791 Tasting Notes

92

It is really time to finish this sample. I have had it for far too long. I think it was sent to me by Will Work for Tea I think.

Last time I tried it, I recall it being a little astringent. I looked at previous notes, and Kittena had mentioned a 2 minute steep….now this is better. Slight almond notes with a nice black base that isn’t too “in your face with a light baked goods taste.” I also get a slight citrus note in the aftertaste. I will certainly stick with the 2 minute infusion from now on.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

this goes superbly with almond milk :P

tigress_al

Mmm, I will have to try that next time!

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95

My Butiki order came yesterday and I immediately opened the box and brewed this one up!
I like mint, and I love chocolate, so this one was sure to be a hit….and of course it was. Mint is definitely the strongest flavour for me. The chocolate adds a nice creaminess in the background.
Delicious and a wonderful bedtime treat!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100

My Buitiki order came last night!! It was too late when I received it to have a black tea though, so I had to wait until this morning…..torture I tell ya! I also needed the caffeine kick this morning because my 2 month old was up at 4:45am…..she usually sleeps until at least 5:30. And it definitely has a good caffeine kick!
WOW, this is amazing! Smooth caramel, with a slighter hint of vanilla. The base definitely shines through so malty and smooth. I can’t even describe how good this is.
I resteeped this around 4 minutes, maybe a little bit more because I got distracted.

Chilled, this is also good, but I prefer it hot for sure.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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94
drank Coconut Grove by DAVIDsTEA
791 tasting notes

I love coconut, so no shock that I really enjoy this tea. I am also a big fan of white teas. It is creamy and smooth, with lots of coconut flavour. It is really too bad that there is artificial flavouring in this tea.
Resteep at 4 minutes.

Chilled, this tea is equally as delicious but in a different, more tropical way.

This also makes an excellent smoothie with passionfruit, vanilla yogurt, frozen mango, and 2 cubes of frozen coconut milk.

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

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100

Side note: I previously did not like oolongs cold, but lately, I have been craving iced tea so much. So, I started trying oolongs chilled after brewing hot, resteeping, and combining both steeps to chill in the fridge.

On to this tea, I now also enjoy this cold as well as hot. Delicious, and it seems a little sweeter cold.
See previous notes

Sil

love this one!

TheTeaFairy

Just the smell of it is enough to make me happy :)

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94
drank Guava Cadabra by DAVIDsTEA
791 tasting notes

This blend surprised me, I was expecting it to be a little tart, but this is actually sweet. I actually really like this. I tried guava when I was in Cuba last year and loved it. This tea isn’t quite that good, but it is good in it’s own right.

I made this and chilled it which it seems is my new way of enjoying tea this summer. I used to cold brew all the time but this is just as easy. Although, sometime cold brewing brings out sweeter notes in the teas.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
791 tasting notes

I haven’t had this tea in forever! And I have never tried it western brew, so I thought I would give it a go today.
I used 2tsp of leaf for my perfect mug. mmm……smells like unsweetened cocoa. And tastes as such (I LOVE chocolate) with slight hints of barley. Delicious! I think I might even prefer this tea using the western method, it tastes so rich and satisfying.

I resteeped this at 4 and 5 minutes and they are both delicious as well.

I chilled half of all 3 steeps and it is also delicious!

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

this only gets brewed western style in my world heh

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, mine too: 1 T, 3 minutes. Resteep 5.

Sil

TERRIII!! can you confirm the oolong from mandala today IS the version i logged it under? (hijacking this tasting note bwahahahahah)

Terri HarpLady

Uhhh….let me look…

Bonnie

Western has always been my favorite method with LB. I agree 100 all the way! Yum!

tigress_al

Definitely western from now on!

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96

I have had this chilled in my fridge for the last couple of days. It tastes so different chilled than hot I find. So refreshing and a little sweeter somehow. So refreshing and light in the summer!

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100

For some reason, I don’t log this tea as much as I drink it.
This is one of my favs! Lightly sweet, buttery pineapple.
That sounds like an odd description but it really works for me!

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drank Mint Julep by DAVIDsTEA
791 tasting notes

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This seems like an odd combination of ingredients to me, but it works ok. I found the flavours melded kinda strangely together when hot but came together a lot better when chilled. The mint is very refreshing when chilled.
This isn’t my favourite blend for sure, but I wouldn’t turn a cup down.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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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.

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