2762 Tasting Notes

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drank The Glow (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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To balance the cup of Glitter & Gold, I felt this was the perfect caffeine-free counterpart for an Oscar night. So, I am sipping on this as I finish my supplemental application, watch the Oscar red carpets, and try ti resist the amazingly delicious piece of Cheesecake Factory Carrot Cake in my fridge.

tigress_al

Pretty sure I could NOT resist any sort of cake from the Cheesecake Factory.

VariaTEA

Neither can I. It is gone now.

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95
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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I got this as a sample in my last DAVIDs order and since I already had a full tin at home I decided to bring the sample to Florida. I am having it tonight in honor of the Oscars as I figured the sparkles and gold was quite fitting.

Unfortunately, the taste is a little weak today. It is still sweet though so I am finding the cup pleasant enough just not as delicious as usual.

Plunkybug

Unfortunately, I find it weak also. Such a shame since it smells good and glitters.

VariaTEA

This is the first time I measured it properly. Typically I just eyeball it so it ends up being over leafed and tasting good.

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80

The white tea is far more prominent in this cup than it was in the last but it still maintains a nice pomegranate flavor. Definitely a nice, tasty cup.

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75

This tea sparkles! I love sparkly teas! However, I think I will be keeping Glitter & Gold around to appease my sparkle love as it is more consistent. I find this to be a huge hit sometimes and not so much others. This particular cup is alright but not the best I have had. I am working my way to a sipdown in the near future so hopefully the other few cups are better.

Plunkybug

I may try this one with CrowKettle in our DT order.

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68
drank Root Beer by Simpson & Vail
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Usually flavor becomes more pronounced as tea cools but I swear this becomes more diluted and watery. Very, very strange.

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70
drank Pecan Dessert by CaesarsTea
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Sipdown!! (93)

I am trying to watch my caffeine intake, mostly because I think the surplus of black tea I was drinking cancelled out the hydration I was getting from water and slowed down my weight loss. Consequently, I am trying to drink more caffeine free choices as well as trying to balance black tea with water. So, I made this along with Caramel Pumpkin Marshmallow in order to balance it out.

I put off drinking this a lot but when I have it, I am always pretty surprised at how pleasant I find it. It has a nice hint of caramel and is just a touch nutty. Rooibos is probably most prominent but it is neither too woody nor medicinal so I don’t mind. However, now that I have polished off my 25 g, I don’t think I will be restocking on it anytime soon.

In other news, my roommate and I have been having problems with our internet for quite some time now. We had a Bell Tech come a few months back and “fix” it and then give us this weird pitch for coffee he sold. He invited us to come meet with him to discuss the coffee further but since neither of us drink coffee, we never went. When our internet started crapping out on us again, we joked that he came back and messed with the internet as punishment for not going for coffee. Anyways, today, my roommate had another Bell Tech come and he had to replace all our cables as everything was corroded. I asked her if this tech tried selling her anything to which she responded “No but when he finished he put on Bollywood music and did a dance for me. I would take dancing over a sales pitch any day”. Haha. Gotta love Bell Techs in Montreal :P.

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Sipdown!! (94)

I am applying to schools for next year and that means supplemental application questions which suck. However, I was not too stressed as I have one application left to worry about and I thought I had already written 2/3 of the questions. Except, when I opened my computer to find the question, it has gone missing as in no where to be found as in I need to completely redo it! And since I worked on it weeks ago, I really don’t remember what I wrote. So I am sad and just want to be done.

At least I have finished something and that is this tea. It was okay but really nothing special so I am not sad to see it go. It has a nice pumpkin spice flavor but the combination of spice, caramel, and marshmallow is a little much for one blend. Plus, it can taste really off when not brewed properly. So, so long Caramel Pumpkin Marshmallow, it was fun while it lasted but we won’t be meeting again.

carol who

I know you are not asking for advice… but here goes. As a person who is on several scholarship committees, remember to look up the school’s mission statement and anything else from their website. Think about that while you are writing answers to their questions. It might give you an edge. :) Good luck!

Veronica

Good luck on your applications. Filling them out is awful, but it’s nice when the acceptance letter arrives! :)

VariaTEA

Thank you carol who. I actually have heard that before so have already thoroughly gone through the website for anything I can incorporate into my answers.

And Veronica, hopefully the letter shows up but we shall see. One thing at a time :)

Terri HarpLady

My way of thinking: When you write it all over again, it will be even better than the first time would have been :)

VariaTEA

I hope so, Terri. Unfortunately the last time I had a lot of time to write and rewrite and perfect it. Now I am cutting it close but I can’t stress too much as I also have work for class to do. I will write it and hope for the best.

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98
drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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This one has been really, REALLY good lately. I don’t know why but I have been loving it :).

Anyways, I am not sure how I stumbled onto their website but Teavana released their Spring Teas and I saw they has a Marshmallow Macaroon Herbal Tea. Any other company and I would be dying to go pick some up but Teavana has burned me too many times for me to want to buy 50 g of it. With that said, has anyone tried it before?

Hello.Kiki

I did not care for it either hot or iced. Then again, tastes differ and it might be worth trying for yourself :)

VariaTEA

I typically hate Teavana blends so when I see a negative review, I tend to believe that is pretty accurate

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98
drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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Creamy lime goodness. Yum!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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83

Back in Florida so I am reunited with my Candy Cane Lane and Nutcracker Sweet teas. Seeing as it is midnight, I of course reached for the caffeine free option (though I don’t think caffeine really affects me), and it tastes just like a candy cane. Delicious!

In other news, DAVIDs officially launched their March tea and it is “Hibiscus Punch”. Why?!?! Does DAVIDs really need more hibiscus-heavy teas? I think not! So far, 2014 has been a disappointing year as far as tea of the month goes.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

Hibiscus Punch sounds like it could be horrible. Or are they trying to make it like Agua de Jamaica? OMG. Looking at the ingredients, it’s like Tazo’s Passion. Hmm. I’m not too sure about that.

OMGsrsly

Huh. Doing more research (yay Wikipedia!), it looks like Passion AND Hibiscus Punch are analogues of Agua de Jamaica. Interesting.

VariaTEA

It is definitely not something I will be picking up.

OMGsrsly

:D I wouldn’t mind trying real Agua de Jamaica! Just not a tea inspired by it…

OMGsrsly

Oh, and especially one with Stevia in it. Blech!

VariaTEA

Hopefully the Spring teas will be more exciting.

Plunkybug

Ewwwwww! YUCK!!!!!!!!! Hate HIBBY and STEVIA. Blech!

OMGsrsly

So far they look good, but there aren’t ingredients yet. :) Just descriptions.

Anna

Hahaha. Oh, man. Someone should send this comment thread to DT. Also, ‘HIBBY’ cracked me up. Hibby!!!

Kristal

I really liked February’s tea: chai on life. But yeah I’m not going to try Hibiscus punch

Kristal

Oops…February’s tea is the spice is right, not chai on life.

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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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