1120 Tasting Notes

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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I actually ended up enjoying this more than when I originally bought it. It seems with time, the flavours have had a chance to mellow out a bit and blend together to produce a smoother taste. It also seems to taste less artificial than it did back in October. Go figure!

If this comes back in the fall/winter, I will likely purchase it again for egg nog lattes! Oh man, I don’t dare even think about those yet ;)

Evol Ving Ness

I really like this one when I am in the mood for it.

So much missing milk. I hate to even think what my practitioner would say about eggnog. :)

tigress_al

I don’t drink a huge amount of milk but I would sure miss it if I couldn’t have it. I do really enjoy almond milk though (but not just by itself).

Evol Ving Ness

Hmm, almond milk. I haven’t tried it with tea yet. I will look into it. As I have been drinking mostly green, white, and oolong lately, I’ve just been drinking tea straight up which makes the absence of milk in my life easier.

tigress_al

I like my teas best straight but I like an almond milk latte from time to time especially with rooibos/honeybush. Try it out sometime!

Fjellrev

Hmm, I should try this again sometime. This + eggnog sounds like a dream!

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you for the tip. I will.

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I think the Rose might be throwing me off on this one. It just comes across as a weird taste. It was ok cold brewed but certainly not something I would re-stock.

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I thought I had reviewed this sample previously…hmm.
I enjoyed this tea. It is slightly floral and malty with a slightly sweet aftertaste. It is not at all astringent or bitter.
I think I will try a longer brew next time to see what happens. I am not sure that I would purchase this as there are a large number of straight blacks that I prefer (like Teavivre’s black pearls), but it was enjoyable.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Rasseru

Steepster’s got to be eating reviews.. We’ve all felt this at some point havent we – unless group tea drunk hallucinations

tigress_al

Haha, both are likely!

Mookit

I have experienced this as well! With a tea I almost certainly reviewed in the past. Sad that reviews seem to be disappearing :(

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This was one of my favourite teas. Jasmine is usually the only floral flavour that I really enjoy in tea, but this one was delicious! I was good hot or iced.

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88
drank Spiced Pumpkin by DAVIDsTEA
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I am trying to use up my oldest tea up first which is hard sometimes when that tea is no longer in season. I don’t usually drink pumpkin teas in spring/summer. I have cold brewing everything lately, so I thought I would try it out.

This was just weird. Cold pumpkin tea???? It was alright but just too weird. I might have to save this for fall

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90

I have really been on a cold brew kick lately and thought I would give this one a try for the heck of it. This turned out really good actually. I was looking for something a little sweeter and this was just perfect for my mood. I think you would have to be wanting something sweet for this to work though. It was a little nutty and the woodiness of the rooibos is tamed a little by cold brewing it.

VariaTEA

I find a lot of DAVIDs rooibos teas are much better cold brew since it tames the base. Their birthday cake tea is one of my favorites but only when cold brewed.

tigress_al

Good to know, I will have to try more this way!

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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This is a super old tea, a year past its “best before” date but it is still so good, I just can’t bring myself to throw it out. I could go to chapters and get a new tin but I guess I am a bit of a hoarder. I also might save those harney tins and use them for windowsill herbs!

Anyway, I wanted to try this as a cold brew because I really have to use this up and figured I might as well try it. I used 2 bags for my Aladdin tumbler. It was of course, delicious!! It tastes sweeter somehow? than the hot brew….I think. I will have to do a side by side comparison I think.

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95

I forgot to log that I finally ordered this tea after wanting to try it for so long! And boy, I am glad I ordered it because I just finished off my favourite Assam. This isn’t quite as delicious as my favourite but it’s pretty darn close. The tin is awesome with great graphics, but it is a little hard to pry open. It’s worth it I guess for the tea to stay fresh!

Anyway, I really enjoy this smooth, malty cuppa breakfast deliciousness. It will likely become a cupboard staple from now on!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Pom Diggety by DAVIDsTEA
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I didn’t have high hopes with this tea because DT has been disappointing me a bit lately with their “must add stevia to everything”. But, this wS a pretty good cold brew. It did taste fairly naturally like pomegranate. The stevia and hibiscus were fairly tame (but still a little too present unfortunately).

Indigobloom

Enough with the Stevia… ugh!! but better than coconut I say

tigress_al

Lol no way, I say bring on the coconut!

Indigobloom

lol to each their own! I think it can be good where it makes sense but there are so many blends where the tea has a specific name and all I taste is coconut with a hint of something else, usually sweetener

tigress_al

Oh yes, I agree with you there

Indigobloom

could be said about a lot of things. Coconut, stevia… Hibiscus…!

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95

Mmm, I wanted chocolate for breakfast this morning but I don’t have any chocolate in the house……lol and I shouldn’t actually have chocolate in the morning anyway. This tea did the trick!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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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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