3768 Tasting Notes

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So, this was actually the worst cold brew that I’ve had in probably months. It pretty well tasted like I had slathered my tongue in that super cheap, off-brand Dollar Store lavender liquid dish soap. I gagged immensely hard drinking the first few sips of this and then after that I just cut my loses and dumped the rest out.

VariaTEA

I like that you tried to push through before you gave up.

tigress_al

I can’t stand lavender in tea because that’s the way I always feel about it :( yuck

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My most recent cold brew of this tea was pretty simple in regard to flavour but still definitely delivered. The strongest note was this lovely, thick syrupy and heavy sweet pineapple that felt like it was clinging to every bit of my mouth. That was complimented by lesser notes of honey and floral tones such as rose.

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Made a large pot of this which I then shared with my roommate Trey while we watched the rain from our balcony. I picked this for us because he’s a pretty heavy smoker so I know he has a deeper appreciation for smokier teas (more so than a lot of regular tea drinkers that I know). And, thankfully, the smoke flavour delivered, although it was accompanied by some lovely vanilla and cherry notes.

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Had this one as a cold brew, which is a method that overall I enjoy although hot brews are better. It had such a strong, floral lychee flavour that it was a little challenging picking anything else out. However, in the finish I observed a cross between a wood-like flavour note and the taste of dark chocolate/cocoa.

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drank Coco Colada by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown (138)!

I ended up using the entirety of my sample making a large, but very enjoyable, cold brewed pitcher of this tisane. Personally I think the strong pineapple and coconut notes make this the most true to a Pina Colada tea that DT has ever put out. After I had finished the first half of the pitcher, I ended up mixing the second half with a dark rum and for me that really sealed in the positive experience.

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drank Pomme by Hediard
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This is a queued tasting note.

Had this one as a cold brew, which was a different preparation style than last time. While I still greatly enjoyed the flavour and simplicity of the tea, I did end noticing different things this time while drinking it. While apple was still the prominent flavour I also picked up notes of cinnamon as well as spearmint, and I can’t exactly put my finger on where that mint note came from.

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This is a queued tasting note.

So, I’ve got about 30+ teas in my queue to work through; long story short I’ve not been well physically this week and that’s taken a huge toll on my mental health as well. I may talk about it in a future tasting note when I feel more caught up and less overwhelmed. But basically I’ve been working daily and then coming home to essentially sleep. I have very little energy to do much else…

So, for the next little bit I’m restricting queued tasting notes to three sentences or less. Most teas I feel I can capture well enough in that amount of words – it just wont be as expanded upon as I normally like to be.

This tea was one that I really liked the first time I tried it, and so I picked up another slightly larger sample size. The iced cup that I had was very enjoyable and not all that different from previous tastings. It maintained a very nice balance between the natural cinnamon and mint flavour notes while tasting just a touch sweeter than I recall observing the first time.

tigress_al

I hope you are feeling better

VariaTEA

I noticed you were MIA. Hope things get better soon!!

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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I know I’ve had this one cold brewed before, but I don’t think I’ve had it cold brewed recently at all, so it was kind of nice revisiting this again and kind of sort of getting to experience it “fresh”. Or, at the very least, freshly in my memory.

The biggest thing that got me was just how buttery and vivid the flavour of the popcorn was. Usually this is pretty apple-y but the very first note in every sip was that of popcorn and it was pretty wonderful.

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Brace yourself for a tasting note equivalent to a first grader’s journal entries…

I drank this.
I drank this while it was hot.
I drank it on the way to work.
I thought it was good.
I don’t remember what it tasted like.

Super Starling!

“It was sunny. I saw a dog on the street. I hope to have waffles for dinner.”

Mikumofu

This is me a lot of the time! Poetic. :D

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drank Pomme by Hediard
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This is one that I nabbed from the second GCTTB when it was making rounds; I really liked the idea of a simple apple flavoured black tea that was still primarily tea and not stuffed with ingredients that completely over power the base. Yes, shots fired DAVIDsTEA…

I made this one for the commute to work; this summer I’ve been doing something that is actually really different for me and that’s icing my commute teas. Traditionally I drink my cold brew on the way to work and then have a hot tea during lunch but it’s just been so hot that I’ve wanted my cold brew with lunch. And of course it’s too hot for a hot cuppa on my bus ride, typically. So iced tea has been the solution.

And this was pretty good; I basically did get the simple apple flavoured black tea that I was hoping for so I can’t really argue all that much when my expectations were perfectly met. It was sweet, with buttery apple notes. Think apple pie or crumble, I guess? And the finish had some subtle warming spice tones. I’d have expected cinnamon, but got more of a nutmeg/cardamom vibe. Very pleasant!

Sil

what i liked about this one was that it wasn’t apple-cinnamon

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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.

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 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

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