980 Tasting Notes

86

Finished what I had left with a nice big pot. Sweetened with a tiny bit of honey. Really, really nice vanilla flavor. The mate doesn’t overwhelm the creaminess of the vanilla. Still getting a macadamia nut cookie vibe, which I love. This is one I would return to.

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81

This is one of those teas that I forget about, and every year I try it again without having any memory of trying it before. I got a small tin of it in a set that was deeply discounted from the holidays (I got it because of the gold spoon that was exclusive to the set). Made myself a cup of this for myself and my boyfriend and it’s really pleasant. It never knocks my socks off, but it’s consistently pleasing. The black base holds up well against the vanilla and mint.

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56

Just finished up a 20g bag of this, and I liked it the first couple times I drank it more than the last couple. I’ve had it for about a year, so not sure if the flavors dissipated, but the sweet, honey flavor that previously covered up the rooibos is no more. It’s pretty much a straight rooibos, with barely a hint of the honey bush or flavoring.

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94

Just finished up my first 1oz bag of this beauty, and I can’t get enough. The fresh vegetal flavor has developed into this insanely gorgeous floral bouquet. I have to agree with previous reviewer, Linda, this tea smells like lilacs. I too have never experienced this flavor in tea form before, but it’s magnificent. I can’t get enough of this.

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92

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I must’ve made this tea very wrong (despite steeping within the specifications on the bag), because it was pretty bitter and unpleasant. I’m not rating it because I’m not sure if this was user error or age (it’s about 14 months old), but I’ll have to give it another shot at some point.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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76

I love lavender flavored things, but they can often err on the side of perfume city. This one walks the line pretty carefully, but is nicely balanced by the honey flavor. It was very nice as an iced latte!

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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
Sweet Potato
Banana
Pineapple
Melon

Dislikes:
Stevia
Red Rooibos
Coconut

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

Los Angeles, CA

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