406 Tasting Notes

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drank Pu'erh Ginger (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
406 tasting notes

It did not brew inky black despite only doing one steep, but it was a short four minutes (the steeping instructions gave you a range of four to six).

First sip is a good ginger. Still pretty hot, though. I’m getting pu’erh in the smell, though.

I only did four minutes, so I can understand why this is rather soft. I like it, though. The pu’erh isn’t too strong, but there, and I like the spicy ginger.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Chocolate Chai by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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Chocolate in the smell, but not in the taste. I get very little of the spices as well, although I can smell them. Mostly getting the rooibos.

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drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
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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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84
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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81
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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74
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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90
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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A tea-drinking transgendered Canadian, currently in the third year of university, 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 or gaiwan. It’s the highlight of a good day.

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