378 Tasting Notes

67

You probably would have laughed if you saw my face when I took my first sip of this tea. It was one of those, WHOA it actually tastes like chocolate and banana, faces. Though I don’t taste artificial banana like everyone else seems to. When I think of artificial banana I think of Runts bananas. Which is surprisingly close to banana flavor for a candy but this and that are still a bit different to my tongue. Now I just have to find out whether or not it’s dairy free so that my husband can have a cup too.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 8 min or more
Dustin

Artificial banana flavor always reminds me of Now and Laters. That is where my love of that flavor began. I can’t remember where I heard it, but I was told that artificial banana flavor came from one random variety of banana which is why it tastes different than the bananas we are used to eating fresh. Now I want to research it. I can see a good 30 or more invested in this quest!

Skysamurai

It’s dairy free!!! The company e-mailed me back today and said there is no dairy! Woot!

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92
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
378 tasting notes

It really tastes like honeydew melon! Usually when a tea says it tastes like something it may be close or you kinda have to imagine it. I would have never thought that they would actually flavor it with real honey dew! This also happen to be one of my favorite melons so this really made my day.

The dry smell is nice but bot something I would lay out like potpourri. The smell when steep is quite nice but again nothing I would want to sit around smell all day. This one comes down all the that wonderful honey dew melon flavor. yum yum yum.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 8 min or more

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55

Only one try with this tea so far. So I can’t give a good review until I’ve tried it at least once more. When I first read the title I read it as coconut and not cocomint. So when I took my first sip and was overcome with the mintyness of flavors swirling in my mouth I wasn’t quite sure of what to think. I wish that the company would give a better description… or any description at all as to their tea and what it is all about.

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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57

Tried it twice. Both were on the airplane during long flights so hopefully it didn’t effect things too much. It is, regardless, a very fickle tea. I found that the caramel flavor had more of a presence while the water was hot but as it cooled off the vanilla flavor took over. My second steep was a bit bitter due to floating leaves but still drinkable.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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73
drank Ambrosia by Zhi Tea
378 tasting notes

A tea that is very pleasing to the palate. It’s very light blend of ingredients. Nothing comes out as stronger then the others but at the time I can uniquely taste each flavor.

Did anyone else mistake this for an oolong? Not really sure why I thought that.

Preparation
145 °F / 62 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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52

Whoa, cinnamon! I really like the taste of cinnamon but I’m not so sure I like the amount of it that I am getting from this tea. Now despite that I do still find it to be a good tea. It’s just I feel like there is too much cinnamon and not enough ‘tea’ flavor.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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70

Want to thank Stephanie for this sample. What a delightful tea! It was the name that drew me to it first. Seems like Davids tea has many interesting names that I would like to try. Wish places would sell more sampling packs. Anyway…

The dry smell is amazing. It’s a nice light scent which I find interesting for a black tea. When you brew it the smell becomes stronger. I don’t think it really smells like chocolate bananas until you steep it. Then there’s the taste. I’m not a huge fan of the chocolate dipped bananas but I find myself eating one whenever I am in a place that sells them. This tea pretty much tastes like a light version of one of those.

I’ve just read through the description and kinda wish I had before I gave some to my husband cause it has dairy. Luckily it doesn’t have enough for it to effect him. But I am going to add contains dairy to the end of the description for others like him.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Glad you enjoyed it! Sorry about the dairy…

Skysamurai

hehe no worries! It’s just apart of life.

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80

It’s kind of hard to think of thick, dense cheesecake when drinking tea. But if you were to liquefy it I suppose this would be close. It’s not quite iced but it’s not really warm now but I do think it’s better a bit colder.

The main dry smell is nothing special. Neither is it when it’s steeped but the taste comes through and makes you not really care that there’s no smell. The coconut and the sweetness of the rooibos mix so well in this tea. I usually find that rooibos over powers everything but this is such a good mix!

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 8 min or more

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68

Can’t find a steeping time for this tea so I am just going with my “tea gut” and trying about 2 minutes. At 1 mins it was still a bit too watery tasting. 2 minutes seems to be about right. I was thinking of leaving it in till 3 minutes but didn’t want to end up with bitter tea.

This is quite a unique tea. The coconut flavoring is almost perfectly balanced with the Chinese green tea. It’s good but something is bothering me about the flavor. It’s good but at the same time there is some after flavor that I am finding odd. As I sit here thinking about it I’m pretty sure it’s just the coconut. Believe it or not coconuts can have slightly different flavor depending on when you eat them. This kinda reminds me of the young coconuts we have opened in Hawai’i. Which by the way makes me more impressed with this company. I always prefer real flavoring and real pieces of ingredients to artificial flavoring.

Preparation
145 °F / 62 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Where to being… well, I’ve been drinking jasmine tea for a long time. It still remains a favorite of mine but I’ve now added any more.

Green teas are my favorite. I like black tea but generally prefer it flavored. I’m finding a new love for oolong. Especially the type that leans more toward green. Whites are nice. Rooibos can be a hit or miss, but honeybush is better. (Golden Honeydew by Lupicia is the best). I don’t mind herbals but it really depends on the ingredients.

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