258 Tasting Notes

drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
258 tasting notes

I had been out of this tea for a while and was craving it… because it’s delicious AND because I can drink it at night! Win win.

I made it the best way – in a loose leaf baggie of course! This way tastes so different from in the steeper its crazy. It reminds me of a vanilla cake with white chocolate macadamia nut frosting.

The most delicious.

I wish they didn’t up the price so high though… it limits me from drinking it all the time.

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drank The Glow (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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I picked some of this tea up to drink at night. Seems after drinking 2L of coffee and 10 cups of tea a day for a year has caused me to become sensitive to caffeine.

Fjellrev said it tasted like oatmeal cookie. It does.. Oatmeal and cranberry cookie!



Yay! Glad you like it too. Easy on the caffeine!


It’s very delicious. So glad I read your review of it.. I would have never got it otherwise. I’m definitely in love with it. I also picked up The Big Chill… but .. it’s not very good. It’s more of a I can’t sleep and will try anything tea. I think it’s the lemon verbena or something that isn’t a hit with me…


Haven’t tried that one yet so maybe I won’t bother. But at least that is what I appreciate about David’s. They come up with interesting herbals.

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drank Chocolate Macaroon by DAVIDsTEA
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Um. Holy doodles. This tea is the bomb.

Seriously it’s so good. Tastes exactly like a chocolate macaroon. Coconut, chocolate, buttery deliciousness.

I picked up 50g, but I’m certain I’ll need another 100 within the week.

Heaven in a cup.


Holy doodles. That’s one I’ll have to remember.


I have similar ones I need to use up before i get this, but I do want to try some.


You really should check it out. I adore this tea and did repurchase another 100g and was done it within two weeks. I was limiting myself too.
It is especially mesmerizing as a tea latte. Double the leaf when you make the tea and fall in love with it like I did!

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drank Key Lime by DAVIDsTEA
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Pretty good tea. Nice natural sweetness and tang when steeped correctly. My first ground with this tea was way oversteeped, resulting in a bitter pithy type tea (like eating the white of a lime rind – very authentic).

Though when it’s steeped well, it’s got a nice lime flavour rounded out by the apple and elderberry :)

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I decided to drink up the last of this tea as it has been around for a while!

As I remember it, definitely winter squash with a musky/woody flavour. The muskiness fades a bit as the tea is steeped out (I’m on the 4th steep now)… It’s starting to transition to a silkier caramel with exciting tingles on the tongue. The tingles remind me of when you first put something sour or super sweet on your tongue and you start to salivate and get tingles on your taste buds. Very similar to that.

There is also a nice thick buckwheat bread flavour.

Overall, I am happy I got to try this tea. I’m not entirely sad to see it go due to the heavy muskiness at the beginning. Still a nice tea overall.

Boiling 7 g 250 OZ / 7393 ML

Hey you, hope you had a wonderful holiday!


Hey! Thank you :) I hope yours was relaxing and enjoyable also!


hmmmm I need to revisit this one.


You really should! Its quite nice…took a bit to grow more on me, but my tastes have also changed :)

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drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
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I had a sample from the VERY FIRST blend with the Yanxin’s Reserve ’04 Shu Nuggets.
After making my way home and shovelling the walkway in the winter storm that has consumed Edmonton, I decided to try this tea and a nice spicy pick-me-up.

The first steep (whole packet) gave me a really nice cuppa licorice ginger spice with that nice angel food cake-ness from the nuggets. It’s very delicious and nicely spicy from the ginger/peppercorns and sweet from the licorice.

I like this blend but the licorice reminds me of Licorice Twist from DT. I like this one wayyyy better though as it is a lot smoother with the licorice and spices.

Looking forwards to multiple steeps on this crazy winters night :)

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After steeping up some BRR, I decided to switch to a nice sweet green! I’ve never really caught on to green teas it seems.. maybe this will change it?

Boy did I pick a good one to try! Creamy honeysuckle and a sparkle on the roof of my mouth. It reminds me of sugar snap peas. I wanted to say spinach, but steamed spinach is never sweet – where as sugar snap peas have a definite sweetness and a green bean kind of flavour. Yep. Sugar snap peas with cream and honeysuckle..(which almost reminds me of a TGY).

Anywas, this is a delightful cuppa Biluochun. I think I found my green of choice!

170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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I made some of this for manuscript writing. I haven’t had a chance to sit down and focus on a tea for a while so I decided to give it a go!

This tea is so delicious. First (8s) and second (10s) steeps are much the same – creamy caramel with a nice roasted quality. I definitely get some jasmine flavours oddly enough. It reminds me of what a sweet dark honey would taste like and how it would coat the tongue. Definite mineral aspects to this tea.

Yum Yum.

Boiling 7 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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I absolutely adore this tea.
Creamy. Limey. Delicious.

Just the pick-me-up I was looking for.

Ps. Don’t understand why the rating is only 79. This is crazy business.

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drank Pumpkin Cheesecake by DAVIDsTEA
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I grabbed some of this along with my Pumpkin Chai order.
The description sounded amazing, but in all honestly I guess I’m no rooibos fan. I find it quite woody. Some are alright and they don’t overpower the whole tea… but this one was definitely on the edge.

I really did not find the ‘creaminess’ that would be associated with a cheesecake. I tried adding a little sugar and a little milk and it really just tasted like I added sugar and milk to Oh Canada. The two are very similar in flavour I found. I really really really would have liked more pumpkin flavour and pumpkin pie spices…

Not quite a winner, but I have a packet so I’ll make it work!

Ps. They gave me 2 oz instead of 50g… Seems they’re switching over to oz instead of grams? I think they do that for their American customers.. so I guess we’re going to have it in oz now too?


Interesting – I didn’t even look at my mailed packets to see if they were in ounces or grams. Perhaps they just ran out of the 50g packets and gave you 2 oz, since it’s approximately equivalent anyhow?


Oh, that’s quite strange with the imperial system. Too bad about the base! I’m not a huge fan of rooibos either.


I noticed because I grabbed Oh Canada first, then Pumpkin Cheesecake and noticed it felt heavier. Checked and I got an extra 7g for free!

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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.

Tea rating system:

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.

On top of tea, I have a love for music. Generally all music, though I am partial to indie rock/folk/pop/electronic. Follow me if you also enjoy indie music and would like to trade some artists!

I’m always open to new tea and music suggestions. Happy tea drinking to you all.



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