181 Tasting Notes

This was one of the samples that came with my Christmas gift.

I have not had a lot of luck with chocolate in teas. It just…overall the taste usually is really weird.
This tea however….Not sure if I could like this enough to get 50 grams of it….I have a feeling that it would end up getting stale in my cupboard. However I would love it if DT came out with a smaller option…like 30 grams. That way…if it gets stale I won’t feel like I’ve wasted a lot of tea, not to mention….the prices at DT while they are not hugely $$, they are a bit pricey, considering there are A LOT of teas I want to try…the prices make it a bit difficult.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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Got this from Azzrian:)

I got up late (As usual.) but luckily in time to make some tea before I have to deal with the insanity known as Work. I had been wanting to try this one out from the get go, but truthfully…I am alittle wary of unflavored black teas. I needn’t worry…because this turned out to be quite lovely. I’ve yet to find a tea that I think I could have everyday though. But anyways like I said this turned out to be a lovely tea. I used Splenda, but it would be nice with some flavored honey too. Have to use something my lavender honey next time I drink it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
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Mmmm Lavender honey!

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drank Coco Chai Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
181 tasting notes

Another from the Sweet Indulgence sampler I got from my Aunt for Christmas

At 1st I was expecting something along the lines of the Maharaja Chai Oolong from Teavana, though without any vanilla to smooth it out. Sharp and biting. Well happy to report that though it is sharp and biting it is still quite good. If as a Chai lover you want the really sharp and biting tea, this isn’t it…unless you add more pepper to it.

It’s funny, I am not a huge fan of pepper, but I do like peppercorn ranch, and when pepper is cooked with something along with salt, garlic,etc. Kind of a contradiction…no?

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
181 tasting notes

For a fruity black tea this isn’t bad. Don’t expect much of a cran-pear taste though. Though considering I have negative reactions to cranberry I am not terribly disappointed with this.

Would I get this again? NO. Though maybe I’ll steep it longer next time.

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Got this with some other teas from Azzrian…thanks!

Though my interest in teas is more with whites, greens, herbals and rooibos, I do like some black teas. This is no exception:) The raspberry in the tea tastes just like eating handfuls of raspberries, sweet and tart, but just enough tart to make it interesting…not mouth puckering. This is a tea I’d like to try as a latte:)

I would definitely get this again.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
181 tasting notes

This is an interestingly oddball tea. (Not odd in a bad way;))

I just read a few reviews of this tea while drinking it and thinking out what I wanted to say.

It’s interesting how many people mentioned the minty taste to this tea despite there being no mint. I guess it could be the lavender, but I’ve never come across lavender that tastes minty. Maybe it’s the combination of flavors? It is really faint, like a slight coolness at the end of the sip. Kind of like if some mint wound up by accident in your cup.

Would I get this tea again? Hmm. Not opposed to it. It’s not a wowzer of a tea, subtle. But it has surprising depths. The directions said 208, but my kettle has only 6 buttons, the 2 closest were 200 and 212. Next time I would like to try it at 212, just to see if anything jumps out.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
181 tasting notes

I think the mate tea that I got from DT was the last from that company that I had tried…..And that before that I was having trouble with the almost consistant graham cracker taste so I decided to just avoid it completely for a while and then slowly try them, like 1 a week.
Yes, I do taste a graham cracker taste, but it’s not really bothering me. I do taste the nutty taste, and I used my rock sugar to amp up the flavor. I think this would taste pretty good made as a tea latte, with regular milk, almond milk or some non dairy cream….
Not sure if I could actually buy this because while I do like it, I don’t think I could bear to have it more then maybe once in a great while. Hmm maybe my Dad would like it:)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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Thanks to Azzrian for this tea:)

I have a mild like for peppermint, one of my favorite teas from Bigelow was Mint Medley. This tastes alot like it. It isn’t a ‘Wowzer’ of a tea, but it’s one that I won’t mind keeping in my cabinet. Luckily for me, there is a Spice and Tea Exchange nearby, like 15-20 minutes away. So I think I might soon go pick some up. Unfortunately though, this summer I’ll be moving and going to this one will be kind of difficult and it doesn’t look like they have any other locations here in Michigan. Ahh well.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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drank Sweet Temptation by Tsaa
181 tasting notes

Thanks to Azzrian for this tea:)
Been a while since I’ve had a Wowzer of a tea….I think this would be it. Truthfully, I had started getting alittle weary of rooibos based teas, (Funny little after taste I hadn’t noticed before.) But I do not feel that way with this tea:) I looked up their website, unfortunately it doesn’t seem that they have the option to buy online, so short of driving 4 hours to the shop in Toronto, (Not that I don’t want to! Just lack of moola. But once I get a better paying job, it’ll be lack of time. LOL.) I’ll be SOL once I run out.
Anyways…back to the tea: This is sweet, I can taste the nougat flavoring, this is a perfect ‘in place of dessert’ tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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drank Polar Fire by ESP Emporium
181 tasting notes

I have no idea if this is ESP Emporium as my Mom got it as one of my Christmas gifts from The British Pantry in Tecumseh, Michigan.
Interesting tea….I can taste the marzipan and certainly orange. Not sure if I would get this on my own, though probably wouldn’t turn down a cup at my Mom’s.
I had planned on doing this at 200, but I automatically hit the BOIL button, but it came out good. I will try and remember to do 200 next time, to see how it rolls.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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Queer, genderfluid, bookworm,various ‘alternative lifestyles and communities’ (You’ll have to ask in a message by what I mean, I don’t want to weird anyone out, though most people here seem to be fairly accepting or at least tolerant.)

Currently in my late 30’s.

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Current favorite teas: Victorian Earl Grey, Pink Passionfruit, Dragonfruit Devotion, Mandarin Silk,Citrus Pile Driver,Constant Comment (If I could get that in loose leaf or find a direct equivalent…I think I would be inspired to buy a pound. OMG I forgot how much I loooooove that tea!)

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