1088 Tasting Notes

80
drank Poached Pear by DAVIDsTEA
1088 tasting notes

Green rooibos isn’t too common, so this was kind of nice because it was different. To me, this tastes kind of like a pear that isn’t quite ripe. Overall, it was actually pretty good and not sickly sweet like a lot of their blends have been lately.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec
Jillian

My mom LOVED this one when they were sampling it, so I got her a tin for her birthday

tigress_al

You are a good daughter!

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54
drank Apple Strudel by DAVIDsTEA
1088 tasting notes

I was really in a rush this morning so all I can remember about this tea is tart green apples and stevia…(bleh)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec
Fjellrev

Ugh, that’s all it is, anyway.

Evol Ving Ness

Another one that had potential.

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72
drank Coconut Cream Pie by DAVIDsTEA
1088 tasting notes

I love coconut so of course I was suckered in to buying this one. It is a little too sweet for me. Why does DAVIDsTEA need to add so much sweetener to their teas lately? If I want it sweeter, I will add my own, thank you very much :/

It is a bit creamy due to the white chocolate perhaps and I see where they are going with the pie…the buttery oolong…but it’s just not quite there.

I much prefer the Chocolate Macaroon or whatever it’s called over this one.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec
Fjellrev

You are me are both on the same page. Love coconut but can’t stand the added sweetener. And prefer Chocolate Macaroon. :)

tigress_al

We must have excellent taste ;)

Eveleaf

The added sweetener is the main reason I’ve avoided DAVIDsTEA. I am on a very restricted diet for health reasons, and can only tolerate certain sweeteners (mainly truvia). I know DAVIDsTEA has some fabulous flavored teas and I’d love to try them, if only I could get my hands on the UNsweetened version!

tigress_al

They also have some straight teas but there are much better offerings from other companies

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63
drank Pina Colada by Tetley
1088 tasting notes

I bought this to make as a cold brew and didn’t have too high of expectations. It is more of a citrus tea than pina colada. I’m not getting any coconut here and the licorice gives it kind of a weird sweetness. It’s just ok. I’m not sure yet if I would purchase it again or not.

MissB

Not a huge fan either. The Bellini (same line) is excellent iced, though.

tigress_al

I bought the Bellini one as well, good to know!

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95
drank Grape Oolong by Butiki Teas
1088 tasting notes

This was really floral today, but still very enjoyable.
I only have a few cups of this left.

Teatotaler

If Butiki Teas was still around I’d order this one immediately – Sounds heavenly!

tigress_al

Sorry you didn’t get to take part in Butiki’s teas. They were one of my favourite tea companies!

R.F. Hill

I’ve watched a review on their tea, and was disappointed to see that they were closed. However, that’s life, and it’s okay! There are plenty more options!

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88

Steepster, stop eating my notes…I know I reviewed this one within the last month but the note is gone. Oh well.
I think age has had a bit of an effect on this tea because it it a lot lighter than I remember it being. Or maybe it’s my memory that is fading! ;) The pumpkin is still there and I get a bit of the creme brûlée. I won’t have any problems finishing this one off anyway because it’s still tasty.

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90
drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
1088 tasting notes

Sipdown. I finished this one up as a latte today. I only had 1.5 tsp left though, so it was on the weaker side but it was still good. I am surprised how well this tea stood up to time—this tea is from November 2014.
I usually like to brew this one for 4 minutes but for lattes, I usually brew for 5 minutes.

Resteep 7 minutes.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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Sample taken from GCTTB5
A bit artificial in my opinion. It also turned a bit bitter, but that was my fault. The timer went off (I always set a timer or else I forget about the tea), and I got distracted by the kids. So, I oversteeped—-maybe 5 minutes or so instead of the 3 minutes the website recommends. Oops, I have enough for one more cup, so I will try some other time.

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82

1000th tasting note! I probably should have chosen something a little more stellar, but c’est la vie!

The tin recommends a little less than boiling water which seems a little hot for white tea don’t ya think? Maybe next time, I will try 90 degrees and see what happens. I would also like to try cold brewing it.
This tea is getting really old though, so I better hurry up. I feel that it has lost some vanilla flavour. It is still a decent bagged white tea though.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Daylon R Thomas

I almost tried that one when I was first getting into Steepster. I’ve always liked Zhena’s anyway, but vanilla looked like a good combo with white tea. I didn’t cause a few others caught my attention, but I still really wish that there was more vanilla white teas out there since they are so creamy. This is also why I really want to try Gold Rush.

tigress_al

Gold Rush is one of my favourites! You should certainly give it a try

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72

I took a sample of this out of the GCTTB5.
I really enjoy peach teas, but I found that the tangerine kind of took over in this cuppa. I didn’t really get any floral notes, but that’s alright. I think I would have preferred the peach alone rather than paired with the citrus. Oh well, I’m glad I got to try it. I have a teensy bit left, so I will try a cold brew sometime.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 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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