316 Tasting Notes

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drank Vanilla Sencha by DAVIDsTEA
316 tasting notes

This one has a strong scent of vanilla when first smelling the loose leaf. I steeped it for 2 minutes at 85c, and it’s almost perfect – I taste that vanilla, and I also get that hint of green tea base. Maybe next time I’ll steep for 1.5 min. This tea is pretty good – I was not sure whether I’d like it since others said it reminded them of butter sencha or vallilla orchid (neither of which I like) But this is actually pretty good for a straight/flavoured green.

Flavors: Vanilla

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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This one sounds so good, but now that I’ve tasted it, I kind of wish it wasn’t decaf. I don’t know if it actually makes a difference in taste, but I think it does. I do taste the chocolate and hazelnut, but there’s also a fake element to it… Not sure what that is. Not a bad tea, but it kinda tastes washed out.

Flavors: Cardboard, Chocolate, Hazelnut

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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drank Zesty Tulsi by infuZed tZ
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I mainly got this because it said it was good for colds, and somehow I managed to get a cold. It smells soooo good. The orange with the spices is just heavenly. I do steep it a bit longer to bring out the flavour, and its really good! I just LOVE the orange taste with that kick from the peppercorns, cinnamon and anise. So warming.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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67
drank Matcha Ice Cream by DAVIDsTEA
316 tasting notes

Well, I’ve waited long enough to finally try this one. Luckily my store got more of it so I bought about 30g. This one has a scent that does remind me of ice cream – but tasting it, it tastes more like almonds and green tea. I’m not sure I taste the matcha at all in this. Adding some sugar makes it taste more like a nutty ice cream to me. Not bad, I’m glad I got to try it.

Flavors: Almond, Creamy, Nuts, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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68
drank Rhubarb Cream Soda by DAVIDsTEA
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Got a warm cup of this to go! I think since it was the TOTD it had been there for a while so it wasn’t hot, but warm – which is okay. I tried the sample in store and it was pretty good. So I bought some to take home as well. I definitely taste the rhubarb in this one. Also the hibiscus. And I’m getting that ‘cream soda’ feel from it as well. Overall I think they named this one pretty accurately, and it’s a pretty good tea. Can’t wait to try it iced!

Flavors: Fruity, Hibiscus, Rhubarb

K W

Oh, I was debating between ordering 50g during DT’s flash sale or just adding a free sample to my online order. If this tea is as good as you say it is, I think I’m going to regret only choosing the free sample.

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72
drank Jasmine Peony by DAVIDsTEA
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I got about 15g of this one to try since it’s kinda expensive, and I am finally getting around to trying it, haha. It smells so good, a very strong jasmine and floral scent. At first I thought this would be a green tea, but nope- it’s white! It also tastes nice! Definitely jasmine, and a floral tone. This is really nice with a bit of sugar. I like this.

Flavors: Floral, Jasmine

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Mandarin Mimosa by Teavana
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I got a generous sample of this, so I decided to cold steep a pitcher of it. It’s pretty good – but a little subtle on flavour. It tastes somewhat like mandarin though. I’m not surprised, since Teavana’s teas aren’t usually very flavourful. Glad I got to try it though!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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I have been so excited to try this one, because I love banana teas! :) This is actually really good. I get a distinct banana flavour, and it pairs nicely with the cinnamon and spices as well. Definitely will get more of this one!

Flavors: banana, Cinnamon, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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38

I got this in a gift set from a friend.. Very disappointed that it’s basically just green tea and artificial/natural flavours. Mostly artificial. That explains why each one I’ve tried so far just tastes like green tea. I smelled the apple in this but no actual apple in it. :( Just bitter green tea, with a tiny hint of apple. Meh.

Flavors: Bitter

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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70

This is actually better than I was expecting. I expected tartness from the hibiscus but turns out its actually quite fruity. Mostly strawberry to be exact. I think this would also be a great iced tea. Although today I decided to try it first hot. Next time though… It’s getting iced.

Flavors: Fruity, Strawberry

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Hi, I’m Michelle and I am pretty much obsessed with tea. Some people say I have a problem. I mostly drink DavidsTea – but I am open to trying other ones too.

Things I LOVE in tea:
-Fruits (especially peach, melon, strawberry, banana, berries etc)
-Chocolate
-Lemongrass
-Cinnamon

Things I don’t MIND in tea:
-Stevia
-Vanilla
-Pineapple
—Mint & Peppermint

Things/ingredients I HATE in tea:
-Coconut (Rare exceptions)
-Nuts (Some exceptions)
-Caramel/toffee
-Earl Grey (Bergamot)
-Rice/fennel
-Coffee beans
-Bamboo
-Lavender

I am quite picky with my teas. If the primary ingredients are mixed with something I don’t tend to like – I will try it and its possible I’ll like it. But if the tea is mostly/primarily something I hate – I won’t even try it.
I mostly like Herbals, Green, Oolong, White and Black teas.

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