982 Tasting Notes

90

I was so happy today to go to my local tea shop, because I hadn’t been there in so long. I ended up getting a lot more tea than I intended (of course). The owner is always so nice and helpful. As an added bonus, I got a free tea today from my reward points!! Yay free tea!

This tea was woodsy from the rooibos and almond. The vanilla is more in the background, adding a tad bit of sweetness. I wish the vanilla was just a bit stronger but overall I like this cuppa. I would definitely buy this again to have in the evening.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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78
drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is over a year old so I am not sure if it is fair to rate it, but I’m going to anyway. This one really falls short for me, it almost tastes dull (which is probably due to the age of it). The Apple is there for sure, and I do get a little bit of “custard” but it certainly isn’t as creamy as I was hoping. It’s decent but not great.

It does fare a little better cold brewed. It isn’t really creamy, but the apple comes out a little more.

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94
drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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This was very good this morning. It was sweet and smooth with coconut being the prominent note. The banana wasn’t there, except maybe to add a little sweetness. I didn’t really mind though, because I am not a fan of banana in tea. The base is slightly sweet and toffee like.

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100

A clear cup and infuser is what I chose to brew this in today (western style) so I could watch the leaves expand. A tea as special as this deserves my time and awareness to truly appreciate the brewing experience. The liquor tastes of cocoa and malt. The appearance is a nice Amber/brown.

I am impatient and the first sips are too hot. After allowing the tea to cool slightly, I finally get to taste the tea. The cocoa and malt are prevalent right away followed by a slightly sweet caramel note. The mouthfeel is full and feels thick to some degree. This was wonderful.

I needed more, so I resteeped this tea at boiling for 4 minutes. This steep was pretty similar to the first I found, with only slightly muted flavours.

I did not have time for a second resteep, so the leaves are cold brewing in the fridge for tomorrow.
Edit: the cold brew of the second steeping leaves was basically muted flavours of that second steep. It wasn’t as magical as the first steep of this tea, but still very delicious.

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

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96

This is one heck of a delicious cold brew! I had this yesterday and the macaron is in the forefront and the lemon comes in the aftertaste. It tastes a bit creamy as well.

Fjellrev

Mmm, such a dreamy blend.

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100

This cuppa this morning was pure malty caramel…mmmmmm

I am not sure what will replace this tea in my cupboard. It has been a staple since the first time I ordered it. I still have about a bag and a half left, but I should really start sipping it down before it loses too much flavour. I haven’t noticed any flavour degradation to date. I have to stop hoarding my favourite teas and enjoy them instead.

Does anyone know of a tea that tastes similar to this?

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drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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I cold brewed this for about 18 hours. Coconut is the most prominent note when brewed using this method. Followed by mint, then the slightly fruity note from the apple and blackberry. It was actually quite refreshing.

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drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
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I tried something different with this tea last night and had a dessert latte with some cashew milk. Boy was this nutty! Obviously. I must say that I rather enjoyed it this way.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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83

I don’t normally drink straight greens but I was still in that “must try all Butiki teas” mode. This was pretty good, pretty much what I expected…for it to be vegetal. I also got notes of corn and malt which was kind of an odd combination. Like others have mentioned, I noticed that the leaf was fairly broken up.

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87

I am not usually the biggest fan of straight green teas, but I didn’t mind this one. This is probably my favourite straight green to date. It is fairly nutty rather than having that buttery vegetal taste right away.

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp

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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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