987 Tasting Notes

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drank Bubbie's Baklava by DAVIDsTEA
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Looking at the ingredients, I thought there was no way I was going to like this…chicory and rose are not really ingredients I like in tea. Surprisingly, I liked this tea. The rose was very light and the chicory wasn’t overwhelming. It is kind of like a nutty, fruity chai. I am not really tasting baklava but that’s ok. Its not t a favourite dessert of mine anyway

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Eggnog by DAVIDsTEA
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I didn’t mind this one which is kind of surprising because I don’t normally like green rooibos too much. It was nutmeg and some creaminess but I’m not sure I would say eggnog. It doesn’t have a thick mouthfeel.
I learned from my mistake last time not to brew this in a tea bag because all of the meringue gets trapped in there.

keychange

It’s so hard for me to really enjoy tea that distinctly purports to taste like another kind of beverage entirely. Like, I really like eggnog and hot chocolate on their own, and so a tea has a far, far way to go before it can really approximate another drink entirely. It’s like me trying to pretend I’m 5’10 and male when I’m really a small woman haha. Jealous of the people who really do find that these teas hit their mark, though!

tigress_al

I agree keychange—eggnog or hot chocolate are pretty hard for a tea to achieve because they just don’t have that thick mouthfeel. I enjoyed this tea only when I stopped thinking about it as “eggnog” and more “nutmeg cream”

Evol Ving Ness

Yes, this one is more like Echoes of Eggnog.

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I forgot how unique this tea is. It is naturally spicy— nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom. A little bit of vanilla and sweet grass are present as well. This resteeps well all day. I think I would brew for more than 1 minute initially next time though. I noticed some people were brewing at 3-4 minutes so I will try that next time (note to self).

Preparation
3 tsp

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100

Hello again my friend! This is a lovely tea. It is silky smooth and creamy. The jasmine is not overwhelming or cloying at all. This takes me back to summer and makes me think of watching a beautiful sunset while sitting out in nature.
The resteep was just as good as the first at 1.5 minutes.
I also really enjoy this tea cold and usually cold brew the 3rd steeping of the leaves.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 tsp

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drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
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I tried this as a cold brew just to see what would happen to the flavour.
It was actually really good this way. Sweet, light, and airy. I don’t think it was really “birthday cake like” but this tea is a year and a half old, so it has probably lost some flavour.
I found this to be an interesting tisane with the marshmallow leaf. It was something that I hadn’t really tried before (that I remember).

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I brewed this tea in the same mug as my cuppa of the morning.…bad idea because all I can taste is that previous tea. I will have to try again.

As far as I could tell though, this tea was very light in flavour. And only slightly milky. Maybe I should try with boiling water next time??

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp

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I felt like this tea was quite similar to cocomint cream, which I enjoyed.
I wasn’t really a fan of this tea hot for some reason. I am not sure why, but I have fallen out of love with mint a little bit lately. I guess I just feel like mint is a little better suited to summer or something maybe.
Anyway, I put the brew in the fridge for a few hours. Now, that’s what I’m talking about. It is almost creamy due to the coconut. And minty of course. Not bad

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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
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This is a really weird tea hot— hot cucumbers just don’t do it for me.
Cold is another story, it is quite refreshing due to the mint and slightly sweet from the melon. It likely would have been good cold brewed in the summer. But since it is now winter, I like a hot cuppa in the morning. Maybe if it came back, I would pick it up again in the summer or spring.

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drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
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I added a splash of eggnog (but not enough for it to be a latte) and the vegetal notes were very much in the background. This made for a sweet, nutty treat
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100

My morning cuppa yesterday.
It had been a long night before so I had added a couple of pieces of brown crystal sugar. This amps up the caramel and the Assam base and vanilla become background notes. I think I like this tea more and more each time I have it.

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Hello,
I am a nurse. I have numerous hobbies: reading, crocheting, crafting, card making, scrapbooking, photography, shopping, and of course drinking TEA!

I started drinking loose leaf tea in Dec. 2010 when I went into a DavidsTea for the first time and have been hooked ever since! My favourite is probably white tea, but I also love black and oolong. I also like a nice relaxing rooibos or herbal in the evening. On Sundays, I like to treat myself and make a tea latte.

My favourite flavours are nutty, vanilla, chocolate, jasmine, tropical, fruity, earl grey.
My dislikes are lavender, rose, hibiscus, banana, and straight green or overly vegetal teas.

I am admittedly fairly generous in my rating scale. Most of my teas I rate at 90 and above, and would re-stock these teas.
Anything under 90 I probably wouldn’t re-stock unless I found a great price.

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