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65 Tasting Notes

70
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
65 tasting notes

I was a bit afraid of how this tea smelled dry – very strong, almost synthetic, almond scent. Steeped it’s much better, and I like that there’s no rooibos woodiness. However, I’m not picking up on much fruit, and the spices are very subtle. I may try another steep with a more representative scoop and see if that helps. :P

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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75

Oh, this is niiiiice. I’ve never had a pu-ehr before because it kind of scared me, but this is really good. I think next time I make it I’ll have to add more tea leaves, though, because it’s quite weak with how much I added.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
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Well, it’s certainly not like a cup of hot cocoa, as DavidsTea claims. :P That’s okay, though, because it’s light, sweet, and smooth (thanks to the coconut), but a fairly unique tea thanks to the blend of black and white. Tasty.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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70
drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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70
drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
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Usually, I don’t get rooibos. It’s not bad, it’s just not exciting to me. This one is nice, though. It’s smooth, sweet, maple-y (yay!) and there’s no woody taste!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80

I am really, really impressed with this! I don’t usually like herbal teas – they wind up being too tart – but this is nice and sweet and smooth. I may have to invest in a tin…

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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70

At first I wasn’t too sure how the orange and mint would cooperate, but it was actually quite nice. Refreshing, and I’m hoping I can try it iced soon.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
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I think I got some of the last in the canister – my leaves are quite small. Nevertheless, the taste is really nice. With milk and sugar it reminds me of some type of candy or snack. Dry, the raspberry comes through most, but steeped the coconut comes out a bit more. There isn’t as much raspberry as I thought there would be, but it works nicely with the coconut to keep things from being too tart or too smooth.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Forbidden Fruit by DAVIDsTEA
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So far, the first oolong I’ve liked! I think the fruit really works with it nicely. Not much to say but hom nom nom.

I love me my fruity teas. :P

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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60

Fruity with a mild tea flavour. Nice with some sweetener and milk, especially as a first-thing-in-the-morning tea.

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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.

Location

Vancouver, BC

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