1096 Tasting Notes

drank Monk's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
1096 tasting notes

I got this as a sample with my recent order. I am not sure what happened but the sample is a little crushed even though the package seemed to be packaged fairly well. In any case, I find this to be kind of an odd combination and it seemed to be more astringent than I was expecting. Maybe I will pick up a little to see if I can brew it again. I used the whole sample pack up already

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drank White Nectarine by DAVIDsTEA
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I cold brewed this sample from my recent DT order. It was pretty good. It has a bit of that artificial peachy flavour that a lot of DT blends have but it was pretty good. I find that it is fairly similar to mango madness which I already have so I likely won’t be purchasing any of this.

Plunkybug

Agreed. It is good but then gets this weird artificial thing which puts me off of it.

Kristal

This one wasn’t for me either.

tigress_al

I guess we can’t love every tea!

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drank Raspberry Truffle by Butiki Teas
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Sipdown
I really enjoyed this tea. This is a pretty combination so I will find a replacement someday.

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95
drank Grape Oolong by Butiki Teas
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Sipdown.
I ended up enjoying this tea a lot more than I thought I would. It was light and not too vegetal. The grape tasted fairly natural. It also resteeped well.

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drank Passion by Tazo
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This is ok as a cold brew but the hibiscus is a little too strong for my liking. It is drinkable but I won’t be purchasing more

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drank Honey Fig Tree by Tea Squared
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I was browsing through Sobeys when I saw that they had a bunch of tea on sale. $8 for 80g…sure I’ll try it. I bought this fully expecting that it wouldn’t be on Steepster. So I was surprised to see it here!

I was pleasantly surprised twitch this blend. I saw that there was roses in it, so I picked most of those out. The fig is something I have never seen in a fruit tisane before. I enjoyed it as a cold brew and I found the hibiscus wasn’t too overpowering here. It was sweet enough with no added sweetener. Not too bad!

Now I will have to cold brew the other tea I bought from Tea Squared—a flavoured green.

Evol Ving Ness

The name alone is intoxicating.

tigress_al

It certainly caught my eye

Roswell Strange

Glad you liked this one! I really enjoy both this one and Cranberry Purifier, and Sobeys carries pretty close to the whole line up of Tea Squared loose teas (depending on which one you’re shopping at).

Evol Ving Ness

Here Sobey’s also carries a good selection of teas. I will have to look for this brand to see if they have it.

tigress_al

I will look for the Cranberry Purifier next time!

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drank Guava Cadabra by DAVIDsTEA
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Cold brew.
The hibiscus is fairly tame cold Brewed and I find this to be a very unique blend. I really enjoy it.

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drank Mango Madness by DAVIDsTEA
1096 tasting notes

Cold brew
There is an articificial taste that I get that kind of tastes like the peach juice that I used to get as a kid from Tim Hortons. I’m not sure if they still have that juice or not but it is similar to a lot of cheap grocery store juice crystals.

I actually don’t mind that taste on occasion, I just have to keep in mind that it doesn’t taste very natural. I do enjoy this white mango tea though anyway.

Evol Ving Ness

I get the two mango ones mixed up. Did you ever have a chance to try Mango Lassi by DT?

tigress_al

They are a bit different looking back at my note from the lassi. The lassi had chamomile and vanilla I think. If I remember correctly, I liked this one better because I really enjoy white tea. But it was a log time ago! My memory isn’t the greatest…

Evol Ving Ness

The mango lassi one sounded very tempting to me, but it disappeared before I had a chance to try it.

Ah! you are a white tea fan! Good to know. Or perhaps I knew that already, or did I. Yeah, talking about memory…

tigress_al

Don’t be too sad about missing out, it wasn’t the perfect tea or anything!

Lol, I forget…

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drank Bellini by Tetley
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This was actually a pretty decent cold brew. It was mildly pink but the hibiscus was fairly tame. The peach isn’t as strong as I was hoping but the orange is quite refreshing. I didn’t find that the licorice got out of hand either, it was fairly tame.
I would likely buy this again for cold brews this summer.

Kristal

I’ll put this on my wish list!

R.F. Hill

I’ve been trying to find a tea for a nice cold brew for the summer. I’m adding this one to that list!

Kristal

Forgot to add-I love doing tea bags for iced tea in the summer. Easier to clean than filters, and a lot cheaper than loose leaf since my husband and I drink sometimes 2L a day of iced tea!

R.F. Hill

Woah! My wife drinks a lot of iced teas, too. I’ll look into it! Thank you.

tigress_al

It is a good candidate for cold brewing.
Kristal—which are your favourite tea bags to cold brew? I need some good recommendations!

Kristal

tigress_al, I only like herbal fruit blends and my favorites include Black Cherry & True Blueberry from Celestial Seasonings as well as Raspberry Hibiscus from Stash (which is the only tea I like from Stash and I’ve tried about 7-8 of their herbal fruit blends). This summer I will be experimenting more with bagged teas instead of loose leaf since it’s cheaper so look out for reviews around then ;)! (I must have spend $200-300 on tea for iced tea between May-August of last year…yikes…)

tigress_al

Wow Kristal!
I will be watching your notes!

tigress_al

Wow, Kristal, that’s a lot of iced tea!
Thanks for the suggestions and I will be keep an eye out for your notes re: iced teas

Kristal

Haha sounds great!
My husband is back to work (he’s a roofer) and has been packing up bottles of iced tea already instead of buying PowerAde/Gatorade so the notes may start up sooner than May!

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92

This is my favourite straight Assam to date. It is malty and smooth with sweet raisin and chocolate notes. Delicious. Age hasn’t affected it too much either.
It resteeps brilliantly as well.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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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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