729 Tasting Notes

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I think I like the idea of this tea much more than I actually like this tea. I still love the visual of the dried cucumber slices, and candied aloe. But, I’m finding it way too sweet. I never did get around to trying it iced, and I still think it would shine that way.

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89

Added a bit of honey. Still love the bright nectarine flavor. This cup was a bit chemically for some reason, but I still love it.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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drank Headache Halo by DAVIDsTEA
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My partner decided we needed to place a DavidsTea order because we were out of Caribbean Crush, and it’s his favorite to cold brew. This came as a sample with the order (yay for samples from DT again!). This isn’t something I would have ordered, because of the rooibos. But, I had a slight headache developing so decided to try it. Added a bit of honey.
No rooibos taste at all luckily. It tastes like a pretty generic mint/sleepytime tea, but it does seem to be helping my headache.

AJRimmer

Caribbean Crush is a favorite of mine too! My bf isn’t into tea though. He’ll sometimes take a sip and say, “WATER!” to annoy me, but I can occasionally persuade him to drink a latte, which he’ll call, “slightly flavored milk”. It’s been five years of this, so I doubt he’ll ever convert, unfortunately.

amandastory516

Lol to ‘slightly flavored milk.’ My boyfriend enjoys tea, but 100% relies on me to prepare a cup for him (which I actually enjoy).

AJRimmer

Oh yeah, I love making tea for other people and picking something I think they’ll enjoy. I look forward to when we can safely have guests again!

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drank Hadong 2019 by Mansa
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October Tea Society offering. Another Korean black tea. I prefer the Bosung over this one, but I still enjoyed experiencing this. The dry leaf smells intensely of cacao nibs, but the chocolate flavor is more muted than I would have expected. Some nuttiness as well. Subsequent steeps have a much more earthy, leafy flavor.

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drank Bosung 2019 by Mansa
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The September Mansa Tea Society offering. I’ve been quite busy, so I wasn’t able to join the live September or October tea tastings. I’m just now getting around to watching the recorded September tasting and experiencing this tea.
I don’t think I’ve ever had a Korean black tea before, so I was excited to experience this.
Deep dark chocolate, dried fruit, and tobacco in the finish.
Like a dark chocolate covered cherry.

Flavors: Cherry, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Dried Fruit, Stonefruits, Tobacco

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63

I love sage, so I was pleased to see this in the Tea Thoughts Halloween countdown. It’s pretty much sage water, which I don’t mind! Not really getting any rose or white tea. Just sage.

Cameron B.

BLECK! Ha ha, glad you enjoyed it. :P

amandastory516

Lol! It’s definitely a love it or hate it flavor.

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90

Some of the holiday teas were released on the DT website today, so it seemed like a good time to dip back into my rather large stash of CCC. Made in oat milk on the stove, and added a shot of Candy Cane Matcha. Yum!

Devon Bartholomew

I got into my holiday teas early, too :) I bought a plaid mug, which inspired me to play Christmas music early, make a mug of sugarplum tea and get in my flannel pajamas. Then I realized it was too hot, haha.

amandastory516

Still nice to get a touch of the holidays early!

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I was quite excited to try this one, but it didn’t quite deliver as I was hoping. I’m mostly getting saigon cinnamon, with a touch of clove and apple….and coconut, lots of coconut. Not really getting pumpkin, but more of a cinnamon coconut dessert. Still tasty, but not really what I expected.

Silent Kettle

I actually really enjoyed this one! When I tried it, it tasted like a mild green tea with pumpkin spice, and at the back end, there was a coconut note. But I agree, sometimes with some of these blends the coconut can be a bit overwhelming.

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88

Still loving this tea! Super tasty and comforting.

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I’m really enjoying the couple EG blends I’ve tried from Deb. I’m liking the bergamot she’s using, especially combined with the strong, herbal lavender. The honey/maple/brown sugar surprisingly don’t take the sweetness over the top, but balance the strong herbaceous qualities of the berg and lavender.

Cameron B.

I expect I won’t like this one, not being a lavender lover, but I ordered a sample anyway because the concept sounded yummy. :P

amandastory516

I hope it surprises you!

Silent Kettle

My friend tried this and really liked it! :) I really like Deb’s early grey blends!

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Hello! I live in Los Angeles with my boyfriend and 3 cats [+however many foster cats I have at the moment]. I’m also obsessed with all things spooky.

I became obsessed with the world of tea through DavidsTea years ago. I love to try new brands, so I’m constantly on the look out for new-to-me companies.

Favorite Brands:
Whispering Pines
The Necessiteas
Brutaliteas
August Uncommon
Lupicia
Jolie Tea Co.

Favorite flavors:
Marshmallow
Vanilla
Marzipan
Almond
Honey
Smoke
Cocoa
Malt
Banana
Pineapple
Melon

Dislikes:
Most mint
Stevia
Red Rooibos

Though, I’ll taste anything once!

I mainly brew western style.I like my tea extremely strong, so I tend to use wayyyyy more dry leaf than suggested.

Location

LA, CA

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