213 Tasting Notes

80
drank Coconut Ice by DAVIDsTEA
213 tasting notes

This was a pleasant surprise! I’m not a huge lover of the coconut teas from DT (Coconut Oolong being the exception), but I had this iced today and it was pretty good! I think, if I ever have it again, to add some milk – this would be delicious as an iced latte! Also, I have to give it props for being organic!

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88
drank Strawberry Colada by DAVIDsTEA
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Hurrah, new summer teas! Had this one iced to go today, and- mmmmm, delicious! It definitely reminded me of Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, which is okay, since I LOVE that one. A different flavour profile might be nice, but I won’t say no to another strawberry tea. You can taste the coconut, so it isn’t as tart as SRP. Definitely getting more of this one – it’s yummy on its own, and would, I think, be delightful as a mix for an, ahem, alcoholic beverage :)

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80
drank Green Passionfruit by DAVIDsTEA
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Hurrah, another tea with passionfruit! This makes me happy! I don’t really need another green tea on my shelf, but alas, here it is. I don’t think I like this as much as Pink Passionfruit, but it’s still tasty. At least, it is hot. I haven’t iced it yet, which will be the ultimate test of a passionfruit tea. Again, this one is also a lot heavier for a green tea than I expected, which is kind of annoying.

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73
drank Honey, I Dew by DAVIDsTEA
213 tasting notes

I wanted to like this one better than I did, but I don’t think any other honeydew tea will match my love for Honeydew Maté. Sigh. This was decent, but it’s a really heavy tea, so I barely got anything for my 10g sample, which also knocks down the rating a little. The tea was also really, really light, and I’m thinking I should have added more leaves to my bag. Maybe next time!

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85
drank The Glow (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
213 tasting notes

A weird inital gathering of ingredients, but since this (to me) smells (and kind of tastes) like an oatmeal cookie, I’ll forgive it. This is surprisingly good, and an excellent blend to have before bed. Also, yay, organic. Definitely will be keeping this one around.

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77

Had this to go today… It’s weird, because I tried some tea last week from the Dominican: pure cocoa husks. And it was delicious with some milk (I enjoy the slightly bitter taste of dark chocolate, so no sugar for me). When this tea was introduced, I knew I had to try it! It’s good – one of the few chocolate-based teas I don’t actually find too sweet. I didn’t really get any blueberry taste with this, but that’s not what I was going for, so it’s not a big miss for me!

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80
drank Serenity Now by DAVIDsTEA
213 tasting notes

I was a little vary of this one due to the lavender (I’m not a huge fan of floral teas), but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the taste (and I do love the fact that it’s organic)! I got a strong strawberry flavour (yay) out of my cup, and the lavender wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be. I had this hot (it still feels like winter out, le sigh), and it is definitely a relaxing-type tea. I’d love to try it iced, see if I like it as much. Out of the three samples I picked up yesterday (this, Spa Day and Vanilla Rose), I think this is my favourite. I

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75
drank Spa Day by DAVIDsTEA
213 tasting notes

Finally, a new tea for me to try! :) Quickly grabbed 10g of this to go this afternoon, and made a mug when I got home. A little too heavy on the coconut for me (though that might have been the amount of coconut pieces in my particular cup, I could certainly try and make it without), but the mango flavour does shine through. I do enjoy a good mango tea, and since this is cheaper than Mango Madness, I may be picking up more of this one in the future.

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This is a nice change from the normal black tea, though it is fairly generic. I do enjoy the tropical flavour, though not as strong as I would like it to be.

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85
drank Alice's Blend by Alice's Tea Cup
213 tasting notes

Heading to Alice’s is now a staple of any visit of mine to NYC. Love, love this place and their tea. Clearly, I had to try their main blend!

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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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