260 Tasting Notes

drank Mocha Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
260 tasting notes

Morning matcha!

We had Pre-Cana yesterday, which went well and was very informative … but also lasted about 12 hours. Lucky me, this came in Friday so I was able to make up a cup before we headed out. I used the electric whisk I have and was so surprised that the matcha blended in and frothed! I’ve only had matcha once before and that didn’t happen, so yay!

Dry, this is very vegetal and unappealing. Frothed up, it’s ridiculously thick, tasting of cheap coffee mixes and maybe hot cocoa. Close enough?

This should be easy enough to finish off (50g is not much – wow!). Now I just wish I’d picked up vanilla and mint matcha too, and I think I’m going to need some Red Leaf Tea flavored matcha too. Hehehehehe.

Flavors: Chocolate, Coffee

Preparation
3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I was so excited when I first saw this. I actually waited through it going out of stock twice so I could order it. And … I sort of forgot that I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin flavored things. I always do this – fall comes, there’s pumpkin everything, and I buy it thinking it will be delicious.

This isn’t a bad tea. The scent of the dry leaf is kind of musty and harsh to me. Brewed and with some creamer added, it’s vaguely pumpkin and smooth. A decent, zone-out-and-drink-me tea.

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Sipdown!

I finished this off last night. Dry, it smelled amazingly thick and creamy. I got a lot of banana/coconut from the brewed tea. Very tasty and going to be sorely missed now that I’m out.

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Sipdown!

A decent tea. Kind of creamy and it reminds me of almonds. It has a sharp, clean taste at the end of the sip that reminds me of nuts.

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drank Magic Dragon by DAVIDsTEA
260 tasting notes

I love this tea, but I’m at a loss on how to describe it. it’s thick, fruity (can’t identify the fruit, though this might have something to do with the fact that I’ve never had dragonfruit), and sweet. I’m so sad that I’m out of this!

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Sipdown!

And of an older tea that I had purchased in relatively large quantity, too!

I probably wouldn’t have logged this sipdown if not for the fact that today’s cup is very sweet and cinnamony. I upped the amount of leaf I was using to correct for the tea’s age and we’re back to fantastic on the flavor front. Yay!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I’ve had this a few times now. First with sugar, then without, then with less sugar. It definitely needs sugar and 1tsp/16oz cup seems to be the perfect ratio to get chocolate covered strawberry sweetness. Anything else and the duskiness of the espresso-chocolate mix is at the forefront. Not bad!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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So, more of this one as a work tea. Made in the Breville, transferred to a tumbler, but consumed at home (in a real mug!) because the roads sucked too much for driving to work to have been a safe endeavor.

Yeah … so this one has not aged well at all. It’s still cinnamon spiciness, but the cinnamon also builds up on the tongue in the most unpleasant way. I’m really not enjoying this one as it it right now. At least I’m close to a sipdown?

Flavors: Cinnamon, Spicy

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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I’ve had this tea for about a year now, and it’s lost some of its original flavor. Time for a sipdown. Lucky me, this is a good breakfast tea and is cheap enough/loses enough flavor on the first steep that I don’t have to feel bad about not resteeping it.

Also lucky for me, this one does WELL in the travel mug! I’ve had such bad luck with that lately I was expecting something truly gross when I got to work this morning, but nope! Hello Cinnamon! It goes flat about halfway through the sip, probably due to its age, but it’s good enough.

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Smells like melons. Tastes like melons. Resteep (7 minutes at boiling) is better than the first steep (5 minutes at boiling).

The flavor is really spot on – melon but not entirely honeydew – but I don’t know. It’s not my favorite despite being accurate to its name. Maybe I just wasn’t in a melon mood when I had it the other night?

Although, kudos to Short and Stout for being 2/2 on accuracy of tea taste to tea name. Impressive.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I became interested in tea spring 2013, when some friends of mine brought me to a local tea shop. I’ve been experimenting since, and am absolutely in love! I am especially fond of blended teas, and I’m a sucker for gimicky flavors.

My cupboard is stocked with a lot of DAVIDsTEA at the present, although I do have a few teas from some local shops. I’m looking forward to branching out and trying teas from different vendors and shops. Let the journey begin!

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