982 Tasting Notes

90

This is the base for the “art of darkness” I believe, and I really enjoyed that one, so it’s no Suprise that I enjoy this one as well. The brew is a deep Amber.

I think the description is fairly accurate for this one. The forefront notes are earthy, sweet, walnut. There are background notes of vanilla. I didn’t necessarily get cream notes, but the mouthfeel is certainly creamy.

Resteeped 4&5 minutes

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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93

This tea is roasty and toasty with notes of coffee and caramel. The dark chocolate notes are far away in the background but make an appearance every once in awhile. The vegetal notes are minimal. There is a slight underlying sweetness and smoothness to this dark oolong. The leaves once brewed remain slightly curled up and very dark.

Resteeped at 7 and 10 minutes.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec
Daylon R Thomas

That one is probably one of my favorites from Whispering Pines. I’ve yet to find a darker oolong like it. Most of them have either been too char like or too salty (if that makes sense).

tigress_al

Yep Daylon R Thomas, I get what you mean, and this one is not charred or salty!

TeaTiff

This one is pretty yummy!

tigress_al

Yes TeaTiff it certainly is!

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drank Hot Chocolate by DAVIDsTEA
982 tasting notes

I guess it is a pu’erh kind of day for me. I didn’t get too much sleep last night because of the babe, so I need some caffeine today!

This tea smells delightful. And then you steep it…it would be good except the stevia kinda ruins it. I don’t mind stevia sometimes, but in this blend, it leaves a really weird aftertaste that I just can’t get over. I would like to add my own sweetener DAVIDsTEA, please and thank you.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Evol Ving Ness

I hope DT listens one day soon. So much of what they do is great, and then, the sweetener and imitation flavours just kills it.

tigress_al

Agreed. I wonder if a representative of the company is on Steepster and reads tasting notes?

Evol Ving Ness

And then ignores them.

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86

Thank you for the sample Brenden!!

The pretty gold leaves went into my infuser with an earthy aroma of creamy dark cocoa and a hint of fruit. This translates well into the taste as well. The flavours and cocoa notes are a little lighter than the other pu’erh I tried but I don’t mind to have on days that I want something a little on the lighter side. I enjoyed this cuppa and have more for another cup or two.

Resteeped for 4&5 minutes.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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90
drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
982 tasting notes

Well, I am now back to over 100 teas. That didn’t take me long to go from only a few since not being able to drink tea. When I was pregnant, the thought of tea alone would make me feel nauseated :(

This tea is still fairly decent, smooth orange and vanilla. It is fairly woodsy from the rooibos as a cold brew. I haven’t decided yet if the 90 rating is deserved or not… I will have to think about it

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95

These dry snails are so pretty and it is an experience to watch them unfurl.
This tea smells amazing.

The taste is pretty spectacular. It is sweet potatoe and honey bread. There are slighter notes of malt, chocolate, and molasses. I didn’t get any gardenia notes as in the description, but it does have a creamy mouthfeel.

I am really loving these yunnan black teas.

I resteeped for 5&8 minutes.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp
Fjellrev

Ooooh, sounds lovely.

tigress_al

It is Fjellrev!

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This smells like maraschino cherries…and tastes like it too. The end of the sip almost tastes like amaretto or cherry whiskey???? What the heck? I don’t get any almond or green tea notes. Maybe this is a different tea and labelled as sweet almond green. Or maybe I did something very wrong. Help!!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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95

I finally got a tin of this! It took me a very long time to figure out which Teavivre oolong to get a tin of but I finally settled on this one in the Black Friday sale. Next order, I think I will have to order a whole bunch of samples and figure out which oolong it is that I want to permanently stock. Which is everyone’s favourite Teavivre oolong?

This tea smells lovely dry with rolled green leaves. It smells very nutty and roasted. I used 1.5tsp for my glass mug and infuser. When brewed, the leaves (of course) open up and are a little less green. The flavour is still quite vegetal but has a sweet overall roasted flavour. The mouthfeel is slightly creamy.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
tea-sipper

My favorite Teavivre oolong is the Iron Goddess but that was an older harvest. I think the new one is different. But so many of Teavivre’s oolongs are so good.

tigress_al

Ooh yes tea-sipper that was a good one! I haven’t tried the recent harvests

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93

I finally got my tin of this tea! I don’t know why it took me so long to just order it already!
I really enjoy this tea as a cold brew. It is a little bit tart, but the blueberry/currant taste is so refreshing.
Unfortunately, I under leafed and only used a tblsp for my Bodum cup. Note to self: be generous on the scoop!

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90
drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
982 tasting notes

I still really enjoy this tea, especially as a latte. I was still feeling festive yesterday and did a little shopping. I didn’t really buy too much as I didn’t find the deals super spectacular. The crowds were a little crazy in some places. I guess people were lined up outside some stores at 6 am? It was wayyy too cold…crazy people.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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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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