235 Tasting Notes

85
drank Mango Lassi by DAVIDsTEA
235 tasting notes

I got this tea a few months ago to increase my herbal tea selection, as I have found caffeinated teas before bed isn’t such a great idea anymore. Does this mean I’m getting old? NO WAY I’LL NEVER BE OLD..(in spirit)!

Anyways, I polished off the final cup of this and I’ve decided I really like it. I’m not huuuge on chamomile teas, which this definitely is, but the chamomile adds a creaminess to the tea. I really really enjoy it. The mango flavour is surely present and with the vanilla bean pieces (which are beautiful by the way), the whole cup turns into a magical creamy mango lassi.

I haven’t tried it with milk or sugar, but I’m sure it would have been great. I guess I’ll just have to grab some more and find out for myself!

Turrahh for TEA!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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95

This tea is so delightful.

It’s thick like syrup and has a clean, crisp taste of rock sugar. The jasmine is so delightful – not overpowering, but just tastes like jasmine syrup.

Oh man. No. I now need to make some of that. And some osmanthus syrup. How delicious would that be?

I really enjoying this tea.

Preparation
4 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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93

Just delicious.

Nearly everything I would want in a black tea.. except maybe a touch more cocoa.

Similar to a thick liquor you would get from stewing cinnamon bark for hours. Thick and viscous in the mouth like warm honey. Robust body with punches of cocoa.

YUM!

Preparation
6 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
Terri HarpLady

One of my favorites!

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65

I had a packet of this from an online order so I decided to go for it!

I found it was pretty nice in general, though it was quite heavy on the hibiscus and therefore went quite bitter and tart. Perhaps the tart was from the rhubarb, but either way it could have been a lot more balanced.

The yogurt bits also weirded me out…. >.<

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90
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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I got a sample of this tea with my last order and was excited to try it.
I read a lot of reviews on it and many compared it to Read My Lips, except without the chocolate. I’m a big lover of RML… so I couldn’t understand how this could be better than that tea!
…. well… it is. Don’t get me wrong I do love the Read My lips, but this tea is so nice and sweet without having the chocolate muddle going on. I really do like the chocolate muddle but this tea is just so pure and deliciously minty without being overwhelming so. I really like how the black tea balances out the peppermint/vanilla-y flavour. Love it.

Shmiracles

listen, i don’t even think i really like davidsteas tea in general really, but i freakin love this one. LOVE. i bought 200g 2 months ago the minute it showed up on their website again, then i bought another 100g a month ago to refill the tins, then just this week i bought 250g MORE because it is on sale and the tea will soon leave their website until next season. and i learned my lesson already, i’m not going through another year without this on hand!!
whew!!
felt good to tell that to someone. hah :)

Fjellrev

You both make me want to give it another try next time it’s around.

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96

Such heaven in a cup.

I steeped up a bit of this at work. I really like it when I use cooler water and let it cool off a bit. Out pops the most delicious rich chocolate brownie flavour with caramel.

Always one of my favourites.

Fjellrev

Sounds exquisite. And hope uni is going well!

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drank Sugar and Spice by DAVIDsTEA
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Finished the rest of this tea off after arriving back home from New Zealand.

It was a beautiful trip, and this was an awesome comfort tea to come home and relax to.
Definitely reminds me of spice cake with vanilla, ginger, and clove.
Yum.

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71

Okay okay
This tea is just not for me. I find it boring.
Yeah sure there’s some olive oil in the first pour,
second pour getting into a muscatel type flavour, and a nice sweetness in the third pour.

Hmph. Well maybe it’s alright, but the first steep just isn’t for me.
I’m still wanting some deep malty chocolate black. Sigh grad school allowance.

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97

I’m finally sipping this tea down!

Took me long enough. Phew. I need to stop hoarding the tea like I’ll never see it again.
Anyways, I’m on my first cup of this and I’m realizing that now every time I brew a black tea, I just want my beloved Laoshan Black. Other black teas, regardless of region, are not pleasing me.

This one is nice though. I really appreciate the sweetness in the tea. It’s thicker, but not in the creamy broth way… it’s more syrupy. I also get a nice cooling tingle on the top of my tongue. Second steeping is a little creamier and has a smokiness which is interesting.

It’s a good tea, not extremely sad to see it go though.

Joshua Smith

Agreed, I need to drink more from the deeper recesses of my stash. I have a bit of just about every verdant tea ever offered, some of which are almost two years old.

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92

Thank you Angel from Teavivre for this sample!

It’s delicious. The first osmanthus oolong I have ever tried. I talked to my friend about this before when he found out I had a tea addiction. He said it was very popular in China. I had been wanting to get my hands on some so I’m so glad I get this opportunity.

The first steep is delightful. Peachy notes with a nice green floral oolong. They balance each other nicely.

As I get into the second steep, a creaminess develops and it changes to a creamy peach. I really am adoring the floral but brothy oolong as a nice counterbalance.

The third and fourth steeps are lesser versions of the second steep. The fourth steep got to be a little unexciting, but that’s to be expected.

Overall – this is a delicious oolong!

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I am very excited to delve into as many different types of tea as possible… so this should be interesting. I am really looking forwards to tasting all the wide array of flavours that can come from pure tea leaves.

Currently, I am having a love affair with oolongs. Mostly green, though I am stretching out into more oxidized oolongs. Black teas are also in my love fest as they can be so surprising sometimes (I used to drink bagged red rose x.x)
I would really love to get to know green tea a lot more and white tea.. all tea to be honest. I want to know them all.

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0-50: Do people actually enjoy this?
50-60: Slight improvement, not recommendable.
60-70: Alright, though easily forgettable.
70-80: Good flavour, though not a ‘go to’ tea.
80-90: Great tea – complex and memorable.
90-100: Extremely delicious and complex teas that leave me craving more.

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