85 Tasting Notes

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drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
85 tasting notes

Preliminary Sip: Indicates this is a milk and sugar tea for me.
Smell: I detect chocolate, but overall the smell is very faint.
Sight: Its a beige tea.
First Slurpy Sip:
Verdict: For my 2 cup Steeper and required adds, I think I may need more than 6 grams of product to fully experience the Red Velvetness. It was a little thin for me. I will give it a second try because I think it has great potential.
Further Notes: Pouring what didn’t fit into my cup after drinking it down a bit gave me a flat black tea flavor. So brew more product and don’t have leftover I suspect.

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drank Brazillionaire by DAVIDsTEA
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Final Note: Its okay to finish off this tea, but don’t let it get cold.

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drank Brazillionaire by DAVIDsTEA
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Upon getting cold, this one was not good. It gave me an icky face. Now, in my line of business… tending to kids and managing the homestead… I’m most likely to be drinking all my tea cold. So this does not ring an endorsement from me. I think I have to put this tea in the red icky face category.

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drank Brazillionaire by DAVIDsTEA
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I just read the description of this tea and now I feel I better understand the flavors. I get the raisins, and maybe the coconut. Its the raisins that are throwing me off in the flavor. That being said, I just drained my steeper and ate the nuts and raisins in the bottom. Yea, worth it (even if they tasted a bit weird, like maybe they’d been soaked in something before being added as an ingredient.)

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drank Brazillionaire by DAVIDsTEA
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This is today’s first day tea. Its a milk and sugar tea.
Leaf Look – I got a small bit to sample and it has 3 large brazil nuts in the bag. Thats both good and bad. I mean, its recognizable ingredients for sure! And if you just pour out the 3 nuts, you are having hot water and nuts tea. Which would kind of be brazil milk wouldn’t it? I dunno.
Smell – Nutty. Malty nuts.
Looks – Beigey taupe, the color of awesome English Breakfast when you add milk.
Taste – Nutty punch. Its very nutsy. If you are not reading nuts you are nuts.
Verdict – I love brazil nuts. I’d eat them for breakfast lunch dinner if I didn’t get a wicked case of heartburn immediately. I know, nuts eh? The downside is, I don’t particularly like this flavor in a tea. I’m not even convinced the flavor I’m tasting is brazil nuts. I mean maybe the artificial flavoring side is more tweaked to give off almonds, which by the way ‘artificial almond flavor’ is gross. Preliminary feelings are not good for this plaintiff.
Further Investigation – I will have another cup before I render my final verdict.

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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
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This is a milk only tea for me.
Smell – maple syrup to the max.
Sight – taupey beige.
Taste – Mmmmm, and then… what is that. Is that what Roobois tastes like. Mewachkkk….blech. Awful. Its like bitey.
Verdict – Not for me, but hey, maybe for you.

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drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
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This is a sugar and milk tea for me.
Smell – not extremely fragrant. In the bag its very whiffy, but in the cup, its not smelly up the joint very much.
Sight – its a taupy look, no oil on the top that I can see.
Taste – I wish I could pinpoint that flavor I’m tasting. Or mainly, it really reminds me of something (candy wise mind you). Its a pleasant taste, but is it something I would crave, not sure. I would stock it in a tin I think, but being its a day tea (caffeine) there are so many others, and I don’t think I would ever go for it. Now put it in a herbal and now we’re talking. For me, the herbal world is GREATLY lacking. I’m not sensing any cranberry. I get the pear, just nothing else.
Verdict – I would work my way through this in my inventory, but unless I was looking for a frilly fruity day tea, would not restock. That being said it is pleasant, the stakes are just way higher for teas in the daytime slot. If you don’t have anyone putting a word in for you, you just aren’t getting hired.

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Color is slightly pinkish white.
Smell is complex. There are a lot of different things in there. At first I thought I smelt cinnamon.
The small little leaves expanded into big beautiful leaves.
Taste is like orange pekoe a bit, but with lingering afternotes. Was that mint? There was some floral there.
Overall its not horrid, pour down the sink. But I’m glad I didn’t buy a large bag because I don’t think I would desire this again. Which is sad cause its a resteeper.

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drank Bamboozled by DAVIDsTEA
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Drank this one without sugar, and it was okay. Its a mellow tea. Its pleasant without much going on.

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drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
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Smell – orange pekoe? I also smell something floral, which I personally dislike in a tea, so hopefully there is none of that in the taste.
Color is a taupe with my milk added.
Taste – I’m getting a bitter note at the end. I don’t think I’m liking it.
When cold – it does taste like a standard unflavored black tea, and since I like them weak, maybe I will use less leaf and try it as a quick steep next time.
Result – I want to try again with less steeping before I make my final judgement.

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I go through periods of being tea crazy and then coffee crazy. Right now, I’m trying to expand my tea horizons, as really only cream or creamer makes coffee okay for me. So bring on the tea leaves!

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