1125 Tasting Notes

93

I sipped this down yesterday as a comparison to the premium keemun to determine which one I would like to stock in my cupboard. Needless to say, it didn’t go according to plan because I like them both for different reasons. I drank them side by side.

In my opinion, this one is a bit fruitier, with more prominent cocoa notes. It is maybe a little bit sweeter than the premium version, but not quite as smooth. It is definitely great for everyday drinking.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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91

This is a sample sipdown. Today, it seems a little bit less sweet. I getting some mushroom, earthy notes. Maybe I have been hoarding it for too long. I am so guilty of hoarding oolongs forever.
I am glad that I purchased this sample.

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81
drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
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Finally sipping down this tea from last September.
I found that you definitely have to steep this herbal for a long time to get real flavour. I am not too sad that it’s gone, but it was ok. Not bad for a banana tea.

Flavors: Dates

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Anna

DT seem to have a lot of good herbals, definitely flavours I could get into.

tigress_al

Yes Anna, they do have lots of good herbal blends!

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95

I have been scared of Genmaicha, but this is SO GOOD!!
There was no need to be scared. This is deep and rich, chocolate, with that lovely malt. I really enjoy that toasty flavour from the rice.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Campfire Blend by Verdant Tea
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This tastes really “homey” to me if that makes sense. I really enjoy this, but next time, I think I would steep in a tea bag rather than my steeper because I am still tasting it today.

This is a really nice citrus vanilla herbal selection. I need to have more herbals in my tea collection!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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Thanks again to Nicole for this sample AGES ago! I enjoyed this berry blend and might buy it if I ever run across it somewhere.

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93

I used the whole sample today and it seemed to be sweet and smooth. I love white teas in the afternoon. Delicious

Preparation
3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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98

I have been hoarding this tea but it is really time to sip it down. I really enjoyed this oolong. I love the fresh buttery, floral taste.
I would also like to try the autumn variety.

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85

This was my first Teavana experience, while I was at the West Edmonton mall for a girls trip! I mixed this with a little bit of white pearls because I still wanted just a tad bit of caffeine but not too much, so I guess this isn’t a very accurate note on this tea.
I thought this herbal was ok, a nice blend of spices, but still a little bit chocolate too for sweetness. I don’t think I would purchase it though.

This was a great cuppa to go on my shopping adventures!

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85

Wow, the customer service when I ordered the cup was terrible. The girl was very monotone and not very helpful at all. She also didn’t even tell me that this had mate in it, even though I said I wanted an oolong that didn’t have a lot of caffeine……I was a little annoyed at that.

However, I did enjoy this oolong, and I enjoy it more now that I know what the ingredients actually are since she wouldn’t tell me. It was a little bit earthy, but I guess that was due to the mate. The chocolate was pretty muted, but still good. I wasn’t overly impressed though.
I got this as a cup to go, so I am not even sure if the salesgirl brewed it correctly or not.

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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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