47 Tasting Notes


I was surprised to discover I enjoyed this as it is not my usual fare. The walnut notes are subtle and give the tea an earthy body that really mellows out the orange tanginess. It’s very mild so I had to brew it strong, but it was especially wonderful with a splash of cream.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Citrus, Nutty, Orange, Sweet

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec 4 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Hot Chocolate by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Honeydew Gelato by Pinky Up
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I am especially fond of flowering teas so my review is a bit biased! I could see someone more impartial to them being less of a fan.
Personally, I was delighted to discover this tea is just as good iced as it is cold, especially with a small bot of honey in it. The “honeydew” flavour does have a tinge of articial-ness too it I will admit, but it is not cloying nor is it overwhelming.
It has a scent similar to fresh dandelions, along with its smooth melon vibe.

Overall it was a sweet, light tea with a good balance of fruity and floral- very reminiscent of spring. The bug itself bloomed nicely, and did just fine on a second steep.

Flavors: Dandelion, Floral, Grass, Honey, Honeydew, Melon

170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This tea is better off iced IMO, though I am not fond of either I can certainly see why someone would like this tea over ice, especially with a bit more sweetness added in or mixed into a pure tea.

To be fair, I am not the biggest fan of hibiscus so this tea was starting off on the wrong foot with me. However I still feel like this tea was overly sour and bitter. I think it would benefit from being mixed in with some black tea.
Hot, it is very tart as you would expect, but here is a weird texture that coats your tongue, maybe from the flavouring? I also tasted a kind of odd smokiness, and the blackberry flavouring is pretty overwhelming.

Flavors: Berry, Blackberry, Rhubarb, Smoke, Sour, Tart

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Sweet Tart by DAVIDsTEA
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This was a weird one for me. I really disliked it on it’s own-It was much more sour than I expected it would be. I suppose that to be fair, it tasted pretty much as described. There are very strong overwhelming hibiscus and cherry notes, with the beet and carrot sort of coming out a bit at the end. This is not a very complex tea, and is mostly just strongly fruity and sour.
However, I found that when you combine it with some white or green pure tea, the flavour softens up and is in my opinion much more pleasant. Overall, I really liked this blend much more when you are using it to mix with another tea than I do trying to drink it on its own.

Flavors: Carrot, Cherry, Hibiscus, Sour, Tart

200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I was surprised by how much I liked this tea! Personally after trying it a few different ways, I prefer it as a hot latte.

Interestingly, it tastes much more of sugar or custard than it does of jasmine. I think the jasmine and the fruity apple notes come out more as end notes. Iced, the jasmine notes come out a little more, while a hot latte seems to help favour the fruitiness.

Something about it actually kind of reminds me of an apple pie. Overall, it doesn’t taste how I expected it to at all, but I did still very much enjoy it.

Flavors: Apple, Custard, Jasmine, Pineapple, Sweet

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Libra by Adagio Teas
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I really thought I would like this one, it sounded a little bit like “The Earl’s Valentine” from DavidsTea, of which I am very fond. However, this tea was just off.

It tasted overly tart, and not sweet enough. An added splash of cream dragged it into the “dessert” category I was expecting, but it was still cloyingly artificial.

I think strawberry chocolate tea sounds great conceptually, but that the addition of artificial flavouring is really throwing off what could have been a good thing.

Flavors: Artificial, Cocoa, Dirt, Strawberry, Tart, Vanilla

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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100: Favourite tea, preferred flavour profile and trustworthy quality
80-99: Definitely would recommend and would restock when tea tin is empty
60-79: Might recommend, would try again but would not re-purchase tea
40-59: Probably would not recommend, would not try again or re-purchase tea
20-39: Definitely would not recommend, might return if possible or dispose of tea
1-19: Actively detest, regret tasting let alone buying tea

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