354 Tasting Notes

This one has a great peanut flavor. The chocolate is muted, however, like a very unbalanced peanut butter cup. I think I like it best with milk and sugar (I’m doing that a lot lately…) – smooth and creamy with a pop of salty peanuts at the end of the sip.

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drank Apple Strudel by DAVIDsTEA
354 tasting notes

Trying again with milk and sugar, and this is so much tastier. I get a lot of sweet creamy apple this time around, though I still wouldn’t call this apple strudel. Maybe a non-custardy Apple Custard. I’ll finish this off tomorrow with breakfast.

Evol Ving Ness

Yeah, this tea is a disappointment. Currently drinking Apple Custard with milk and there’s no comparison.

I wonder if maybe Apple Strudel would work if brewed strong and served with milk? Because the four times that I’ve made it so far, it’s been hopeless. Perhaps I gave it too light a touch?

Fjellrev

Yeah, milk seems to make this one a lot more tolerable. And I too prefer Apple Custard.

sundaysipping

Apple Custard is much better. I’ve been using a tablespoon of Apple Strudel per 16oz of water and adding a teaspoon of sugar and some milk. It seems to help, but this isn’t really a tea that’s good on it’s own. Too bad, too – I was excited for this one.

Evol Ving Ness

Maybe even a bit of cream.

Yes, me too. I had rather high hopes for this one. Dashed.

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This is disappointingly one note. It’s very coconut. No cream, no pie crust. Just coconut. Not bad but if I wanted coconut, I’d drink Coconut Oolong.

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Sipdown!

Probably my favorite out of my Short and Stout samples. The chocolate is there, sometimes candy bar delicious and other times just Tootsie Rolls. I feel like this one is perfect for milk and sugar, but I don’t have any milk at work and I should probably swear off sugar for the day in deference to all the Oreos I’ve had today.

(But seriously – Cinnamon Roll Oreos are irresistible especially when one of your coworkers brought them in as a morale boosting treat!)

It’s good, but probably not something I’d restock unless it was super convenient to do so.

Fjellrev

Those Oreos sound great!

sundaysipping

They’re SO GOOD. I highly recommend trying them if you can find them. I’m hoping to stock up this weekend if my grocery store has them.

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Another sample slated for the work tea pile.

I don’t like this one. It’s drinkable and not bad overall, but I’m getting a lot of floral flavors with a hint of tartness that might be the pear. Not what I was expecting from a pear tea. Where’s the juicy, fruity goodness?

This isn’t something I’ll be replacing once my sample is gone.

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Over the weekend I packed up twelve different teas to take to work with me. Most of these were samples I’ve neglected and would like to use up as my cupboard is starting to overwhelm me. This was one of the samples I packed up.

I massively overstepped this – ever thought you’d removed your infuser from the cup when you really forgot to? Yeah… The good news is that this one didn’t get bitter despite a ten minute steep time. The lime was very pleasant and biting, though, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Lime teas should have lime front and center, don’t you think?

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drank Apple Strudel by DAVIDsTEA
354 tasting notes

I get baked apple notes from this. Mind you, its not a particularly strong baked apple taste, but it’s there nonetheless. I kind of like this one; I think it’d make a good work tea, it’s smooth and comforting which I need especially since things are picking up and taking my stress level with them!

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Sipdown!

This one sounded so good in the store, but it’s not so enticing in smell or taste. I added sugar last night to coax out some flavor, but all I got was closing sweetness and sharpness that I imagine is supposed to be rum. It’s better than the burned green tea flavor I was getting, but not by much.

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A sample from the lovely Courtney.

I feel terrible that it took me this long to try this tea. I usually shy away from straight teas, preferring blends, but I really like this one. It reminds me of the tea they serve in Chinese restaurants but richer and completely lacking in astringency. Bonus, this was the perfect accompianment to some blueberry white chocolate oatmeal cookies (had after shoveling snow, so the calories don’t count, right?).

I really enjoyed this and may have to seek out some unflavored oolongs in the future. Thank you, Courtney!

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drank Hot Chocolate by DAVIDsTEA
354 tasting notes

I love this one.

With milk and sugar (because its hot chocolate after all!), this is perfect to curl up with while awaiting Snowpocalypse 2016.

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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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