1938 Tasting Notes

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Yay for finally not dropping this tea all over the floor!!! Now I can enjoy a cup once again without being sad about having spilled majority of he package. So now I am happily sipping away on this sweet cup of tea. And I mean sweet. It tastes like honey and caramel with a slight touch of fall spices and maybe a hint of apple. Tasty indeed.

In other news, my mom has a friend who recently discovered the wonders of Ipods/mp3 players in general and he is pretty inept when it comes to the technology so I am the one who has to find him all his music and load his Ipod which is harder than one would expect because he has no clue when it comes to the names of any of the songs he wants. For instance, he told me he liked the song by Usher and when I asked which, he said “the popular one”. Anyways, initially he bought an Ipod shuffle (which I had to teach him how to use and tell him about all the cables he needs to charge it and connect it to his car) but he managed to kill it within a few days and thus replaced it with an Ipod Nano which I had to load up and teach him to use. The plus side to me having to do all this for him? Well, I have the power to put anything onto his iPod without him being able to take it off so he is now the proud owner of the whole Frozen soundtrack (including scores) :P. I thought it would go beautifully with all the R&B music he had me put on there.

Roswell Strange

That’s beautiful.

Cameron B.

Let it go! <3

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Pineapple? Yep! Cake? Absolutely! Tea? D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!

carol who

+1 Love it!

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drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
1938 tasting notes

Vanilla pudding tea…oh how I missed you

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drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
1938 tasting notes

When I got home from work, I decided I wanted tea but I knew I didn’t want anything too heavy which meant black tea was out. Honestly, if I had a more manageable cupboard, I probably would have reached for Butiki’s Butterscotch & Hazelnut Mocha Candies again. Instead, I grabbed the Pineapple Angel Food Cake Shou Mei that has been sitting in my cupboard forever and hasn’t been touched and then I chose to splurge and open my bag of Vanilla Orchid that I have been saving since March and after all that, I decided I should at least try something new or work on a sipdown so I brewed up some of this as well.

My worry with this is that the oolong flavor would stand out the most. Luckily that wasn’t the case at all. This has a delicious coconut flavor to it – one that is sweet and true to the nut. However, the lemongrass also shines, particularly at the end of the sip. The flavor is really reminiscent of Coco-Lemon Thai tbh and the oolong base works wonderfully to highlight the flavors. I can actually see myself getting more of this in the future so that’s awesome.

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drank Sweet Apple Cider by DAVIDsTEA
1938 tasting notes

I made this iced after having it hot and I think this is how I prefer it. It has the same flavors as the hot version and ultimately I feel those flavors lend themselves best to a colder drink. Nonetheless, like all the other Fall blends this year, I am still not sold so the rest of my sample is going to a friend as my relationship with this tea has run its course.

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drank Hindbaersnitter Shou Mei by 52teas
1938 tasting notes

Thank you Roswell Strange for sending me a few more cups worth of this tea. I actually really enjoyed this one as it perfectly captures the taste of a delicious raspberry pastry with a sugar glaze. Yum. 170.

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drank Cantaloupe & Cream by Butiki Teas
1938 tasting notes

I don’t reach for this ever but when I do, it is always perfection. Today I am having it iced and it is certainly making for a refreshing drink. The cantaloupe flavor is spot on and incredibly true to the fruit while the notes of cream add just a little more depth to the cup. So good. So very good.

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drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
1938 tasting notes

Today has been a tea-filled morning but most of it has been things I have been considering selling in order to hone in my cupboard. Consequently, nothing has been all that amazing, though most haven’t been bad. Thus, I decided to break out this tea which I bought a few months back because I loved it and have yet to open the package. Well, I changed that today and I am happy I did because it’s still delicious. Tangy rhubarb, sweet strawberry, tasty pastry notes from the bunny grahams, and nice creamy custard. All present and all awesome.

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drank Pink Passionfruit by DAVIDsTEA
1938 tasting notes

I am definitely getting passionfruit for this but I am finding it a bit monotonous. Weirdly enough I am looking for a touch of tart/sour flavor. Oh well, it is still a tasty cuppa.

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drank Sweet Apple Cider by DAVIDsTEA
1938 tasting notes

So this smells like bubblegum both dry and brewed. Weird…very weird. Though now that I have tried it cold brewed and hot, I can say I definitely prefer it hot. It is still sweet but a different sort of sweetness than the cold brew. It tastes like those caramel apple lollipops except one that has been soaked in vanilla for a few days to make it that much sweeter. Ultimately, it’s not something I will be restocking once I finish my sample but that’s okay because I have a lot of teas anyways.

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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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