1092 Tasting Notes


Quick work sipdown of this tea right now! This was delicious and I will hopefully always have a Yabao in my cupboard, I still have Verdant’s so I won’t be ordering this for a while, but it was a really good one! Made Western this morning, steeped w/ boiling water for 4 minutes. Sweet, tasty, good! See previous notes on this tea :)

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Thanks to Angel at teavivre for this free sample! I didn’t log my first cup of this apparently and didn’t pay a ton of attention to my cup this morning lol so I will write a more detailed note later! This was fruity, malty, a bit sweet, and really good. A good feeling after drinking it and it wasn’t a heavy black tea. So far, yum! And yes, a more detailed note later :)


Love this one!

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Drinking another cup of this tea..that I keep hoarding lol. It’s just so good! I love the maté and eucalyptus, so fresh and yummy. It’s getting me through the day..only 4 more hours until the long Easter weekend! Can’t wait! See previous notes on this tea :)

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Mmm I needed this after a long, frustrating Monday. Luscious, creamy caramel, burnt sugar, a bit of berries and rock, this oolong seems to be improving every time I have it. It’s soothing and making me think of sprung tonight. Now time for some x files and relaxing with tea for the evening! See previous notes on this tea :)

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It must be springtime…I am on the white tea train :) so fresh, light, sweet..jusr reminiscent of the season. I had a gaiwan session of this yesterday and I am finishing the packet off today with another session. This is also a sipdown of the free samples Angel so generously provided, thanks again!

This tea is quite good brewed gongfu style. The first steep had almost a sugar sweet, vanilla marshmallow flavor. Later steeps become more hay like and a bit more grassy. It has pretty good staying power and is a nice compliment to the overcast sky this afternoon. Quite enjoyable!

Oh and I went for a run/jog/walk/hike lol. It’s still too icy on the trails to be able to run, in spots it was so bad we had to hike up the steep slope in the bush to avoid it lol. But once it melts it will be a really nice trail, seems pretty safe too so I’m excited to hopefully get in a routine :) yay for spring, running and tea!

leaf in hot water

love running too! I hear you, icy is no fun when you have to keep stopping and circling around ice patches. looking forward to april running weather :)

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Having a lovely, milk chocolatey cup of this from the morning still. It is cold now but still has that hint of marshmallow and lots of milk chocolate flavor. Yum! Thanks again Angel for this sample!

With the weather improving here and my 5 days of skiing last week, I am finally getting up the will power to start running again. This tends to happen a few times a year, where I go for a bit then for some reason stop. I’m hoping that I can keep it up this year with spring starting so early here. I am only apprehensive of how my asthma will hold up, as I am on quite a few more medications for it as of this past Friday to try to control it. As long as I take my inhaler with me in case I need it, I should be fine! Here’s to trying to get fit (again lol)! And I am going for a run right now!

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drank Earl Grey by Tim Hortons
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Tea! I haven’t had tea for the past 3 days and have had only a few herbals over the past week – i have been on a skiing extravaganza in the states and Banff and am just heading home now. Got this for somr much needed caffeinated goodness after a few weeks of none. Lol, you know you are tea deprived when Tims tastes amazing haha. But it was an excellent week away with 5 total ski days (hello non flabby legs lol). I will drink more tea and get back to regular logs when I’m back!

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drank Mint Earl Grey by Thay Tea
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Happy Friday the 13th! I am drinking another herbal today, and a tasty one at that. I did try a cup of pu’erh last night and it was good for my anxiety, I actually fell asleep drinking it, but the only major problem is that our water is full of additional chlorine currently (the city added a bit more due to spring runoff), so the puerh tasted like woody, rich goodness…with dishsoap. YUCK. I couldn’t finish the cup lol and I haven’t even been drinking water at home, it tastes too much like pool water for my liking. It is safe and all, just an odor and mild taste, the city has been sure to emphasize that, but I don’t like it at all lol.

The water at my work for some reason is still normal (probably because it’s not clean or something haha) so I made my tea at work today and it is good. Minty, citrusy goodness. I quite enjoy this tea, and need to place an order from this company for more Nettle Chai. Soon! See previous notes on this tea :)

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Another sipdown of this tea, which I will probably restock. This last batch seemed a bit scratchier, so must have had a different ingredient mix. Still tasty with honey today. I haven’t logged many notes lately as I’ve just been drinking herbals that I’ve already reviewed. I broke down and had a cup of white tea yesterday because going without caffeine sucks. I miss my puerh! Ah well, it seems to be helping with my nerves. Now I just need to get my lungs fully on track and I will be good to go! :D sitting on the new side of the office is helping, but my lungs are still angry, particularly in the mornings. Sigh. Hope they improve more and are not permanently scarred. But at least this tea helps my throat and tastes yummy, especially with the addition of honey! See previous notes on this tea!

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drank Cold 911 (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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I have good news! Today, I get to move over to the other side of the office that I previously sat on and never had any asthma problems. I’m hoping my asthma goes away with this change, as I am tired of inhalers and allergy pills and have to go to the doctor now at the end of the month for an assessment of my lungs. Sigh. And I’m not the only one who has noticed a weird musty smell in the office..ah well, lets hope that the move helps!

I am having this tea as my lungs, as usual, were terrible this morning. It seems to be helping a bit, although I’m sure my inhalers are what actually made me feel better lol. At least this tea tastes good and is fresh and cool to drink. Happy I have a tin of this! See previous notes on this tea.


I’m glad they’re trying to accommodate you and I really hope this will fix the problem!


Me too! I’m sitting at my new spot now and I can tell you the desk was much less dusty when I went to it. My old spot had a TON of dust and junk! Ugh, and the guy who sat across from me had no dust on his computer and mine was literally coated. I think it was an unlucky spot being underneath the vent haha. Hope I improve!

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.



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