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drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
96 tasting notes

Eh…first off, white tea and green tea don’t usually get along with me. So I took a real big chance trying this – I figured maybe I won’t like it.

The tea is super flowery tasting, and I can definitely taste cherry. It’s not cloying at first but I still find it hard to keep drinking my cup. The entire time I was drinking, I kept feeling the tea just wasn’t for me.

Added to my swap pile.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Ana

At least you tried something new. :)

Yvonne

Yup! I’m always up for trying new things :)

Cavocorax

That’s too bad that it didn’t work. Did it tell you to steep it at boiling? I think it might work better at 80C so as not to burn the leaves.

VariaTEA

This tea says to be steeped at 90C for 3 minutes. Your steeping might have thrown off the flavor.

Yvonne

Ah – maybe that’s where I made my error. I’ll retry it.

VariaTEA

It is worth testing out. You should really watch the brewing temperature (especially with whites and greens) because you can burn the leaves and really throw off the flavor. It is best to stick to the steeping parameters (at least when first trying a tea) to get the tastiest cup.

Cavocorax

I hope it works out for you! Maybe you’ll end up liking whites/greens after all!

And I only pointed it out because it’s a common mistake! I had no idea that different teas needed to be steeped differently, and DAVIDsTEA’s labels are so generous with the range that it’s not always so obvious. (i.e, steep 4-7 minutes – there can be a huge difference there!)

Alysia

I don’t know if you still have this for swap, but I missed out on this one and would love to try it :) Check out my cupboard if there’s anything you want in there!

VariaTEA

Alysia, her account has been inactive for about two months now. You might have better luck posting in the swap board: http://steepster.com/discuss/5156-us-and-can-tea-swaps-for-us-and-canadian-folks-north-america?page=1

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Ana

At least you tried something new. :)

Yvonne

Yup! I’m always up for trying new things :)

Cavocorax

That’s too bad that it didn’t work. Did it tell you to steep it at boiling? I think it might work better at 80C so as not to burn the leaves.

VariaTEA

This tea says to be steeped at 90C for 3 minutes. Your steeping might have thrown off the flavor.

Yvonne

Ah – maybe that’s where I made my error. I’ll retry it.

VariaTEA

It is worth testing out. You should really watch the brewing temperature (especially with whites and greens) because you can burn the leaves and really throw off the flavor. It is best to stick to the steeping parameters (at least when first trying a tea) to get the tastiest cup.

Cavocorax

I hope it works out for you! Maybe you’ll end up liking whites/greens after all!

And I only pointed it out because it’s a common mistake! I had no idea that different teas needed to be steeped differently, and DAVIDsTEA’s labels are so generous with the range that it’s not always so obvious. (i.e, steep 4-7 minutes – there can be a huge difference there!)

Alysia

I don’t know if you still have this for swap, but I missed out on this one and would love to try it :) Check out my cupboard if there’s anything you want in there!

VariaTEA

Alysia, her account has been inactive for about two months now. You might have better luck posting in the swap board: http://steepster.com/discuss/5156-us-and-can-tea-swaps-for-us-and-canadian-folks-north-america?page=1

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Bio

My name is Yvonne. I’m 20 and live in a snowy Canadian wasteland known as Manitoba.

I’m relatively new to the loose tea world, although I used to drink generic Red Rose tea constantly. A friend introduced me to a Teavana tea one chilly winter and I got myself slightly intrigued. Went to purchase it myself, used shoddy equipment to prepare it, and was discouraged.

Christmas 2013 rolled around, and despite having an awful holiday for other reasons, I received some of Teavana’s Cha Yen Thai as a gift after asking for chai tea. I went out and bought a proper infuser cup and was instantly hooked. Now my tea collection is steadily growing! I’m obsessed!

I like:
Dessert teas, black teas, oolong, rooibos, pu’erh, mate, chai, chamomile, chocolate, coconut, cinnamon, pineapple, tropical mixes, nutty, sweet, complex flavours, indulgent flavours

I do NOT like:
Green teas, herbal teas, white teas, teas too overbearing with fruit, pure tisane, cloyingly sweet teas, hibiscus, peanuts, burning my mouth

I am lactose intolerant (pretty severely, actually – I do not consume any dairy product) but I find that the miniscule amounts of dairy found in some teas don’t bother me for the most part.

100 – My absolute favourite teas. Without them, I will cry salty tears of despair.

99 – 95 – Cream of the crop, although missing SOMETHING to make them a perfect favourite. Not something I couldn’t possibly live without, but pretty darn close. Lots of teas in this category tend to reach 100 eventually.

95 – 75 – Yummy, but if it disappeared tomorrow I’d quietly mourn it for about 15 minutes and move on to a favourite. Leaves something to be desired.

75 – 50 – Passable, but not by much. Something I’d really have to be in the mood for to drink.

50 and lower – Nope nope nope. Not for me. Probably couldn’t or had a hard time finishing the cuppa. Doooown the sink.

Location

Canada

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