1243 Tasting Notes

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drank Queen West Blend by Tealish
1243 tasting notes

Cold brew sipdown!! (378/360)

So this was in a little DavidsTea bag simply labelled “Queen West”. It’s from when the Toronto Tea Party still existed and we bought a 50g bag of this to split.

I don’t hate it! It’s rather good, but…underwhelming. Just kind of meh. Basic fruit with basic cirtus. I can’t really pick out any specific flavors. It’s a nice cold brew, but not worth restocking.

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Coldbrew! It’s soooooo good and smoky and delicious. I’m kind of really in love. My wife, not so much. She took a drink without knowing what it was and immediately her face scrunched up in disgust. “Why did I just drink a campfire?”

Soooooo, I guess it’s not for everyone. But it is lovely, smoky with a hint of sweetness. It really fills your whole mouth with a smoky flavor and I see her point. If I close my eyes, I’m at summer camp, sitting at a campfire.

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Coldbrew sipdown (379/361)

This is one of those painfully old teas, and yet I remember quite clearly that this is the one that literally made my bestie ill for an entire night :( So based on that alone, this isn’t one I’d ever restock, but since I had no issues with it, it’s no trouble to finish the bag.

This is another example of why we don’t keep teas around forever. I will say that all of my Davids blends have held up to the test of time, at least the ones I’ve tried so far have.

It tastes like peach and burns like ginger, but it’s not at all as juicy as it should be.

Not adjusting the rating because, well, it’s my own fault for hoarding this tea for too long.

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Coldbrew sipdown (380/362)

And not a moment too soon. Sugar is better than agave in this, but it’s still not something I’d ever reach for.

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This is a coldbrew disappointment. I brewed it for about 24 hours with more than enough leaf, but it is weak as heck. I added a drop or two of vanilla agave and that is all I can taste. I was hoping for a strong, sweet pineapple and what I got was tangy vanilla. Boo. I’ll have to try this hot before I decide how I feel about it.

Fjellrev

Really! I was just thinking of cracking open my pouch and cold brewing some. I was so sure it would make a good one. That’s too bad.

aisling of tea

I know, I was so disappointed by it. Maybe I’ll coldbrew again for tomorrow with sugar instead and see how that goes.

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I wish I could taste what my wife tastes in this tea, but all I’ve got is lemongrass and hibiscus.

Let me steal hers…

Okay we have two completely different cups that came out of the same jug. I guess all the good stuff settled to the bottom.

I will…revisit this again in the future and STIR IT WELL before pouring.

Ze_Teamaker

never would have thought something like that could affect the tea so much.

aisling of tea

Neither would I, it really surprised me.

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So I don’t usually go in for Moroccan Mint teas because I’m not a fan of peppermint or green tea, sooooooo yeah. But this was in the sipdown pile so I coldbrewed it for today (and stuck the rest of the package in the fridge for tomorrow, yay sipdown!)

I’m having some tummy trouble this afternoon, so it’s right on time. Spearmint is my mint of c hoice, but peppermint will do. It’s just got such a bite to it, you know?

I get the feeling this would be better with sugar instead of agave, but I’m out, so agave it is. For me, agave makes things taste like candy, whereas sugar just sweetens the flavors already there. I have some sugar cubes, maybe I’ll put those in the coldbrew for tomorrow, see if there’s a difference. Because when my stomach is upset, I want sweet mint, not mint candy, if that makes sense.

ANYWAY. Yes, this is peppermint green. I’m not a huge fan, honestly. The green is overwhelming the mint, if that’s even possible, leaving behind only the sharp bite of it. I would make my wife drink the other mason jar of it, but she doesn’t like cold teas that taste like teas, only herbals, so this is a big no for her. But I’m going to have to add a lot more sweetener to get through it.

I’m not going to rate this because it wouldn’t be fair. I came in to it not expecting to like it and lo and behold, I don’t XD. But if you’re a fan of mint greens, I can see how this would be tasty.

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Coldbrew sipdown. (381/363 good lord who let me do math?)

This is…meh. It’s okay, but I certainly don’t get sangria. I get mostly white tea with an aftertaste of something that might be berry.

Oh well. I had been in love with this tea and hoarding this last little bit, so it’s good that I’ve had it and seen that it’s not as good as I remember.

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m a little surprised by this one. I coldbrewed it overnight, and it turned out weak and bitter. Full disclosure, this particular package was very, very old, but even if it had been fresh, I don’t think I would have liked it. This is a tea best served hot, methinks.

I’m not going to adjust my rating, because it’s likely my fault for the tea being so old.

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We were in the Disney store yesterday to pick up our copy of Frozen and spotted these. I couldn’t resist! I love that their heads are the cups and the little spoons are just perfect.

VariaTEA

Frozen! I might be playing the soundtrack on a loop.

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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!

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