13 Tasting Notes

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Only one cup in, and it’s helping with the drips. Oh, the joys of cold teas!

I picked this and Cold Zing up tonight in the hopes of tagging down this cold. Such a strong scent of eucalyptus! I was afraid this would taste very medicinal, but it tastes very light and citrusy instead. I second the fact that it puts the sensation of Vicks on your tongue and throat, but I suspect that’s what makes it so effective – similar ingredients.

This will be replacing Super Ginger as my night-time cold tea: finally, effects I need in a flavor I like!

Flavors: Citrus, Eucalyptus, Lemon Zest, Menthol

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML
pkmnnerdfighter

Second steeped for 12m. Either I went too long the first time (didn’t time it) or this doesn’t second steep.

carol who

Feel better soon. I’ll throw a cold and flu blend since I’m sending you a swap tomorrow.

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This tea was fine, but not super special. I enjoy a good cinnamon brew, and certainly wouldn’t turn a cup of this down, but have others I prefer. I didn’t have as many issues with the added sweetener as other Steepsters (though I am getting tired of DT’s added sugar overload in new teas). It definitely has a cookie taste to it – I like it as a soy latte.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Sugar, Toffee

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70

You know, I was expecting this to be overdone. I was thinking this would have so much ginger, that I would not be able to stand it, and that it would be added to the pile of teas to send out in a sampler box.

I walked into the store and it smelled like candy. Not a single spicy note reached my nose, just sweet and lovely pear, overwhelming and scent the tea leaves may have had.

The ginger did come out in the end, in the form of a subtle after-kick. The pear wasn’t as strong in flavor as it was in scent – it was absolutely there, but the white tea underneath wasn’t overpowered by it. I found the tea quite refreshing; for me, this is the best TotM that DT has released since Chocolate Macaroon in May.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Floral, Ginger, Pear

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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62

If you miss DAVIDsTEA’s “Coffee Cake” from last winter, this is basically the same tea!

This is pretty good in terms of dessert tea. The “burnt sugar” aspect of the creme brulee is strong in the after taste; if you’re planning on doing a tasting event, you’re going to want a palate cleanser for this one (and you might want it in general).

I drank this as a bubble tea – it was surprisingly good iced, for a caramel based tea. Over all, probably better hot.

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Coffee, Toffee

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I’m not one for licorice. Every time I look at this tea’s ingredients, I forget that I love it. Honestly, I don’t feel that it tastes like Nutella. It tastes like chocolate (and a little like hazelnut) but it doesn’t especially taste like chocolate hazelnut?

Doesn’t second steep at all, to my great disappointment.

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drank Splash! by DAVIDsTEA
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This could be so nice if the ginger wasn’t so strong. It almost tastes like a chai; however it lacks something and just ends up tasting gross. No thanks.

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62

Meh. This tea is not bad. In fact, it smells delightful, and it goes down fairly well. However, it does not taste especially interesting, and certainly doesn’t taste like raisins or grapes. I won’t be sad to see this one go.

Icing it brings out the grape taste slightly more than serving it hot, but not enough to satisfy my taste. Super disappointing.

Flavors: Grapes, Grass

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My first adventures in tea were unpleasant. After years of frowning at Lipton and at burnt/oversteeped teas, a chocolate tea my mother picked up in San Francisco changed everything for me.

I prefer flavored teas, and adore DAVIDsTEA for their selections. however, I’m trying to break out of my box to try new companies and warm up to straight teas.

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