2808 Tasting Notes

72
drank Nutty Granola Crunch by DAVIDsTEA
2808 tasting notes

This smelled like granola. It was simultaneously impressive and weird because this was completely accurate, in scent, at least.

In taste, the granola flavor transfers over as well. It’s like granola but with melted peanut butter on it. Alas, there is also an underlying sweetness creeping around under everything else that really detracts from the whole thing. Some experimenting is needed and this isn’t my favorite tea but it captures the flavor you’d expect from the name so that is a good start.

On another note, today I discovered mold in my push button iced tea tumbler. It was not a fun discovery especially because when I went to clean it the little rubber stopper fell down the drain and disappeared forever. I took it as a sign to say goodbye :(.

Also, why does this have the pic for the Pom Cider tea?

Roswell Strange

Hmm; interesting. This is the blend that I personally found least appealing; in concept and dry smell. Still haven’t tried it yet. Sorry the hear about your tumbler, though. I hate when teaware bites the dust.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

99

Omnomnom. This made for a full-flavored and tasty smoothie. It tasted like a cookie in a cup and it was great. Thank you, OMGsrsly

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84
drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
2808 tasting notes

Sipdown (139)

Goodbye vanilla pudding tea. My time with you has run its course and your age is starting to show. This is the right time to let go :P

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

36
drank Carrot Cupcake by DAVIDsTEA
2808 tasting notes

Nope. noppity nope, nope. This is not for me. Cloying licorice root and spiced carrot. I wanted to like this but it is just not for me.

Fjellrev

Does the carrot actually taste like good carrot or does it have that cellar note?

Colleen

Licorice root? Nooooooooooooooo!!!!! I was so looking forward to this tea but I hate licorice.

Kristal

Ok maybe I won’t buy this one then :| Thanks for the heads up!

VariaTEA

Fjellrev, it actually tasted like carrot which was the one nice part of this but it didn’t help at all in light of all the other badness in here.

Fjellrev

That is so unfortunate.

Kristal

I actually did decide to purchase this tea and I really liked it! Review will be up in just a min. Different strokes for different folks I suppose ;)

VariaTEA

I’m glad you liked it! I always get worried when I say I hated something for this reason because I don’t want others to miss out. I really can’t stand the aftertaste of sweetners whereas some people don’t taste them so I feel like teas like this are more enjoyable to other people.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

74
drank Strawberry Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
2808 tasting notes

Do you know strawberry milk? The super sweet stuff you buy in bottles (usually when you’re a kid)? Well, that’s what this tastes like. Strawberry milk but for adults because of caffeine.

It would be interesting to try some other flavors of matcha that DAVIDs has to offer since it’s certainly easier than Red Leaf Tea to get ahold of. Maybe I will hit up a store while I still have my 20% off discount (or is it 30% now?).

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

89
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
2808 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

34
drank Sweet Tea by Southern Breeze
2808 tasting notes

I had no idea what I was in for when I tried this but what I got was essentially caramel syrup with splenda’s aftertaste. Blech! This was cloying and over-the-top and the pitcher got dumped. I am sure watering it down might have helped tone down the sweetness but alas the Splenda would remain and the aftertaste is not something I can easily get past.

MrQuackers

You are such a trooper! Now we don’t have to suffer the same fate. Thank you!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

89
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
2808 tasting notes

Another smoothie cuz yesterday’s was awesome.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

43
drank Pink Lemonade by DAVIDsTEA
2808 tasting notes

I’m not a lover of this one. It does remind me of pink lemonade but I was more tartness and I’m just not getting that here. What am I getting? Stevia. Is that in here? Because I am tasting it and it’s just not awesome.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Location

Thornhill, Ontario

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer