1931 Tasting Notes

drank White Nectarine by DAVIDsTEA
1931 tasting notes

I got a packet of this as part of the 4/$10 deal. And I’m actually really glad I decided to try it!

So good. It’s like candy. Fuzzy peaches, only not really peach. Definitely more floral ripe nectarine.

I’ve been steeping it at 175F for 4 minutes and putting it over ice (to make 16oz). I even brought some to work with me today!

Yay tea!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Sil

hmmmm……

OMGsrsly

It’s weird, but yeah. I really like this one.

Sil

may have to pick up a sample. finishing the samples i picked up last week and likely going to go back this weekend to pick up a few more. 4$ away from a free 50g.

OMGsrsly

Is it still available? If not, I’ll add what I have left to your box. :)

Plunkybug

I like this one but find I have to drink it hot…if it cools too much, I get the weird artificial taste, though it seems to be ok if iced. There is just that range between hot and iced that it gets strange.

OMGsrsly

Interesting. I didn’t even try it hot, it seemed perfect as an iced tea. :)

Plunkybug

I think it might be ok iced…or hot…but just not in between.

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drank Redberry Tonic by DAVIDsTEA
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Still loving this as a cold brew “juice” tea!

Yum.

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drank Pineapple Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve had this iced a couple times over the last few days, and… it’s not as good as the one from Butiki. It really isn’t. I mean, it’s not a bad tea – I do like it. But it doesn’t have that magical fresh juicy pineapple flavour that Stacy managed to bring out.

So I need to find a different pineapple oolong, maybe for next summer. I’m going to need a break as I have 4 tsp left of this, and 1 tsp makes a LOT of iced tea because it resteeps so well.

Oolong with crushed freeze dried pineapple bits.

And pineapple flavour.

And maybe some flowery bits.

Hmm.

(I poured the tea brewed as below over a lot of ice. Multiple times.)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Marzipan

Tea Gschwendner has a great pineapple flavoring.

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drank Mango Passion by Bayswater Tea Co.
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I still think this tea is weird.

It’s super warm here, and there’s a heat wave this weekend (it’s been the dryest June ever I think, all the berries in the forest are sad…), so I’m drinking iced teas.

The tea still tastes toasted, kinda like the rice in genmaicha, but I do like the mango flavour.

I used 1 tbsp in “some” hot water (to the top of the logo in my DavidsTea steeper thingamabob), over ice, and topped up my glass with cold water to make 16 oz. Also 1/4 tsp sugar.

I only have one serving of this one left, and I don’t think I’ll be buying it again. While I do like mango, the toasted tea flavour is not for me.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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drank Cranberry Hibiscus by Bulk Barn
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I got this for cold steeping, and omg. SO SOUR. Like, my teeth feel weird kind of sour.

Much better with some sugar, but I don’t want to add sugar to my “juice” teas.

So I won’t be getting this one again either, although I’ll actually finish the 50g or so that I bought. (Which was $2, so really not a big deal.)

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Oh, this isn’t bad at all. Which is really surprising, TBH.

The pomegranate is heavy on the candy scent, which is why I picked this tea up. The sencha is sadly still quite vegetal and green, which isn’t my favourite, but the flavours come together pretty well.

I won’t be rushing out for more of this, but I don’t regret trying it. :)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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No.

Just no.

Dirt. Soap. Hints of butane.

No.

(I even rinsed it.)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
ashmanra

Oh dear.

Plunkybug

I had this and agree. The Orange Oolong was better.

OMGsrsly

Yeah this one was really bad. I didn’t get any orange oolong and I kind of regret it. Next time!

At least the other two teas I got aren’t bad even though they’re not excellent either.

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drank Matcha Matsu by DAVIDsTEA
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My brother (foolish as he is) blindly bought a 100g tin of this and then discovered he can’t tolerate matcha.

So I ended up with it. Yay!

I’m sipping on it cold, and I’m really enjoying it. 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp matcha, whirred into a little water, then topped up with ice and water to make about 1 cup.

Yum.

I’ll have to do this more often!

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This tea is quite a bit different from the 2014 First Spring Nanpo Laozhai.

This one is a lot less bitter, there’s less bite. It’s still fresh and green, and reminds me of green beans or spinach water as well as matcha. I’ve just been doing flash steeps, but the liquid is a pretty yellow, and the flavour is also sweet. I would say that this one is more mild than the other. More approachable, although I do like the sharp biting bitterness of sheng.

Thanks so much, WymmTea, for sharing.

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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I haven’t had tea in a while, but I managed to have a cup of this today.

Still delicious. Still much loved.

Maybe once I get some seriously disappointing club stuff out to my swapping pal, I’ll be less cranky when I look in my tea cupboard…

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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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.

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