84 Tasting Notes

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Not entirely thrilled with this one, but overall it is fairly decent. I have this in teabag form so I’m not sure if the loose tea would be slightly different or not.

I drink this with milk and some kind of sweetener (brn sugar, honey, or agave depending on the day) and it is a nice morning tea. However it doesn’t have the depth of body that I was expecting, which is a little disappointing. The mouth feel isn’t anything to write home about either. Because I like my breakfast teas super strong, I usually leave the bag in while I’m drinking so that it continues to steep. I won’t be drinking this without milk as it’s a little too thin as it is. I was really hoping to like this Scottish Breakfast, but it’s a little too bland for me to get really excited over it.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Acai Matetini Mate Tea by Teavana
84 tasting notes

I had this one quite a while ago, and I really enjoyed it. With all the ingredients it is still quite a tasty cup, although I agree with some of the other reviews that the mate flavours were a little lost. Very fruity and not too tart (I added honey) its a great fruity mate for winter mornings, or even an iced tea in the warmer months. I’d really like to give this one a go again now that it’s iced tea season, so hopefully I’ll have a more substantial review soon.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Aimee Popovacki

I would like to try this one… I have seen it online and thought it looked pretty interesting.. teavana’s summer collection looks nice for icing.

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88

This is by far one of my favourite go-to black teas! It is deliciously strong and well balanced, not acidic or bitter at all. Being an Irish Breakfast there is a good blend of malty/earthy notes with the creamier notes. Good for morning noon and night with milk and honey/sugar. This is one that is a permanent feature in my tea collection!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec
Aimee Popovacki

lol. I want to try this one. I’ve been into really classic black teas lately… I think its the gimmicky-ness of a certain tea store that’s making me run and retreat towards traditional ones :)

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drank Pure Chai (Organic) by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

Too weak for me to really like it. It’s a pretty decent black with a bit of cinnamon, but as a chai it fails to really impress. Doesn’t seem to hold up well to milk. There are other chais that I much prefer.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 45 sec

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

I like it. I drink this one straight with a bit of agave, or with agave and a bit of milk. Not bad at all. I’d like if the caramel was a little more pervasive in the flavour of the steeped tea, but overall it’s a good cup.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec
K S

Did you drink all of these today?

sarai

Nooo – haha many of them were backlogs! I think I’d be floating if I’d gone through so many cups of tea!

K S

I thought maybe you had gone all TeaEqualsBliss on us.

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drank Kiwi's Big Adventure by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

Had this iced with nothing added. I wouldn’t automatically nail the main flavour as kiwi, but it works I suppose. I’m fairly ambivalent about this one – I really wanted to like it, but it seemed a little to mild for me. I don’t think I’ll be making a reapeat of this one.

Preparation
Iced 3 min, 0 sec
Aimee Popovacki

I feel like the main flavour is kind of appley..

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drank Mango Diablo by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

Tried this as an in-store sample. Can’t do it. All I tasted was the chile as it kicked me in the face. Won’t revisit.

canadianadia

“kicked in the face” lol! This is certainly a love it or leave it kind of tea. Quite apparently I’m from the opposite end of the spectrum than you, but I can totally see where you’re coming from. It’s not a tea that will appeal to everyone. Cute tealog ~ made me laugh

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drank Brazillionaire by DAVIDsTEA
84 tasting notes

I think this one was way oversteeped for me. I had it as a tea to go. Not a fan at all. It turned out bitter and astringent and I had to add a bunch of honey to get through it. Wasn’t impressed enough to try a resteep. Don’t think I’ll ever revisit this.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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59

I really prefer this one coldsteeped or iced. The flavour profile is really layered and tasty: strawberry is the first note that emerges through the steep, and then the rubarb comes out and it gets more and more tart, while balanced by the sweetness of the strawberries. This one has more of a summer feel for me, so I don’t imaging revisiting this regularly during the winter, but it is quite good hot as well. I’d recommend it.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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60

Not an overwhelming love for this one, but I do quite enjoy it. THe vanilla is not as earthy and comforting as I’d like it to be, but the blend is pretty decent. When steeped for a long time the rooibos base takes over the vanilla flavours, so I’ve had to watch that since I’m prone to distraction and oversteeping. Overall, I enjoy this, but I think I’ll keep searching for the perfect vanilla rooibos.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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