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Final sample from my Tea Ave order!

- Teabag/Western
- Quite floral
- Even though they’re strong, it’s a little hard placing/identifying the floral notes
- Light to medium body
- Different from Oriental Beauty because I didn’t register roastiness from this one
- Sweet honeyed peach/stonefruit, especially in the finish
- A little buttery

I’d say this was the most complex of the three samples they sent and probably also my favourite of the three.

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- W. Milk
- Smoky Top Notes
- Body is sweet and smoky
- Finish very butterscotch/peach heavy
- It’s a TOUCH over the top
- Has grown on me a bit since first trying it though

It would have been interesting seeing if this would have grown on me over time or been an “acquired taste” type of tea. Who knows, though.

VariaTEA

This grew on me and was one of the main reasons I placed a 52 Teas order when I did.

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This review is for the Chocolate Rocket infused Milk Chocolate…

This was my snack, in between cups of tea, for my Series of Unfortunate Events binge!

- Strong raspberry notes
- Little bit of roastiness? Pleasantly so
- Quite creamy and rich without feeling over the top
- Both a yummy chocolate and a solid representation/adaptation of the tea

I’d probably put this one in my Top 5 tea infused chocolates along with the Chai & Mighty dark chocolate and the Movie Night white chocolate…

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- Teabag/Western
- Smooth and more sweet than expected
- I’ve had this before but to be fair it’s been a long time
- Light, very natural jasmine
- Other supporting floral notes that are harder to pin point
- Has a bit of a weird but pleasant note?
- Kind of like cool air? I guess it’s the “fog” from the tea…
- Better than I recall it tasting last time I tried it

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- Teabag/steeped Western style
- Sweet with light roast
- Honey notes
- Fruity body and finish
- Apple-y? Like, soft red apples
- Somewhat floral

Thanks for the sample Tea Ave! All three samples made great accompaniments for my Series of Unfortunate Events binge on the 13th when it came out.

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drank Mulled Wine by DAVIDsTEA
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This is a queued tasting note.

So I was at my mom’s the other night for supper and she mentioned that she’d brought home some of her teas from work and I should check and see if any of them were ones I wanted to try/hadn’t tried. None of them were new to me, but there were a whole bunch of older seasonal blends I hadn’t tried in a long time.

So I finished off the last of her Mulled Wine with some added in Grand Marnier because a tea named Mulled Wine deserves to be at least a little bit boozey. This tastes like cloves, sweet boozey oranges, and bubblegum. Pretty just like I remember it tasting. The revisit was nice.

Michelle

Funny, I think it kinda tastes like bubblegum too xD

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This is a queued tasting note.

Very floral and lavender-y with strong, brisk bergamot notes and then undertones of both the plum (semi-sweet) and clove. I still think that the flavour notes of this tea are a little cacophonous but it’s growing on me slowly but surely.

Slowly is the key word, though.

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This is a queued tasting note.

Drank this one for the first time since it was re-released in the Feel Good Collection. Out of last year’s teas, this one was my favourite and I even bought 50g and finished all of that. At the end of that 50g I was pretty sure that I wouldn’t be buying it again though. I liked it, a lot, but was just rather sick of it…

But… The fruity notes in this one are so enjoyable, and it fills what I feel like is a bit of a hole in my rooibos selection at the moment. So maybe. I’m undecided at the moment.

Though I will say, you have to under leaf this one! It too sweet and the stevia is too noticeable with normal leaf amounts.

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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This tea is so popular, like so, so popular. It kind of baffles me a little bit honestly. Like it’s good, but it’s not “250g” good and I feel like I’ve sold large quantities like that of this tea more than any other tea except, arguably, Earl Grey.

So because it’s so popular I’m making more of a conscious effort to try it a few different ways. I want to be able to talk confidently about it if people are going to be ordering it so much. Thus… latte!

- Makes a nice latte all in all
- Cinnamon is totally the star, but I felt like I tasted the clove more with this method too
- Also the base came off a bit clearer/more recognizably woody

Arby

I liked this at first, but I got sick of it real fast. I’m surprised it is so popular, I find it sickly sweet. I’ll definitely try to finish up my tin with lattes.

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drank Moroccan Mint by DAVIDsTEA
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This review is for the Moroccan Mint infused White Chocolate bar…

This one was kind of weird, if I’m being honest. The big issue was kind of just how strong/intense the mint was. Like, it comes through really strongly and clearly. All in all it’s quite refreshing with a nice creamyness from the chocolate but also a little jarring too? By the time I felt like I had really settled into the flavour I was on my last piece from the bar, so it did take a while. Also, much more spearmint than peppermint too so it wasn’t even like a traditional “mint chocolate” sort of combo.

Not sure if I’d recommend, honestly.

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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Hello;

My name is Kelly. I’m a twenty something tea drinker and reviewer living in Saskatchewan, Canada. I started drinking loose leaf fairly casually three(ish) years ago, and at some point between then and now that ‘fun little hobby’ turned into a serious obsession.

You know you’ve got it bad when you get your hobby tattooed to your arm.

I’m a TAC trained Tea Sommelier!

Typically I drink flavoured blends more that straight but one of my mini goals is to get that ratio to a more 50/50 level. I do a daily cold brew, and have at least (but usually a lot more) two hot cups of tea every day. Naturally I lean towards black or white blends and as of late oolongs but I WILL drink everything; the last half year or so I’ve been challenging myself by further exploring Oolong and Pu’Erh which are the tea types I know the least about overall.

My Goal for The New Year (2017) is to make time for at least one long, proper Gong Fu session every week because it’s something I deeply enjoy doing but struggle to make time for…

My default for preparation is Western Style with zero additive. The exception to this is matcha which I drink in straight milk with no additives. So unless I mention otherwise you can assume that I’ve prepared my tea Western style without added ingredients/sweeteners.

Favourite flavours/ingredients: Pear, Lychee, Cranberry, Cream, Melon, Pineapple, Malt, Roasty, Petrichor

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger/“Chai” in general, overly vegetal or marine, chamomile, sometimes mango or peach

I also have a severe allergy to mushrooms; as such I do not drink Kombucha teas (just to be on the safe side)!

Currently exploring/looking to try: Straight Pu’Erh or Dark/Roasted Oolong, Sweet Potato flavoured blends or straight teas with strong sweet potato notes, and anything with Goji berries

Tea Pet Reference Guide:

Clay Pixiu Dragons: Zak & Wheezie
Clay Monkey: Enzo
Ruyao Carp: Splashy
Ceramic Rabbit: Rupert
Ceramic Horse: Bergamot

If you see me writing about sharing tea with any of them that’s what I’m talking about ;)

I also have two real life pets:

A skinny pig hairless guinea pig named Eilert, after Henrik Ibsen’s play Hedda Gabler, and a fancy rat named Wasabi.

Currently I’m employed at DAVIDsTEA. While I’m still reviewing DAVIDsTEA blends I am no longer numerically rating them due to the obvious conflict of interest. Any tea blends you currently see with a numeric score that are from DAVIDsTEA were reviewed prior to my being hired there.

The URL to my tumblr blog is: guyfierithirdandfinalantichrist

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