335 Tasting Notes

Sipdown #7!

This was originally purchased for a friend but it never made its way to her. By the time I pulled it from the back of my tea cabinet, it was old and I couldn’t bring myself to send it off.

I needn’t have worried as this one tasted just fine – tart and incredibly floral if you let it oversteep.My friend – whose favorite tea is, incidentally, China Rose – probably would have loved this. Me, not so much. It’s not bad, good to drink mindlessly, but not my favorite. I feel like I’m drinking a lot of “not my favorite” lately. Hmm.

Merry Christmas Eve, steepster buddies!

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Sipdown!

Finished this one off the other day as my work tea. Very nice – though I didn’t get a lot of toffee or chocolate or hazelnut from this tea. Mostly what I got was cloyingly sweet, which fits perfectly with the dessert tea vibe this one has. Not bad.

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I’m so glad my past self decided to gift all but two cups worth of this tea to work friends because I think lapsang souchoung is not my cup of tea (ha-ha). Dry this one smells like cinnamon and send like it’d be a very festive tea. Steeped it tastes like smoked meat. Not my thing and quite a disappointment. Oh well. Another sipdown.

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drank Yogi Berry by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown #4!

This was better the second time around. Vaguely fruity and my only objection is the piney/floral quality the tea had. Oh well. I’ve been dreading this one and now its gone. Yay!

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I’m an idiot and posted the original note to another tea. Lets try that again:

Sipdown #3!

Very minty this morning. This is a generic mint tea, nice to drink mindlessly at work and I’ve enjoyed it but I’m happy to have used it up.

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This is an odd one. I get a hint of cranberry and orange, I even get the muffin taste. But the whole thing feels … flat? Thin? If it weren’t named “cranberry orange muffin” I don’t think I’d get anything resembling that from the taste, except maybe a vague oaty flavor that is the muffin component of this tea.

Preparation
3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Spiced Apple by DAVIDsTEA
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Back logged sipdown.

I love this one. Not much to say outside of it’s a perfect apple cinnamon tea and reminds me of Hot Cinnamon Spice. Can’t decide if I should get more or stick to getting my cupboard numbers down a bit…

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon

Preparation
3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Chai On Life by DAVIDsTEA
335 tasting notes

Sidown!

Finished this one off last night and I quite enjoyed it. Spicy with some cinnamon, it worked well with some raw honey. I’m not much of a chai person, but this was a satisfying and surprisingly Christmas-y tea.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Spicy

Preparation
3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Peach Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
335 tasting notes

Trying again, this time whisked into cold milk. It was a lot like a peach milkshake, bit one that left a dry, chalky feeling on my tongue. Aside from that, this was quite the step up from making this one hot and whisked in water.

I’m challenging myself to sipdown ten teas this month as a way to clear out teas I’ve had forever and haven’t used. I think this will be one of those teas.

Kristal

I ended up using up my matcha by mixing in a little bit in my oatmeal each morning. I didn’t notice a taste difference, and 1/4 tsp- 1/2 tsp each day really adds up!

sundaysipping

Oooh! That could work! I was thinking of making some baked oatmeal for breakfast this week anyway – thanks for the tip!

Kristal

No prob :)!

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I love the smell of this one so much, I wish it were perfume. Or maybe a scented candle because that would be the perfect balance of ambiance and fragrance. Creamy, minty, sweet – delicious! Tastewise, this is minty but not much else. The bright side is that this is one black tea that doesn’t need sugar or creamer, and I think the mint cuts down a lot on any potential astringency. It’s also decent when put up against work brewing parameters which are not always ideal. Hooray!

Flavors: Mint

Preparation
4 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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