2808 Tasting Notes

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This tea has a billion elements in it and yet I am finding it to be a watery, jumbled mess. There is nothing that stands out but rather all the flavors are muddled together. It is not horrible but really not great either. This is not something I plan on restocking once I finish the 50 g I got for free (thank god I didn’t pay for it) last Halloween.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Pistachio Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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This is a tea with a pretty distinct flavor which means you really need to be in the mood for it to truly enjoy it. When I first went about brewing the cup, I was not really that excited but smelling the rich cream scent of the dry leaf made me happy that a cup was a mere 5 minutes away. Now I am happily sipping away at the nutty, creamy cup of sweetness :)

Fjellrev

I agree. As much as I love this one, you definitely need to be in the mood.

Plunkybug

I was excited about this but did not fall in love with it, sadly.

melanie_ann

One of my favourites right up there with Mulberry Magic – going to be sad when my supply is gone!

VariaTEA

At least Mulberry Magic is part of the permanent collection :)

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75

Thank you to both MissB and Cavocorax who sent this my way. My first cup was amazingly delicious but all subsequent cups have slowly made me lose interest. I still have a fair bit more so hopefully those cups are better.

Tastewise, this is very, VERY heavy on the ginger and just a hint of apple as opposed to my first cup which was all apple with a dash of ginger to warm everything up.

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98
drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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Sipping on this as I watch Serenity. So creamy and delicious. Yum!!

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68
drank Root Beer by Simpson & Vail
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Sipdown!! (92)

Thank you Courtney for the chance to try this tea. Really, it was not bad but it was a bit weak and I think I will stick to my Butiki version that I just stocked up on. For that reason, I am not sad to see it go.

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70
drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
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The smell was all coconut tonight but the taste is most prominently lavender with a hint of coconut. Quite delicious, as per usual.

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70
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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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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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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