252 Tasting Notes

90

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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67

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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70

We got about a foot of snow overnight so I’m working from home today. This is the first tea I grabbed out of the cupboard in my post-wakeup fog and, I have to say, I’m really enjoying it. It’s reminding me a lot of honey, taste-wise and they way the aftertaste lingers. Yum!

Flavors: Honey

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90
drank Tiramisu by Short and Stout
252 tasting notes

Oh my God.

I have terrible luck with dessert teas. They’re thin, their flavors fall flat, they never taste like their namesake. I thought that I would never find a good dessert tea that incorporated chocolate or cake. But this tea.

Guys. It smells like tiramisu in the bag. It tastes like tiramisu in the mug. Is it as thick and creamy as real tiramisu, no, but the flavor is so spot on I can’t even bring myself to care about that.

Fantastic! Definitely going to have to get more of this once my sample runs out.

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

Sounds amazing!

Fjellrev

Yay! Sounds like a winner.

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90

Coco Chai Rooibos was one of the first teas I bought from DavidsTea. It came in their Sweet Indulgence sampler pack and let’s just say that I wasn’t impressed. I’m not really a chai person, unless I can steep it in sweetened milk, and this tea didn’t do so well there.

In chocolate, however, this is fantastic. It’s creamy and rich with the spices/cinnamon adding a nice heat to the whole experience. I love this chocolate. Plus, it’s a nice tea substitute on days when I come home to tired to brew anything.

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60

Sipdown!

I remember really liking this one when I first got into tea. It’s been my go-to morning tea for about two weeks now and I find that the first steep is too astringent for me. I don’t get chocolate and the raspberry just seems to contribute to the sharp taste. It’s too much … until I resteep it, at which point its much softer flavor-wise. I don’t get a lot of raspberry/chocolate, but it is smooth and sweet.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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50
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

Sipdown!

I finished this off last night with an overleafed cup and … I still don’t like it. It definitely had more flavor this way, but if I let it cool down too much it was bitter and nasty. I get pumpkin in the smell of the dry leaf and maybe a bit of spices when it’s steeped, but overall, I find it disappointing. Guess this just isn’t my tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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85
drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

Oh I love this one!

I used up the last of my sample tin to make a cup last night. First sip was all toasted coconut! The following sips were sugar-sweet with cake notes.

This is just so good! I wish I hadn’t put a tea-ban on myself because I would totally get more of this. Hmm…

Flavors: Cake, Coconut, Sweet, Toasted

Preparation
2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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85
drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
252 tasting notes

Yum!

Had this last night before bed. It smells kind of vegetal while steeping, but tastes smooth and sweet. I think the coconut is adding the sweetness. Not a real punch of flavor, but a nice tea to relax with.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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65

Sipdown! …. Er, eat down?

Finished this off last night. I’ve been storing it in the fridge and I think it helps a lot. It’s not a crumbly dry mess anymore and the tea gives a pleasant sweet heat to the dark chocolate. This one grew on me quite a bit!

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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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