442 Tasting Notes

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drank Northern Lights by DAVIDsTEA
442 tasting notes

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Brewed this one up last night to sip as I watched tv. Dry it smells so lovely, and you can see actual cherries sitting in the blend in large numbers. Which leaves me wondering how it can become such a delicate flavour after brewing. It is lovely, but almost too light for me, especially once the floral notes start creeping in as the cup cools. Its a nice tea, but I don’t think that its the cherry tea for me.

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Despite having so many varieties and flavours of tea, sometimes a girl just craves a cup of orange pekoe. With this in mind, I got some of this one when we were at the Tea Haus on Friday and brewed it up for my morning cup today. Black, this is malty and hearty, and a great morning cup. I’m not the biggest malt fan so I added some sugar and mmmm this became a great one for me. I can see myself drinking this in the morning to wake up or the evening to unwind after a rough day. It would also be a great tea to blend with as well.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Kiwi's Big Adventure by DAVIDsTEA
442 tasting notes

Yum, I love this tea. It is sweet and mellow and just exactly what I had been hoping for when I first smelled it. I can see why it is described as a blend of peach and melon because yeah, that’s exactly what it tastes like to me. I can’t wait to try this one iced because I suspect it is going to be amazing served on ice with raspberries.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec
DaisyChubb

do you freeze your raspberries or throw them in fresh?
I ask because I want to do this exact thing, it sounds delicious :D

TheTeaFairy

can’t wait to try it, have not been crazy about the latest DT’s, but I have a feeling this one is worthy!

Tina S.

I’ve tried it both ways, DaisyChubb! My favourite though is using frozen raspberries as ice cubes. It always makes people smile when I make them a drink.

Tina S.

I agree with you TheTeaFairy, there have been few this year that have excited me. I suspect that’s why I’m going tomorrow to get an entire tin of this one. I don’t believe yet that it truly exists!

gmathis

Love the raspberry idea!

DaisyChubb

Awesome thanks!
I’m definitely picking this tea up next time I’m in DT :D

Tina S.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, DaisyChubb!

tigress_al

Raspberries, yum! I can’t wait to try this one!

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drank Senchamental by DAVIDsTEA
442 tasting notes

A big thank you to Erin for sharing this with me. It was doubly appreciated since it is impossible to get anymore.

Knowing that this tea is older, I knew that some of the notes would taste differently than they would’ve before. Curiously the dry leaf smelled like . . . children’s vitamins. You know, those ones that are supposed to be orange flavoured but actually don’t taste like anything someone would actually ever call food? Yeah, it smelled like those.

I brewed it up as per the directions, giving it a three minute steep, the lower end of the recommended spectrum. Excitedly I took my first sip and got . . . vitamins. It tastes exactly like it smells, complete with that powder taste that I always got after the vitamin. I almost thought that Fred and Barney were sitting in front of me in pink and purple pill form.

I am grateful to Erin for letting me try this one, however even if it was still available, I don’t think that I would buy it.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Jessie

I miss the Flintstones vitamins!

Tina S.

Don’t they still make them? I know there are chewable ones!

Jessie

They totally do! My mind was blown by seeing them in Walmart a little while ago. But until then, and this note, I had totally forgot about them.

DaisyChubb

They do still make them! They also make gummy ones and sour gummy ones, but the classic are the best. Don’t ask how I know this. >_>

Tina S.

Why don’t they make gummy vitamins for adults? They’d be so much more . . . inviting. hates taking vitamins

Missy

I seen some gummys for adults at costco I believe. If you look around you’ll find them. :D Right here I really feel like I need to say, " If you build it, they will come."

gmathis

Actually, they do… (for adults). I think they’re called Vita-Craves. Not sure about their availability in your part of the world…

Tina S.

I’m in Canada so I may be able to find them. We tend to get most of the things in the States. Except for Cherry 7Up. That I wish we got up here!

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drank Love Elixir for Her by DAVIDsTEA
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Despite the licorice in this one, the smell of the chocolate lured me in to try a small sample. I was happy to see that it hit the wall so I didn’t have to buy the jar sets.

Dry, it smells a lot like chocolate with an undercurrent of spiced notes. Normally the licorice in the ingredients would send me running, but I tried it anyway. Brewed, the chocolate is the main flavour. In fact that was all I got in the first couple sips. Soon though the licorice notes peeked out and it became the prominent afternote.

Overall it wasn’t bad, and I can see why others would like it, but it wasn’t the tea for me. Not rating it because I don’t believe in marking things down for personal preferences and/or issues.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank White Milk Tea 3 in 1 by Old Town
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After all the controversy and wank yesterday over this one, it sent me back to my cupboard to have a nice big glass of it myself. This is definitely a comfort tea for me, and one I adore. The tea flavour is strong but not overpowering, and there’s enough sugar in here to bring a dead horse back to life. The milk gives it a bit of froth and creaminess, and it honestly is still my favourite wakeup cup in the morning, over a year (and many many teas) later. I just can’t drink this one at night because the combination of the caffeine and the sugar leave me pretty wired for an hour or two.

Indigobloom

I can see why it’s your fave!! I’m really glad I got a chance to try it, controversy aside! :)

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drank Hot Lips (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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In a bid to purge my last in-cup experience with The Glow (see last review), I decided to have this one as a to-go last night while wandering the mall with my sister. I’m not sure if that was a wise decision or not. I was craving the cinnamon and it was definitely there and delicious, but there was a very strong off backtaste. I’m not sure if it was because of burnt leaves or if it was something else. Either way, I finished the cup which is a step up, but I think next time I’m going with an old standby to make sure I enjoy the tea!

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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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