1291 Tasting Notes

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Made a big cup of this in my new DavidsTea mason jar…holy cow this sucker is huge! But onto the tea. I agree with the other reviewers who said it’s like a creamier Read My Lips, but it doesn’t have the chocolate aspect, which makes me very happy. The girl in store told me it tastes like Santa’s Secret, which it does…to a point. The mint is more…minty than Santa’s Secret, and it doesn’t seem to have the same vanilla creaminess. So I guess it’s more creamy than Read My Lips but less creamy than Santa’s Secret. I only get the faintest hint of coconut. Overall, I love it and if I ever run out of Santa’s Secret, I’m glad to know I can fall back on this. However, I won’t be stocking up any time soon, because I already have so many teas that are so similar (Read My Lips, Santa’s Secret, Cocomint, to name a few)

Yvonne

I smelled it in the store and was a little underwhelmed – it just didn’t seem like anything special to me. Glad you liked it though, I might just give it a try next time!

Fjellrev

I’m actually kind of surprised they even came out with this one, since you’re right, they already have quite a few similar ones.

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Yvonne, I’m a sucker for mint, I had to try it, but like Fjellrev said, there’s already quite a few similar ones in their line up. Still, I did enjoy it! It’ll be no hardship to drink what I have.

Lynxiebrat

I’m personally not overly crazy about mint, and would rather just keep Bigelow’s Mint Medley around the house because I grew up with that, so it’s got a comfy feeling.

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I have tons of tummy troubles, so having a variety of mint teas on hand helps keep me sane. I love food but food doesn’t love me LOL

keychange

I don’t know you at all, but saw you have dT’s mason jar, and I already feel as though we’re kindred spirits because how can’t you love that thing. Now I’m also going to try this tea.

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XD I love it! But I would warn everybody not to try a new tea in it because if you don’t like it, you’ve got three cups of it, ha! But it’s even edging out my elephant perfect mugs as my favorite mug. So much love for it!

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I am so glad I like this one more than I liked the Aloha Pu-erh. I love the rich berry flavor, the pu-erh keeping it from becoming too sweet or too tart, it’s just…mmm. It’s perfect. I didn’t even mind the hibiscus, and I’m a huge hibiscus hater. But I think I need to stock up on this one.

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drank Aloha Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
1291 tasting notes

Add my vote to the "blegh"s. It smells so dang good in the bag, but it tastes like warm, slightly sour, milk with a fruity after taste. Blegh. Saving the rest of my sample bag for the wife, but I don’t think this is one we’ll be adding to our collection any time soon.

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drank Aloha Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
1291 tasting notes

Add my vote to the "blegh"s. It smells so dang good in the bag, but it tastes like warm, slightly sour, milk with a fruity after taste. Blegh. Saving the rest of my sample bag for the wife, but I don’t think this is one we’ll be adding to our collection any time soon.

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drank Aloha Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
1291 tasting notes

Add my vote to the "blegh"s. It smells so dang good in the bag, but it tastes like warm, slightly sour, milk with a fruity after taste. Blegh. Saving the rest of my sample bag for the wife, but I don’t think this is one we’ll be adding to our collection any time soon.

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Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

Pu’erh are generally realy earthy in mouth, it’s a bad flavor mixture idea…

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Today is all about fruits and berries. I’m having this for my morning cuppa to get me ready for work, and then Southern Belle and Prarie Berry (both from DavidsTea) to get me through the day without going nuts.

This is like heaven. Damn it, Della Terra, you are killing me here! We’ve decided that when we get our tax refund, we’re going to do a huge Della Terra order. Yay! But the peachy mango goodness of this is awesome. It’s taking me back to the cruise. My wife’s favorite drink was a Kiss on the Lips, which involved peach and mango purée, so she will love this blend. I can see this being amazing iced.

I’ve got to stop starting out the day with the best teas, the rest of them just don’t measure up!

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Tina S.

Okay, you are making me crave mango tea and I don’t have any right now!

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Forgettable. I wasn’t sure at first if I was drinking this or the Cookie Dough I’d also brought with me to work, so…yeah. I drank the whole travel mug and couldn’t really tell you anything about the taste of it, so there you go.

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drank Cookie Dough by DAVIDsTEA
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Meh. As predicted, after the beauty that was Oatmeal Raisin Cookie from Della Terra Teas, this cookie tea just didn’t hold up. The chocolate in it tastes like dark chocolate and it was ultimately forgettable. Meh. It got me through work and that’s about it. It was good, but I’m glad we only got a little of it.

Tina S.

I felt the same way about this one until I had it latted. That’s where it shines. Especially with vanilla soy.

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Meh. This blend was good, but not great. The apple was good, but the rest just kind of faded into the background. I got this in a try me pack and this is one of the few I don’t think I’ll be ordering more of. Thank goodness, because I seem to have fallen in love with almost every blend I’ve tried so far >.<

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Seriously, this tea company is dangerous. DANGEROUS. Just about everything we’ve had from them, we’ve liked. No, not just liked, ADORED. And if we didn’t fall in love with it, it was still good enough that we had no trouble finishing the cup.

This beauty is no exception. I love cinnamon in my teas in my oatmeal raisin cookies and this blend hits that craving spot on. It’s perfect. I feel like I just ate an entire batch of my wife’s delicious homemade cookies, without all the calories. This is just…guh. Yum. Absolutely perfect. I’ve got DT’s Cookie Dough in my travel mug for work, but I don’t think it’s going to like being compared to this perfect blend.

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

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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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