1263 Tasting Notes


I bought this tea online as part of the halloween “back from the dead” promo – with this tea being available online only.

As I was pouring it into the tin… damn… smells just like crumble – fruity, cinnamonly.. I can almost smell the buttery chunks of carbs I can’t eat.

mmmm, first time to try this tea, it steeped to a pretty peach colour with a mild cinnamon smell to it. It’s a very nice white tea, with a strawberry taste, with a hit of tart at the end. This steeping I didn’t get much of a spice/cinnamon taste to it, but mmm.. very good. I think I’ll need to experiment with steeping times to find the best flavour.

Reminds me a bit of the “Mom’s Apple Pie” tea but with berry tartness.

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drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m drinking this right now – I purchased 30 grams when it first came out and still am plugging away at it. The tea leaves are light and a small amount goes a long way by weight. I plan to get a tin of it, but I still need to finish off the 30 grams! 100g grams might be too much of this tea.

It totally smells like chocolate, but isn’t chocolate, with a nice smooth, earthy and coconut taste. It’s like drinking chocolate and it messes with your brain.

I love this tea in my Libre travel mug as it looks beautiful steeped with the white flowers and chunks of white coconut with black tea leaves.

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My sis told me she’s addicted to this tea – so I gave it a shot and bought 30grams.

Annnnd… uggggg. It’s very orangey, which is fine I like citrus and minty on their own, but together it was pretty weird. A bit of “you brushed your teeth not too long ago and then ate an orange” effect. It is refreshing, but just doesn’t do it for me.

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drank Secret Weapon by DAVIDsTEA
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I got this tea as a free sample with my online order.

I wished I liked it.. but I found all the flavours to clash together.. something about the almonds not doing it for me.

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drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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I got this tea as a sample with my online order. Previously in store, I was shown it and smelled it and didn’t think about it.. but since I got the sample I made it for the hell of it…

.. and wow.. just wow… it’s very beautiful with the white flowers and the taste is a wonderful lemony (without the tart) and earthy oolong. I love taking this tea to work in my glass Libre travel mug to show off how pretty it is.

If you like lemony teas it’s worth a shot.

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I think the reason I love this tea is that it reminds me growing up and my mom drinking this asian diet tea (an oolong mix) with a similar smell. Then later I drank that tea and it became my staple tea for many years.

Then I bought this tea at my first visit to DAVIDstea.. and damn.. it kicked that tea I grew up on in the face! Much stronger ginger scent and earthy. Great to sip on after a meal.

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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
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Hot Damn! This tea is crazy good!

I wasn’t even planning on buying it! I sniffed it at the store and was like “hmm.. Terry’s Chocolate Orange” and decided last minute to get 30 grams to try.

Then I go to work with it in my Libre glass and do a great job in not picking out the chocolate curls and nibbing on them. The tea steeps this crazy black coffee appearance.

Drinking it, it’s a freaking Terry’s Chocolate Orange! OMG! Piles of chocolate and hint of orange with a base of earthy rich tea. It’s a wonderful combination!

With that said, I went crazy and ordered lots more to last me for awhile. Yum! <3 <3

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I love my spicy chai teas.. and this one is the bomb! And it’s exotic with the big kitty cat on the box.

Once I steeped 2 bags for one cup, it was a spicy punch in the face! I don’t think I’d do that again!

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If you like your Chai to be spicy strong – this is it.

I’m still on a search for a Chai that can top this one on spice and power (without having to brew one at ultra strength).

Great with honey and soy creamer

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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One of my favourites at DAVIDsTea! I purchased 30grams of it to try (my usual method to buying tea) before work and it steeped into a beautiful pink in my Libre travel mug at work later that day.
It’s slightly sweet, refreshing, melony, citrusy and a little tart as you sip it down. Very lovely!

After work that day at around 2am I woke up and I really wanted more Goji Pop tea! I actually got up and made more! <3 Then I promptly drank though my 30gram stash and made an emergency trip to get more before I went on vacation. Love this tea!

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I’m a tea blogger – The Oolong Owl
www.OolongOwl.com – I do tea reviews, obsessively photograph teas with mischievous crocheted Owls and get tea drunk. I am also a crochet and knitting designer at Awkward Soul Designs.

To contact me for reviews, check out details at OolongOwl.com/about or email me at [email protected]

I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m fearless in trying new teas! I’m into oolong, pu’erh, white, green, black, guayusa, mate and herbals. I’m not into red rooibos but I keep buying it anyway.

The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

However, the perks of living in the US is ultra cheap, fast shipping! Since then, my tea stash insanely expanded.

Other stuff I’m into that sneaks into my tea notes: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and nail polish.

BTW, my Steepster cupboard is not even close to accurate and I track my teas on a spreadsheet. Last update 573 Teas – August 2015.


Seattle, WA USA



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