42 Tasting Notes
A refreshing taste even while hot. This tea is one that I enjoy on a spring morning. It reminds me of popsicles and hard candy. Can’t wait to try it cool. This tea reminds me of the teas one would serve to non drinking tea guests, making them guess what they are tasting before telling them it’s tea.
Books recommended for this tea are: In the Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan, Once Upon A Quincenera by Julia Alvarez.
This is the tea I want to gift to someone who doesn’t know tea and who needs a pick me up. With it’s pretty floating jasmine flowers, and it’s bright lemony taste, this tea is for someone special to who you want to share a bit of beauty to the world or if you just want to brighten up your own day because you deserve it.
Books recommended for this tea are: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo by Unknown, J.R.R. Tolkien (Translator), Christopher Tolkien (Editor), The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
Flavors: Jasmine, Lemon
A flavorful tea which was a birthday present from friends who have no clue as to what loose leaf tea is. I am not sure how they picked out this perfect fruit infusion tea but I am glad it is here! I love this tea for the fullness of flavor in it and look forward to it warming up and becoming a staple in one of my iced teas collections.
Books recommended for this tea are:
Tis by Frank McCourt, Always Running by Luis J Rodriguez, Chobits series by CLAMP
I am experimenting with making my own blends from David’s Teas.
I love Rooibos tea but Mixing Oh Canada! & Birthday Cake together was not much of an eye opener. It’s just a stronger tea but that’s probably due to the amount. I don’t really detect a difference or blending of flavors. It is still a wonderful tea but I’ll still be looking for a more creative blend.
For my second steep I broke one of my tea rules and added a sweetener. I added spelnda french vanilla and it changed everything. Just the enhanced flavors jumping out at me, catching me by my surprise. I definitely recommend adding a little bit of a sweetener to those who want an experienced with their tea.
Books recommended for this tea are: Misery by Stephen King, The Weight of Silence
by Heather Gudenkauf,
I am completely loving this almost vanilla type tea. I love it that it both reminds me of winter with warm baked goods as comfort during a chilly winter, and also of summer days fill with treats.
Books recommended for this tea are: The Monday Night Cooking School (The School of Essential Ingredients #1) by Erica Bauermeister and Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy
Being new to matcha, this one helps to ease into the taste and texture of it easily.My second matcha and with good flavor. The mint stands out but the matcha overpowers it. I definitely recommend this one as a stepping stone to those getting into the world of matcha. I am glad that David’s Tea has expanded their matcha line and hopefully both honor and educate the world about the Japanese tea, as they have with the rest of the teas.
Books recommend for this tea are: Usurper of the Sun by Housuke Nojiri, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan
This is my first matcha and before I discovered tea, you would have never found me even trying this or any type of matcha, even for free. But now with being a tea lover and david’s tea fan, I am willing to try anything once, even if it had been once out of my comfort zone. The Mocha Matcha to me was a positive experience and I recommend to anyone, especially since we are on steepster because we are tea lovers, to try it. Like the tea adventure, the books to go along with this tea are for people to try to read out of their comfort zone.
Books recommended for this tea are: Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami, Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan, Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth by Xiaolu Guo, Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori #1) by Lian Hearn