52 Tasting Notes

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drank Christmas Tea by Gurman's
52 tasting notes

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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60

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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drank Irish Afternoon by Bewley's
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This is an excellent alternative to breakfast tea! You can definitely taste the similarities between the Irish Breakfast and Afternoon but this one is a little more mellow. I generally leave the teabag in the entire time I’m drinking a breakfast tea, so I did the same with this tea- great choice!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
KittyLovesTea

I agree that it is a nice alternative to their breakfast tea. Sometimes I don’t want anything too strong in the morning and find myself picking afternoon tea instead. With this you still get a clean/fresh taste and a boost. I may have to get a cup now you mention it :)

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86

I’ve had quite a few cups of this lately, and it is excellent for a regular, bagged tea! It lends itself well to extended steeping, and is mild enough to be relaxing.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I know that many people are in love with this tea, and while I thoroughly enjoy it, it is not my favourite tea from David’s. I tried steeping it longer today (I think around 9 minutes), which helped “fill out” the tea, but I still find the flavour a little separate from the tea (if that makes sense at all).

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Cavocorax

I wasn’t too sure about it until I had it with a bit of brown sugar and cream; then it was love.

petitecanuck

I never thought of that!!! Now I’m very excited

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100
drank Ice Cream Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Not sure why, but this was slightly less “oily” this time around. Excellent as usual!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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100

Although I always steep my teas with boiling water, I tried this with slightly cooler water. It wasn’t strong enough for my at 6 minutes, so I ended up closer to 10. I would stick with boiling water!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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drank Ice Cream Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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My mom brought this home for me in the spring, and I must say, I’m extremely impressed! It smells almost too sweet at first, but it definitely mellows out. Being that it is ice creamy, milk works really well in this tea. I find I usually don’t have to add any sugar at all, it’s sweet enough on it’s own.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Glitter and Gold is another one of my daily teas. It’s sweet enough that nothing has to be added, and I like the fact that my tea is a little bit sparkly! I suppose you could add milk but I don’t know if that would downplay the sparkle factor. It’s an excellent cinnamon tea!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I was a little hesitant when I first smelt the tea, but once it was steeped, it was fantastic! It is a natural pumpkin taste, which is a great change from starbucks flavouring. I find it best with a little bit of sugar and a few drops of milk (though the milk isn’t by any means necessary). Great fall tea!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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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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