1092 Tasting Notes


Another tea that I am nearly at the bottom of the bag of! Haha well at least getting close to some sipdowns, I have a pile of tea coming my way in the next few weeks… :D anyways, I know it is a bit late for black tea, but I would like to be somewhat productive tonight and so far, nothing..the margaritas at dinner with the bf’s parents might be the culprit..ah well. Anyways, I’m having a cup of this to try to find some motivation. I may have to stock up on a bit more of this, but I would like to try a few more EGCs before committing to this one as my favorite. Delicious tea as always though! See previous notes :)

Oh, and I am also a bit sad tonight..we have been catsitting my boyfriend’s parents kitty for the past week and a half, and she goes home tomorrow :( she is currently cuddled up under a blanket in bed, so cute! Now I want a kitten, although I am allergic and have been having allergy pills the whole time the cat has been here..ah well, I will dream.

Sorry for the random, not very tea related review. I don’t want to do more school, so am procrastinating on here.

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drank Honeydew Mate by DAVIDsTEA
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This morning I realized i’m almost out of this! I need to make a davidstea trip asap, as I love this blend and need at least 50 g or a tin of it. I even accidently steeped it for 6 minutes today, oops. Still tasty and hopefully will wake me up for the day, last 2 weeks of University! So much to do, I need energy energy energy today! See previous notes on this yummy tea :)

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drank Guayusa (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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This was the last tea to grace my glass branch mug from DAVIDsTEA, it broke shortly after finishing this cup. :( well at least it was a tasty cup! I am liking guayusa so far, very fresh and veggie like, and I find it doesn’t have as noticeable of a buzz as when I drink mate, which is not a bad thing. I also like the rainforest feeling I get when I drink this. See previous notes :)

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drank Sunshine by Della Terra Teas
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Darn it!! I accidentely lightly tipped over glass perfect mug from DAVIDsTEA with the branch on it, it was empty, but it cracked. A very large crack right in the middle of the mug almost the whole way around. :( my favorite mug! So I will have to get a replacement at some point..maybe an elephant one, but it won’t be the same :( anyways, I had this tea after I broke my mug in a different one, it was tasty at least. See previous notes.

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Boo on broken mugs! Sorry to hear about it… I always fear breaking my favorites!


I had the exact same mug (clear with branches) and the same thing happened…it tipped but completely split in two. I was surprised that it broke so easily, but I guess it hit the countertop at just the right angle?

It was my favorite mug, too. I wish they still offered it. :(


Awww! Too bad about your mug. I know that pain. :p


Oh no! That would really upset me. Definitely get an elephant mug :)


Yeah I was surprised it was so fragile JoonSusanna, it might be the type of glass it was made of too though.

In a way it’s not too bad, because I was planning on getting an elephant mug anyways at some point haha but im very sad because it was a clear mug and i don’t like any of the new clear mugs as much. :( oh well what can you do..

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I had a cup of this last evening western style and it was awesome. So I saved the leaves for today and am having a cup right now. It is delicious and roasty and honey flavored…I will savor this cup because I have an announcement to make. It is with great pain and I can’t believe I’m going to do it.

I am giving up tea.

This is my final cup. It’s one of my favorites so I thought it was appropriate. I won’t say why I am giving up tea, but it is necessary for me to continue on with my life. :( I’m sorry steepsters, I will still look at your notes though!

I don’t ever want to give up tea! Lol

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saw your note and was like yarite! mostly given that even if it wasn’t an april fool’s joke, you’d still be back… once you go tea you’re hooked! :)


Bahaha I know, I could never do it haha unless I actually was forced to, but then I’d still have a rough time, once you go tea, you can’t ever go back! :D

Marcel Duchamp

I have to admit, I did a mini-gasp. haha.


ALMOST Got me!


so cute :)


Haha, I tried :D lol, I was going to put it on facebook as well but not many of my facebook friends would understand the severity of if it was actually true..lol


Hahaha, you did actually get me :P I’m pretty gullible though!


Hahahaha, I read your note and immediately thought you must be pregnant! LOL! That’s the only time I’ll ever give up tea. :)


I was ready for….because I have “blah blah medical condition…”
So, you got me! Good job!


Yay! I got a few people with it! :D

And CHAroma, haha def not pregnant! Lols although if I eventually do have kids (in the distant future) I will definitely give up tea. But not for like..at least another 5 years or more lol.


You got me too! Geez! Haha!

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I got this as a free sample in my last Della Terra order, I was very pleased I got this one, because it was almost in my order! I had a cup a few weeks ago but forgot to log it, so I will now, as this is most definitely an Eastery tea due to the name!

I was unsure of what to expect looking at the dry blend. There were a few peas, quite a bit of corn, some carrot bits, and the tea itself. The peas had me the most worried, because I really hate cooked peas (raw are delicious though, and pea pods are fine haha). But the dry smell is pleasantly peachy and very light. I steeped for 2 minutes. The steeped smell is peach once again, but with a different, full smell from the vegetables. I think it’s the corn that’s causing it. It smells quite mouthwatering and refreshing.

The taste is very light and quite delicious. First I get a wonderful mouthfeel, kind of thick yet light, from the vegetables. There’s a mild corn taste, and mid-sip the peach really shines. The tea base goes perfectly with this blend as well. The aftertaste tapers off and leaves a clean feeling in the mouth. I don’t get much lemongrass anywhere, but this tea is still pretty good!

Overall, an interesting tea, I wasn’t sure what I would get with so many vegetables in the blend. But they add more to the feel of the tea rather than any strong veggie flavors, and the peach brings it together nicely. Thanks for the sample Della Terra!

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I admit the veggies scared me a little, I did not order this one, but it seems interesting


It is very interesting! I’m happy with the results, and you might get it as a sample to try too :)

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drank Blueberry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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I am finally just about done this, it is getting pretty strong as it is fairly old. This morning I was wanting something sweet because it’s Easter and I don’t have any candy (insert sadface) so I mixed this with my caramel matcha, half tsp of each. I then added about a half tsp of sugar after whisking with hot water. The result is not too bad, but the blueberry is mostly overpowering the caramel and it is pretty strong. The caramel is mostly present in the later part of the sip. Not bad, and I am feeling the matcha energy! Perfect for working on my one paper of the term! (how I dislike papers lol) See previous notes on both of these matchas :)

Oh, and Hoppy Easter!

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drank Coco-Lemon Thai by DAVIDsTEA
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I should just drink this every day. I love it. A delicious tea. Will have to get a tin when my bag is done. See previous notes, and I highly recommend this one! Upping rating a bit too.

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drank Guayusa (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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So I have just returned from the mall, and I am beat. Note to self: never go shopping on a long weekend Saturday. I have a lot of work to get done tonight too, so I thought I’d finally bust out my guayusa. This is my first experience with it, I have been a bit nervous about the caffeine buzz, especially because this is straight guayusa, not in a blend. But here we go!

The dry leaves are nice and grassy smelling. I didn’t really know how long to steep for, so I did the wimpy end of the scale at 4 minutes. The liquor brews up a murky green, reminds me of a river, maybe the Amazon! :P and yes I totally am getting that jungle feel, with the color and the smell. It is a very leafy, green, grassy smell, and there’s also a hint of sweet. I tried pouring this into my clear mug to fully see the color and sniffed the empty mug and there was a lovely sugary sweet scent to it!

As for the taste, it is very green tasting, definitely getting a grassy flavor out of this one. It is actually reminding me a bit of straight green rooibos! I think it’s the hint of sugar in the aftertaste. Oh, and this feels very refreshing to drink as well.

Overall, it’s not bad at all. I would really like to try some blends with this as well! Not bad, although I’m not sure if I would get more than my sample of it, that remains to be decided. So far it is pretty tasty though!

ETA – I can feel myself slowly regaining energy, which I like! This also becomes very smooth and easy to drink once it cools, and the feeling of refreshment grows. Very nice, and happy I tried this tea!

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drank Snow Fairy by Della Terra Teas
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Second cup of the day, heading to the mall once I can pull my boyfriend away from working on our design project lol. I only have one cup left of this one, I was going to put it all in and do a sipdown, but it would be a lot all at once haha. So an almost sipdown lol. Light and sweet, I will probably miss this one more than I think once it’s gone. See previous notes :)

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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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