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354 Tasting Notes

drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
354 tasting notes

One of the four teas I received on Christmas.

I’m going to start by stating that I’ve never hate mate before. Sipping this, I get a powdery chocolate flavour, and a sort of deep taste, bakey—coca or mate, but it feels like a foreshadowing to the caffeine. Healthy energy drinkish.

There’s an almond scent (and a berry smell) that trails into the drink as well. Nice, sweet almond cocoa. Berry smell carries into the aftertaste, giving you… chocolately raspberries.

Looking through the ingredients, chicory—yes, I think that’s the bakey taste. It goes well with the cocoa.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Vanilla Cloud matcha by Domo
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Finished this off today. I might get more. I really liked it. The vanilla isn’t overpowering, and it matches very well with the vegetal matcha. Matcha doesn’t taste incredibly fresh, but I wouldn’t expect it to.

I got a milk frother a few months ago and enjoy adding the foam to this. Mm.

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drank Dorian Grey by Great Wall Tea Company
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Welp, this’ the last of this. Saddd. But I’ll just have to go and get more.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I was a little worried when I opened the box and the smell was /overpoweringly/ mint. I was hoping for ‘minty vanilla green’ and it was just ‘MINT RAWR’.

But it brewed pleasant and vanillay and minty fresh. Mmmm.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Probably should have read some other reviews before getting it. It /is/ quite weak, but still enjoyable. Perhaps I’ll double-bag it next time. Hum.

Preparation
Boiling

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drank Caramel by Great Wall Tea Company
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Finished this off too.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Dawn by The Simple Leaf
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Drinking this tea makes me so happy and so sad at the same time. I don’t ever want to run out of it, but I’ve only a few teaspoons left. Every time I drink it while in front of the computer, I have to run a search on google for sites that sell black tea grown in Arunachai Pradesh, India.

I never have any luck.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Caribbean Dream by The Jade Teapot
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And so, I looked at the clock, and it read: 1:30am. And I thought to myself, what a perfect time to make iced tea.

Thus.

Actually, this isn’t too bad iced. Fruity but not tart, slight coconut. Stirred in a bit of sugar, but it’s probably fine without. I stirred it in without thinking, because I figured it’d be very tart.

Two tsps for 1 cup, ten minutes, poured over ice cubs.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Jillian

Well I’m glad someone likes it, lol. ;)

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drank Tower of London Blend by Harney & Sons
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Finished off my last bag of this today. Made a small pot and sipped it whilst performing calculus. I will miss this.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank 1837 Black by TWG Tea Company
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I’ve found that trying to do reviews while drinking the tea as a morning tea is a bad idea. I can’t pay attention to flavours because I’m half-awake and trying to get food into my system.

However, it smelt strongly of strawberries, followed by other, less identifiable berries. The first sip was tingling and delicious strawberry, and every time you take a very small sip it’s everywhere throughout it and trailing into the aftertaste. The tea itself isn’t passive here, though. It’s a strong tea, not sharp, Ceylon. You taste it more with larger gulps.

There’s a nice sweetness throughout. Not as strong as Marco Polo, but I’m rather liking this anyways.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I change icons often, apologies. On that note, they are usually Doctor Who related (so no, that is not me pictured in the icon, it is most likely one of the Doctors).

A tea-drinking transgendered Canadian, currently in the third year of college, majoring in geology (yes, “rocks and things”). I take most of my tea made straight into a mug, although occasionally if I’m not in a hurry (this isn’t often), I’ll have time to sit down with a pot. It’s the highlight of a good day if I have time for a pot.

My notes and reviews will often sound dis-jointed, repetitive and confused, as usually I don’t work on them as a whole, but rather add notes as I sip without rereading what I’ve already typed.

On most occasions I won’t take my tea with anything (I reserve milk for chai). Occasionally agave nectar if I want to test to see if it’ll smooth it out. Chais I will make with either the nectar or honey. Although on occasion I will sweeten unflavoured blacks the Russian way—with jam or jelly. Occasionally I will take it instead with a slice of a citrus fruit. Normally orange, occasionally lemon if I have any on hand.

When I was a kid, I used to experiment by ripping open bags of Tetley’s and stuffing in extra ingredients.

I prefer Earl Grey, and a good friend of mine (who considers himself a great tea enthusiast) hates me because of it. I cannot explain his irrational hatred of bergamot.

Also, I am a Doctor Who fanatic. As one may have noticed by my icons. For the record, my favourite Doctor is number three, Jon Pertwee.

“But you should never turn down tea, when it’s offered. It’s impolite, and impoliteness is how wars start.” ~Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann

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