30 Tasting Notes

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drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
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  1. in the advent calendar.

I like this. At first it tasted like berries and wood but it’s mellowed out a bit and I can really taste the apple now. It basically tastes like liquid apple pie to me.

On a side note, for some reason there are two entires for this tea on steepster. The other is at http://steepster.com/teas/davidstea/26305-sleigh-ride

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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62
drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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#10. I wasn’t expecting much but it’s actually quite good. I was a little concerned when it said it was a green tea but wanted to be steeped at 208F, I was expecting that to get bitter. The juniper berry smell also put me off but it’s growing on me now.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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37
drank Hot Lips (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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  1. of 24. I wasn’t a big fan of this. I like spicy stuff but I guess not a cinnamon fan. I was getting more of a clove or anise kind of flavor. Maybe it was related to the cold I had. I’ll give this one another shot some other day.
Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Tea #8. It tasted exactly how I expected. Which for a breakfast black tea in the morning, it was just what I needed.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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40
drank Creme Brulee by DAVIDsTEA
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#7. Not a fan. This tea smelled good while steeping but I did not get a good flavor in the end. It didn’t taste like creme brule to me, it tasted like green leaves.

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66
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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#6. This didn’t really do anything for me. It tasted like a sweet black tea so it still made for an enjoyable cup of tea but did not wow me.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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Tea #5 of 24. I’m not enjoying this as much as I though I would. The smell while brewing was great but for me the taste just doesn’t stand up to the smell. Maybe I’m just not an Earl Grey fan. It’s drinkable but I wouldn’t go back for more.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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92
drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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Tea #4 of 24. Great smell and taste. I found it had a good caramel taste without being too strong or weak. I’ve had some compliments at work today on the aroma coming from my mug.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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85
drank Coco Chai Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
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Tea #3 of 24. I didn’t know what to expect for my first Rooibos but I was happy that it tasted like the Chai that I hoped for. This was a nice evening warmup tea since it has no caffiene and the snow was blowing outside. I think it would be great to drink when stuck at home with a cold. Only downside I found was there wasn’t much left for a second brewing.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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60
drank Steeped Tea by Tim Hortons
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I have to upgrade my rating a bit. I’ve come to enjoy this tea with 1 milk, 1 sugar when I’m on the road or otherwise unable to make tea at home. My big issue now is there is a lot of variation between locations but then that’s not really the tea’s fault.

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I’ve been a long time casual tea drinker but I don’t like dealing with infusers, bags, drippy things and factory flavours. I bought a “The Steeper” from David’s Tea and I’ve moved into daily from casual. I’m trying to move outside my black tea box but it’s a long road.

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