442 Tasting Notes

41
drank Paradise Found by DAVIDsTEA
442 tasting notes

Definitely not a fan of this one, there was way too much hibiscus for me. It looked like fruit punch in my mug and tasted like hibiscus with a hint of fruit. Sorry David, but I’m passing on this one.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Jolly Jellybean by DAVIDsTEA
442 tasting notes

Went to the store today and made sure they gave me at least one jellybean in my 10grams. Being a good customer must have paid off because I got three!

The jellybeans are awesome since they are Jelly Belly. But the tea itself is a novelty tea to me. There’s a slight peachish fruit flavour to it, but the vanilla base overpowers. Not a bad tea, but nothing memorable either.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
ChibiiCherry

I had a sample at the store and found the same thing, its nice but not something that I plan to buy a large amount of if I buy any….

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60
drank Strawberry Ginger by DAVIDsTEA
442 tasting notes

I am intrigued and yet disappointed all at the same time with this one. I feel like they tried to improve on Blazing Strawberries but just . . . missed. The strawberry smell is lovely but for me when I drink this each sip is either water with a backhint of fruit, or . . . strawberry plant. I felt like I was drinking my perfume I have from Fresh called Strawberry Fields. I don’t think I’ll be stocking up on this one. Which means I’ll be stocking up on the Blazing Strawberries still on my David’s tea wall instead I guess!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Ginger Sparkle by Tealish
442 tasting notes

Okay, call me crazy but I was craving koolaid and tea at the same time. So I decided to kill both cravings with one cup, and it worked! I brewed this one up normally (80C for 2.5 min) and made up my lime koolaid at full sweetness. Then I mixed both 50/50 in my cup. And wow is it delightful!

The base taste is the koolaid, but there is a tea note to it, and the afternote is pure sparkle. Yes reader, the sparkle remains! Definitely going to be enjoying the rest of this “pot” I made!

Jessie

Yep, you’re crazy! But it doesn’t sound half bad.

Indigobloom

I wonder how this would taste with strawberry… Mmmm. I’m not much of a lime fan

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drank Southern Belle by DAVIDsTEA
442 tasting notes

Last year when this came out I loved it. I drank so much of it in the late summer early fall as I clung to those last warm days. I revisited it today by brewing up what was left in my cupboard as a cold brew iced over night.

Disappointment is the best way to describe what I’m feeling with it. Something tastes off. I’m not getting the peach I remember as intensely and the vanilla seems . . . old? Maybe it was just some old tea and that was why so I’m not going to rank it, but still. Sadness.

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drank Cinnamon Roll Honeybush by 52teas
442 tasting notes

I’m beginning to think my tastebuds are off because I really didn’t like this one. The cinnamon had that fake cinnamon flavour . . . you know, that cinnamon toast crunch artificial flavour? I can’t stand that version of the spice and that was all I got from the cup beyond a faint caramelish undernote that I assume was the honeybush with something to simulate the icing. After my first experience with this one, and now this . . . I think I’ll be bidding this one adieu.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 0 sec
aisling of tea

Personally, I don’t think it’s your tastebuds, I have issues with the flavoring in 52teas, especially the cinnamon.

52teas

Well, I guess everybody has different tastes, but I think this one is really amazing. I can’t help but wonder if it wouldn’t benefit from a longer steep time. With our honeybush blends, I recommend about a teaspoon and a half per 6-8oz cup, steeped at boiling (212-degrees F) for 8-10 minutes (honeybush can’t be oversteeped).

TeaBrat

you can send yours to me – I loved it! :)

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78
drank Strawberry Rhubarb by Tealish
442 tasting notes

I adore how this tea smells dry. It’s so light and fruity and just utterly makes me long for spring. Once brewed there were definite scent notes of strawberries and fruit as I pulled out the infuser, but when I sniffed the leaves and the pot, I couldn’t figure out exactly where they were coming from since neither seemed to hold them.

The tea itself is a beautiful light yellow-green when brewed, and is a delicate flavour on first sips. As I continued through the cup I started to get the feeling in my mouth that I sometimes get with extremely perfumed teas, or ones with a lot of artificial flavourings. Overall a nice tea, but I’m not sure if I’ll restock.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I am beginning to wonder if my internal cheesecake flavourings are different to Frank’s, because I haven’t gotten cheesecake from any of them I have tried. That being said, this is a lovely tea for coconut lovers. It is sweet and creamy and I do wonder if I should try it with milk next time I drink it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Jessie

While I’ve liked a lot of them for their other flavours, I haven’t got cheesecake from any of the cheesecake blends I’ve tried, either.

Tina S.

Oh yay I’m not the only one!

Indigobloom

I’ve heard that sometimes it takes a few weeks for his to gel. Maybe leave it for awhile and see if it settles? I’ve gotten the “cheese” effect from his blueberry danish. Not exactly the same but…

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
442 tasting notes

Iced tea is such a great way to use up little tea scraps or do sipdowns for me, and that’s again what I did last night. I put the end of my Happy Kombucha from DT in with some Raspberry Rush from T2 and cold steeped it. It ended up surprisingly fruity with more of an oolong tea base flavour. I’m enjoying the litre I brought to work with me greatly!

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drank Pommeberry by The Tea Emporium
442 tasting notes

Second cup of this one for me, and I really really enjoyed it. I may end up restocking it I like it that much! The fruit was more pronounced this time, perhaps because I added more sugar than last time.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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An avid tea addict in the GTA, Ontario, Canada. I’m always looking for new teas and new tea addicted friends!

My preference is loose leaf of all varieties, however the occasional bagged tea can come along and charm me. Flavoured or straight, there is a good chance that I will be falling in love.

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My ratings system is based on the smiley faces above the ratings scale.

0-10 — This tea didn’t get past the initial sip process. I just couldn’t bring myself to drink more, I found it so horrible.

11-50 — It made it past first sips, but as I drank a bit more I realized I really wasn’t enjoying the tea, and would never drink it again.

51-60 — I probably made it through the cup, but won’t be trying another one.

61-69 — Either it’s a mystery tea and I can’t decide if I like it or not, or it is one that I felt was purely adequate.

70-85 — These are the teas that I appreciate and/or like. If they are falling in this area they are ones that I would definitely re-buy, however are not ones that I must always have on hand. The good, but not the amazing.

86-94 — These are the favourites. My cupboard feels empty if they aren’t inside.

95-100 — Tea perfection!

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GTA, Ontario, Canada

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