1216 Tasting Notes

85

This is absolutely delicious. The toasty, caramelized notes of the hojicha combine with the rich, dark chocolate flavor so well. I appreciate that it’s not too sweet.

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84

This was a sample included in my latest DBD order. I tend to avoid purchasing too many teas with coconut because I don’t want to worry about them going rancid. But, very glad I got to try this one. It’s delicious. The lavender is incredibly strong and aromatic. But, is mellowed by the soft, creamy coconut. The green base is barely distinguishable. Overall, a really tasty blend.

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I drank this in the middle of a hectic work day, and admittedly don’t remember much about it. I remember tasting banana and coconut, and I remember liking it.

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Sipdown 125-2021
Not a true sipdown, but it’s going into the swap pile. This doesn’t read as cereal milk to me, but kind of tastes like a Hostess Zinger. It has a weird raspberry thing going on with the oily coconut. Not a fan of this one.

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I just received my Dessert by Deb order that I placed a few weeks ago! Deb’s packages are the absolute best. In addition to the extra 50g packet I was able to choose with a recent discount code, Deb also included an adorable boba notebook, a matcha pin, a metal tin, a teapot shaped teabag rest, 3 extra samples, and a handwritten card! Such a generous package of goodies.

It was difficult to decide what to try first, but ended up going with this one- glad I did! I absolutely love it. It’s quite simple, but works really well. It’s a very straightforward flavor- brown sugar+black tea, but I find the combo so delicious and comforting. I didn’t prepare it as a milk tea this time, as I wanted to test it out plain to start. But, I will certainly be revisiting this with a creamy addition.

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Sipdown 124-2021
Not much else to say about this one. Goodbye, tea.

Sierge Krьstъ

Lol that’s like failed car sale

Shae

I still have a tiny bit left in the pouch you sent me. I can’t bring myself to finish it. It looks like they still have it on their website though, so I just need to go ahead and buy a bag of it.

Sierge Krьstъ

Just an idea I recently got into habit of mixing anything I am struggling to enjoy with bits of gotu kola

Shae

@Sierge Krьstъ – I can’t say I’ve ever had gotu kola on its own. What does it taste like?

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83
drank Alice's Tea by 52teas
1216 tasting notes

Getting apricot, jasmine, and orange blossom in this cup. Such an interesting and tasty tea.

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100
drank Krampistachio by Brutaliteas
1216 tasting notes

Sipdown 123-2021
A sad sipdown. I’ve really enjoyed having this tea on hand, I find it so dimensional and exciting to drink. This cup was particularly nutty, with some mild cranberry notes, and just a touch of marzipan. I’ll probably re-purchase it at some point.

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drank Sleepy Lychee by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown 122-2021
Finished this off as a coldbrew with honey. The lychee scent is absolutely divine. The front of the sip is juicy, and tastes like biting into a fresh lychee. However, there is a really strong perfumey flavor at the end of the sip and in the aftertaste. The perfumey flavor is so distracting, it’s difficult to enjoy the fresh, juiciness.

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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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