576 Tasting Notes

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drank Carrot Cake by DAVIDsTEA
576 tasting notes

I really enjoy this cuppa. It’s one I may have to stock up on, as it appears to be leaving David’s Tea (?) to make room for the Spring Collection.

Even though it’s oolong, it’s not picky – I can brew it with the ubiquitous “hot” water at work and it’s fine. Delish!

Bonnie

You are one of the few who like this tea. Hated it…blechy…but glad you loved it!

KeenTeaThyme

I’m one of the weirdos who likes Carrot Cake too. ;-P

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100

It’s the first day in a very long time that I haven’t had a migraine. Whoo-hoo! That means I can go to work and feel productive, like a human.

I celebrated with this tea. This is easily one of the best cinnamon teas I’ve ever had, and one of my all-time overall fave teas. It’s a cupboard staple. I wish more cinnamon teas could be like this one! :)

And it’s only partly because of the Pop Rocks… ;)

Terri HarpLady

Ugggg, I used to suffer from migraines often. I’m grateful that part of my life is over (As long as don’t eat any of the foods that caused them).
I’m glad your feeling better!

KeenTeaThyme

Thanks. I’m trying to keep track of my “triggers.” They are hereditary, though, and there’s only so much I can do. I’ll have them for at least 10 more years, according to my mom and grandma! UGH. Tea helps. :)

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No rating as I’m not too keen on white teas, so I don’t have a basis to judge this one.

This is a light, playful blend of peppermint and botanicals. It’s soothing and spa-like. I bet it would be delicious iced! I was able to get two infusions from one round, always appreciate leaves that last longer than one infusion.

The peppermint plays off the floral taste nicely. I’m not normally a fan of roses (not in my tea nor otherwise) but I don’t mind the light floral taste when it’s paired with refreshing peppermint.

Full review is on my blog: http://keenteathyme.blogspot.com/2013/02/rose-mojito-white-tea-from-persimmon.html

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Ysaurella

the dry leaf is really cute

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93

I love anything plum – especially anything spiced plum. And I’m learning that I love this flavor any time of year, so I’m enjoying a cuppa well after the holidays and it’s not (too) weird!

This is a lightweight plum tea – smooth and comforting. There’s just a hint of spice, but I prefer that over what could be a deadly dose of hibiscus. (eep, the worst) I’d rather taste the plum, which this tea delivers!

I bet this is amazing deep in the heart of the holidays!

Ellyn

That sounds lovely!

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I’m not sure how or why this happened but I’m in a kind of tea funk, a tea burnt out phase. So I’m not trying anything new, and just enjoying mint varieties.

Maybe it’s all the migraines I’ve had lately?

Anyway, this is a good one, for a bagged tea. It’s light and tasty, great for the afternoon.

Azzrian

Hope you get over those migraines soon!

KeenTeaThyme

Thanks – me too!

ashmanra

Would feverfew help you?

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92

I got this as a sample from the awesome Stacy. This is one I wish I had grabbed! The flavors of orange, marshmallow and chocolate are a perfect medley, without being too sweet. I can taste each flavor individually and in harmony in each sip. Yum!

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Got this as a sample in one of my orders. When? Beats me!

I feel like I’m coming down with a cold or something, but it could be allergies, so I just need something mellow and fennel-y. That always helps me.

I dug around my tea bins at work and found this one; gave it a try. The dry leaves smell totally different than the brewed tea, which is random. Dry, the leaves remind me of mint and fennel. Brewed? I’m thinking of…pizza. I told you it was random!

The tea itself reminds me of a tea I used to drink when I was little, an herbal concoction my late grandmother would drink to cure hangovers. (She was Irish…) I’m also enjoying more of a vegetable-y aroma, like grass or summertime outdoors.

Not sure how to rate this one. I’ll hold off on the rating until I brew up another cuppa.

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100

MMMMMMMMMM

That’s all I have to say.

(Please read other notes – this is a fave!)

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100

New Cupboard Staple.

This instantly wakes you up, the aroma is so lemon-y fresh and fabulous (both the dry leaves and while its brewing)!

I’m feeling really out of it today and very disconnected with reality. I’ve been so sick lately (the migraines) and out of work that I just hate being me sometimes. This is helping to fight that feeling.

The lemon-y pow kicks it up a notch once it’s brewed. This really is a new cupboard staple. If you try only one guayusa from Butiki Teas, try this one! :)

Lala

Hope you feel better soon.

Serenity

Oh, I hate that disengaged feeling that comes with migraines, especially recurrent ones; I just don’t feel like me when I’m experiencing that. I don’t know if it helps but I try and think of the migraine as encompassing this second period of feelings once the pain is gone, so I’m still in recovery mode. It is frustrating because I just want it to be done and to move on once the pain is gone. But, if you injured your hand, you’d need to give it time to heal…samsies with a migrainey brain. It is injured; it needs time…and this tea sounds delicious!

KeenTeaThyme

I get migraines almost every day, and they’ve been really killer lately. I feel for anyone who gets them, they suck! I’ve got some tests coming up…I’m to the point where I’m hoping something horrid is wrong so I can get some relief. :( UGH.

Thanks for the well-wishes.

Serenity

KeenTeaThyme, keep me posted and best wishes for answers and treatment and pain relief!

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95

I’m trying to branch out to more guayusas so I had to splurge on Butiki Tea’s guayusa pack. This was one I would have tried regardless.

Love the packed-vanilla-punch! But even if there’s a loaded vanilla punch I still taste other flavors, namely mint. It’s almost calming too. I didn’t check out the flavors before reviewing because I didn’t want any suggestions or hints, but maybe there’s lavender in there or something like lavender?

This is really good…although I’m not sure calming is what I need at 9:30 am! Time to try the Good Morning Sunshine variety! :)

KeenTeaThyme

It did have lavender! Kudos, senses!

Indigobloom

good nose!
Lavender is funny for me. I used to hate it, but recently I’ve found certain lavenders are strangely ok

KeenTeaThyme

I was always anti-lavender in my tea until I had a white tea with it and now I don’t mind it, although it can go horribly wrong. This one is decent since it’s more of undertone. :)

Indigobloom

To me, lavender can taste incredibly chemical like. If it avoids that, then I usually like it

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