2808 Tasting Notes

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Great Canadian TTB

Thank you Sil for including Sloane teas in the box. I have wanted to try them for a while and this is one of the ones that caught my eye. The hibiscus is a bit too strong for my liking but there is a nice berry flavor once you get past that. Not something I would keep around though :)

Sil

This is really just a cold brew for me, but feel much the same way. Meh.

VariaTEA

I can see that.

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Great Canadian TTB

This is one of the teas in the box I really wanted to try and I am glad I did because I quite like it. It is a touch rooibosy but has a nice caramel component with a nice amount of coffee flavor to keep it from becoming too sweet. Thank you IHateMyself (I think) for including it :)

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drank Copabanana by DAVIDsTEA
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Great Canadian TTB

This is another discontinued DAVIDs blend I have wanted to try so thank you Kirlika so much for including it in the box. However, there is something off about this. I get banana but then there is a cloying taste from the coconut that is really not sitting well with me. I am glad I tried it though because now I know it is not for me.

Lala

I am starting to get concerned with the apparent large amount of Davids tea in the GCTTB…(nervous laughter)… ha ha :P

VariaTEA

I think this may be the end of the DAVIDs stuff and I will not add more (unless requested), don’t worry.

Dustin

Maybe the coconut went bad? It has been known to happen!

Kirlika

I actually found the same thing as you did VariaTEA. I was expecting something refreshing and slightly sweet but it sat super heavy on my tongue, so it’s just been hanging around in my cupboard since. Glad that it gave you a chance to try it though!

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70
drank Snow Bunny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Great Canadian TTB

This one smelled amazing to me and since it is no longer available at DAVIDs, I was happy to see it in the box. However, it is falling short of my expectations since it lacks the banana flavor I was hoping for. There is a nice walnut flavor and an almost caramel sweetness from the calendula petals I am guessing. Good but once again, not something I feel the need to stock which is good since I can’t get it anyways.

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Great Canadian TTB

So many of you know I am not a lover of EG but I have had some success with flavored ones so I decided to give this a try. That was a mistake as there seems to be no raspberry in this cup to mellow the bergamot. You never know unless you try though so thank you AshleyElizabeth (I think) for the opportunity.

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drank Love Elixir for Him by DAVIDsTEA
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Great Canadian TTB

So I made this having no clue what was in this. Then I took a sip and gave the cup to my two friends to try too. I tasted flowers, another friend tasted citrus, and the last just made a “blech” face. Reading the ingreidients, I still have no idea what is in this blend but I do know it was an alright cup. Nothing to write home about but still something I am happy I tried. Also, surprisingly, the hibiscus is not bothersome in this blend so it has that going for it.

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drank Mint Julep by DAVIDsTEA
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Great Canadian TTB

When I was took my first sip, I was really surprised. I was expecting the smooth mint I got but I was not expecting the coconut creaminess. I mean, is there even coconut in this? Ultimately, I think this cup is tasty but it is not something I need to keep around. I am very happy I got a chance to try it so thank you Jeweled Thumb for adding it to the box :)

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Great Canadian TTB

This one sounded very interesting however my experiences with Republic of Tea have not been all that great. Luckily, I was able to grab a teabag from the box and give it a try.

This is actually much better than the other RoTs I have had but still nothing mind blowing. I am finding the blackberry comes through more in smell than taste and the sage is only noticeable if I search for it. However, it is pleasant enough that I am enjoying the cup. I doubt I would have it again though. Thank you Jeweled Thumb for the chance to try this tea.

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Great Canadian TTB

First of all, this is my first travelling teabox and this thing is seriously packed full of goodies. I am so grateful to be apart of it so thank you to everyone involved. I was so excited to just dive right in.

This tea was close to the top and in a teabag which meant easy brewing. I really didn’t expect much beyond a rooibosy flavor and that is what I am getting. However, it is a very nice rooibos, neither medicinal nor woodsy. Just smooth and sweet and really quite nice. With that said, I don’t think I would buy it myself as it is really sort of nondescript and forgettable. Though it is nice to try. Thanks Dexter3657 for including it in the box :)

Dexter

Sorry – I took out a few teabags and tossed a few in to replace them I haven’t even tried these…. :((

VariaTEA

No need to be sorry. It wasn’t bad. Just nothing special.

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drank Grape Expectations by DAVIDsTEA
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So I packaged up all my swaps today with the help of my friend from Vancouver and then we dropped them off at the post and freed my David’s package from tea jail. As a thank you for all her help, I let my friend choose what tea to try first and she picked this.

It is a weird little tea, not bad, but weird. It is definitely grape soda type grape but combined with grass. My friend is quite the fan but I need a little more convincing because it is interesting but the base is just a touch too strong.

Flavors: Grapes, Grass

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
keychange

Uggh I know. It smells great though!

VariaTEA

It really does.

Nxtdoor

great. now I want grape soda.

keychange

nxtdoor, have the grape soda then. Because this tea will let you down if you’re not also craving grass.

Nxtdoor

someone said grass? :P

Roswell Strange

I’m fighting with this one: raisins/green tea = bad, but grape soda = good.

VariaTEA

I can send you a sample :)

Roswell Strange

But I’d feel bad because you just mailed off some tea today anyway!

VariaTEA

So I will save some and send it when there are more teas to send.

VariaTEA

I actually just realized there was something else I meant to send you and I forgot to toss it into the envelope :(

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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.

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