301 Tasting Notes

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I had high hopes for this one… It’s not as strong as I would have liked, despite me steeping it for ages and using a fair bit of the leaves. The smell is good, though! And it does make a good iced version (though again, not as strong as I would like). Some people might like the milder taste, as a general rule, I do not. :P

Kristal

Just double checked my review of this tea from the summer, and apparently I thought it was pretty weak too!

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90
drank Apple Crumble by Steeped Tea
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Another winner from my care package! The smell is pretty much on par with the legit apple crumble my flatmate’s girlfriend made last night, haha.

Other than DT’s Apple Studel, I’m not sure I’ve had an apple tea with a black tea base. I tried this one plain, and with a bit of milk and I loved both cups. Now that I’m transitioning into autumn (and winter is coming, woe!), I’m getting back into those warm, comforting teas, when normally at this time of year I’d be going hard core into the iced stuff.

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90

My first care package from home had this in it!

Honestly, this is probably in my top three of teas I’ve sampled from Steeped Tea. It’s really good, and I was craving some cinnamon tea. The cinnamon, vanilla and maple are muted as individual flavours, but whatever combination they’re in here works. I added some milk and this was a delightful addition to my dessert. Yum.

Kristal

Wish I could drink black tea to try it! I have bought from steeped tea numerous times but have been disappointed more times than not lately, so I wish I would try this since most people who have it really enjoy it.

raven22

The past few times I’ve had Steeped tea has been what others have given me, so I haven’t actually bought any myself in a long time, LOL. Black tea is like a staple in my diet – I don’t know how I would be able to go without!

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74
drank Assam Bold by Twinings
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Not as strong as I’d like it, but definitely the strongest straight black I’ve had from Twinings. I nicked this from the stash at work, and it was a nice pick me up this morning.

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drank Finest Ceylon Leaf Tea by Bell
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Omg, I have returned! Sorry, Steepster, but moving to the other side of the world is insane. That, and I’ve actually one had one new type of tea since I’ve been to NZ. Tragic, I know. That’ll eventually change.

Anyway. This one is a decent bagged black tea. Nothing fancy, but sometimes that’s exactly what you want. I had this brewed straight and with milk, and both were good cups of tea.

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75
drank Fruits of Paradise by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea reminds me of another one… Maybe Green Passionfruit? It’s not a bad thing, as that one is also delicious, but I was kind of hoping for a unique flavour profile. It’s a flavoured green, which I like, but I don’t know if I’d rush to pick up more of this one.

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drank English Toffee by DAVIDsTEA
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I didn’t really get any chocolate taste in my sample of this one, I just got full-on toffee. Which was delicious, as I’m kind of tired of chocolate teas (unless it’s The Earl’s Valentine). This, to me, feels like a dessert tea, and I’m trying not to purchase dessert teas for a while because most of them are really, really sweet, so the sample of this was enough for now. Maybe in the future I’ll get some, if my craving for sweet teas come back.

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drank ME to WE by DAVIDsTEA
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Had this as a sample today, and It was delicious! It was iced, and I was surprised because it had cranberry in it, and I usually don’t like cranberry unless it’s hot. I may have to get more of this at some point (because there is also pineapple and I LOVE pineapple).

Kristal

Is this blend quite heavy? Wondering how cost effective it would be for making pitchers of iced tea

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drank Cocoberry by DAVIDsTEA
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I had this tea again today, and I have to up my rating for it. Previously, I didn’t not appreciate the coffee taste, and I have since grown to like coffee in certain forms. It certainly is not my go to mate, nor my go-to coffee tea (those would be Electric Lemonade and Espresso Yourself, respectively), but I like this far better now. It does have a lot going on, and I think maybe the removal of an ingredient or two wouldn’t hurt, but this was a pleasant cup this time.

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drank Coconut Cream Pie by DAVIDsTEA
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To me, this tasted pretty much identical to Coconut Oolong. It’s not a bad thing, because that one is also delicious, but I don’t see enough difference in the taste to get any more of this when I still have nearly 50g of Coconut Oolong in my stash. Maybe I’m missing something? I prepared it the exact same way as I do with most of my oolongs (straight first, then with milk) and got the same flavour profiles.

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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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