3708 Tasting Notes


Eating Swedish Fish and being reminded of my lovely European tea fren’ Anna!

- VERY sweet marzipan cherry nut flavour
- SO good; and rich! Affirmation that buying 3 oz. of this was a good thing!
- Roasty mate complimenting it; smooth
- Black tea creates a nice depth
- I think Adagio manages to capture nut flavour really well!

On the fandom side of things; I really want to get back (and “properly”) into WTNV. And by that, I mean I want to listen to more than the first three or four episodes of it.


People get me Swedish fish all the time because of work. :D So tasty.


I love Swedish Fish. Soooo tasty!

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drank Pumpkin Patch by DAVIDsTEA
3708 tasting notes

Sipdown (108)!

Someone talk me out of eating all the Halloween candy. I bought so much of it, and it’s just sitting on my kitchen counted staring at me. This is my first year handing any out, and at this rate it’ll all be gone by the 31st…

And speaking of things that are gone – this tea!

- Molasses Pumpkin Cookie/Cake
- Vaguely reminded me of Coffee Cake (DT) or Pineapple Upside Down Cake (Della Terra)
- Same fruity glaze/brown sugar sweetness
- I think the common denominator between the three is the pineapple?

So overall this was good; not something to rush out and stock up on though. But if I make it to a DT before it goes away I may get another 20g or so. I never did get to try it with milk.


look at you all “smaller cupboard than me”

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Sample comes from Starfevre.

This is a matcha that I certainly would not have ordered from the site – but that sorta makes it the perfect one to receive a sample of; something that pushes my comfort level without making a commitment to it.

I made it in milk which was a weird concept for me; last time I had a berry matcha was Acai and I was definitely too chicken shit to do it in matcha on its own (though I did do it AND cheesecake). This wasn’t terrible though; just weird. The Boysenberry flavour definitely came out, but there was also a somewhat strong chalky/mineral flavour that combined with the berry reminded me of chewable children’s vitamins.

Hmm; gonna try something different next time – just not sure what.

Flavors: Berry, Mineral

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drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
3708 tasting notes

- Sweet and nutty! Always associate the macadamia with white chocolate
- Vegetal earthiness
- Plus it’s just a beautiful emerald green
- I always try to drink this one in a glass mug!

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
3708 tasting notes

- Super cravings for this one!
- No Maple even though my tin is now stocked with the new maple blend
- Still wonderful though; buttery popcorn!
- Though if you think about it you can separate the apple from the butter
- And then you get to experience both flavours!
- This new tin worth has SO MUCH popcorn compared to my last tin

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Sipdown (109)!

- I did it again where I wasn’t paying attention and I just drank this
- I don’t remember what the flavours were like!
- Vaguely remember chocolate/orange in the initial sip
- But feel like I might just be grasping at straws here and not accurately recollecting
- And now I’m out and sad… Ugh.
- At least it can’t be bad; I’d remember that.

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- Strong cranberry and vanilla flavour with lighter almond notes
- Sweet and silky
- I think a soda is the next direction for this one

I couldn’t pull this one up with the search bar; had to look in my cuboard for it. Boo.

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Tre brought his FWB home, again (like the sixth day in a row) – and how he’s showering while she sits in his room and eats my Halloween candy. Why.

But yeah; this was a cold brew and it too, just like my most recent hot cup, was all raspberries and cream. Gonna have to try adding milk next time to see if that makes it richer. I think it would…

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drank Pumpkin Patch by DAVIDsTEA
3708 tasting notes

Cold Brew. The last one from my “sample spree” to try.

- Strong molasses/pumpkin notes
- Black base pretty present
- Not much fruit; tastes familiar though?
- “Cakey”?

I wish I could taste the fruit more strongly; I really love both currants and pineapple but neither were distinct to me at all. For something with subtle molasses in it, I sure did pick it up quite a bit…

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Sipdown (110)!

Firstly, I’m dying right now. I opened up Tumblr and this was the first thing on my dashboard. http://kraftworkorange.tumblr.com/post/100112444150

I spat out my cold brew I was laughing so hard. But this tea…

This one I spat out for a far different reason. After really hating the cold brew, I decided to try it hot – but still didn’t have high expectations at all. Cold just seemed like a naturally good route and since that was a fail, hot being good was a bleak outcome.

When I took my first sip, the two words that came immediately to mind were rancid and vomit. To me, this is just nasty, unsweetened and extremely tart hibiscus/orange and then mud. And not good mud. Like, filthy smelly mud.

I got down a few sips but then had to give up and really thoroughly clean out my timolino to purge the smell/scent. And I feel guilty, because I definitely passed on the rest of my sample to some poor unfortunate tea drinker instead of throwing it out like my gut told me to.

However, the fact I have read a few good reviews on this makes me feel a little less terrible for passing my sample along to someone else.


Very weird. Mine was actually quite pleasant, and as I mentioned, it tasted like black tea, not pu’erh (which I did see are the first two ingredients, in that order, so it makes sense). Bad batch of pu’erh, maybe? Or too much hibby.

Roswell Strange

Perhaps too much hobby; lots of visible hibby and orange in the sample I had.

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My name is Kelly. I’m a twenty something tea drinker and reviewer living in Saskatchewan, Canada. I started drinking loose leaf fairly casually nearly two 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.

Currently, I’m in the process of getting certified as a Tea Sommelier; if you’re interested in hearing more about that give me a shout because I’ve found the process to be really informative as well as quiet fun!

Typically I drink flavoured blends more that straight but one of my mini goals this year 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 default for preparation is Western Style with zero additives (the exception being matcha which I drink in straight milk with no additives); so unless I mention otherwise you can assume that’s how I’ve prepared my tea!

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

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger/“Chai” in general, raisins, overly vegetal, 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, and anything with Goji berries

I’ve got four Tea Pets:

Two Pixiu Dragons named Zak and Wheezie, a monkey named Enzo, and a carp named Gyarados. If you see me writing about sharing tea with any of them that’s what I’m talking about ;)

I also have one real life pet:

A skinny pig hairless guinea pig named Eilert, after Henrik Ibsen’s play Hedda Gabler. He’s pretty chill, but a greedy little fella who’ll rip food right out of your hands. Sometimes he joins me for tea time even though he never gets to participate.

The URL to my tumblr blog is: guyfierithirdandfinalantichrist


Regina, SK, Canada



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