12 Tasting Notes

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drank Peachy Lychee by DAVIDsTEA
12 tasting notes

An enjoyable tea, to be sure, but not overly distinct in flavour. The black tea base is unobtrusive but rather thin-tasting. The fruit flavours are sweet and peachy with a slightly tangy note towards the end, although it’s honestly reminiscent of several other peach-flavoured teas I’ve tried. It’s certainly worth trying if you enjoy peachy teas, but it’s nothing special.

Flavors: Fruity, Peach, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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70
drank Buddha's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea was much fruitier than I expected, both in taste and in the aroma! Based on the description, I was expecting something more floral. It certainly wasn’t bad, however! The taste was very reminiscent of stonefruit, think apricot, mango, peach. The tea base was not overly tannic or bitter and gave a fairly smooth finish. It held up well when resteeped as well, I got a second cup that was equally as enjoyable as the first. Definitely worth trying!

Flavors: Green, Stonefruits, Sweet

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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78

This tea is quite different than many of the other oolongs I’ve tried. The leaves carry a toasted, grainy aroma, and the brew comes to a nice golden amber. The flavour is very smooth, almost a bit flat (although that could’ve come from me not using enough leaf), but certainly not unpleasant. It has a distinctly toasty, almost nutty taste to it with a smooth, lingering finish that is somewhat sweet. It’s unique in that it doesn’t really taste like what I expect from and oolong, but it doesn’t taste overly dark or like a black tea either. Very cozy and warming!

Flavors: Almond, Mineral, Smooth, Toasty

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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82
drank Tung Ting Oolong by Teavana
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A delicious and smooth oolong tea with a mildly sweet body and a slightly salty top note. I find when brewed stronger, the finish takes on a bit of a creamy feeling. I find the vegetal notes much milder and smoother than many green oolongs I’ve tried, and the brew is not overly astringent.

Flavors: Cream, Salt, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML

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78

A tasty and soothing blend, definitely worth trying! Like some of the other DAVIDsTEA herbal infusions I’ve tried, you do need to use extra tea/ add additional steeping time to coax a full-bodied flavour out of it. However, when left to steep a while, the flavour is very enjoyable and relaxing! The sweet apple and soothing peppermint feel very smooth and clean. Definitely a good tea for sitting down and taking a moment.

Flavors: Apple, Citrus, Mint, Smooth

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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76

This tea is a very tasty and soothing treat! The eucalyptus flavour is quite prominent at first, but if you leave the tea to steep longer, the citrus and mint notes eventually balance out the eucalyptus. It’s a bit indistinct flavour-wise, but very enjoyable after it has steeped for a while. I recommend at least 7 to 10 minutes to really get a full flavour.

Flavors: Citrus, Eucalyptus, Peppermint

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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86

This tea is a deliciously complex blend of smokey, sweet and dark. I love the smooth, smokey finish and the sweet middle notes.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Honey, Smoke, Tannin

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML

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86
drank Indonesian Gold by Teavana
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This is a delicious, full-bodied black tea! I love the dark, sweet body and the slight salted note I get towards the end. I find myself reaching for this over many of my other black teas due to the fullness and the gentle, natural sweetness of the flavour.

Flavors: Caramel, Honey, Salt, Smooth

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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72

This is the first pu’erh I’ve ever tried. My initial impression is mixed, but overall positive. The aroma is aged and earthy, and the flavour is earthy, suggesting mushroom or root. It has a warm, dark body, and a very slightly tannic finish. It’s not something I’d drink all the time, but it’s certainly worth trying.

Flavors: Earth, Mushrooms, Tannin

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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88

This tea is another favourite of mine. The aroma is bright and summery, and the taste has notes that remind me of both green tea and of white tea. The crisp floral top note and slight smokiness are especially enjoyable.

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Green, Smoke

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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