791 Tasting Notes

95

For some reason, I thought this was a green tea, so I brewed it up this afternoon. I didn’t realize it was a black tea until I had already put the tea in my steeper and boiled the water. But as the tea boiled and I poured it over my leaves, I thought wait a minute…..boiling water on green tea?? And then I looked at the description and saw black tea.

It is really late in the day for me to be having black tea, so I just took a couple of sips. The rest is going into the fridge to try cold.

Anyway, about the taste of the tea….this tea is delicious. Of course, I love chocolate! The orange is fresh and tasty. The marshmallow adds a pinch of sweetness. This is a decadent treat.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Anna

I really like this one, too. Have you tried that chocolate orange one from David’s Tea (I think) too?

tigress_al

Ya, I like the David’s tea chocolate orange as well. It is a pu’erh though so it’s a little different. I haven’t had it in a very long time. This one is definitely more natural tasting

Anna

I just have a hard time imagining a better chocolate orange than this one.

tigress_al

Anna, I looked at my note about chocolate orange and I had rated it really high. That was 2 years ago, and my tastes have changed toward more natural tasting and straight teas. This one would surely win in a comparison!

Anna

Yes, I think that’s a really good point, and spot on in terms of what sets apart DT and Butiki.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

95
drank Gui Fei Oolong by Butiki Teas
791 tasting notes

Mmmm, roasty! This oolong definitely has natural notes and honey and fruitiness. I am not sure if I would have picked out an “apple” note, but it is fruity anyway. There is also a nuttiness in the roasty notes of this wonderful oolong.
It was snowing pretty heavily when I was enjoying this cuppa. So, I have no problem staying in with my baby and having a snow day! Brrr

Resteep at 4 minutes was just as delicious!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

We got a few inches in the evening of New Year’s day, which is lingering. Rumor has it that we might get more this weekend! I love watching snow fall, especially if I can sit in my sunroom in my PJs, slurping tea & watching. It’s so beautiful!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80

I prepared this as an eggnog latte, which tastes pretty good. This rooibos is a little artificial tasting, so the addition of the eggnog helped to make it palatable.
I wouldn’t restock this tea.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

92

I find the chocolate in this tea is a little more like dark chocolate than milk chocolate, which I enjoy. There is a touch of astringency which I assume comes from the black base. The raspberry is a delicious pairing with the chocolate.
I always try my teas without additions first, but I think I might add a little sweetener next time to see how this changes the tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

96
drank Vanilla Cream by Butiki Teas
791 tasting notes

Sipdown :(
I will miss this sweet, creamy, vanilla honeybush. Especially as an eggnog or regular latte. It made a lovely dessert in a cup.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84
drank Sugar Plum Shou Mei by 52teas
791 tasting notes

I am finally having this tea, I was not able to brew up tea on Christmas day properly, so I didn’t even bother. I just used my mom’s keurig to make chai lattes.
Anyway, I really enjoyed the 12 days of tea, the anticipation of scratching the bag every day.
This tea was ok, light white tea taste. I am not sure what a sugar plum tastes like, but I am getting a plum-like fruitiness that is pretty subtle. I think this tea needs sweetener though.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

95

What a great way to start the new year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYEONE!
I am drinking up my last carton of eggnog and needed a treat this morning, so I made this as an eggnog latte. So delicious!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
CelebriTEA

Love this tea ♥♡♥

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

77
drank Cocoberry by DAVIDsTEA
791 tasting notes

I am not a coffee fan, but I was very curious about this mate. It actually isn’t too bad. The berries are kind of a nice touch. However, I don’t like coffee so I probably wouldn’t drink this. I just bought enough for 2 cups, which I am glad about. Maybe I will give the rest to my friend who drinks coffee and try to convert her to tea! Mhwahahaha

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

83
drank Coffee Cake by DAVIDsTEA
791 tasting notes

This isn’t too bad. Lots of sweetness, with a hint of cherry, and a tiny bit of “cake” flavour. I am not getting any pineapple.
I will probably drink my sample size bag, but there are much better teas out there. I won’t be getting any more of this.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90

Yay! Another honeybush!
Hot, this tastes a little weird. Cold though, it is delicious. Root beer without the fizziness, and with some creaminess like ice cream. I will add sweetener next time to make it a real treat.
I will be drinking lots of this in the summer!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Hello,
I am a nurse, I love to do so many things: reading, card making, scrapbooking, photography, playing with my nieces, shopping, and of course TEA!

I only started drinking loose leaf tea in Dec. 2010 when I had a DavidsTea for the first time and have been obsessed ever since! My favourite is probably white but I have black every morning to wake me up! I enjoy most flavours out there! My favourite flavours are nutty, fruity, chocolate, jasmine, tropical.

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.

Location

Saskatchewan, Canada

Following These People