114 Tasting Notes

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drank Coffee Cake by DAVIDsTEA
114 tasting notes

I really need to stop buying artifically flavoured teas.. Most of the time they are just too much for me and I get tired of them after a few cups. But every season I just can’t resist trying some of Davidstea special collections teas!

Anyway, this one is my favorite out of the three teas I got from the winter collection. It really tastes like cake. It’s obviously artificial flavouring, but I would say it is nicely done and it doesn’t have a bad or fake aftertaste.

A note for my fellow quebecers : It’s called Brioche fruitée. When I picked it up in the store I didn’t know what to expect because I had never heard that name in my life. Then I realized it probably means Gâteau aux fruits. That is exactly what it tastes like.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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87

I am not a pu’erh expert but I liked this one. The packaging is very nice and it’s not fishy. In fact, I ordered a lot of pu’erh samples from Teavivre and so far I haven’t been disappointed by any of them. I would need to do side by side tastings to pick out my favorite.

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Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Pistachio Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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This one tastes very creamy with an hint of pistachio. Even if I was expecting the other way around, I find it has a great balance and is pretty tasty. I’d be curious to try mulberry leaves on their own.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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59
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea smells incredibly delicious, it reminds me of Juicy Fruit gum. I thought it would taste very fruity with a hint of spices, but it really tastes more almond-y than anything else. It’s good when you know what to expect, but I don’t think I would repurchase it. It has an aftertaste that bothers me, maybe some fake almond/cherry flavour that lingers.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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46
drank Choconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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I can’t get this one to taste strong enough for my taste. I found it very bland, even with agave and foamed milk added to it with a little cocoa powder sprinkled on top. I thought it would be the perfect dessert tea but it only has a faint nutella aftertaste, I find it disapponting.

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190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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81
drank Assam Banaspaty by DAVIDsTEA
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This is my first Assam tea. I was expecting my first sip to be very strong and flavourful, but I find that it’s mostly strong in the aftertaste and very astringent. It’s good, but I think I prefer other kinds of strong black teas.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
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This is a very strong tea, but I like it that way. It’s good on it’s own, but even better with a little bit of sugar and milk if you’re into that. This is the kind of tea that would do very well in a chaï because it can stand up to the spices. This has become a staple in my cupboard for when I need a stronger cup. Yum!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
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This is very light for a black tea, it’s delicious and easy to drink. I think this would be great for people used to drinking green or white tea or just getting into the tea world.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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87

This is a very good Pu’erh in my beginner’s opinion. It’s not fishy at all and it tastes a little sweet.

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Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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71

I brewed this one gong fu style and I enjoyed it. Maybe not as good or special as other pu’erhs from Teavivre but still good quality.

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Boiling

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I started drinking tea only a few years ago and I enjoy it because there are so many different kinds to try. I love to step out of my comfort zone and taste a wide variety of flavours. I am very curious about the different types of tea and how they are processed. I also appreciate traditional or antique teaware.

This is how I rate teas:
100 : Extraordinary delicious
81-99 : Very good, I enjoy it a lot
66-80 : Good, but not in my favorites
51-65 : Ok, not impressed
36-50 :Disappointing but it isn’t bad
16-35 : I don’t enjoy drinking it
0-15 : Absolutely disgusting, I can’t drink it

In addition to being a tea drinker, I am a foodie, a traveler, an historical junkie, a geek that loves to play video games, a bookworm and a cat lover :)

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