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drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
1887 tasting notes

This was one of 10 teas I grabbed at DAVIDs today. I prepped about 5 of the teas to cold brew and made this and Cranberry Pear to drink right away. I am glad I went into the store because the floral made me hesitant but getting to smell it put my mind at ease. The floral takes a background seat to the sweet cherry flavor. The cup is also quite creamy from the coconut. The bases are both buttery and smooth. No vegetal taste and no bitterness which is actually surprising as it was steeped at a pretty high temperature for both a white and a green (90C). I don’t know if I would buy more of this but I am enjoying this cup for sure. It was certainly worth trying.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
keychange

ooh ooh ooh what else did you get?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?

Ana

Oh I’m so jealous. I’m waiting until Sunday to go in when it’s the tea of the day and try it out.

VariaTEA

I got this, Cranberry Pear, Guava Cadabra, Gold Rush, Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, Bamboozled, Creme Brulee, Green & Fruity, Mint to Be, Jumpy Monkey, and I got Countess of Seville to-go. Then I quickly drank that so I could go get a free cup of tea at CaesarsTea which is in the same mall. There I ended up getting 5 teas – genmaicha, old fashioned apple pie, after dinner maple, sunset (strawberry/mango white tea), the new yorker (apple cinnamon herbal), and I got Blueberry Boom as my free cup.

VariaTEA

And Ana, on Sunday there will also be a new tea of the month!

Ana

You’re right! I almost forgot! :O

Roswell Strange

Do we have any hints on what the new tea is going to be? Haven’t heard anything because I’ve been avoiding going to the store. I’m interested in seeing what you think of Creme Brulee because it’s one I’ve considered getting a sample of in the past.

VariaTEA

I got nothing out of them today. I tried but they are being tight lipped at DAVIDs. And hopefully it goes well with the Creme Brulee. Either way, there is probably enough there for me to pass along at least a cups worth.

mewakeling

They are sampling a green called The Spice is Right according to their facebook, could that be it?

Roswell Strange

Oh, ew :( That doesn’t sound too appealing.

Ana

Oh maybe it is The Spice is Right because that’s not listed on their site currently.

mewakeling

I wasn’t too excited, but maybe they will surprise me.

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keychange

ooh ooh ooh what else did you get?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?

Ana

Oh I’m so jealous. I’m waiting until Sunday to go in when it’s the tea of the day and try it out.

VariaTEA

I got this, Cranberry Pear, Guava Cadabra, Gold Rush, Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, Bamboozled, Creme Brulee, Green & Fruity, Mint to Be, Jumpy Monkey, and I got Countess of Seville to-go. Then I quickly drank that so I could go get a free cup of tea at CaesarsTea which is in the same mall. There I ended up getting 5 teas – genmaicha, old fashioned apple pie, after dinner maple, sunset (strawberry/mango white tea), the new yorker (apple cinnamon herbal), and I got Blueberry Boom as my free cup.

VariaTEA

And Ana, on Sunday there will also be a new tea of the month!

Ana

You’re right! I almost forgot! :O

Roswell Strange

Do we have any hints on what the new tea is going to be? Haven’t heard anything because I’ve been avoiding going to the store. I’m interested in seeing what you think of Creme Brulee because it’s one I’ve considered getting a sample of in the past.

VariaTEA

I got nothing out of them today. I tried but they are being tight lipped at DAVIDs. And hopefully it goes well with the Creme Brulee. Either way, there is probably enough there for me to pass along at least a cups worth.

mewakeling

They are sampling a green called The Spice is Right according to their facebook, could that be it?

Roswell Strange

Oh, ew :( That doesn’t sound too appealing.

Ana

Oh maybe it is The Spice is Right because that’s not listed on their site currently.

mewakeling

I wasn’t too excited, but maybe they will surprise me.

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 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!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. 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, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

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.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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