2158 Tasting Notes

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drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown! (158)

Thank you Faith for the opportunity to try this tea. I expected a lot more from it however it is an older tea so I imagine some of its flavor might have disappeared. I mostly get the taste of green rooibos while subtle notes of strawberry float around and hide in the cup. Not bad, but also not a tea I am heartbroken to see go.

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So I have realy slacked when it came to my matchas recently and I have quite a bit so that is not a good plan. Consequently, while brewing up some tea, I decided to have a tasty cup of matcha milk. Creamy and delicious. Yum!

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drank Superberry (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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A while back I asked steepster what tea was good for coldbrewing. The response I got from so many of you was this tea. When I went to pick some up a while back, I was told it was retired so yesterday when I saw it on the wall, I jumped at the chance to try it. Sipping on it now, I definitely understand why it was so highly recommended. It is basically like sipping on a cup full of berries. No base, just sweet, fresh berries. Yum! Now I guess I better decide quickly how badly I need this around as it is getting retired soon.

ETA: For those interested, DAVIDs added more chocolates. Now they have Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate and Forever Nuts Milk Chocolate.

Courtney

This one is so good cold brewed. Why must they get rid of the very few teas I enjoy from them?

VariaTEA

I’m sorry :(

Courtney

Haha it wasn’t your choice. :P I rarely drink them anyway, it’s just unfortunate. There are plenty of other awesome teas in the world though. :)

Christina

Ooooh, new chocolates!

Roswell Strange

I’m going to DT on Monday or Wednesday (depending on whether my brother is ok with coming with on Monday when he’s in town) and will be attempting to pick up 100g of it and 50g of Cool Cucumber… Possibly some Redberry Tonic, as well. I’m crossing my fingers my store still has some!

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So my day started off kind of shitty. I woke up and had to tidy the apartment since someone said they wanted to come see it. They were supposed to arrive at 3 and at 4:30, when they still hadn’t showed, I messaged them to find out they forgot. So now they are coming tomorrow…provided they remember. It just sucks because I stayed in all day waiting for them.

Anyways, after realizing they were not coming, my roommate and I decided to go out. Our plan was to go eat dinner and then see Captain America. After grabbing our tickets, we headed over to a bubble tea place for dinner. It was nice because it was the first time in a long time where the two of us just hung out, as opposed to us staying shut in our rooms 24/7. Plus, I got to have some delicious tea:

First, I had a Fresh Taro Milk Tea with bubbles, which was delicious. Yummy latte, fresh taro, and bubbles…can’t ask for anything more :). Then, since we had time to kill before the movie, we went to a Korean supermarket and bought both Barley tea and Buckwheat tea to see how they compare to my beloved Soba Cha. And then, we hit up DAVIDs to redeem my free cup of tea for signing up with their frequent steeper club. I got Gold Rush because I figured that is expensive so it was a good tea to get for free :P. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as good as it normally is since it seemed weak but it was free so I wasn’t too upset. Also, once I was at DAVIDs, I ended up buying a couple of samples and 100g of Birthday Cake because I have a problem.

Anyways, right now I am sipping away at the Barley tea we bought and though I think I prefer Soba Cha, this is a close comparison for those who can’t easily get a hold of Harney and Son teas. I would say the only difference is this is more like wheat/grains while Soba is reminiscent of a hot cereal. Both are good though :)

Oh and Captain America was quite great in case anyone was wondering.

Hello.Kiki

I think we all have that “one” tea that we just can’t resist…

sundaysipping

Taro milk tea is amazing!

Cavocorax

Captain American!!! I’m tempted to bundle our toddler off and go check it out but… but… she’snot ready for a full-length movie.

Tealizzy

Sounds like an awesome evening! A bubble tea place just opened near us and we’re obsessed! I’ll have to try taro milk tea sometime!

Jennkay

boba? barley tea? Captain America? Sounds like my kind of night! :)

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96
drank Jin Pin Black Tea by Yezi Tea
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Sad, sad sipdown!

Thank you Kat_Maria for sharing this amazing tea!! It really is hard to say goodbye. I actually thought I would have one cup left but apparently not. Luckily this resteeps well so I have a few more cups of this malty deliciousness.

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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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Sad, sad sipdown. Although the blow is softened given I will get at least one more cup soon enough thanks to the lovely jump62359 (sorry if I screwed up the numbers).

Thank you Dustin for sharing with me. This tea is perfect. Delicious honey dew flavor that is true to the fruit, AND its caffeine free?!? Doesn’t get much better than this.

Amariel

Oooh, this one has potential!

MissB

This tea is amazing. I need to have some more tonight…

Amariel

I really want to try this one! I added it to my wishlist. It’s green rooibos, so I ought to be good with it.and I love honeydew…

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drank Ripe Mango Oolong by Lupicia
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Usually I avoid oolong teas but Kat_Maria was kind enough to send this over so I decided to give it a try. Luckily, just like Melon Oolong, the base is not as strong as oolongs tend to be and thus I am finding the cup quite enjoyable. The mango flavor is fresh and sweet and the whole tea is light and fruity. Very nice. I don’t think I will be stocking up on this one because there are other mango teas I enjoy more but this is a tasty option to have. Thank you for sharing, Kat_Maria!

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drank Chestnut Green Tea by Lupicia
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I am liking this one. A lot. I honestly was not expecting to enjoy it this much but it really is a good cup of tea. The green base is smooth and light which allows the perfectly rich chestnut flavor to shine. Thank you Kat_Maria for sharing this with me! It truly is great!

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drank Goji Strawberry by Cornelia Bean
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I think I finally found the right combination to get a nice rounded flavor from this tea: 2 parts Goji Strawberry mixed with 1 part DAVIDs Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait. The sweetness of this tea is balanced by the tart of SRP and it is all accompanied by the delicious yogurt flavor. Yum. Now off to shower and write an exam! Almost done guys :)

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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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