drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
688 tasting notes

I had a very long note written here. Something crazy happened and now it’s gone. I’m quite sad about that, and I don’t think I have it in me to re-create. To hit the highlights, this is my 300th note (yay!) and I craved this tea. This is unusual. There is mint, which is why I think I want it. Mint is fabulous. Chocolate tea is sketchy. I snuck a chocolate and a candy before pouring. I think this needs an extra hint of mint to really bring it up. Oversteeped the rest of the pot, accidentally. The tea is so-so. Hits the spot, but not something I plan on turning to regularily. Maybe if it had more mint…

EDIT: Hm. Hm. Hmmmmm. I think I like it. I am seriously considering getting 50 g for myself. I’ve got an empty tin waiting to be filled…this could fill it!

SECOND EDIT: What the what? This delicious! Maybe I need to let it cool to enjoy it, but now that it is cool (warmer than room temperature, but still pretty cool) it’s delicious! the mint is forwad (yay!) and the chocolate is at th back of the sip, leaving the impression you just had mint hot chocolate. Oh my. If I can have it like this always, I will definitely buy more. Rating goes up! (This is also a cup that was steeped 7 to 10 minutes accidentally. Maybe the extra steep helped?)

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I am a lover of many things, but my passions include my records, tea and books (not necessarily in that order!) I embrace local food and good cooking as much as I can, and place great value on time with family and enjoying the bounty of nature. As of January 2014 my husband and I finally moved to the country to be closer to family and continue our journey in a family home. We have been wanting to do this for a couple years, so we are very excited to follow our hearts. We also have a wonderful kitty named Emma that is the princess of the house.

I am drawn toward good Chinese blacks, enjoy some herbals and the odd roasted oolong. Greens and whites can make me nauseous, but I will have flavoured ones on occasion. While I don’t yet adore puerh, I am giving it my best effort. Chamomile and coconut are the devil though, I wish they didn’t exist. Mint has been a particular favourite of mine since childhood, and I enjoy both flavoured and pure teas though unflavoured blacks are tops for me.

As for ratings, I try to only log teas once or twice because I drink a lot of the same ones repeatedly. My rating is based on my perception of the tea at first tasting and is adjusted if anything notable occurs in subsequent cups. I may also factor in the price and customer service but try to note that when I can.

81 – 100: WOW. This is the cream of the crop.
71 – 80: This is a solid tea. I enjoy it, and would recommend it to others, but may not repurchase.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. May try again to improve.
41 – 60: Bleh. Might finish it, but it’s not to my taste OR just doesn’t impress me at all.
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.



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