drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
2040 tasting notes

Hmm. I’m still not convinced about this tea. It’s nice, but something about the vanilla flavour rubs me the wrong way I think.

Today I did a 30 second rinse, then a 1 minute steep. I strained it, but I think I need to use one of my finer strainers, as there are lots of wee bits of green in the bottom of my cup. I’m going to try another steep, but my hopes aren’t up. As I ended up with 60g of this, I’ll work on drinking it all up (and maybe try to give some of it away!), but definitely won’t repurchase.

(Edit: Ok, I like the second steep much better, as the oolong comes through a bit more. Maybe I’ll just call it “two rinses” and try it that way next time.)

190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

After sending my first box to the USA, bubble-envelope swaps are where it’s at.

When I rate, my ratings are based on the little faces, and depend on what face I make when I sip the tea! :)

Also: A map of tea places in Vancouver. I’ve been to some of them, but not a lot. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!


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