1137 Tasting Notes

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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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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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drank Holiday Blend by Mighty Leaf Tea
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The last remaining sample from my swap with Evol Ving Ness, thanks again, it was fun!

I enjoyed this fruity chai and I can see why it is called holiday blend. It would make a delicious latte during the Christmas season on a cold day wrapped up in a warm blanket. Maybe not my favourite during the spring/summer months but still good!

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drank Bossa Nova by Zen Tea
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Thanks to Evol Ving Ness for the sample!
I do enjoy this nutty oolong. Nothing new to report, see previous notes!

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drank Mango Fruit Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m glad that this returned because I enjoy this a a cold brew. The pieces of fruit are pretty large in here so it’s a little hard to measure and probably contributed to my strong brew. 50g probably isn’t going to last very long.

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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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