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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
270 tasting notes

Yes, yes, this is good. What I mean by good is that I can drink it without sweetener — I need a few more of those kind — and while I can tell it would probably be way better sweetened it is enjoyable without.

I’ve had my fill of sugar this morning with my two cups of coffee that had both vanilla creamer and sugar so I figured I would stop ingesting empty calories, it’s but 1 o’clock.

Which is why I grabbed this tea. It smells sweet and apple and popcorn-like. The dry leaf is mostly other stuff and then some tea. Looks like goji pop in that respect. I was quite afraid to steep it at the recommended 201F because last time I steeped a green that high (Kokomo green) it was awful! So I started to be a little mistrustful of their steeping instructions. But then again, you look at the giant chunks of stuff in here and treat it like an herbal. Ditto for steeping times. 5-7 minutes? Someone’s surely on crack. But I did it because I have a large enough bag to take a chance.

It tastes good. (Sorry, keychange! We don’t agree on this one) I do detect a slightly sour note at the back but not an unpleasant one. And yes, the aftertaste is total popcorn. I wouldn’t smuggle it into the movie theatre though. It is not THAT good and part of the movie experience is filling up on the bad shit there.

Speaking of movies, I’m going today. August:Osage County. Oscar countdown is on folks. Got a lot to catch up on.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec
Fjellrev

A bizarre concept, but a surprising like for me too.

Tuscanteal

I find some of DT’s steeping temps and times were picked by people not paying attention. Kokomo Green I don’t tastes good any way you brew it… but that’s my personal take on that tea.

TheTeaFairy

I don’t like the idea of popcorn in my tea at all, and yet, this one of very few DT I keep around, really like its unusualness. Glad you like it too :-)

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Fjellrev

A bizarre concept, but a surprising like for me too.

Tuscanteal

I find some of DT’s steeping temps and times were picked by people not paying attention. Kokomo Green I don’t tastes good any way you brew it… but that’s my personal take on that tea.

TheTeaFairy

I don’t like the idea of popcorn in my tea at all, and yet, this one of very few DT I keep around, really like its unusualness. Glad you like it too :-)

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Im a fairly recent follower of the loose leaf tea drinking cult. March 2013 to be exact. Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician and insurance adjuster, I gave up the corporate world and am now a professional chef. I drink wine and sometimes cheat on it with tea.

I prefer flavoured teas. It’s probably the newbie in me. I just don’t get cravings for a straight black tea. If I end up having one, I drop in a slice of lemon and artificial rum flavouring (ugh, what moron admits to this?). A black tea fixed this way reminds me of skating at an outdoor rink as a young one, with a thermos full of tea made just as I described..

Im learning so I drink them all. everything! Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

NOTE: The virtual cupboard does NOT contain any of the samples I hold since most of them are one-cup quantity. Home improvements, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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