1220 Tasting Notes

Now that I’m drinking this at a normal hour when I’ve had enough sleep it tastes even better. It’s still got that baked good taste, which is just making me hungry right now. Oops. This has to be one of my favorite unflavored teas.

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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
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Ok, I steeped it a bit longer this time around and I can smell the puerh. It’s kind of offputting but then the chocolate is like “I am still here to save the day!” I think I’m going to stick with 4 minutes from now on. I think it tasted more like chocolate oranges then.

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Out of curiosity, I made some of this cold brewed. The vanilla is REALLY dominant, it’s like drinking cold, liquid cake.

In fact it’s really reminding me of a wedding cake flavored snoball that I had last summer, and I really need to go back over to that place when it is actually spring.

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Once again I find myself sitting around way too early drinking tea. Perhaps as a big ball of nerves I should be doing this more often earlier in the day instead, but what happens happens…that and it’s been nearly 70 for the past 2 days and it’s disgusting so 5am is a perfectly acceptable hot tea time.

The first time I made this I was not wowed by it like I expected to be. I had actually eaten one of the little candy canes the day before and I was pining for one. For some reason when I went to the store then I didn’t even buy any. And then this tea disappointed me.

So this time around I went for 6 minutes, which is a really long time when you’re pretty much just sitting there for the tea. So much better. The black tea base isn’t bitter at all from that long of a steep either.

I don’t know why I just wanted it to be in your face pepperminty (that’s what plenty of other things are for). And the spicy notes of it are kind of weird. It’s like pepperminty and peppery. It’s sweet and minty, then as soon as it goes down, it just ever so lightly bites your tongue with the spice. I like it. I wasn’t getting that before.

You have won your way into my heart, Santa’s Secret. And good thing you’re energizing since I am being suckered into going to the outlet mall in a couple hours, incentivized with the best donuts I have ever eaten. Too bad they won’t have more of this tea.

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drank Opus Rouge Rooibos by Teavana
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It needs to stop being 70 degrees now, thanks.

Cold brewed this, it’s still not wowing me like I hoped it would. It’s like drinking juice. Upscale juice.

Good thing I bought some plain green rooibos. I’m curious to see if that makes it less cloying for me considering there’s so little of it in here.


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drank Snowflake by Georgia Tea Company
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Hmmm..I don’t know why I didn’t write a tasting note when I’ve had this previously. Whatever!

I love this. I actually didn’t even order it, but Daniel included it in all my other teas which is awesome but I’m sure it’s part of some sort of addicted to his teas plan or something.

It reminds me so much of the almond crescent cookies that my mom makes for Christmas. And because I am in fear I don’t get to have them since I’m going on vacation on Christmas, I turned to this tea. I probably don’t have to worry since I have to go visit beforehand but still…excuses to drink this.

To me this tastes just like a cookie. It even smells like they’re baking while it’s steeping. You could really ruin someone’s day with that (then make it all up with a cup). It’s like I know the coconut is there but I think it works so well with the vanilla it reminds me just of sugar.

I love this. I am so getting more once the sample bag is done.

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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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I didn’t think this was going to work as a cold press iced tea. I thought that maybe the creaminess from the yogurt wouldn’t come through since the yogurt bits wouldn’t be melting.

Oh no was I wrong. Looks like an ideal way to make this tea.

Cool bonus tip: the Argo tea bottles that they sell their teas in at like Whole Foods make for awesome containers to do overnight cold steeping. Just make it in there and strain into a glass, perfect!

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I can’t sleep so I am drinking tea and listening to a playlist comprised of songs I used to love. Like it’s seriously playing O-Town right now.

This tea tastes like an orange scone, or a scone and orange juice. It’s kind of amazing. I’m not sure if that’s because I want a scone or what, but I really think it’s the tea.

It’s got this breadlike flavor, something just baked, just sweet enough, and it’s just screaming scone. Well not screaming, because it’s just this taste that makes you think about it.

Before brewing I smelled the tea in the bag and it smelled really peppery, like I can’t believe this is the same tea. They are also really pretty leaves, pretty sure I said something like “how curly!” while measuring it.

Seriously all these Teavivre samples I’ve tried have had me branching out into more teas that aren’t flavored – a couple months ago I probably would not have gotten kukicha if given a menu filled with flavored teas like I did on Saturday. (And a combination of them and Steepster caused me to have to buy a gaiwan WITH PANDAS ON IT so I am waiting impatiently for that.)


I had to chuckle at you listening to O-Town as they’ve turned up on my playlist recently too….weird. I am loving reading how everyone seems to be getting very different flavors out of this particular tea. I feel looking for these flavors as I try it again and again. :)


Pandas!!!! Post a pic when it arrives!


of course!

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