1725 Tasting Notes

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drank Oolong Supreme by DAVIDsTEA
1725 tasting notes

Holy yum!
I tried this cold brewed and the punch of flavour iffs intense. A little bitter, I over leafed in an effort to not have half a teaspoon left. It’s ok the bitterness kinda works here somehow. It’s fruity and roasty and vegetal all at once. Imma gonna have to get me more. So I guess it isn’t really a sipdown after all haha. Well it is… for now!
Rating bumped :)

Sidenote – Chrome on my S3 is terrible. It won’t scroll down once I type outside of the preset box, so unless I’m writing a super short note it won’t let me see what I type. So annoying, that I need to keep different browsers on my phone according to what sites they are compatible with :/

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82

Finally. A delish tea from my sample purchases. It really hit the spot!! Not sure I’d want it often, but it seems one of those teas that when I want it, I really do want it.
Very heavy on the lemongrass, but I’m a fan so that is ok. I do find however that lemongrass goes stale quickly so I’ll try to remember never to buy more than just a sample at one time.
It did overshadow the tea part. Hopefully the second infusion will be more balanced.
Edit: second infusion was ok. Kinda boring. Different parameters next time. Less water or hotter agua on the resteep!

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drank sleep well by Citizen Tea
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I think my subconscious is sabotaging my Citizen tea experience. Either that or its making me save the best for last. The flavours just didn’t gel for me at all. I can’t recall why now. Will have to review again.
But I slept well after drinking it the other night so I’m ok with this tea!

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53

I’m usually not a fan of EB. This is no exception. Musty, bland, and not memorable. I’m glad I tried it!

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59

Just as I remember. A plain “dessert” tea. Supposedly chocolate but I don’t find it especially so. Barely nutty, if at all. A bit of sugar helps. And milk.
That said, once cooled, I found it pleasant to sip. This may fare better iced!

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94
drank Heaven's Trash by Butiki Teas
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I can’t believe I have some of this left. It’s sooooo yummy!
But strangely, I think I love it best cold brewed. It leaves me craving moar moar moar! every single time. Well, only three times now, but I didn’t buy a huge quantity so that is most of the sample. I’ve cold brewed the second, third, and fourth infusion and adored it every time(different tea batches). Today was the third infusion.
I wonder if I’ll ever find something that compares…

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79
drank Just Peachy by DAVIDsTEA
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I had a craving. This fit the bill!! Peachy goodness, no sugar required. Yum.
A more natural version of the Tim Horton’s peach drink (still has fake candy notes, I didn’t say entirely natural!)
Grabbed omw from work. Yay for free tea. I had a coupon.
Going on day 7 of work tomorrow, so it will be a coffee kinda day – with no time for making matcha. Sighs

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84

More drying floral today than popcorn. Still delish. And yup, I bought a small stash!! :)

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81
drank Grape Freeze by DAVIDsTEA
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I got a sample to take home. I think I need some more!! Grape is one of those flavours I don’t mind when strong. Actually, I quite enjoy it. Definitely a mood tea. Not for when I crave real green tea. Ha. I mean, some flavoured ones do have a tea note, but in this one I find it mostly overpowered.
Anyhow. Not sure if it has stevia or not, as the package makes no mention of it, but other reviews I see says it does. Also, the ingredients list here on Steepster mentions sugar. Hmmm.

Today was a bit odd though. The boyfriend was cooking up some ribs… and drinking this with the scent of super fragrant meat baking is just strange!

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79

I had this in store the other day while getting some work done. For some reason it was just what I needed. Rather comforting. Second steep was a bit rough but still tasty.

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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