2374 Tasting Notes

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I have no idea what happened today but my smoothie is super thick. However, on the plus side, once again using frozen mangoes instead of frozen bananas has allowed the matcha flavor to shine. Sipping away at the smoothie, it is like sipping on mango creme brûlée. Yum! What a wonderful way to part ways :). So long Creme Brûlée matcha, it was nice knowing you!

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59

Today, the orange has truly come out to play and it is 100% peel. Blech.

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80

I cold brewed this one to see if that would coax out the flavors I know this tea has. However, rather than the creamy root beer float, I am getting honeybush and bubblegum. Very, very strange.

Cheri

Good to know as I thought I might try a cold brew with this one.

OMGsrsly

I was thinking about trying this as well, and now I think I have to. Just to experience bubblegum tea. :)

VariaTEA

I really don’t know what happened. The bubblegum, if I concentrate, is reminiscent of rootbeer but mostly I just got bubblegum.

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73
drank Carrot Cake by Della Terra Teas
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I can see the bottom of the 4oz bag! Thank goodness as I have completely moved past this blend. I loved it once but now I feel as though I am merely drinking it to finish it up. I probably would be happier if all my subsequent cups were the same as the first but alas that cup of carrot cake perfection alludes me. I am now stuck with a slightly carroty, sort of spiced mug of rooibos with no delicious cream cheese frosting in sight.

Lariel of Lórien

Have you tried it as a cold brew?

VariaTEA

I don’t remember if I did but I actually have a cold brew set up in the fridge for later.

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81
drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
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At first I didn’t think I liked this all that much. I mean, I thought it was good but not something I needed stocked. However, each time I was at David’s prior to trying this, I found myself picking up 10g. Luckily, my awesome tea twin Roswell Strange was super kind and sent me a bunch of this. So, now I am sipping on the rich chocolate raspberry goodness. Yum!

Plunkybug

I liked this when I first got it, but I have not had any in a while. Maybe I should try it again.

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81
drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Grape Expectations by DAVIDsTEA
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So I am finally trying this cold brewed and thankfully I don’t like it given that it is unavailable now. There is a sweet grape kool aid quality that comes out more in the cold brew but still there is a grassiness that I am not loving.

Dustin

I just picked some up from a David’s location and wasn’t impressed either. Boo!

VariaTEA

Boo indeed! Into the swap pile this goes…

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59

Cold brewed this blend and I think I far prefer it this way. The lavender is much more muted though there are notes of it floating around in the bottle. I am also picking up hints of caramel I wasn’t finding in the hot brew and a fair bit of orange. Weirdly, all the flavors come together to sort of take on a biscuit-like quality. An unsweetened orange biscuit.

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drank Rhubarb & Strawberry by Lupicia
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Sipdown!! (144)

I have gone all day without ANY tea. The problem with that? My body is so used to the caffeine shot that I get headaches without it. So now I am sipping on my cold brews.

This tea definitely is better cold brewed than hot. The base is non-detectable while the strawberry flavor is really shining, even if it is a touch on the artificial syrupy side (which I personally don’t mind but others may not like). Rhubarb, on the other hand, is no where to be found. However, if I had more of this, I would only ever have it cold brewed. I am upping the rating a bit from 68 and thank you Dustin for sharing with me!

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59

Cavocorax was pretty on the ball when she declared this tea “interesting”. However, interesting does not necessarily equal good, nor bad. Just interesting. I was expecting something similar to a Jessie’s Tea given the rooibos, coconut, lavender combination but there is more to this than that. Luckily I am not picking up on the blerg but there is a thickness to one of the components that I am just not loving. I think it is actually the coconut in the blend that is producing a lotion-eqsue quality. Also, the lavender is strong and a little spicy at the end of every sip which is not for me. Ultimately, I find myself wanting to love this as I love the character who inspired this tea but alas it is disappointing. Perhaps it might be better as a cold brew? I will have to try that out…

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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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