37 Tasting Notes

drank Creme Caramel Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
37 tasting notes

Once brewed, this tea smells wonderful, very similar to a light caramel candy. I was not disappointed with the taste, but I do wish I could taste a little more of the caramel,
I really enjoyed the smoothness and the slight butter flavor I got as well.
Rooibos teas do tend to have a distinct taste and I could taste that a little more than I would like, similar to if it was overpowering the caramel taste a little.
I will be enjoying this tea for a while because while it is sweet, it is not so sweet I feel I cannot enjoy it.

Flavors: Butter, Caramel

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drank Gingerbread by DAVIDsTEA
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Gingerbread is one of my favorite types of cookies, so I was excited for this tea. It smelled of the spices you get in a gingerbread cookie but not as sugary.
I can’t figure out if this taste like gingerbread or not. I can taste the spices, and it is not bitter but I do get that rooibos taste and that’s not a bad thing … but it is not really gingerbread.
That being said I really enjoyed it, but did not taste anything super unique about it. It is a nice blend, with good gingerbread type flavors just not as sugary and not as strong.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves

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I tried this tea without reading anything about it except that it was a green tea. I could smell the coconut right away.
It reminded me of a tropical cocktail with light exotic flavors. I think the coconut was just too strong for my liking and to make this a tea I would enjoy very often. I still think it as a nice combination of flavors, and is very well balanced.

Flavors: Coconut, Tropical

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This was the first time I tried a really floral rose tea. The smell was a little overwhelming and strong for me with all the rose. The first few sips I couldn’t really decide what I thought, I could taste the rose and some honey and some other floral taste that I wasn’t familiar with.
Overall, I think I came to the conclusion that I enjoyed my cup, I wouldn’t be heartbroken if I never had a cup, but… I will probably keep some in the house because it is nice for before bed and something rather different than most of the teas I drink.

Flavors: Floral, Honey, Rose

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I do not know why I did not try this tea sooner, I got it a little over a month ago when I was back home in England.
I have always loved peppermint tea, and I have recently started trying Oolong teas. I very much enjoyed this blend, it has a lighter, softer and creamier than any peppermint tea I’ve had and while some may prefer that stronger peppermint flavor, I really enjoy the fullness yet lighter flavor this brings.

I think I almost like an oolong base for mint tea more than a green tea base. I am yet to try a milk oolong tea, so I will be excited to see how it compares with the creaminess that this tea has as well as that nice subtle flavor just without mint.

Flavors: Mint

3 min, 30 sec

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drank Caramel Brownie by T2
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I was a little overwhelmed going into the T2 store for the first time, there was a lot of teas in a lot of boxes on all the walls, it looks great but just something to get used to.
I picked out this tea as well as a few other last month and I’ve tried it a couple of times. You can taste the black tea rather strongly, and has a nice chocolate, sugary undertone that I have become fond of.
My problem is that I cannot seem to always get the little caramel/toffee cubes when I take some out. I gently shake the tin, but I just think it could use more of them.

It is more of a flavored black tea than what I would consider a dessert tea. It is sweet but not a crazy amount and it still has that strong black tea flavor.

I should also note that the small 100g bags at T2 are not resealable so I ended up buying a tin for the tea, but I suppose you can always keep it in a plastic bag, and keep the plastic bag in the paper box that has the label on it.

Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate

3 min, 45 sec

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drank Hot Apple Spice by Harney & Sons
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I picked this up the last time I was in store because I had never really tried an apple spice blend before and it smelled wonderful.
I tried it as just a normal hot tea and was not let down. It had a very warm apple cider feel, but with more spices and a stronger flavor.
I had a thought while sipping my second cup that this tea may make a wonderful ice cream!
So last night I set off on a culinary of making a no churn tea infused ice cream. That I then got to enjoy tonight (and surprise my boyfriend with some topped with homemade apple pie filling). The ice cream came out wonderful, creamy and had that same flavor I was looking for! Tasted up like the tea, and I only used 2 teaspoons worth of tea for the whole thing. While it was a little work to make it was worth it and something I now want to do with many of my other teas.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Cloves, Spices

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drank Serenity Now by DAVIDsTEA
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I loved the smell, color and the general flavors that are in this tea, but I found there to be a little too much lavender in it for my liking. I happily finished my cup, and it was a very calming zen type feeling tea. I just wished I had a little less of the lavender and more of the other flavors like mint and blueberries.

Maybe if I am having a little spa day or I am in need of some relaxing self reflection time, I could see myself enjoying another cup.

Flavors: Lavender

5 min, 0 sec

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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I was brewing this tea this morning and my roommate woke up and said it smelled so good she thought I was baking snickerdoodles. Granted it wouldn’t be out of character for me to be whipping up a batch of cookies at 7 in the morning… all I was doing was brewing this tea.
I cannot say this tea taste like snickerdoodles, but it does have a wonderful cinnamon taste mixed in with the nuts, apple and buttery goodness.
As I have been sipping this tea throughout the morning I go back and forth between absolutely loving it and feeling it is just not what I want right now. I came to the conclusion while this is a wonderful tea, it is a tea I need to enjoy later in the day,while reading a book or eating a snickerdoodle cookie.
The apple brings out a really nice sweetness to it all, keeping it nutty but not bitter

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Cookie, Nuts

5 min, 45 sec
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I’ve heard people say this one reminds them of donuts/apple fritters, so snickerdoodles don’t seem like too much of a stretch :P

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drank Valerian Nights by DAVIDsTEA
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I had not read too much on this tea before purchasing, but I did notice it is a rather popular blend. I let it brew for a good 6 minutes before I tried any and actually decided to just leave the tea bag in the cup while I drank it. I could really taste the different things that went into the tea, I had that slight creaminess and a hint of coconut. I did not get too much caramel until I was about half way through the cup so I think next time I’ll let it steep longer. As much as I was enjoying this tea, there was some herb or flavor that I kept getting, that I was not the biggest fan of, I didn’t mind it but it just felt a little out of place for my liking.
Overall I did enjoy the tea and will enjoy what I have left of it, I might purchase more if my next couple of cups don’t have that same taste, or if it changes more after a longer steeping.

Flavors: Caramel, Coconut, Creamy, Herbs

6 min, 0 sec

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