117 Tasting Notes

drank Green & Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
117 tasting notes

This tea was acceptable, but not exceptional. It was nicely fruity with a rooibos base I couldn’t even tell was there. I could not truthfully discern which specific fruits were in this tea, it was just a general fruit flavor. I enjoyed one steep because I had read that the second steep on this was just so very weak that it wasn’t even worth the effort. While I wouldn’t go out of my way to purchase this tea, it was a nice quick tea for a sunny afternoon (yesterday.)

Thank you so much jump62359 for sharing some with me! :)

Flavors: Fruity

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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This is my first Darjeeling. Gasp! Any-who, I am glad to say I am enjoying it very much. I find the taste to be similar to a Yunnan golden black crossed with a green. That could just be my unrefined palate though. All in all it is wonderfully light and fresh.
Thanks very much to KIEBLERA5 for swapping with me for this little delight! :)

Flavors: Grass, Hay, Honey, Sweet

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Lychee Oolong by Naivetea
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I’m just going to say it. This is the best oolong I have ever experienced. The lychee and the oolong blend together so perfectly, as if by magic. The aroma is intense and all encompassing. It entities anyone near to it. The flavour dances across all facets of your taste buds delicately, bringing the most lovely sensations. Where I am, it is a cloudy grey & very wet day here, but this tea takes me away to spring time. To a place of fresh green growth, warm sunshine, & enjoying juicy lychees in the light breeze. It is an experience, not just a tea. I am so pleased to be journeying afar with it this morning. :)

Thank you immensely for sharing such an incredible tea with me kieblera5

Flavors: Lychee

200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Glad you liked it! :D It was definitely a hit for me too.


I have read both of your reviews and I’m just going to have to order some myself. This sounds so good!

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drank Honey Pear by Golden Moon Tea
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This tea is interesting. It definitely has a natural pear flavor with the heaviness of honey, if you know what I mean. I recognize that there is a black base underneath, not hidden, but not overpowering either. The aroma is very noticeable. It has a vague floral flavour as well.
I like this more than I thought I would, but still not enough to want to make sure I keep it on hand.

Flavors: Floral, Honey, Pear

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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A nice light blueberry flavored black tea for me this morning. The blueberry flavoring is really lovely, not too tart or sweet. Not overwhelming in any way. I enjoy this tea as I don’t find it overly artificial tasting. The black tea isn’t anything special; you do know that you are drinking a black tea, but it doesn’t add anything spectacular to the experience.
All in all it is a tasty little tea that I’d like to try iced in the future. :)

Flavors: Blueberry, Sweet

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Had this for second tea this morning. I happened to forget all my loose leaf at home today, but did remember my infuser. Such is life for a sleepy, grey, Monday. I guess it will be an all bagged tea day until work is done.
This tea was nice. Not at all smoky. I found it sweet for a Keemun, with a smooth body and light honey flavour. I detected no bitterness or astringency. Not as diverse and lovely as the Yunnan Golden teas I’ve been enjoying as of late, but that is to be expected. It does make me long for one though. Ah well, this will do for now.

Flavors: Honey, Malt, Sweet

Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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I tried a sachet of this tea this past weekend. It was quite tasty. Almost creamy, very flavourful! The ginger and vanilla-coconut were very well represented. Tasted very Thai. I quite enjoyed it. I’d like to pick up some of this, though I would most likely de-sachet it. :)

Flavors: Coconut, Ginger, Lemongrass, Sweet, Vanilla

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

I caved and ordered the loose leaf version of this today. ;)

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This is a perfectly acceptable chocolate rooibos blend. Not spectacular in the slightest, but not horrible either. I stepped for 10 minutes, added a touch of honey, and vaguely enjoyed the light chocolate flavor as I did computer work this afternoon.
I would label this with the “meh” tag. I definitely would not purchase, but it is fine to hold me over till I can brew up a nice loose leaf when I get home.

Flavors: Chocolate

Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Golden Monkey by Golden Moon Tea
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This tea is quite alluring. As I sit at my desk here at work I find myself inexplicably drawn to my mug by it’s light, sweet, & comforting scent. As I sip it, I find myself unable to set it down and devote myself to something else. It won’t let me. It has me in it’s clutches and I cannot break free, nor do I want to.
It’s flavour is such a nice spot of honey with a twinge of fresh sun warmed hay. Golden is absolutely the best way anyone could ever describe it . It tastes golden.
I am thankful to be enjoying it this morning. :)

Flavors: Honey

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank Masala Chai by Golden Moon Tea
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I was looking forward to this organic chai. I am sad to say that the flavours fell flat though. The aroma of the leaf was different than any other chai I have experienced which, in a way, gave me a foreshadowing of how this tea would taste. It smell faintly of light cinnamon, but without any notes of cardamon, ginger, or even pepper.
Upon steeping it remaining only lightly smelling of cinnamon and black tea. Taste-wise it reflects black tea with a hint of cinnamon and ginger but that is all. A most disappointing tea. I will have to add some of my own spices or blend this tea if I intend to finish it. Sigh.
Someday I hope to find the perfect chai with lots of cardamon, a fair amount of pepper (but not too much), and a balance of the clove, ginger, anise, and misc. other delicious spices present. The search continues.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Malt

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Retrogamer, tea enthusiast, and all around geeky gal. Let’s have a spot, shall we?

I enjoy most black, green, white, oolong (not too mineral-y), rooibos (green too), and various herbal teas. Oh, & I love guayusa. :}

My most searched for flavours include coconut, maple, melon, lychee, pumpkin, and ANYTHING reminiscent of cake. but I am open to try just about anything. I am not too fond of exceptionally fake tasting peach, grape, or lemon flavours, or Earl Grey teas either.

I have no allergies or food sensitivities.



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