4592 Tasting Notes

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drank Choconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
4592 tasting notes

I was nervous about this tea after reading a lot of the reviews but I already bought it and so I thought I would give it a try. When brewed, it smelled like liquid nutella so that raised my hopes a bit but upon first sip I was definitely not impressed. Something about it seemed almost bitter to me with a hint of chocolate hazelnut. So I decided to start getting ready for the day and I left the tea and hopped into the shower. I spent the time in the shower debating about if I would try the tea again or simply throw it in the swap box. Anyways, by the time I was showered and dressed, this tea had cooled quite a bit and so I tried it again. Surprisingly I find this tea much better cooled as the chocolate hazelnut flavor is more prominent and the bitterness I was tasting in the hot tea was gone. It’s still not my favourite cup but definitely not as bad as I worried it might be.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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5
drank Cherry Cola (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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I bought this tea about a month back because I thought it smelled good and because I used to love Cherry Cola but haven’t touched soda since I started dieting over 7 months ago. However, I failed to take into consideration that even when it comes to soda I am very picky with flavor and I definitely do not like it flat so I am not sure why I thought I would enjoy a drink with no carbonation that was made to taste like soda. Unfortunately, I bought 50 g of this because I was new to tea and didn’t know any better. Seeing as I could barely make it through one cup.

Courtney

You could always try to swap it, perhaps someone else would like it :)

VariaTEA

I do have it posted on the swap board. I would be happy to send it to someone who might enjoy it but so far there seems to be no interest.

Roswell Strange

Take a look in my cupboard if you’d like – maybe we can work something out. I don’t think I’d want 50g of it, but I’d be interested in trying some. Anything from Della Terra, DAVIDsTEA, McQuarries, and Tea Desire I have in large quantity. Most everything else is just sample sizes, but it doesn’t hurt to ask if you’re interested in one of them.

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95
drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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I am torn. I made this tea in my timolino this morning and a cup of blueberry jam in my steeper and I planned to drink this throughout the day. Then my roommate asked if I wanted to go buy ingriedients for food we are making for a dinner party tomorrow and so this got left behind and somehow on our adventures we wound up at David’s tea. I bought teas from the Winter Collection and some holiday teas and of course as soon as I got home started brewing some of my new teas for my roommate and I to try. Then our power went out so we went wandering around the city in search of something to pass the time and some food to eat. Once again my timolino got left behind. When I came back and found my timolino filled with still warm lime gelato I was so tempted to drink it but I am not sure how wise having caffeine at 10:30 at night would be. So I am sitting with a full 16 oz timolino of lime gelato unsure as to whether I should drink it and enjoy the delicious flavor and deal with the caffeine effect or not.

Dexter

Put the tea in the fridge for iced tea tomorrow…….

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61
drank Chocolate Chili Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I got to try a bit of this today because David’s tea had testers of this and Ceylon Star. I was a little hesitant because I was unsure how I felt about chili in teas but it was very muted. I liked this tea enough that I was on the fence about buying it but in the end I chose not to so I guess I was not blown away.

It is definitely worth trying out though.

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60
drank Coffee Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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I was so excited to get home and try this tea because something about it really appealed to me. When I got home I realized what…it smells just like David’s Teas Red Velvet Cake. So I figured since I enjoy that I should definitely enjoy this too. However once brewed, although similar, Red Velvet is a bit sweeter and has the delicious hints of white chocolate while this has a stronger taste of tea (this could be due to the fact that the tea was steeped a little longer than usual because I lost power mid-steep) and some hints of fruitiness from the pineapple and cherry. Both are good in their own right but I think I will be sticking to Red Velvet Cake in the future (it also helps that Red Velvet Cake is part of their permanent collection!)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Glad I’m not the only one who thought it had the same cake-y base!

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82
drank Organic Blueberry Jam by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea smells like blueberry Jam and tastes like blueberry juice. Also it holds up well when resteeped. Not sure if I will be replacing this when I run out because blueberry juice is not necessarily my thing but it is nice to have a cup every now and then.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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71
drank White Chocolate Frost by DAVIDsTEA
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I had this one as a latte when I went in to pick up some of the new collection. The smell of the dry leave didn’t entice me enough to want to buy a whole back but I might need to go back (although I have White Chocolate Peppermint coming from Teavana and maybe that will suffice) because this was great as a latte. It tasted like a frosted mint chocolate from Laura Secord! For those who don’t know what that is it basically tasted minty but with the perfect combination of creamy white chocolate flavor.

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95
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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I LOVE THIS TEA! It is the first tea I ever got in an 100 g tin and that’s because it is amazing! It smells like vanilla – it could be a candle because it smells so good! The sweetness from the vanilla and sugar are present but not overpowering thanks to the cinnamon and the tea itself. AND WE CAN’T FORGET ABOUT THE GLITTER!! My friends call it sparkly tea and tell me I am like a princess because usually when I drink this I am sitting next to a giant unicorn pillow that a friend won for me at a theme park. All I need is a tiara and I can make my inner child’s dreams come true!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Nxtdoor

I sews it’s like you’re going through all my hated teas and giving out 90-100 :)

Nxtdoor

Ok, except the lime gelato

VariaTEA

haha I think that’s what is interesting about this site – seeing how different people react to the different teas.

We would probably make good swap partners because I imagine we could send the teas we don’t like to each other and the other person would enjoy it :P

Dexter

(Snickering quietly from the corner….)

Sil

(sits with dexter in the corner snickering)

Nxtdoor

Effin autocorrect in ios7. I swear I read it before I hit post and it’s like it is possessed. It should read “I swear it’s like….”. Also, the peanut gallery, stop snickering :p

Sil

ios7 is the suck for autocorrect

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75
drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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There is nothing better than taking a hot shower, putting on sweats,and curling up in bed with a nice book and a cup of this wonderful pumpkin chai tea while the rain pitter-patters away outside! Except maybe realizing that you don’t have class tomorrow and that it is Halloween so not only is your tea cozy for fall but its festive too!

Granted that nice book is a course reading I need to do and it took me 25 minutes of walking home in the pouring rain with no hood or umbrella (that was poor planning on my part) to get to this point but now that I am here I am quite happy. Plus, I woke up to an email saying my Teavana order has been shipped and so I have that to look forward to in addition to the very exciting packages that are on their way from some awesome swap partners! So all in all, today is a good day!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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100
reviewed Timolino (12 oz) by Timolino
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I am just about to head out to school but I thought I should let people know that this product is amazing! I made tea in it last night around 11 and forgot about it until this morning when I woke up and saw the timolino on my nightstand. I opened it up almost 12 hours later to find the tea had not gone cold yet. Granted it did cool some but nonetheless I got to wake up to a cup of tea ready to drink…YAY!! On a different note, my morning was also made better by the email from Teavana saying my order has been shipped!

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped

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