201 Tasting Notes

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drank Coconut Grove by DAVIDsTEA
201 tasting notes

It’s hard for me to distinguish between this and Coconut Oolong – and both taste yummy! I don’t get to have white teas very often, which is a sad thing, as I really enjoyed this one. Very sweet with the coconut, but I added a splash of milk to make it little extra creamy. I hope this one comes back!

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77

I haven’t had a gyokuro-based green in a long time, and I wanted to try it to see if I liked it better then the senchas from DT. It doesn’t quite wow me as much as Sencha Ashikubo, but I did enjoy it better than I thought I would! Definitely a grassy taste, but not too powerful, from what I found. Again, if it wasn’t so darn expensive, I’d have this in my stash!

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75

Only had a small sample of this when I dropped in to my store today, but it definitely intrigued me. I think I’m going to have to get a full cup to fully appreciate the taste, but I liked what I had. I never really thought about combining ginger and peppermint (with everything else that this blend has going for it).

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77
drank Dragonwell by DAVIDsTEA
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I think I liked this one more than I like a lot of senchas (Sencha Ashikubo not withstanding). It was very drinkable, not too bitter… I’m still getting a taste for straight greens, but this one is definitely under consideration to be an addition to my collection in that sense.

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82
drank The Buzz by DAVIDsTEA
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Picked up 10g of this last night (I wanted to try it when I was at the mall, but there was no way I was drinking mate at 9:30pm, haha) and figured I’d give it a go this morning. Definitely nice and citrus-y, which I like, with just a touch of ginger for a bit of added kick. I’m hoping the caffeine mix will kick in later, but as it stands right now, I like this one. I think I just need to lower the water temperature a little, because I’m practically burning my tongue.

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70
drank Pure Chai (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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I realised I had 40g of this in my stash, so I decided to use some of it to make a latte – you can’t get more classic than something called ‘pure chai’, right?

Alas, maybe you can, because this was just okay. I mean, it was a tasty drink (and I cut down on the amount of milk I added, because the last time I made a latte on my own it was way too milky), but I wanted something a little more above average. The spice is there (very heavy on the cinnamon), but it smells better than it itastes, I have to say. I have a couple other chai blends, so maybe I’ll make lattes with those as well and see what the best one actually is.

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drank Juicy Orange by DAVIDsTEA
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Had a cup of this to go today from my local DT and… oh my word. I said I was looking for a tea with a straight up, strong orange flavour? THIS IS IT. I LOVE IT. The first couple of sips were okay, but by the time it had steeped for a while, the flavour turned out amazing. I don’t even think I can taste the hibiscus in this one, as it is a little on the sweet side. A good flavour profile to balance out the pu’reh base and I can’t wait to to get some for my stash!

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70

I thought I had already reviewed this one – oh well! I’m trying to drink more straight greens in my semi-serious New Year’s resolution to drink green tea every day, and I realised I had some of this that came with one of my Christmas presents. I don’t mind this (gasp, shock), but I liked the Sencha Ashikubo far better. Naturally, because that one is so much more expensive, LOL. My thing with greens is getting the water temperature decent, and I’m not sure I did with this one. Sigh. Maybe next time.

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75

I love Earl Greys, so I was all YAY when I received this as a sample. It’s pretty good, but perhaps a bit too vanilla-tasting for my liking. I like to be able to taste my bergamot, and I’m not really getting any of that here. That said, it’s still quite drinkable as a Monday morning beverage.

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drank Cool Cactus by DAVIDsTEA
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Drinking this today brought me back to my desert travels over the past couple of years… Sigh, I miss it so much! This is exactly what I hoped DT would come up with – a tea with an entirely different flavour profile than the offerings they currently have (as I’m pretty sure there’s nothing with prickly pear already?). My favourite out of the three new teas, for sure, and I’m happy that it’s a green, as I need to start drinking that more.

cretia

Much of a lemongrass flavour? Im still not over that cup of Cold Zing I had right before Christmas lol. I bought the Sunshine collection from DT this afternoon…by the sounds of the weather forecast this week I’m going to need some sunshine!

raven22

I didn’t get much of a lemongrass taste, no – the prickly pear and pineapple were the strongest notes for me!

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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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