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767 Tasting Notes

94

Thank you Amanda for this sample!!

This tea smells amazing. I am definitely getting the maple syrup smell. I was so eager to try this, that it was WAY too hot on my first sip…. waiting….waiting…ok here we go….YUMMY! This tea is sweet on its own with definite maple syrup goodness. I am not getting pancakes exactly, but it is for sure a bake-y taste.

I am glad that I still have one more cup of this because I tried this when I was a little rushed, so I would like to sit down and enjoy this tea next time.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
767 tasting notes

I haven’t had this since December….WHAT?? And somehow I still have my tin from the advent calendar….lol, how did that happen?

This is my weekend chocolate treat black tea with a splash of milk. I had a crazy night shift last night, so I deserve this today before I go to work again.

Anyway, about the tea. With the tiny splash of milk, the flavours really meld together well and the chocolate is nice and smooth. Man, I like this tea. 1 more cup in my tiny tin, I will have to stock up.

Edit: I cooled a cup of this tea alteady brewed (without milk) in the fridge for a few hours and it was delicious.

Helena

I just tried milk in my Read My Lips this morning and it really does go well together :D

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87

This is my first tasting of my grab bags!

Dry leaf smells like wine but not very sweet.

Hot: no astringency, strong grape flavour.

Iced: this is where it shines! The grape comes out a little stronger with some dryness that might be associated with wine (it almost makes your mouth pucker, but not in a bad way). I also seem to be getting a tad of current flavour, but maybe that is just me. I wouldn’t have associated this tea with wine if it wasn’t called that, but I think it is a great tea nonetheless.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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88

Thank you tattooed_tea for this sample!
I also got this tea in one of my grab bags that I ordered. So I am glad I liked it!

I cold brewed this.

Whites are my fav, so I thought this was great. Light concord grape taste, maybe a little too light, but good enough for an iced tea. The grassiness of the Bai mu dan comes through a little too. I think the flavours compliment each other well. Nice and light tea on this humid summer day!

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90

Thank you tattooed_tea for this sample!

The black base is the first thing I taste, and it is delicious. As I am sipping, I am getting more of a strawberry sugar taste. In the aftertaste, I can definitely get the cotton candy association.

Next, I have to try this iced.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Alphakitty

This tea is really different cold, the cotton candy flavor is far more prominent.

aimeejp

that one sounds awesome!

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85

Backlogging from last week.

I am definitely getting the maple taste, but it is slightly bitter. I added a tad bit of brown sugar, and then the flavour popped. Now this is good stuff. However, I don’t really like to have to add things to my tea.

I also tried this in some oatmeal with a little bit of raisins. Wow, yummy breakfast!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Barb

How did you combine it with the oatmeal? Did you just add a bit after the oatmeal was cooked, or use it for all or part of the cooking liquid? Interesting idea!

tigress_al

I let the tea cool down a little bit. Then I used the tea instead of the water in making the oatmeal. Kinda a little experiment.

Barb

What an excellent idea. I sometimes make savory oatmeal instead of sweet — will have to experiment with using Lapsang Souchong as the liquid. (I know, this will horrify some folks!)

tattooed_tea

Try adding real maple syrup! So yum

Bonnie

I’ve added a bit of applewood smoked salt and I have pure maple sugar (granulated) if needed and Lapsang Souchong for the diehard smoke lovers.

tigress_al

Yep, oatmeal would be great with a Lapsang as well, or used in BBQing, I will have to try that next!

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90

Backlogging from last week, I haven’t wrote any notes for awhile!

I am not sure of the ingredients, but this is very similar to Ice Age from Teaopia without the mint. It is a good refreshing blend of lemon, lime, and orange flavours.

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85

Backlogging from the weekend
This was a pretty standard Earl Grey with a little bit of a stronger finish. I like it, it is still smooth, but I just have so many Earl Grey that hold a closer place in my heart.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Neapolitan Honeybush by 52teas
767 tasting notes

Backlogging from the weekend.
Thank you tattooed_tea for this sample!

This was SO good! I am really enjoying honeybush blends. Frank does an amazing job.

This is a great blend, slightly creamy, and I certainly get strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate flavours. The flavours are not all at once though, they come at ya at different times in the sip, so strange but I like it. Like a transformer….lol.

I will certainly have to try this next as a cold brew.

tattooed_tea

Glad you like it. I have yet to even try it.

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drank Big Apple by DAVIDsTEA
767 tasting notes

Cold brewed this one.
I definitely get apples with this one. I don’t get caramel apple in this one, but I haven’t tried it hot yet.
It was a little bit tart, but it was bearable for sure, some apples are tart. Not sure if I will re-stock or just finish off my sample.

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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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Saskatchewan, Canada

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