434 Tasting Notes

drank Melon Drop by DAVIDsTEA
434 tasting notes

I just discovered I had a few teas in my Steepster cupboard that weren’t in my actual cupboard. >.> This is one of them – I think I finished this off just before we moved? Good for me as I didn’t really like this one. It was weirdly bitter and sour and, while you could taste the melon, it just wasn’t very good.

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This is such a sweet tea for me. It’s actually the tea I chose to make for my in-laws when they visited my husband and I after our wedding. It’s warm, inviting, thick and spicy-sweet. I’m not reminded of baklava,
unfortunately, but it’s undeniably comforting. And isn’t that the characteristic trait of grandmas?

Preparation
3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This one is odd. With creamer, it’s cloyingly undrinkably sweet. Without, it’s thick and lives up to the chocolate in its name … but it’s not appealing. I don’t quite know how to describe it – it’s like Tootsie Rolls but not sweet. Despite the taste being accurate to the name, I’m disappointed.

I made this as a latte earlier today hoping to finish off the leaf I have (one cup left!). It was better … but I realized why DavidsTea’s instructions for lattes use SO MUCH leaf. Even steeping at double strength for a 16oz mug, I couldn’t taste anything but the milk.

Anyone else get this to work for them?

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 6 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This tea has been kicking around for what feels like forever. I expected thick, creamy Andes mint level flavor and got … black tea with a hint of mint. In my disappointment, I’ve avoided this one, only returning to it because it’s a mindless work tea and I’d be happy to sip it down.

I made this yesterday at work and discovered it doesn’t oversteep! I completely forgot about it brewing while talking to my boss and a ten minute steep only served to bring out the mint. Granted, I added creamer, but I do that with all my black teas and this was great! Still not my favorite, but I’m glad this was somewhat redeemable.

Flavors: Mint

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Apple Custard by DAVIDsTEA
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I love this tea. It definitely needs creamer, but with it it’s the perfect dessert tea. Sometimes it tastes like thick and creamy custard, sometimes it tastes like my husband’s panna cotta. I love it and I’m so sad to be drinking the last of it. Fingers crossed that this will be something DavidsTea brings back this winter!

Preparation
3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Evol Ving Ness

David’s has it on sale online right now, but you would need to buy 250 grams. Still, if you like it and you drink it often, that may not be all that much, right?

sundaysipping

I didn’t realize it was on sale! 250g wouldn’t be too much since I like it a lot. Thanks!

Evol Ving Ness

You are welcome! Hth.

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This tea has been keeping me company throughout the day today. The first steep was creamy but far too floral for my liking. The second steep is better – less floral, still creamy – with more smoothness coming out as it cools. Probably not one I’ll restock once my sample is gone, but it’s pretty tasty!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Bagged houji-cha. Made at work with microwave boiled water (not having a hot water dispenser kind of sucks…)

This was good. First time having a roasted green tea and I was struck by how oaty it was. Reminded me a lot of oatmeal without actually tasting like cereal. This was interesting enough to warrant revisiting … perhaps with a loose leaf version.

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drank Passion by Tazo
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This does not need a five minute steep time.

It’s fruity, it’s tropical, it’s got kick from the hibiscus. And a mouthful like juice. I really liked this one but it was almost too much to handle after half a cup.

No need to double up on teabags for a 16oz mug either.

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drank Jasmine Green by Bigelow
434 tasting notes

Not bad! The jasmine, as always, reminds me of those blue tootsie roll pops.

I’m a little more interested in opening the bag I have of jasmine green now. Maybe I’ll bring it to work with me for an easy sipdown…

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My friend pawned this one off on me with the warning that it tastes like grass clippings. I’ve passed enough “take it or I’ll chuck it” tea his way that I felt obligated to hold onto this one. Though, in my defense, he liked my burner teas.

Dry, this smells like grass. Brew it too long and it tastes like someone’s lawn. Brew it with cool water, lemon, and some honey and it’s a tasty treat. Leave the lemon in and it’s like lemonade with body. Though, be warned, the wet leaf smells like wet grass lit on fire. Yeah…

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I became interested in tea spring 2013, when some friends of mine brought me to a local tea shop. I’ve been experimenting since, and am absolutely in love! I am especially fond of blended teas, and I’m a sucker for gimicky flavors.

My cupboard is stocked with a lot of DAVIDsTEA at the present, although I do have a few teas from some local shops. I’m looking forward to branching out and trying teas from different vendors and shops. Let the journey begin!

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