2812 Tasting Notes

88
drank Banana Pudding Black Tea by 52teas
2812 tasting notes

I decided to try something new and poured this over milk however after tasting it, I really wish I hadn’t. The banana flavor is still present but rather than mixing with sweet coconut notes, the milk has highlighted the base which is making this taste like banana cardboard. Blech! This got dumped. Sorry tasty tea :(

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

92

MMMMMMMMMMMmmmmm sweet lemon vanilla goodness. This really is amazing and I will be sad when it is gone. Luckily I still have the pack of this I grabbed in my most recent Butiki order (well the order prior to he one I made today) because this cup marked the last of my original sample.

Fjellrev

Yes! This is a winner.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing this tea. I made this last night in my carry mug and as I sip, I am happy it is still warm but I am finding this to be quite bland. It is slightly orangey and has a hint of nut but any flavor there was may have been drowned out by its long stay in the thermos. Luckily my tea twin shared enough that I will be able to try this again.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

100

I made this last night but didn’t get around to drinking it this evening. It is cold but still super relaxing and comforting which I definitely need after my day. Essentially I went to get allergy tested and the allergy doctor came to the conclusion that it is probably not an allergy that I have so instead she sent me to get blood work done. Well, the thought of that was bad enough because I have an extreme fear of needles so it only made my day that much worse when I got the technician from hell. Seriously. The woman kept jamming the needle into my arms and then when she missed my veins, she just kept wiggling the needle, fishing around in my arm until she found one. And she took 14 tubes of blood so that was a lot of jamming and fishing and pain. I literally lied on the table and cried, which says a lot because I am not someone who ever cries. So that made for a pretty unpleasant day and now I have the bruises to remind me about it. Luckily, I also have this cup of roasty-toasty deliciousness to distract me. Well that and the awesome meal my mom took me for in order to make me feel better: http://instagram.com/p/u8-IEePJSo/

Sil

omg i adore the reeses pieces peanut butter and banana shakes from holy chucks…

Shadowfall

Yikes. That sounds awful. Get her name and file a complaint. Because treatment like that sounds like she was utterly incompetent at her job. Not to mention that once they’re able to take one tube of blood, they should just keep swapping it out for empty tubes. There shouldn’t be any continued jamming and wiggling. Ugh. Just typing that makes me shudder. I probly would’ve smacked her and/or demanded someone who knew what they were doing.

VariaTEA

Sil, I thought about that one but went with the nutella and peanut butter one instead.

And Shadowfall, when we walked in she was the receptionist. My mom joked that she just got bored and decided to try something new and honestly given the way she drew blood, I would believe it. And she did switch out the tubes once she got one going but there was so much poking and prodding until she got to that point. And then my vein collapsed after 10 tubes so more pricking happened until she got a vein to do the last four tubes. And the icing on top of the cake? When she pulled the needle out, she didn’t apply pressure so I just started bleeding everywhere and it had to get wiped up.

Marzipan

14 tubes….wow.

Kittenna

That is so terrible. I am highly needle-phobic as well, and have trouble with just the couple vials they want for normal blood tests. I would have been crying too.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
2812 tasting notes

So the first time I tried this, it tasted disgustingly like butter. Today, as I have it over milk, I am finding this more drinkable for sure. Creamy mint though with the element of coconut it is bordering on being a touch lotiony. The apple adds a great deal of sweetness. It is alright but not something I personally would keep stocked. I can see why others would like it though.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

I overleafed this cup so my first few sips were rather astringent. However, now that it has cooled a little, the astringency has subsided leaving behind a malty yet fruity tea. It’s really quite nice. Thank you Sil for the share. It will be interesting to see how this compares to the other Norbu teas you have me samples of. 169.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Vanilla Chai by DAVIDsTEA
2812 tasting notes

I’m drinking this one poured over milk and it actually is quite nice. The vanilla is definitely the strongest element though the chai spices and present yet balanced in the cup. Unfortunately, the aftertaste is a whole lotta licorice and for that reason I won’t be getting anymore after my 10g sample is done. Still, it’s not bad.

OMGsrsly

Thank you for the licorice warning. I didn’t think to check the ingredients for this one, and probably would have just picked up 10g without thinking.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Sugar Plum Forest by DAVIDsTEA
2812 tasting notes

Nope. This is one big cup of nope. It is a weird blend of chili, licorice, plum, and rose hips. This got dumped.

Cameron B.

Ew, chili?! Seriously? Definitely a nope for me, too.

VariaTEA

Haha I was not a fan at all!

OMGsrsly

That sounds so disappointing!

Kittenna

Hmm… they let you buy 8g, right? Maybe I won’t even get any… I didn’t end up purchasing any Snickerdoodle (although I did try it in-store).

VariaTEA

Kittenna, I have maybe a cup or two left from my 10g sample. I can just pass it along if you want to try without committing to a lot.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Bubbie's Baklava by DAVIDsTEA
2812 tasting notes

The good news? I don’t really taste the oolong in this blend. The bad news? I am finding this to taste like super sweet cinnamon-rise water and I am not a fan. It’s just too sweet, though I guess that is what you might expect in a tea named for baklava.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

63
drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
2812 tasting notes

I definitely understand Kittenna’s comparison to DAVID’S Buttercream and just as I was first confused by that one, I am confused by this. I think I like it. It is sweet and certainly reminiscent of custard but the chamomile and apple are a little stronger than I would like them to be. Still, it is not bad and I look forward to experimenting with it more. Let’s see how other prep methods compare to the plain hot cup.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

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.

Location

Thornhill, Ontario

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer