296 Tasting Notes

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I got this in a sampler pack from iheartteas in early June and I am only now tasting it. The dry notes smell like banana bread. my nanny makes THE best banana bread.
once steeped I get a touch of artificial banana smell. it’s smelling more like banana bread now.
First sip and all I get is strong black base eek. Let’s see if this changes as it cools… I’m getting some artificial banana taste and that’s it.

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I received this in a swap from Darby. White chocolate is my fav type of chocolate, so creamy so sweet, delicious.
This is definitely one spicy smelling chai, that is however the only smell I am getting. I love the white chips in it. I had to add a few more because I just knew that the few small chips wouldn’t make enough of a white chocolate difference, so I did.
Upon pouring it has a very creamy like colour ohh should be yummy.
Wow this has to be the spiciest chai I have tasted, one of the spices comes out at the front I just can’t quite place it, maybe nutmeg. It’s also creamy I think from my added white chips, although I am getting no white chocolate flavour. Perhaps a little honey would bring it out. As this tea sits and cools slightly it looses the creaminess and becomes bitter. Unfortunetly I can’t chug a hot cup of tea.

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I received this in a swamp from tigress_al & finally got around to trying it this morning.
The dry notes smell lightly of strawberry. It steeps to a nice red/orange colour. And tastes yummy, like a very ripe strawberry, with a touch of white tea base. I love strawberry & love this tea. I had it iced of course.

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I received this from Azzrian as a thank you from our iced tea swap. Too kind.
The dry notes smells lightly and sweetly of strawberry and keeps this as it steeps.
It tastes creamy and slightly sweet I’m guessing from the strawberries although I can’t really taste them. oh wait… it has cooled and I’m getting a tart taste hmmm maybe bitter (I of course forgot about it steeping because I was too busy digging through my new tea package).
I am enjoying this tea even without the strawberry flavour.
Two cups of black tea this morning I think I am going to be one wired girl this afternoon.

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Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

LOL so glad you got the package and are enjoying it :)

wiicked

azzrian how much come in the southern boy teas ?

Azzrian

I believe enough to make 2 quarts but you can resteep them so a total of 4 quarts maybe more if you find you can re-steep again.

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
296 tasting notes

this is another tea I got from softrevolution.
If everything continues like it smells it’s going to be fantastic. This has to be the yummiest smelling mint chocolate tea I have smelt. The peppermint is fantastic and the chocolate smells like real chocolate, not artificial like many others.
Upon being steeped it looses most of the chocolate smell… oh no :( it tastes nicely pepperminty however the chocolate barely comes threw at the end. as it cools a bit more the chocolate comes through a little more. However I didn’t want my tea to cool today it’s a chilly morning.
Overall I wish there was some more chocolate flavour to it. but still very enjoyable.

oops I forgot about my strawberry zabaglione that is steeping

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Boiling
wiicked

how much tea comes with the southern boy teas?

tattooed_tea

I’m not certain as I haven’t ordered any but I think it’s two tea bags that each make an 8 quart jug.

Helena

try adding a bit of milk I find that helps

wiicked

thanks so much tattoed
wait are they in tea bags?

tattooed_tea

Wiicked they are to make for easy steeping. They are regular 52Teas quality though, loose leaf, not your typical bagged tea.

wiicked

ok cool
thanks so much

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
296 tasting notes

I received this sample from softrevolution. I was expecting a delicious nutty tea. upon smelling this tea I realized it smells exactly like apple crisp. once steeped it keeps this scent. if it tastes anything like it smells I can’t wait to try it. first sip and woah… this tastes exactly like my mom’s apple crisp it is too delicious for words. the only thing it’s missing is the occasional crunch of oatmeal. otherwise I swear I am eating apple crisp.
I am pleasantly surprised with the unexpected flavour and this will definitely be added to my permanent collection, especially for the fall!
thank you so much softrevolution!!!

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90

Love the smell of the dry notes. Perfectly spicey with a hint of citrus.
Once steeped it keeps the smell, however the scent doesn’t quite carry through to the taste. It’s not as spicy as I would like.
About half my cup cooled to slightly more than room temperature & there was my spice. WOW. So good. Perfect amount of spices with a black tea taste lingering & a hint of citrus. This may just be one of my new fav spiced teas!

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
296 tasting notes

So the smell of the dry notes is… well… offputting. It smells like honey, but artificial honey. I am definetly not gettting caramel from it.
Once steeped it smells the same. I added extra salt to it, as there didn’t appear to be any/very little in the leaves I steeped. So I can’t give this an accurate numeral rating right now.
I didn’t get even the slightest hint of caramel. Maybe my extra salt was over powering it, but it definetly wasn’t there.

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drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
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If nothing else this tea looks like swamp water.
I didn’t think I would enjoy this one, since it’s base is rooibos (not a fan over here).
I found it to have a slightly sweet strawberry flavour (like a strawberry candy-artificial). Wish it had more of that flavour. I found it lacked big time in the flavour department. I could only slightly taste the rooibos, which is great for me. I usually can’t get past the rooibos flavour.
Over all I was disappointed in the lack of flavour.

softrevolution

I tried this for the first time the other day and felt pretty much the same way. It’s just fairly bland and artificial tasting. I wonder if it might be tasty iced with a bit of fruit juice added in to make it more like a punch?

tattooed_tea

I had it iced. I’m not sure what would help it out. I always add more leaves than required because I like a strong tea, but it didn’t help this time.

Kittenna

Ew, I did not enjoy this one iced at all. I threw it out.

tattooed_tea

Did you have it hot? How was it?

Kittenna

I had it hot as well, and although I liked whatever fruit flavour I was smelling/tasting, I didn’t find it terribly appealing. Better than iced IMO, though!

tattooed_tea

I will have to try this hot than before I swap it out.

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drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
296 tasting notes

Dry notes- smells just like a Pina Colada
I had to have this iced. It tastes just like a Pina Colada, aside from the not creamy-ness. I think this would be great with a splash of Malibu Rum… YUM!
I really enjoyed how well the pineapple & coconut played together. My only concern, slightly too sweet. I enjoy my teas without any sweetness (unless they’re black iced teas). So next time I will avoid adding the sugar hearts that come in it.

Kittenna

Ahh, I thought it was a good amount of sweetness for me, but I like my teas sweetened (and am simply learning to live without sweetness for anything that doesn’t brew up sweet by itself!)

tattooed_tea

I love sweets, but don’t like my teas sweet (unless they’re a desert tea). I will still drink this one though, I’ll just ditch the hearts.

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