1351 Tasting Notes

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drank Key Lime by DAVIDsTEA
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This is surprisingly nice! I’m not a huge lime fan, but this is mild enough that I’m really enjoying my cup. It’s a sweet lime, not a tart lime. I doubt I’ll pick up more, but I’m looking forward to trying it cold.

Kittenna

Not overly hibiscussy?

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Not that I found!

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Has it really been almost a year since this was released? It’s so, so good. I think I need to coldbrew this and see what happens because I love this tea hot. It’s cinnamony and while I don’t get much orange, that’s okay. I love the cinnamon burn.

Fjellrev

Haha I kept passing this one up assuming it would taste like nothing but cinnamon.

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drank Main Squeeze by DAVIDsTEA
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Starting the day with this lovely blend because we’ve been home for a week and I need to get back into my usual routine, dang it!

This has been a favorite of mine since it first came out ages ago. I love the brightness of it and the orangey taste that helps me start my mornings. It was a lifesaver when I was working. Frankly, I would consider this more of a sunny citrus than Sunny Citrus.

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drank Sunny Citrus by DAVIDsTEA
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Nopenopenopenopenopenopenope

Coldbrewed overnight, brought out an annoying amount of lime, can’t even finish it. Luckily, my wife took one sip and claimed it “really tasty”, so it’s hers now. Blegh.

But, once again, the flavors aren’t ones I enjoy.

Fjellrev

Haha Annoying Lime must be BFF with Annoying Orange.

Sil

haha i liked the instore sample enough of this one to pick up 10g to play with at home

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drank Sunny Citrus by DAVIDsTEA
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So very hibby, but for once, it seems to work. The hibiscus actually supports the citrus flavors. I taste lime, to the point that I’m wondering if we weren’t given two packs of key lime by mistake. It really reminds me of Lime Fizz from Tea Haus, which my wife adores, so yay for that! But it’s not my cup of tea. (har har har)

I would still recommend it, because it’s tasty, it’s just not flavors I enjoy.

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drank Cool Cactus by DAVIDsTEA
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Cold, this tea is even better. I coldbrewed it overnight and this morning it is love at first sip. I can see this being my constant companion come summertime. It’s juicy and refreshing and intriguing. It’s not a flavor profile I’ve found anywhere else and so it is a must have for my cupboard. I’m trying to keep from instantly buying 100 g of teas I like, but I think I’ll make an exception for this one.

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drank Cool Cactus by DAVIDsTEA
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This is so good. So, so, good. It’s lemongrassy and pineappley and there’s an undercurrent of something I can’t describe except to say it does make me think of cactus and agave and all things wonderful and delicious. I need more of this. NEED.

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I overleafed this in an effort to empty the tin so I could refill it with the fresh my wife picked up yesterday. It is absurdly dry in this condo (because the super insists on keeping it the temperature of the freaking sun), so we have little bowls of water all over the place for the cats to make sure they don’t get dehydrated. We keep two such bowls on the kitchen counter because with three cats, there’s cat hair in everything we cook anyway. One of the girls, Pekoe, was getting a drink while I was refilling the tin and must have thought the bag of tea was a bag of treats. So, of course, I let her smell the tea.

She jumped away from the tea so fast she fell off the counter XD. I guess she doesn’t like menthol! She’s graceful in a drunken elephant kind of way.

Anyway, I feel like death, my sinuses clogged to hell and back and this is hitting the spot perfectly. I enjoy Davids new cold teas, and I think they all will help during the course of this cold, but when you want something to kick you in the pants and make you immediately feel better, this is the tea for it. For me, at least.

Cameron B.

Awwww Pekoe! Such a cute name. :)

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Thanks! She’s orange, in case you hadn’t guessed. We’ve also got a grey cat named Earlie and a red-foot tortoise named Da Hong Pao (Pao for short!).

…We like tea a little too much, maybe.

ashmanra

My junior high bestie had a red foot tortoise! Mort the Tort was his name, we have a back yard full of rescued Eastern and Western box turtles, but of course they are all hibernating right now.

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Apparently when I was child (I have no memory of this, but my mother insists that it’s true), we had some property in the Great Smoky Mountains, and on this property I found a box turtle that I named “Juicy Box”.

Redfoots are so cute! We went to the Nashville Zoo while visiting my folks last week and they had an adult and it was so cool to be able to show my dad what Pao will look like in a few (more than a few) years.

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drank Yogi Berry by DAVIDsTEA
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Overnight coldbrew of yesterday leaves – delicious! Though I have to say, I prefer it hot. Cold, an artificialness seems to come through that I just didn’t notice in the hot brew. Either way, this is a lovely tea I will definitely need more of!

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drank Juicy Orange by DAVIDsTEA
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Okay, so STORYTIME. Also, first review, heck yeah!

Many moons ago (so, about four years) my wife and I were hanging out with her mom, dad, sister, and sister’s friend and drinking copiously. Her mom got wicked drunk and proceed to make her sister’s poor friend play the guitar while she accompanied him on the piano. She wandered out to the front hall while the rest of us were in the living room and spotted the friend’s bright orange shoes. She absolutely loved them and decided to tell him….by writing it on the side of the soles. With Sharpie. One side of each shoe said “I love your shoes”, and the other said “Orange you glad?” so the one shoe said “I love Orange” and the other said “your shoes you glad?” We were both horrified and amused and I have no idea if she replaced his shoes when she sobered up, but I’m willing to bet she did.

I told that story to justify the purchase of this tea. I was on the fence about it because a) we already have a blood orange pu-erh and b)we’re not huge fans of pu-erh to begin with. But on the website, the tagline for Juicy Orange is Orange You Glad?, so of course we had to pick some up. Sadly, the “Orange You Glad” doesn’t appear on the sticker they put on the bags.

It’s good. Like, better than a pu-erh has any right to be. It’s bright and orangey and the pu-erh kinds rounds it out and adds a depth to the flavor. It is delicious and flavor is brighter than the blood orange, though I enjoy that one too. I will say the flavor is more Tang orange than orange juice, but that’s okay. I like being an astronaut ;)

Sil

interesting…this may tempt me to try this one, though i generally am less a fan of davids

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I am a hardcore DT fan and even I will admit that they’ve been slipping lately. But some of the winter teas are really good and though eggnog was an outright disaster, this sunshine collection looks really promising (though why we need an iced tea collection in the dead of winter is beyond me).

Also, for the record, what keeps me loyal to Davids is the amazing customer service I’ve received from them.

Dustin

Your MIL sounds hilarious! That story makes me want to go drinking with her and see what shenanigans she gets up to.

Sil

oh and your story…. totally reminds me of the drunk nacho story…

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Hahaha yes, that is very much my MIL and yes, she is great to hang out with, always a blast!

VariaTEA

Aisling, I laughed my way through your tasting note. Your MIL sounds like a lot of fun which is so much better than the horror stories told by so many people about their MILs.

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She’s great and I have a lot more stories where this one came from. We can’t see anything orange without nudging her and yelling “ORANGE YOU GLAD?” She’s never going to live that one down. The best was Jesse (the friend) awkwardly playing guitar while shooting pleading “HELP ME” looks at my sister in law.

Roswell Strange

I just choked on my Cucumber Roll; but for an awesome reason I suppose. I laughed SO HARD reading that…

Anlina

That is an amazing story. And I might have to try this tea now.

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I’m gonna have to tell my mother in law that Steepster wants to party with her XD

Plunkybug

What a fun story! I tried this one today, as I needed a pick me up after a day long migraine. It was tasty, but something tasted a little licorice-like, and i got sad. I really wanted to like this one.

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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!

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 four 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), 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 sugar 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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