2604 Tasting Notes

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drank Magic Dragon by DAVIDsTEA
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This is the second of my two iced TTG from DAVIDs. Weirdly, this time around I am getting more boxed fruit punch than dragon fruit. Very strange though not bad.

Sil

i think the word you’re looking for is. GROSS :)

VariaTEA

Haha maybe.

Kittenna

Hah! Someone agrees with me about fruit punch. :D

VariaTEA

Lol I certainly do, Kittenna.

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drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
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Got this as one of my two iced TTG from DAVIDs and I gotta say that I am really not a lover of it this way. Cold brewed it has an amazing chocolate raspberry flavor and though that comes through at the start of the sip, mate quickly takes over leaving me with a bitter aftertaste. Blech.

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In order for me to get to work, I have to drive by a DAVIDs so usually I stop in on my way there or on my way home depending on what time I work. Since I was working the evening shift today, the plan was to leave early and stop by on my way there however my bed was so comfy that I decided to stay in it as long as I could. Plus, I bought a(nother) gravity steeper the other day so I figured I could easily make iced tea on my own. I was going to make Cotton Candy since that is the one I would have gotten in store but then I decided to try something new that I haven’t had iced and this came to mind (mostly because I could kill two birds with one stone by working on my older teas and having something new iced).

I am actually really liking this iced. The mint is fresh and crisp while the vanilla provides a creaminess that makes this a great dessert type tea. I think this is how I will finish this off because I am really, really enjoying it. Bumping the rating just bit as well :)

Suziqzer

I wouldn’t have thought to try this iced, I may have to do that!

Cheri

That does sound yummy. I have found that both vanilla and mint are outstanding iced tea flavors.

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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So in an effort to work on older teas, my tin of this has been moved to right next to my kettle. Hopefully that inspires me to drink cup after cup until this tea is all gone. At least it is a tasty enough tea that the thought of drinking it again and again is not that scary.

jump62359

Oh if only I can do that! But I’ve moved out of my old apartment and into a new one and our dining table nearly got cut down half in size :/

Sil

Good luck with that lady lol.

Cavocorax

I need to do the same thing with my 5 oz of Ceylon Star! I bruoght half to work so I’d hopefully choose it more often!

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So I have brewed this up a couple times now and for some reason or another, have never gotten around to actually drinking it. Well, today that changed. Trying it now, the first thing I notice is a very heavy mate flavor followed by a hint of juicy apricot. It is earthy and almost reminds me of a fruity tobacco. It is not bad but it is also not my favorite. I am grateful for the sample but I think once I get through it, I will be done with this tea for good. Nonetheless, thank you Cavocorax for sharing with me!

Cavocorax

You’re welcome! And I’ll stop offering to share it with you! :D

VariaTEA

Haha it is always nice to be asked :)

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drank Hepburn by Nina's Paris
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So I never really liked chocolate and orange which is why I passed on asking for a sample of this while I was at Nina’s. However, the combination of positive reviews and the fact that I enjoyed Three Friends piqued my interest enough that I asked Cavocorax for a sample. Now that I have tried it for myself, I think I agree with Cavo in saying this is the best chocolate orange tea out there. Really. It is good. Very good. Smooth, creamy, chocolatey and with a bright citrus flavor. Yum! Thank you Cavo!!

Cavocorax

Yes! #highfives

VariaTEA

It’s funny because even after trying a few chocolate orange teas I like, I am still hesitant about trying them. Your tasting note the other day made me stop putting it off and thank goodness I did because it was really good. Thank you!!

Cavocorax

You’re welcome. It’s been a long search for me, so I’m happy I can stop and just order all the Hepburn!

VariaTEA

A wonderful plan. I wonder how this would be iced…Hmmmm…ooooh or maybe Creme Brulee/Divine Temptation would be good iced. Or both. Can you tell I am excited about having a gravity steeper to make iced teas?

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So I attempted pouring a “splash” of maple syrup once again and though I may have been just a touch heavy handed with the syrup, the result is quite nice. The maple and smoke are both very present which is leading to a flavor reminiscent of tasty maple bacon or delicious BBQ. What an amazing combination! Plus, this is a lovely tea. Thank you Sil for both the sample and the maple suggestion. It would be interesting to try this out with an even smokier blend such as lapsang as I feel it would be quite pleasant.

Sil

this is not overly smokey as far as smokey teas go…i tend to find the smokier the tea (as long as it’s drinkable), the better the maple + smoke blend is for me

VariaTEA

I can see that. While drinking his, I found myself wanting more smoke because I figured it would cut down the maple sweetness just a touch.

Terri HarpLady

yeah baby! Although I enjoy my lapsang plain, a little maple lifts it to a wonderful flambé like dessert :)

VariaTEA

I can see that.

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drank Maya by Crio Bru
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My Crio Bru sampler pack arrived today with a free sample of their chocolate covered cocoa beans! Yum :)

This particular blend is like melted dark chocolate with a dash of cinnamon and just enough cayenne pepper so you feel the slight burn at the back of your throat. Very, very nice.

Sil

so they are tasting different? hehe at least so far..

Cameron B.

The sampler pack sounds amazing! Too bad it’s Canadian orders only. :(

VariaTEA

Sil, this is the one with cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and vanilla added so it is bound to be different. The others all have different “notes” that come from the beans themselves so I am guessing they will probably be harder to tell apart.

VariaTEA

And Cameron, I am sorry to hear it is only for Canadian orders. That is certainly unusual.

Sil

looking forward to seeing your other reviews… i’m kinda wondering if their nibs could be a replacement to stupid HI

Courtney

Gah, what is this new company? I have been away too long evidently.

Sil

Crio Bru – jones mc jones found it when i was in vancouver so i bought some, brought it back with me, introduced variatea to it and she just bought the samples pack lol

Sil

http://www.criobru.ca/ i can send you a sample if you like courtney, may take me a few days but i have after dark set aside for you too

Courtney

Neat! Which dark do you have set aside?

Sil

“after dark” the rooibos… lol but i’ll set aside the crio bru that i have too

Courtney

I was going to say. DarK? Hmm. Haha! Yay for new teas to try.

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drank Cherry Snowcone by DAVIDsTEA
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Another tea I apparently didn’t log last night. Anyways, thank you Nattie for sharing but this just wasn’t for me. I tried it both with and without milk and neither really appealed to me much. Instead, it reminded me of the plain tea my great aunt and uncle from Britain make me drink and I am just not a fan.

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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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