drank Wild Black Yunnan by DAVIDsTEA
692 tasting notes

Black Tea of the Day Continued. This is what I’ve been looking for. It has some of the characteristics of a black tea that I like. Cavocorax wrote in their tasting notes that this might be a poor man’s Laoshan Black. I totally agree with that. It’s obviously not of the same quality as Laoshan Black, but it’s in that family.
This is a decent tea, I could take this to work. I found that it didn’t really steep very well. The second steep was really weak and I didn’t even bother with a third. So all things considering, this doesn’t have the depth of flavor, and you don’t get as many cups out of the leave – this isn’t really that cheap.
The good news is, that I will be looking at other Yunnan Blacks from other sources. This has helped narrow the search. Tomorrow Assam…..

Cavocorax

I find that a lot of DAVIDsTEA’s don’t resteep well, so I don’t usually bother anymore unless I steep it for a long time.

Ooooh, Assam! I think Yunnan and Assam’s are my favourite types of black teas. Hope you like the one for tomorrow.

Dexter

Sorry, I stole your line, but it was so fitting.
I think really that’s all this experiment is all about, I want to be able to say/know which types are my favorites. Will look for better quality once I’ve found those couple of types. Yunnan is one of them. :)) I hope Assam is the other, but will take some oolong with me to work just in case.

Cavocorax

I don’t mind at all. :) It means I must have been particularly clever that day! Haha.

And I hope you have fun with the experimenting.

caile

You’re reviews are continuing to be so informative and helpful – I’m going to try this one.

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Cavocorax

I find that a lot of DAVIDsTEA’s don’t resteep well, so I don’t usually bother anymore unless I steep it for a long time.

Ooooh, Assam! I think Yunnan and Assam’s are my favourite types of black teas. Hope you like the one for tomorrow.

Dexter

Sorry, I stole your line, but it was so fitting.
I think really that’s all this experiment is all about, I want to be able to say/know which types are my favorites. Will look for better quality once I’ve found those couple of types. Yunnan is one of them. :)) I hope Assam is the other, but will take some oolong with me to work just in case.

Cavocorax

I don’t mind at all. :) It means I must have been particularly clever that day! Haha.

And I hope you have fun with the experimenting.

caile

You’re reviews are continuing to be so informative and helpful – I’m going to try this one.

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C.S. Lewis – “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

I needed to update my profile. I joined Steepster 03Mar13. I am just amazed at how much my tastes have changed since then.
When I discovered loose leaf tea about a year and half ago, I didn’t know anything other than my local Davids and Teavana/Teaopia. Stumbling onto Steepster CHANGED EVERYTHING.
Hello, my name is Dex I’m a tea addict.
I’ve been through the “I need to try every single tea out there” phase. I really hope the worst of that has passed. I’ve learned enough to know that I only need to try HALF of all the teas out there. LOL
When I started this journey, I was all about the flavored rooibos and fruity tisanes. Don’t get me wrong there is still room for dessert (chocolate/caramel/nutty) Rooibos teas in my cupboard and I still do enjoy them, BUT I am quickly learning to appreciate the some of the straight teas of the world.
Big bold (but not icky)pu’erh is suddenly my favorite, followed by woody/roasted oolongs. I’m just starting to explore straight black teas, and have found some that I really like.
Generally speaking I’m not into greens at all, only like the occasional green oolong, and white teas are just too mild for my tastes (unless they are fruit flavored). I still enjoy really good fruit tisanes, but am now cold steeping them.
I don’t like floral/herbal blends, and mint anything is not on my preferred list.
I am still exploring new teas, adapting to my changing tastes, understanding more every day how little I really know about tea. Ultimately I would love to find approximately 50 teas that I just “can’t live without” and always have them in my cupboard. That might not be practical, but that what I’m searching for. It’s going to be a fun journey.

All in all, I love this site. I’ve met some wonderful people, and have gotten to try some amazing teas because of them. It really restores your faith in humanity when you get a note saying “oh by the way I sent you some tea”. Wonderful, generous, people here.

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