1233 Tasting Notes

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drank Guava Cadabra by DAVIDsTEA
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SO much yum. We had the inlaws over yesterday, so I made a big jug of this coldbrewed in the fridge, expecting my sister in law to come. Welp, she was feeling ill and couldn’t come and while the other in laws helped with some of the other cold brews I had going, This one was too scarily pink XD. So I’m drinking it down, today it is helping me get over a ridiculous amount of Popeye’s chicken. It’s one of the few places up here that I can find good biscuits, but everything is so, so saltly. And since we tend to be on a low-sodium diet, when we do splurge, the salt is overwhelming.

So today I am chugging it to get some hydration back in my system, so I’m grateful to have it. It’s good, very good, but not as amazing as I remember. I’m trying to empty some space in my tin drawers, so this will be a sipdown, I think. I do get some guava from it, but over it tastes like many, many other herbals from Davids. Fruity and hibsicusy with a weird little metallic tang in the middle of the sip.

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Coldbrew sipdown (326/308)

I’m kinda really sad to see this one go. Tonight, after a night of eating too much at Denny’s, then doing grocery shopping while fighting the urge to pass out (something that happens frequently when I eat and then walk around for a while), this tea is hitting the spot beautifully. I’m chugging it and it’s calming my stomach and quenching my thirst. After we get rid of a few of our tins and such, I might consider restocking this one. It’s light, refreshing berries.

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The rooibos is way too strong and medicinal in this coldbrew. This is not my idea of a good tea and I’m debating just tossing the rest of it. I barely get any peach and what I do get is artificial.

CHAroma

Toss! Don’t think twice. ;)

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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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94
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.

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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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“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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