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drank Mint Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
193 tasting notes

I have never had matcha before tonight. I was vary of trying it, but hey, I figured that I ought to see what it was all about, and I figured trying a flavoured version might ease me into the world. I did like the addition of mint, as I’m not sure I would have been able to drink this unflavoured. I will try plain matcha one of these days just to say I have, but for now, I think I will stick to something like this. It’s a werid taste, unlike anything I’ve ever had in tea before, but it’s certainly not a bad one in my mind. It will take some getting used to, though.

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drank Earl Grey Black by Teavana
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When you’re in the mood for a straight up, plain, Earl Grey, this does the trick. It’s nothing spectacular, but it’s not terrible. I added milk and a little vanilla flavouring to make the quickie version of a London fog, which I think made this taste better than it would have if I had had it just with plain milk.

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drank Licorice Twist by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea confused me, haha. I was expecting a strong licorice taste (because, you know, the name kind of gave that vibe), but what I got was mostly sweet and mint and some spice combination towards the end of the cup (that was only faintly licorice). I got this to soothe my sore throat (and I already had ginger tea today, which is my usual remedy, and I don’t really like Bravissimo), so I had the lady at DT add honey to this. If I can make it taste similar at home, I’d consider getting it again.

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I wanted to like this one better than I did… I didn’t really get much ginger taste until the end, sadly. For much of the rest of the cup, the ginger was almost a sweet taste, which was an odd flavour, to be sure. If I’m drinking a pure ginger tea, I like to be more on the potent side (since chances are high I’m not feeling the best). Again, I’m glad I tried this, but unless I steep it differently and that makes a difference, I’ll be sticking to Super Ginger.

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drank Gyokuro Yamashiro by DAVIDsTEA
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Another attempt to add a little more straight, green tea into my life, and another lovely taste. Perhaps a little too grassy for my ultimate liking, but this was pretty much what I expected it to be, and I certainly can’t fault it for that.

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drank Bubblegum by Steeped Tea
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I’ve had this one twice now, once with a bubblegum in my steeper, and once without. The addition of the gum definitely sweetens up the tea a little, which I like, but I also like the more tart version of this. I had high hopes for this one, since it’s a fruit tea that has a couple of my favourite flavours, and I wasn’t disappointed! Will have to pick up some more of this the next time I order from this company. :)

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drank Lemon Chiffon by Steeped Tea
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This one reminds me of lemon meringue pie – mmmm. It’s a light taste, though, which is good considering the green tea base. I do enjoy my lemon teas, and this one is a nice flavour. Not as strong as a lemon as I usually like, but I don’t think it would work in this case.

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drank Asian Green Tea by Hickory Farms
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I had this the other day at work, and realised I hadn’t made a proper tasting note. This is a decent, plain green tea. It’s not spectacular, but it’s not terrible either, considering it’s a bagged tea rather than loose.

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drank The Earl's Valentine by DAVIDsTEA
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Oh, Davids Tea has hit me right in my weak spot with this one – Earl Greys! I stopped in today for a sample and oh my word, was this ever delicious. I know I am heavily biased into loving basically everything Earl Grey that wanders into my life, but I LOVED this. And I’m not really into chocolate teas anymore, but the floral addition and the Earl Grey base saved it for me. I added a little bit of milk to make this creamier, but I think it’d be fine just straight up. Definitely going back to get more of this before it goes away. I NEED this in my stash, ASAP.

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I need to adjust my rating on this one, I think – I don’t think I enjoy it as much as I did in the past, sigh. Very, very tart – and I only have about half the normal amount of leaves in that I would normally put in my timolimo. It tastes like raspberries, which I appreciate, but it’s almost to the point now where I’m puckering up my face as I drink it! I think this one is far better enjoyed iced, so I may have to put this in my iced tea stash after today. >_>

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Tea flavours/profiles that are my favourite:

-Straight black tea (especially Earl Greys and Darjeelings)
-Fruits (especially strawberry, peach, lemon, and pineapple)
-Cinnamon
-Ginger
-Flavoured green tea

My Tea Rating Scale (just to have a little bit of consistency):

Under 50: Ugh. Terrible.
50-60: Disappointing – I don’t think I’ll be getting any more of this.
61-75: Decent – I’ll finish what I have, and I may consider buying again.
76-89: Very enjoyable – I would definitely consider getting more.
90-100: I LOVE IT – I will do what I can to keep a permanent stash on my shelf.

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