1473 Tasting Notes

drank Jolly Jellybean by DAVIDsTEA
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Another tea not really impressing me. And let me tell you, watching one of the jellybeans dissolve in the steeper was painfully unappetizing. Blegh.

Anyway, yeah, there’s no discernible flavor, just vaguely fruity rooibos.

Evol Ving Ness

Yep, I wasn’t even remotely tempted by that one.

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drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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This has been moved into our sipdown pile so we will actually enjoy it before the coconut goes off instead of hoarding it for the rest of forever XD. It is my steep-to-death tea for today, 2 minutes for the first steep and 4 for the second. The third will get 6 minutes and there may or may not be a fourth steep, depends if De wants it when they get home from work. I love the longer steeps because it gives me the time to sit on my newly renovated kitchen floor and cuddle our youngest cat, JiJi (short for Darjeeling). He loves kitchen cuddles, silly little thing.

Anyway, the first steep of this was light a creamy and smooth, absolutely lovely. The second steep has less coconut and more oolong, which isn’t a bad thing!

I love this tea.

Evol Ving Ness

How old is your batch?


That is a very good question I do not have the answer to XD.


I really wish they would just bring back the original blend already. Ugh.

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drank Raspberry Jam by DAVIDsTEA
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Meh. So much chamomile and while I enjoy it in other blends, I don’t understand why it’s in a raspberry jam blend.

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Oh man, this is so tasty and sweet and juicy. Perfect, I love the pineapple goodness. I want more ASAP. I’m tired so the only note I can write is yummy over and over XD


All yummy and no play make ele a dull girl.

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Oh man this is good. So good. We dumped our 7 gram sampler into our 18 ounce Steeper from DavidsTea. We let the pretty little pearls steep for a mere minute for the first steep, watching them slowly just start to unfurl in the steeper. I’m having mine chilled over ice and it is gorgeous. My wife, De, is having hers hot and she started a second steep as soon as she took a sip of the first. It’s light and peachy and refreshing and just plain delicious. As soon as we have a bit of extra money again, we are definitely ordering a tin. Thank you so much for the sample, Angel from TeaVivre, we have absolutely fallen in love. We plan to steep this for the rest of the day.

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I really enjoyed this cuppa last night with our green curry, but at the end of the day, I don’t think I’d reach for it. I’ll leave it for more discerning palates.

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Another eh from last night’s tea of the day DT run. Too hibby, kinda muffin-y, but I’d rather have blueberry jam.

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This is a tea I stocked up on when I was making my own kombucha (I miss my little jellyfish ; . ;), it’s a good basic tea. I never reach for it, because if I’m looking for a straight black tea, I reach for the Nepal Black from DavidsTea or Irish Breakfast Xtra Fancy from Red Leaf Teas. So when we made our own stovetop chai. I reached for this for the black tea component. Delicious. Just so yummy.

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drank Maracuja Mango by DAVIDsTEA
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Eh. Just…eh. Went in to DT today because my wife is WONDERFUL AND LOVERLY AND BOUGHT ME 150 GRAMS OF APPLE STRUDEL, and this is one of the teas of the day, so I went for it, why not?

Doesn’t really wow me and doesn’t really stand out to me. Not something I’ll be buying any time soon.

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drank Apple Strudel by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea smells just like alcoholic apple cider. Cider is my jam, it used to be the only thing I drank. Since I found out about my diabetes, cider (both alcoholic and non) are big no-nos and I miss them so much. I nearly cried at how good it smelled dry. Reading my wife’s and Brooke’s reviews, I used way more leaf than I usually would and let it steep twice as long as I would usually steep a black. We bought 14 grams of this the other day, my wife used enough leaf for a single cup, and dumped the rest into my steeper for brew and then pour over ice. With ice add, I had about 30 ounces of this tea.

And it’s good. It’s sooooo good. It’s so good that I’m kinda depressed that we really shouldn’t buy any more tea. So I’m trying to convince myself that the black tea is too astringent, but it’s just a touch dry, not really that bad. It is still a little light, but it’s so good I don’t mind. It really does taste like apple juice with just a touch of that cidery bite.

Nope, I can’t do it. I am head over heels in love with this tea.


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Formerly aisling of tea, now you can call me ele .

“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

Labels? Here you go: Femme, Wife, Lesbian, Homemaker, Happy. Don’t forget tea fanatic!

New label as of May, 2015: Diabetic. I’m using tea to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings and keep me hydrated without hurting my system or messing with my blood sugar.

Ah, tea. My love for you is ever changing. At my last update, I was all about the rooibos and now I hardly drink it. I only occasionally had an oolong and now I have one just about every day. I’ve learned the art of resteeping and coldbrewing and kombucha. I have a lovely little tea pet named…well, I haven’t decided on a name for him yet. I also have five! live pets, a tabby cat named Rosabella Francis (Bella for short), a ginger cat named Orange Julius Pekoe (Pekoe), a white and grey cat named Earl Jean Grey (Earlie), a tuxedo cat (and the only boy in the house) Prince Erik Darien Darjeeling (JiJi) and a red foot tortoise named Da Hong Pao (Pao). So if you see me referring to my girls, I don’t have kids, just animals.

As for tea, I love oolongs, herbals, and black tea. Since I am no longer working, I no longer feel the constant need for a mate energy boost, though I do still reach for it from time to time. I also drink less matcha, though I do throw a spoonful or two in when I’m making smoothies. Most of my tea I drink coldbrewed, and since I discovered coldbrewed rooibos was giving me headaches, I’m drinking less and less of it. Straight pu-erh is not a thing I enjoy, but there are a few flavored blends I like. Greens are still too finicky for me to bother with hot, but they make great cold brews.

I am by no means a tea purist. I greatly enjoy flavored teas and I put stevia in all of my teas. It’s just how I do.

I think I’m going to name my tea pet Mr. Turtle. Even though he’s a tortoise.


Scarborough, ON



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