2759 Tasting Notes

drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
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Made this as a smoothie with vanilla pudding and frozen strawberries, mangos, pineapples, and peaches and it worked out to be a creamier piña colada. Quite lovely and definitely the sweet and filling treat I needed.

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drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
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This may be the best smoothie yet. This is also the best way I have of using up this tea leaf because the oiliness is hidden under all the other ingredients that pair so deliciously with the tea

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I drank this early and don’t really remember specifics but I will say that it makes a surprisingly lovely cold brew.

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drank Poire by Mariage Frères
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Yet another tea from Sil. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

With that said, I am not loving this cold brewed today. The pear, though subtle, is artificial and chemically and the base is what is strongest but also bland. I will continue to experiment but this prep method was certainly a bust.

Sil

poop

VariaTEA

No worries. Your “samples” are so generous I am sure I will find a tasty method

Sil

and if not… no worries!

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drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
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So I made yet another smoothie using a strawberry-banana mixed fruit bag, peanut butter, and vanilla pudding. My hope was the vanilla pudding and this tea would compliment her but instead the peanut butter and strawberry are what shine. All of that is topped by the floral not of this tea. Again it’s good, and this is definitely sweeter than earlier raspberry smoothie but the chocolate varieties are still my preferred.

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drank RhuBerry Sorbet by TeaTaxi
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I got new fruits for my smoothies and vanilla pudding in addition to chocolate so now I can get all sorts of creative. I decided to go with raspberries and vanilla to finish off this tea and the smoothie just heightens the whole raspberry sorbet thing this tea has going on. It is nice, albeit not my favorite smoothie that I have had.

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drank Vanille by Dammann Freres
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Thank you, Sil for sharing this one with me. I used it today in my daily smoothie and maybe that wasn’t the best way to actually taste the tea but it certainly made for a tasty treat. The vanilla actually came through by toning down the chocolate in the smoothie making it almost lighter while still being very flavorful. It went down fast…and easily which is a good sign though I dont really remember specific qualities as I was distracted by online shopping.

Sil

haha nice

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drank Strawberry Colada by DAVIDsTEA
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Made this as a teapop using grapefruit perrier and it is quite nice. The coconut is slightly lotion-y but the grapefruit compliments the strawberry and there is almost a grenadine type richness in the mix.

Fay

Grapefruit Perrier as a tea pop base — what a great idea!

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drank Pêché Mignon by THE O DOR
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Apparently I have had this before so that’s a thing. This time around, the awesome Sil shared some with me. I’m having it iced and it is really quite lovely. The peach is really prominent here and there is melon though there is also something a bit off about it all. My guess is maybe just older leaf or more of the base coming through. It’s still nice enough and I am grateful to Sil for the share. Thank you, Sil!

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drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
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The whole time I brewed this, my mother complained about how it smelled so sweet it was making her nauseous and I can see where she is coming from but she was also a bit dramatic about it. With that said, because of the sweetness to this tea, I figured making it an iced latte would help tone it down a bit and luckily I was right. The milk compliments the “custard” of it all while making it easier to drink. This seems a good way to go about drinking the rest of the leaf as I bought a lot and have fallen out of love with this quite a bit. At least this method is better than others tastewise while simultaneously using more leaf.

Evol Ving Ness

When I bought this one, I fell in love with it, so I bought some more. Then, I fell out of love with it, hard. Then, after some time, I went back to it hot made with a good glug of milk and fell in love again. The love lasted for a long while. Then, I stopped using dairy altogether. Now I don’t know. The leaf is on hold for now.

Fjellrev

I got quite tired of this one, and can see how your mom thought it smelled overwhelmingly sweet.

VariaTEA

It’s really quite frustrating when something goes from being so good to just not so great and then you are just stuck with the leaf.

Evol Ving Ness

This one is really good with milk. It seemed unlikely until I tried it and was delighted.

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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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