987 Tasting Notes


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.

3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

Ooooh, sounds lovely.


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!!

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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.

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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.


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

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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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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
987 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.

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drank Spiced Apple by DAVIDsTEA
987 tasting notes

I got the “tea of the month” sampler for Christmas. Suprise—- I haven’t tried 8/12 of these teas! I wanted to try this one first since it seemed Christmasy.

I used the whole sample tin. This was a fairly good spiced apple cider. The cinnamon and star anise are the most prominent notes, followed by the apple. This tea is heavy though so I can see that it would be expensive to stock. I quite enjoy apple teas.
I don’t like this one quite as much as the one they had last year (or maybe 2 years ago?) called sweet apple cider (I think).

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
987 tasting notes

This seemed like a good tea for today!! Minty and a bit creamy. Merry Christmas everyone!


Merry Christmas!

Maddy Barone

One of my favorites! Merry Christmas!

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I am really enjoying my Whispering Pines order! All the teas seem to be very high quality!

This kind of tea is quickly becoming my favourite…malty chocolate.

This tea is malty chocolate with some caramel in the forefront. As the tea cools, the fruity notes take over, primarily plum and raisin (it says current in the description though). I have no idea what longan fruit is, so I can’t pick that note up. I also don’t really get the salted caramel but that’s ok, it’s probably just my palate. It isn’t that refined.

Resteeped at 5&8 minutes.

Flavors: Caramel, Cocoa, Malt, Plums, Raisins

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Sounds delicious!

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I finally received this tea after being sent the donut black tea instead. Thanks again Anne for the great customer service!

I still really enjoy this tea, even though it is never as creamy as I was hoping. I always cold brew it. It is pineapple and coconut, so refreshing when cold. Hey, I can imagine that I am sitting on a beach somewhere tropical when I’m drinking it right!

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I get a tiny bit of French toast notes but it is heavily covered up by cardamom. I looked in my infuser and there are lots of pods in there…and not much left in my bag…oops. I guess I didn’t shake the bag enough and the pods must have all been at the top. I didn’t get much cinnamon either.
I will have to try this again sometime when I am awake enough in the morning to shake the bag!

Flavors: Cardamon

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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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