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65 Tasting Notes

55
drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
65 tasting notes

Very, very tart. I had this when I was sick with a terrible cold and loaded it up with honey, but can’t really remember what I thought of it. Some of my friends tried it plain, and said it was way too hibiscus-tart. :(

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Jolly Jellybean by DAVIDsTEA
65 tasting notes

This is much better than I thought it would be! I’m normally not a fan of rooibos, and thought the jellybeans would be gimmicky, but overall this is very nice. Fruity and light, and very appropriate for spring time. :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
65 tasting notes

This cuppa smells like butter and caramel, which is kind of awesome. The taste is much more apple-y, with a popcorn taste. At the back there’s some smoothness. I wish the caramel/maple was more prominent in the steeped tea, but the tea is pretty good overall.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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50
drank Splash! by DAVIDsTEA
65 tasting notes

Dry, this tea smells a bit terrifying – it has a strange chemical, plastic smell to it. I bought a small sample when the salesperson assured me it steeped out better, and she was right. When steeped, the ginger, cardamom, and peppermint shine through some more. There’s a strange bitterness in the back of my mouth after a sip, though, which is weirdly medicinal to me.

Overall, better than I thought it would be, but not something I’ll drink again.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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70

I held off on trying this until I got a sample in an online order, which I gave to my sister-in-law. She really liked it, so I bought a bit to try last time I was in the shop. Surprisingly, I like it – I was afraid it would be too herbal/medicinal, but it’s quite nice and light, with some citrus and ginger tang.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Mom's Apple Pie by DAVIDsTEA
65 tasting notes

Spicy, apple-y goodness. <3 So glad I had 50g of this shipped to my house while I was in Greece. XD

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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75

I couldn’t find my scoop so I wound up dumping all the tea in the bottom of the bag in, and it came out as dark as coffee. XD Unfortunately, it’s quite strong and a little bitter. Still lovely and tasty, though, and better than when it was too weak.

Bumping the rating a bit.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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60

Yes, it’s true. Dry, this tea smells TERRIBLE. Steeped, it’s fruity in a weird way, and the citrus and cinnamon along with the fig are kind of… fresh. I can’t describe it. XD The actual tea flavour is very weak, and the colour was very pale despite steeping according to directions.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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75

Nice tea. The flavour isn’t too strong, but it’s warm and smooth.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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50

I can’t quite place what this tastes like. It’s kind of sweet and spicy with a strange, smooth aftertaste.

It’s not bad, but it’s not memorable enough for me to stock up on.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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20-something year old university student aiming for a major in History and a minor in Archaeology. Started appreciating tea in 2009, and started loving loose leaf a year later.

My rating system:

80-100
Excellent! One of the best teas I’ve ever had. Clearly, it was delivered to us by the hands of the gods themselves. Would stockpile, order online, or kill to get more.

60-80
Good, and will keep stocked in my shelf if convenient.

40-60
Okay, nothing special.

20-40
Not very good. Would accept out of politeness, and then add too much sugar to mask the taste.

0-20
Bleh. I would rather drink mud.

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Vancouver, BC

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