1320 Tasting Notes


So I have a confession to make. I don’t like pina coladas…or getting caught in the rain, for that matter. They’re too sickeningly sweet filled with tropical flavors built to give me heartburn. I love fresh pineapple, but when I wasn’t on meds to help fight my acid reflux, even looking at one was enough to send me into heartburn agony for a few hours. But now I can indulge and it’s wonderful! Anyway, yes, I don’t like pina coladas because of the creaminess as well, so I’m glad they released a pineapple matcha (found here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/pineapple-matcha.html) as well as a pina colada matcha. Pineapple I can definitely get behind. We love pineapple in this house, my wife spent some time in Mexico and fell in love with them there. We even have one of those pineapple corer/slicers, a big piece of $10 equipment with a single purpose that I refuse to live without. I am very excited to be trying this matcha and I’m praying it will help feed in to that pineapple addiction we’ve found ourselves with. Maybe I’ll try it swirled together with some strawberry matcha…I love the taste of pineapples and strawberries together. Or any of the berries, for that matter. They just balance each other out so beautifully.

So after a bit of mental back and forth, I decided to give this one a go. Pineapple can be done well in teas, so hopefully this one will live up to expectations. When I first mixed it up, my wife could smell it from across the room. “That has to be bubble gum or cotton candy.” Nope, just pineapple! It does smell very sweet. At first sip, I’d be hard-pressed to find pineapple specifically, more of an overall tropical candy flavor with a touch of a medicinal aftertaste, like chewable baby aspirin. But in the aftertaste, the taste that lingers on your tongue, I found pineapple. Yum, yum, yum pineapple. I’m not too sure of this one, I’m going to have to try it with strawberry, but it’s got all of the sweetness of pineapple and none of the tartness that makes it so good. I don’t think this is one I’ll be stocking up on, but I don’t think I’ll be forcing it on my friends either. I won’t have any trouble finishing it, but I doubt I’ll get more. Still, I am grateful to have been granted the chance to try it! I just don’t think I’m enough of a tropical fruit fan to fully enjoy it.

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I am so, so sad. You all know me. You know I’m a DavidsTea fangirl, through and through. I will try everything they put out, but this…this is horrible. It starts with cherry cola taste, but then switches into horrible musty, dusty flavor. The aftertaste is cherry cola, which is especially cruel because I keep thinking “maybe it’s not that bad” and I take another sip. Yup, it’s that bad. I’m glad we only got 10g and I used all 10 to cold steep a pot.


This one seems to have just been one of the huge busts lately. I don’t think I’ve seen a single good review (although now that I say that, I’m curious and am going to see if there is one!)


I didn’t apreciate the scent of the dry leaves enought to want to try it. There was a bitter back in the throat sensation similar to the bday cake tea… bleck!


It sounds hideous.

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I love this tea and since it was being offered as an iced tea of the day today, I was more than happy to fill my tumbler with it. Having a bit of a crap day due to not getting the hours I need, but this tea is always a tasty companion. I always forget how much I love it.

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This is wonderful. I’m stressed beyond words today and for no real reason. I’ve got to stop using my days off to go out and be sure busy >.<. My hormones are all out of whack…when my wife showed up to see me at work today and brought me a diet dr pepper, I nearly cried. One of those days. Anyway, this got me through work today and I just have to make it through one more day before I get three glorious days off. Yay! But this was creamy and sassy-frassy and tasted a bit like a root beer hard candy with a creamy vanilla swirl. Definitely one to love.

cold steeped.


This one was sold out at my local DTs to pick up the latest teas 2 weeks ago :( How long did you cold steep this for?

aisling of tea

I left it in my fridge overnight!


<3 Today is a new day!

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drank Bamboozled by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

Love, love, love this blend. It’s so tasty! It’s been cold steeped as part of my Teas of Day here at home and I went through a pot of it in a day. The peachy pineappley goodness of this chilly blend is just perfect for these days at work with a less than stellar AC unit. If there are better ways to stay hydrated, I don’t want to know!

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drank Prairie Berry by DAVIDsTEA
1320 tasting notes

Cold steeped my 10g sample of this beauty, and while it was very good, I don’t think it’s one I need to stock up, especially considering I have a tin of Blueberry Jam. Of the two, I still prefer the blueberry, though if this one was offered, I certainly wouldn’t say no! I love berry teas and this one is very, very good at being just that.

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Cold steeped this and yum! Still not quite my cup of tea, but darn good regardless. The wife liked it, and since she’s not a fan of cold tea, this is a major win. But the tartness of the lemon mixes well with the creaminess of the meringue…I can see why she loves it.

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Cold brewed this and love it. I can’t wait to try it with agave instead of sugar, but this is love. It’s tart, but not too tart, and just delicious. Best raspberry tea I’ve ever had.

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Cold steeped this, not impressed. It tasted bitter and like an ordinary green, I didn’t get any taste of strawberry or rhubarb at all. Sadness. It was alright, but I think I’ll save it for the wife, who likes it hot.

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Used this as a pick me up on Saturday after a hellish Friday and a sleepless night. Boy did it work. The sweet cotton candy taste brought a smile to my face with every sip. I wanted to share it with everyone I talked to.


All these matcha flavors sound SO good!


I agree. I want to try them all! I can’t figure out which one to try first though.


I gave every one I wanted to try a number and then use a randomizer to decide which to get, hahaha.


That’s awesome, Amanda!! I was overwhelmed for my first free one, so went with Green Apple since aisling of tea’s Caramel Apple blend sounded great (although I have to review the Green Apple before getting the caramel, of course!) I might use your randomizer system for my picks after that, though!

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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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