37 Tasting Notes

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This was a sample in an order and I regret waiting so long to try it because it is now retiring soon. It taste similar to a sweet green tea walnut cookie.
The green tea taste is still there among the sweetness and the nutty flavors. To be honest I am not really a person who eats walnuts very often, but found this tea to be a nice treat.
If it came back in stores, I would probably purchase some because I find it to just be a really nice balance, not too any one element

Flavors: Butter, Nuts, Sweet, warm grass

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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drank Pomegrateful by DAVIDsTEA
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This is a very fruity tea, being a white tea I was expecting a lighter flavor.
After my first few sips my first thought was that I would rather have it iced.
Then I started to really taste the pomegranate and the complexities of tea and I enjoyed the rest of the cup hot and with the decision I would probably have it hot the next time I brew myself a cup.
The pomegranate is very strong, so if you are looking for a light white tea with a pomegranate flavor this is not it.
I can see myself enjoying more of this as we transition from summer to fall and even deep into the fall/winter seasons.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Roswell Strange

Definitely makes sense that this feels like a transitional tea for you into autumn/winter – pomegranate is usually consider a winter flavour, and it originally launched during the holidays too. Personally not a fan of this one as I find it really similar to a lot of teas on our wall; but I get why it’s so beloved.

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drank Cotton Candy by DAVIDsTEA
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I have always loved Cotton Candy, from the type you get at the fair to cotton candy ice cream. I was excited for this tea, and I am still very excited.
I decided to start my day with this tea, because I wanted something sweet and fun. I brewed it with about two perfect spoons because I really wanted that strong flavor. Starting with the smell, it smells just like fresh cotton candy. I had my first sip, and was very happy, it was sweet and sugary and still had that slightly bitter rooibos taste somehow (but I found that to be more of an aftertaste).
I do not think I would add sugar to this tea just because I do find it to be very sweet. I might add milk, or maybe try it as a dessert latte next time.

My problem does come in when it comes to the aftertaste of the rooibos, its a little strong and not very sweet, not a bad flavor just not the same flavor of the tea.

Flavors: Candy, Cotton Candy, Sugar

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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This is not a tea that I would typically purchase for myself, however this came with a few other teas in a set. I now however, could see myself purchasing more.
This was light, and a very natural oolong flavor mixed with a light pu’erh taste and a slight orange citrus background note.
This is a type of tea that I could drink when I am studying, relaxing, doing a spa day or reading a book.
Based on the description from DAVIDsTEA’s website, it is supposed to help with weight loss and general goodness for your body.
If I feel any difference or any slight weight loss it could become an after work regular. Overall, it is a very great and natural tea, a welcomed change from my typical dessert tea trend.

Flavors: Citrus, Earth, Wood

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Beauty Queen by T2
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This was a new purchase and one I am really loving.
It has that light natural slightly grassy green tea taste, complimented with hints of mint, rose, herbs and wood.
It is supposed to have beneficial qualities for your health and beauty. I am not an expect on all those sorts of benefits but I will try to do my best to research it some more.

This is a wonderful and light blend that I could see myself having often. It has the perfect balance of floral, grassy and mint goodness.

Flavors: Cardamon, Jasmine, Mint, Rose

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Choco Chaga Detox by DAVIDsTEA
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I brewed this tea after wanting to have a nice late afternoon treat that wasn’t fruity or too dessert like but still sweet.
I cannot say that this tea was sweet, but it did satisfy my craving for chocolate. While brewing it smelled like a tootsie roll (according to my roommate), and while it did have a very strong nice chocolate taste, it was not a sweet chocolate, more comparable to a very dark chocolate. It did not have a creaminess, or a strong aftertaste. I could taste a little bit of like a natural bitterness as well.

I am someone who does love a good piece of dark chocolate, and so this is something I enjoyed. It was however not something I would recommend for someone looking for a nice chocolate tea unless you want that slightly bitter dark chocolate taste.

It is not a tea that I could drink too often because it is rather unique combination for me, that I do not crave too often.

Flavors: Bitter, Dark Chocolate, Wood

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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80

I received this tea as a sample the last time I was in store. I am not typically a matcha tea drinker however that may soon change.
I followed the instructions diligently (especially since I do not have a matcha whisk) and am inexperienced making it.
This tea smelled exactly like salted caramel, so much so you would of thought I had some heating on the stove top.
From the first sip I could taste the smooth salted caramel with a medium strength green tea matcha taste. I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it. I could taste almost a custard creaminess along with the sweet grassy taste.
I have always loved green tea, and I have enjoyed matcha in things such as cookies, ice cream and oatmeal, but drinking it alone has just never been to my liking.
It was very smooth, and easy to drink. I made it without any milk but if I purchase more I will most surely be trying this as a latte.
As much as I enjoyed this tea, I still believe that matcha is something I can enjoy on occasions, rather than a tea I could have every day or even every week.

Flavors: Caramel, Custard, Smooth, Sweet, warm grass

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drank Honey Drop by DAVIDsTEA
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I bought this tea because it claims to be an immunity boosting orange, ginger, lemon tea. I do not typically like citrus based teas, however with honey being in the name, I was hopeful for some sweetness that would counteract it.
I travel on the subway a lot and so an occasional immunity boost would be a welcomed edition to my routine.

The smell of the tea before being brewed made me a little worried, but after I left it to brew for a good 6 minutes or so, the smell was more of a lemon citrus honey smell and I was pleased.

The taste was nice, well balanced not really sweet but certainly not that tartness you get from lemon and orange . I could taste the honeybush as well as a little bit of ginger.
I enjoyed this cup and it was better than I had expected. It is just not something I would reach for on a typical night. If I was feeling ill, or traveling or had a co-worker come in ill, I could see myself drinking several cups of this a day with no problem. (however I cannot vouch for how well it will keep me from getting ill).

Flavors: Ginger, Honey, Lemon, Orange

Preparation
6 min, 15 sec

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87

I am a sucker for a good fruity, creamy, peachy dessert tea, and this blend most surely delivered. The raspberry was light and the cream was not overwhelming but they both complimented the peach nicely. I could get a nice light hibiscus flavor through each sip as well that really took the tea to a whole new level.
This tea was sweet, and did not need any sort of sweetener or milk added to it.
I would have liked a little more of a vanilla flavor somewhere in there just to turn the creaminess from a sweet cream to an ice cream

Flavors: Cream, Peach, Raspberry

Preparation
5 min, 45 sec

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drank Just Beet It by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea had come with a set I bought, and I was not sure how much I would enjoy it at first. It had a very strong and very fruity smell, once brewed. After the first sip I was taken back by how much I enjoyed it. It had a fruity strong taste, that made me feel like I could go out and do anything. I do not taste too much of the beet which in my opinion is good because I have never really enjoyed beetroot.

I plan to enjoy the rest of this tea and will probably purchase more at some point because I really do enjoy it, it just is not something I need to go pick up more of this weekend.

Flavors: Apple, Berries, Goji, Tangy

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec

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