1220 Tasting Notes

94

Holy cow I love this tea. I love ice wine and I love berries, so this tea is perfect for me. It’s that cool berry sweetness and it’s just so good. I’m sad this will be a sipdown tomorrow.

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Coldbrew Sipdown (328/310)

Eh. I like the raspberry, it’s good (also, I don’t think the picture used for this tea is the right one). But the ginger is kinda off-putting. I’m not a fan of ginger, though. It’s a good coldbrew, very refreshing, but I’ll take Razzmintazz from Tealish any day

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95

I love this tea. I have both the Red Leaf Tea and the Davids version and they’re both wonderful. Raspberry and white grape and just overall amazing-ness. It’s light and hydrating and so, so good. This was coldbrewed and it’s my favorite way to enjoy this tea.

Even if it does make me think of Zapp Branigan every damn time.

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drank Mango Madness by DAVIDsTEA
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Coldbrew sipdown (329/311)

A world of hell no. Full disclosure, this tea is three years old. And nasty. It tastes bitter, metallic and fake.

blegh. Likely my fault due to holding on to it for so long, but I’m in no rush to try it again. it smelled so good too, sads.

Amariel

Never a fave of mine, though I know people who have loved it.

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I loved it when it first came out, but ugh.

Amariel

I wanted to like it.

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94
drank Mango Madness by DAVIDsTEA
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95
drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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I remember now why we got a tin of this, despite is being a heavier tea and thus more expensive per cup.

Because it is gorram delicious.

My wife had a Moment last night when she got home from work and actually drank all three teas I had set aside for her from my coldbrews. Bear Trap disappeared in a matter of seconds! She liked it more than this tea, but I disagree. I love Goji Pop.

It’s melon-y and fruity and light and refreshing. It’s summer in a cup and just plain wonderful.

Fjellrev

Yes! I love this one too. I’ve been neglecting it as of late, though, trying to finish up other cold brew teas.

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I had thought this might be moved into sipdown territory, but NOPE. This is love and I will always refill my tin lol. Besides, every once in a while, in the middle of sipdowns, you deserve a tea that you absolutely love. Especially if you’ve had a row of bad sipdowns and need a reminder of why you love tea XD

Fjellrev

Haha exactly. I feel like I’m forever working on teas I don’t particularly care for, so you’re right, you got to take a break and enjoy the ones you love.

Lynxiebrat

Aisling…exactly! a row of bad teas can be totally depressing, and definitely worth a pick me up!

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Exactly! And let me tell you, after some of the teas I’ve had recently (Mango Madness and Licorice Twist, I’m looking at you), I needed a pick me up tea. Goji Pop and the Champagne I’m drinking now are definitely helping with that!

…that and finding out that De is taking me to the Zoo on Sunday!

Lynxiebrat

Weeee! As soon as the weather is consistantly warmer here, I want to visit the zoo, hopefully with my sweetie.

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We’ve got a membership and now that we’ve moved, we’re a mere 15 minutes away. It’s awesome.

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drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
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Ah Bear Trap. You were one of the first teas in my cupboard based completely on your name. My wife was just beginning to find herself as a bear and be accepted into the Bears of Toronto group, so we went into a bit of bear frenzy. Hence the bear paw on the back of my neck and an immediate love of this tea.

And we still love this tea. It’s funny, every time we use up a package, we replace it, but only in 26-50 g amounts. We’ve never really wanted a tin of this, because we don’t drink it that often, though it is amazing in pancakes. But when we do have it, it’s a lovely little berry tea that never fails to make us smile. Yes, the hibiscus is strong, but it’s tamed easily by some agave or sugar. It’s worth it when a tea just makes you smile.

Preparation
0 OZ / 0 ML
Lynxiebrat

Yay, Bear types;)

Fjellrev

Pancakes, eh? Sounds interesting. I’m the same with this one. Really like it, won’t get tired of it, yet I’ll never buy a large quantity of it.

mewakeling

This was the first David’s tea I tried! I bought the fiance a tin when we first started dating as a present when I was out of town and it was my first experience with loose leaf tea.

Roswell Strange

If it weren’t for the raisins in it, I think this is one I’d want to try…

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Bears are the bestest, I miss my bears. Fjellrev, anywhere you add water, you can add tea, and this bring a big berry burst to the table! This tea brings up so many good memories for people! Roswell, I would give it a try anyway, there’s so much berry you don’t really taste any one in particular.

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drank Licorice Twist by DAVIDsTEA
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coldbrew sipdown (331/313)

I should really say this is a pourdown because one sip turned my stomach so bad that I immediately threw the rest out. I like licorice in tea and i hate wasting tea, but this one is just plain awful and nausea-inducing.

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drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
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My sister in law stayed the night over the weekend and went through our teas (which is why we’re down to 332/314 teas in our cupboard XD) and said she had been interested in trying some mate blends. BOY did she come to the right place. So I had enough for 3-4 cups in the bottom of my tin and I gave that to her, which means I got to refill my tin with a 50 g bag I had stashed away. But let me tell you, 50 g is not enough! It fills barely a third of the tin.

Anyway, I’ve been dying for a cup ever since I opened the tin a few days ago. Lord have mercy, I love this tea. It’s also the tea that got my bestie into drinking Davids. The best days were when I’d stop by Davids on the way to work and get honeybee for both of us. Those were also our most productive days XD.

I love the honey and the bee…yes, I still maintain that it tastes like bees smell.

Now mayb e I’ll get some work done!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sami Kelsh

I had a dream a while back that I created a tea called Golden Honeybee. I wonder if this is the tea I dreamt of?

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It is certainly a tea to dream of. It’s wonderful.

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91

Coldbrewed and amazing. Seriously, I should not enjoy this blend, but I dooooo. So much. It’s a creamy vanilla chai that isn’t backed by an astringent black, instead it has a light green and white in the background. This is lovely and I think I will finish off the sample iced.

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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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