50 Tasting Notes

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This is a really nice tea! I find the smell to be a tad on the strong side, but it definitely has a more mellow taste to it. It has the perfect amount of red velvet for me! I had a little bit of film on top with the first cup, but less so with the second (I didn’t do anything differently), so I will keep experimenting!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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This is an amazing tea!! It smells wonderfully of peppermint, but isn’t overwhelming, and the same goes for taste! My throat has been a little sore and it has been a perfect remedy. I think it would also be a good winter tea, not just for the holidays. I would recommend this to any tea drinker!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
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I was pleasantly surprised by this tea. The cranberry was definitely present but not overwhelming. I think this would be a perfect tea for the afternoon, when you don’t need quite as much of a punch. I think I’ll also try it with brown sugar!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Brazillionaire by DAVIDsTEA
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I tried this while I was in the store, and I was not impressed. I didn’t really like any part of this tea, glad I didn’t buy it before I tried it!

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drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
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Although I usually only drink black teas, this was a nice change! Very fruity, and very Christmassy! I wouldn’t drink it everyday, but it’s a nice change

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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drank Earl Grey Decaf by Twinings
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I’ve been having at least one cup of this every night before I sleep, and it is incredibly relaxing. I can’t get over how mellow this tea is, no matter how long you steep it for. An excellent blend!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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New discovery- this is quite enjoyable when you have a cold. I can’t taste very much, but I can taste the pumpkin (though not quite as fully as normal). It’s a nice alternative to Earl Grey when I’m sick! I did steep it for well over 10 minutes, so that may be why I’m tasting it. Either way, still a lovely tea!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Christmas Tea by Gurman's
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drank Christmas Tea by Gurman's
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This tea is VERY cinnamony, which I generally like. However, I don’t know if I’m a fan of everything else that is in it. It seems that whatever fruit is “Christmasy” was added. It is by no means unpleasant, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to drink several cups of it.

The clove is quite strong at first, and the orange peel really comes through on the aftertaste. I’ve only had one cup, so I will add more notes once I’ve done more tastings.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I’m not sure how I feel about this tea. I steeped it for 6 minutes, and still found it quite bland. I kept steeping it for another 3-4 minutes, but probably should have stopped a bit earlier, as I found the tea a little bitter.

I thought there would be more of a chocolate taste, but the hazelnut is excellent. This tea is going to take some experimentation.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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I’m back in Winnipeg now, so regular access to all my teas! (Though I do miss Ireland quite a lot.)

I mostly drink black teas (anything with cinnamon is fantastic), with a few white teas as well.

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