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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
107 tasting notes

So I had this conversation with my mother an hour ago:

Me: So, um, Mom…just to warn you…I entered something for some free tea…and I’m in…so there should be various teas arriving over the next few weeks. BUT IT’S FREE.

[Emphasis on “various teas,” because I fully plan to claim that any and all teas I order for the next few weeks are part of the free thing. MUAH HA HA, a cunning plan.]

Mom: Okay, well…at least I know what we can do with those teas when they get here!

Me: (deeply startled) …What?!

Mom: We’ll take them to the store!

[My family just bought a wool/knitting store. Evidently there is complimentary tea, and my mother wants me to be in charge of that.]

Me: That’s…not how it works, Mom. I’m supposed to review them!


…Yeah. I’m thinking I need to focus on drinking up the teas that are downstairs a lot faster so my family will less resent the arrival of more. Also, so that it looks like my “tea boner” (as my sister calls it) is getting softer and not harder and leaking liquor everywhere.

Oh man, sorry for that last mental image. :P

With that in mind, I’m drinking up the last of this. I’m actually using up all the last I have of this, maybe about 2tsp, so quite generous leaf for me – something I will need to keep in mind in the future when I try it again. This is one that I botched in the pitcher. Such a shame, because it’s really good! I will have to put it off as a re-purchase, though.

I’m drinking it hot, and while it really seemed like one you should ice, it’s excellent hot. It’s got a fantastic creaminess to it – I absolutely love any kind of creamy flavour or texture in a tea. The lime is perfectly balanced, not at all too sour.

I can also taste the apples, but unlike in Tropicalia, they are not too far forward in the taste, more like a supporting player of the lime.

Looking forward to getting this again and trying it cold (and made properly this time). I was going to try and chill half of this cup, but honestly, I now just feel like finishing it. Some other day!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Great idea!!! Great way to spread the love of tea

Daniel Scott

Yeah! Evidently it IS loose teas, too. I was under the impression it was free bagged stuff, but no…there’s tea presses and whatnot at the store. So I’m in charge of that now? LOL. I have no idea what to do with it, admittedly, but I’m kind of excited.

I wonder if I should get the permission of tea companies to give out their tea? I mean, if I’m buying it myself and giving it away, shouldn’t be a big deal, right?

Bonnie

You made me laugh! Thanks!

TheTeaFairy

Thanks for the «boner chuckle»!

Daniel Scott

Thanks guys, I was concerned that joke went too far for this site. :P

tigress_al

That was really funny.
Also, I really like this one hot as well. Maybe even better than cold

Kittenna

Ahaha, that was a pretty bad mental image!

I had this one as an iced tea in the store a few days ago, and it was delicious. I need to try hot-steeping and cooling it. Yum.

Anny Oxidant & the Tea Bullie

Haha. Great comments.

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TeaEqualsBliss

Great idea!!! Great way to spread the love of tea

Daniel Scott

Yeah! Evidently it IS loose teas, too. I was under the impression it was free bagged stuff, but no…there’s tea presses and whatnot at the store. So I’m in charge of that now? LOL. I have no idea what to do with it, admittedly, but I’m kind of excited.

I wonder if I should get the permission of tea companies to give out their tea? I mean, if I’m buying it myself and giving it away, shouldn’t be a big deal, right?

Bonnie

You made me laugh! Thanks!

TheTeaFairy

Thanks for the «boner chuckle»!

Daniel Scott

Thanks guys, I was concerned that joke went too far for this site. :P

tigress_al

That was really funny.
Also, I really like this one hot as well. Maybe even better than cold

Kittenna

Ahaha, that was a pretty bad mental image!

I had this one as an iced tea in the store a few days ago, and it was delicious. I need to try hot-steeping and cooling it. Yum.

Anny Oxidant & the Tea Bullie

Haha. Great comments.

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I’ve always been a tea drinker – I grew up drinking Tetley’s Orange Pekoe and their Chai, and considered myself to really like tea.

I’ve been working various retail jobs to put myself through higher education. One day at my store, a customer left a newly purchased bag of loose-leaf behind. We waited for three days for said customer to return, but they (likely not realizing where they had left their bag) did not return to claim the would-be brew. Too bad for them; lucky for me! I claimed the bag, took it home, and awkwardly made my first cup of loose-leaf tea with the only strainer we owned which was small enough.

I haven’t bothered with Tetley since. For the most part (and due to convenience), my patronage is limited to David’s Tea and Teavana. I also order from 52teas and Verdant Tea.

My rating system – hah, I don’t have a rating system. I rate teas a lot like Ebert rates movies. Everything’s relative.

I may often forget to mention it, but you can safely assume everything I drink is sweetened in one way or another – most rock sugar, or honey for green and white teas. I have not yet achieved drinking most tea clear. The few teas I drink unsweetened include milk oolong and genmaicha so far.

The guy in my avatar can be bought at Teaopia or here: http://www.jas-etea.com/products/Jingdezhen-%22Easy%22-Gaiwan-%22Blue-on-White-Phoenix%22-100ml.html

I currently work for Teavana. But I just work there, and my opinions about any of their teas are entirely my own and not meant to be reflective of the views of the company.

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