93 Tasting Notes

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drank Lavender Buttercream by DAVIDsTEA
93 tasting notes

A nice, sweet dessert tea to enjoy when I’m in the right mood. It’s not the prettiest tea, because I could gradually see something floating to the top as my tea cooled, but at least the flavour lives up to the name. I seemed to receive a tin with lots of candied pineapple, so occasionally the taste of pineapple overpowered that of the lavender, but not always. I might add some milk in the future for even more creaminess, but no extra sugar is required with this tea.

Flavors: Lavender, Pineapple, Sugar

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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This tea smells amazing out of the tin, and it looks pretty too (was a watery peach colour in the steeper but a deep raspberry colour in my cup). However, I wasn’t impressed by the flavour at first. After finishing the first cup, I ended up adding a splash of milk and some rock sugar to my steeper, and then I let my second cup cool off. The flavour greatly improved after that, hence my high rating. All signs point to Chocolate Covered Strawberry tasting better cold/iced.

I’m surprised that others find this tea too sweet, because I want it to be sweeter. After reading another review, I actually do want to compare this to Love Tea #7, but unfortunately I can’t recall that flavour right now – and I thought I still had some on my shelf, but was sadly mistaken. I am certain that I don’t love this tea as much as White Chocolate Rose, which is something I wished that DAVIDsTEA had brought back this year for Valentine’s Day, but…maybe next year? Fingers crossed.

Flavors: Strawberry

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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5
drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
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All I could taste at the time was heated up apple juice. Fifteen minutes later, I can concede that the flavour of this tea somewhat resembles apple pie filling, but I prefer to eat my apple pie, not drink it; and I’d like it with ice cream… Anyway, the name of the tea is not Apple Pie, so I’m not sure what the intention was. I’m not sad to see this one disappear from my cupboard.

Flavors: Apple

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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98
drank Rose Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea definitely needs to be steeped for a long while to ensure maximum enjoyment. After leaving the store with a cup, I took a small sip every few minutes, and thought that the tea tasted best after at least 10 minutes. I quite like this! There’s a bit of a sweet, fruity, floral flavour from the rose petals, and I didn’t think that overpowered the oolong base at all. If I can earn any more Frequent Steeper rewards before this tea sells out, then I will get another 50g; otherwise, the price is a little bit off-putting.

Flavors: Grass, Rose

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
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58
drank Maple Syrup Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Lavender Swirl by DAVIDsTEA
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45
drank White Cranberry Bark by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea did not taste good, which was unfortunately what I expected. After the first few sips, I ended up waiting for my cupful to cool just enough to chug the rest.

Flavors: Apple, Cranberry, Raisins

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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75
drank Bergamot Kisses by DAVIDsTEA
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As I drank this tea, I was comparing it to two others: Cream of Earl Grey and Vanilla Bergamot. Bergamot Kisses is not as good as the former, but better than the latter. For my first cup, I overreacted to a strong bitter flavour in early sips and added too much rock sugar, which wasn’t enjoyable either; for my second cup, I added cream and a little ice, which was nice!

Flavors: Bergamot, White Chocolate

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec 5 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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64
drank Sweet Tart by DAVIDsTEA
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I had enough Frequent Steeper points to redeem a free Tea of the Day, so I tried Sweet Tart. Oddly, the employee behind the counter didn’t ask me if I wanted a hot or cold tea, so I ended up with hot tea (by default?) At first the tart cherry was the only flavour that I could discern, but as the tea cooled a bit, some sweetness came through. It reminded me of sucking on a hard cherry candy.

Flavors: Candy, Cherry, Tart

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 5 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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You’re most likely to find: Black Teas. Caramel. Chocolate. Cream.

I am also tempted by: Flowers. Comparisons to alcohol. Berries.

Despite the above, I generally dislike herbal teas and fruit infusions.

Coffee flavours do not belong in tea. If I want coffee, I will go to Starbucks.

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