290 Tasting Notes

drank Honeydew Mate by DAVIDsTEA
290 tasting notes

I got this as a sample with my order. I’ve wanted to try this, but didn’t want to buy it because I cannot get behind mate.

This smells so delicious, fresh & juicy, both dry & as its steeping.
This is the best mate I’ve had. You get the fruity, juicy melon flavour at the front of the sip & a slight earthy, dryness from the mate.
Really good & I definitely want more.

Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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drank Aloha Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
290 tasting notes

Ever have a tea that makes you gag? yea well I’ve found that tea.

this may be the worst tea I’ve ever had, EVER!!!

when I smelt the dry leaves I didn’t think I would like it, but that was the papaya smell. as it steeped it smelt much better. at the very beginning of the sip I get some creaminess from the chocolate, then I get the fruit, & that fishy earthy taste Pu’erh is known for. & then I gag, even before the mouth full is down my throat.

I’m going to attempt it with less leaves at another time, similarly I had to do that with the chocolate orange one, but that was more tolerable than this.


Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

That’s rough! Maybe I’ll stay away as I am not a fan of the fishy pu’erh taste – I want a blend that hides that away like The Skinny.

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received this along with 2 other pi’erhs from Davids.

the dry leaves are super strawberry-ie, there really isn’t much Pu’erh in the blend, which I should have noticed from the picture, so I don’t know how well it’ll work for my mission.
taste wise this is very berry, but generic berry, not strawberry like it smells.
it’s sweet & tart, very good.
overall as a berry tea it’s quite good, as a Pu’erh it doesn’t give me that strong puerh tastes that others do.

I really do like this.

ETA: I’m really started to kind of dislike this tea :/ rating lowered

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Aimee Popovacki

you know what.. i liked this a lot when it came out.. i drank it hot quite a bit, and cold steeped it.. i made a huge iced pitcher of it last week though and after one cup i couldn’t have anymore.. it made my stomach hurt so bad.. a lot of people say puh’erh’s will do that… i don’t recall ever having a problem with blood orange which is one of my favorites iced but this one and creme de menthe were painful, painful, teas for me! … i’m lowering my rating on it too actually, thanks for the reminder!

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How does a tea that smells so amazing taste to blah & belch.
This is so orange, creamy & sweet smelling, but it doesn’t follow through.
It’s quite void of yummy flavours & possesses a stale, almost musty flavour.

Just not working for me

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Decided to try this little gem this morning. New tea #4 from my sample packs.

This was the one I was looking forward to the most!
I understeeped this because I was in a major rush this morning. (took too long making myself cute for a client that is coming in ahaha…. I am LAME!)
So it lacked a bit in flavour. It is malty & chocolatey (but not as malty as Chocolate Chili Truffle- I’m sure that’s the under steeping.).
Definetly have to give this another go with a proper steep time, because I am sure it will be scrumptious.

I love Whoppers (the chocolate) & haven’t had any in a really long time so this was why I wanted this tea.

This tea is sitting on the lower shelf on the desk at work, I keep sniffing around because I smell chocolate cake, can’t figure out from where. I tell my co-worker I smell chocolate cake, DUH! clued in & smelt my tea…. yup pure freshly baking chocolate cake. And this tea isn’t even hot anymore.

Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

Sounds good!

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Om nom nom. This is so delicious. Must buy more. This may be my favourite Rooibos ever!
Sweet & honeyie & spicy… delicious!

I really want to make more, but I am so tired.

Boiling 8 min or more

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This is my second new tea, I love mint & chocolate, however it’s almost always in a caffeinated tea. So I was really glad to see this one.

However this was kind of just a blah tea. The rooibos takes the lead & the mint & chocolate take a major backseat & hardly come through.

Boiling 8 min or more

bah sorry to see that.


Rooibos kills most other flavours for me. Sorry it did that for you with this one.

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Soooo many new teas to choose from in my order that arrived this morning.

I’m not sure why I chose to try this one first, when what I have really been waiting for is Malt Shop.

This is really freakin good. Creamy & stawberry-ie, it’s better when it’s still quite hot, I find the flavours come out more. I’m not getting much chocolate, most of it is at the end of the sip.

This is definetly ice cream in a cup, melted & warmed deliciousness. YUM!

I really forgot how much a half ounce of tea is, I’m gonna be at this forever! 19 new teas to try.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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You know how just when you think a tea can’t get any better? Then it does?

Yea well this is one of those. I have a feeling I will be through my 2oz in no time & will need more, MORE, MORE, MORE!!

gah it’s so good. Quite different this time, more of a light floral note, still earthy, light & so freakin good!

Thanks Brenden (I have to say I am impressed that your name is spelt this way, my brother’s is the same & you rarely see it spelt like this), for this amazing blend!!

195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Whispering Pines Tea Company

And this tea has gotten better again, by the way ;)

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I’m really surprised this hasn’t been reviewed yet.

I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this tea yet. I need some time to sit with another mug of it.
It definetly remind me of camping (ok so 90% of Whispering Pines teas remind me of camping & I can’t tell you how much I LOVE that!), both in smell & taste. It’s earthy, almost hay like & a bit berry-ie.
The colour it steeps up is so strange. I had it in a white mug & the tea touching the edges of the mug was a yellow-ish/green & the centre was an almost grey/green colour.

I feel like I should be drinking this in a sauna or by a fire.

Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Whispering Pines Tea Company

Eat the leaves when you’re done! :) These are delicious hehe

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