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drank Bubbly by DAVIDsTEA
473 tasting notes

I’ve always thought that New Years would be better celebrated with a cup of hot cocoa than with champagne. I’ve said before that alcohol just isn’t my thing. I’ll cart around a bottle of beer at a goth club for looks mostly and if I can force the first half down before donating it to my husband then just about anything after will taste alright, but it’s been quite a few years since I’ve had that kind of fun anyway and no other occasion can convince me that a drink is worth choking down. Anyhow, I wasn’t looking forward to this tea for obvious reasons, but I decided no time better than the present.

smells like champagne alright. Pineapple, no thanks. Some kind of blossoms. . .really now? this tea is testing my dislikes for sure. Believe it or not, it was quite palatable. Nothing I’d ever buy again, but not as scary as I dreamed it up to be. I thought it sort of tasted like peaches; even my husband agreed (he likes it a bit more than I).

Thanks again Shmiracles for helping me to expand my tea horizons. :)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Name: Shelley Lorraine Limegrover
Location: Wyoming
Occupation: Student and Evil Genius
Ward: 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, 1 Cocker spaniel, 1 super cranky but lovable siamese cat, one bipolar black turkish angora, and my husband’s black and white cat.

Hobbies: Learning, reading books, math, physics (have a degree in it), literature (have a degree in it too), anthropology, traveling, piano, and making TEA, of course (^o^)

Future plans: World domination >-)
Graduate school for Comparative literature (in German, Latin, and Greek) – Update: I’m going to the University of Colorado in Fall 2014!! yay me!

Favorite teas: Kukicha, Green teas in general, aged oolongs, charcoal roasted oolong, taiwanese oolongs, Assam . . .

Don’t like: Genmaicha, Earl Grey, Darjeelings, ginger, coconut, smokey teas (even mild ones), nut flavors, overwhelmingly strong floral flavor (esp. Jasmine), most della derra and adagio teas. . .

My Rating System

100 My happiness absolutely depends on it

95 Will definitely repurchase

85: Might repurchase (teas that depend on my mood)

75 Won’t repurchase (but I would drink it again if offered).

65: meh

45: I reluctantly finished a cup.

15: Couldn’t finish a cup.

I simplified my ratings to single numbers rather than ranges because I can’t precisely compare so many teas with a system more detailed than this.

An unrated tea is most often one that I recognize as having significant notable quality, but that does not suit me personally. Sometimes, I leave teas unrated for other reasons, such as I am undecided or I brewed it wrong, etc.

Note: Boiling temp. barely reaches 200 where I am (and a few times it sticks at 195, I assume due to unexplainable shifts in altitude or the position of the moon. . .aliens?. . .).

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