I opened the package today to find a full 100g of this tea. Holy crap. And it is gooooood. It’s delicious and roasty and there’s a hint of stone fruit and omg I just love it. I looove it. If you can get your hands on some of this, do it. Now. I’ll wait.

Preparation
1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Kittenna

Wow, that’s generous, because this one’s super expensive. I admit though, I always get irritated when I know more about DT than an employee, in particular about previous teas. But I work in customer service now too, and I understand not being informed about “the way things were” or anything that happened in the past.

(I realize that in this case, BMT should definitely have been a tea the employee knew about if it was on the wall, so different situation.)

Daddyselephant

Well, De also had to point out where all the teas she wanted were on the wall, and the employee corrected her pronunciation of pu-erh from “poo-air” to “pooer”. >.< She didn’t know where anything was and was rude about it. Not to mention the number of times we’ve gone in and been ignore because the employees are chatting behind the counter. But! Davids customer service is amazing.

Daddyselephant

Well, De also had to point out where all the teas she wanted were on the wall, and the employee corrected her pronunciation of pu-erh from “poo-air” to “pooer”. She didn’t know where anything was and was rude about it. Not to mention the number of times we’ve gone in and been ignore because the employees are chatting behind the counter. But! Davids customer service is amazing.

Kittenna

Ugh. Sounds like someone who should perhaps no longer be employed. But yes, thankfully their head office customer service is fantastic (though I don’t believe I’ve ever had to deal with anything personally, and have just heard stories).

Fjellrev

Oh yikes, well that’s great that they have awesome customer service at HQ which makes up for that appropriate behaviour.

Man, and I can’t stand when ignorant people “correct” one’s pronunciation especially given the fact that there are thousands of Chinese dialects and the phonology of both languages are very different, resulting in different pronunciations. Ugh.

Hope you feel better soon!

Mel

You got 100g of that stuff given to you? That’s a pretty nice gift. I really like this tea.

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72
drank Rhubarb Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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This is tasty. But it also tastes like a funky cough syrup. Hey, I’ve got a cough, though, so it’s all good.

I don’t think this is one I’ll get any more of.

dragondrool

I hope you’re better soon!

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Formerly aisling of tea, now you can call me ele .

“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!

New label as of May, 2015: Diabetic. I’m using tea to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings and keep me hydrated without hurting my system or messing with my blood sugar.

Ah, tea. My love for you is ever changing. At my last update, I was all about the rooibos and now I hardly drink it. I only occasionally had an oolong and now I have one just about every day. I’ve learned the art of resteeping and coldbrewing and kombucha. I have a lovely little tea pet named…well, I haven’t decided on a name for him yet. I also have five! live pets, a tabby cat named Rosabella Francis (Bella for short), a ginger cat named Orange Julius Pekoe (Pekoe), a white and grey cat named Earl Jean Grey (Earlie), a tuxedo cat (and the only boy in the house) Prince Erik Darien Darjeeling (JiJi) and a red foot tortoise named Da Hong Pao (Pao). So if you see me referring to my girls, I don’t have kids, just animals.

As for tea, I love oolongs, herbals, and black tea. Since I am no longer working, I no longer feel the constant need for a mate energy boost, though I do still reach for it from time to time. I also drink less matcha, though I do throw a spoonful or two in when I’m making smoothies. Most of my tea I drink coldbrewed, and since I discovered coldbrewed rooibos was giving me headaches, I’m drinking less and less of it. Straight pu-erh is not a thing I enjoy, but there are a few flavored blends I like. Greens are still too finicky for me to bother with hot, but they make great cold brews.

I am by no means a tea purist. I greatly enjoy flavored teas and I put stevia in all of my teas. It’s just how I do.

I think I’m going to name my tea pet Mr. Turtle. Even though he’s a tortoise.

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