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435 Tasting Notes

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I was pleasantly surprised by this tea! I am not a huge fan of oolongs, I tend to find them way too flowery for me. This was a really vegetal oolong though. I got a hint of citrus, though little in the way of specific lemon and grapefruit. But the citrus notes blended really well with the oolong base. The oeral tea was vegetal based with hints of the fruit flavour. I am really glad I have a sample of this to play around with!

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This one is a little trickier to review than some of the other teas I have been trying lately. I liked it, I did not love it, but I had massive expectations for it and the tea just was not what I expected it was going to be. I got the spice, but there is a hint of bitterness to the end note of the tea that I didn’t really love. It also certainly did not taste an ounce like the oolong it professed to be.

Looking at the ingredient list, I think this is one of those cases where there is just too much going on. Too many flavours are all trying to scream their presence and the end taste gets just a little muddled. I am sorry that is the case, because I love fall teas, but I think that other ones just may have done the fall theme better than this tea.

That being said, it is certainly not an awful cup to drink. I am guessing I will get through this purchase, but probably not repurchase again.

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87

I really, really liked this white tea! I got the pineapple and the raspberry notes and the white tea base was super nice and mellow. I was really impressed with the balance of flavours in this tea. I like a more mellow white tea with lighter flavours, and this really delivered for me! I am glad I gave this a shot and ordered it, because it really lived up to my expectations!

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drank Sweet Strawberry by DAVIDsTEA
435 tasting notes

I really liked this, even if I am in the minority. That being said, I also really like my strawberries ripe, so a sweeter strawberry taste sounds great to me! I also liked this with the white base underneath. I was worried, but I am glad I gave this tea a shot!!

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86

I really liked this tea, even more than I thought I was going to, and I had high hopes! I am not the worlds biggest pu-erh fan, but I find that I really love the earthy notes it brings balance to the fresh tartness of the berries. The berries are super tart and remind me of summer. This is a really nicely balanced pu-erh and might just convince me to try pu-erhs more often!

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80

Bought a tin of this on a total whim and was really pleasantly surprised. The mint comes through strong and pure. It was a super quick tea to steep and it blended the spearmint and the peppermint flavours nicely. I got the bite from the peppermint but it was a little tempered by the sweetness of the spearmint.

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78

The black base is really nice and strong in this one. I get hints of lime, I wonder if a bit of sugar would tease them out a little more. The coconut does really take back seat to the other flavours. I found that this one brewed strong and fast, you need to really keep an eye on it or the black will get a little bitter. I liked this tea, I just wish I could tease out a tiny bit more fruit flavour. Next time, I will be trying it with a bit of sugar. However, with the intensity of the base tea I think this will be one to brew at home because I don’t think it will hold up well steeping all day in my traveller.

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drank Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
435 tasting notes

Amazing!! Even with just a bit of sugar, this tasted like hot chocolate. This was super satisfying! I got a true, cocoa flavour from this tea. There was not bitterness even with a long steep time. I found that a bit of sugar brought out the chocolate notes. This is something I can see me drinking a lot during this cold winter!

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drank Redberry Tonic by DAVIDsTEA
435 tasting notes

I don’t think that I have ever tried this tea hot, usually I just cold steep. Hot I get even more tart berry flavour out of it. The sourness comes out when it is hot, but not necessarily in a bad way. I actually really liked this tea hot, I think I will be trying it this way more often!

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80

I still like this tea, but I feel like I had quite the brainwave today! I know what this tastes like!! To me, I swear it tastes just a little like raspberry jello powder. This is not necessarily a bad thing, just odd. But I really think I can taste something very reminiscent of fruity jello powder!

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