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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
698 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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Well, this needed refreshing. I have been drinking loose leaf for many years, and have fairly well nailed down my tastes. I love Chinese blacks and some other unflavoured teas. I occasionally drink flavoured teas, or herbals, but the bulk of my tea is unflavoured with no additives. I stock regularly from Teavivre with the occasional Verdant purchase and the odd re-stock at Davids. I love mint, am learning about the wide world of puerh, and prefer ripe to raw, so far. I don’t like green or green oolongs very much, white is okay and roasted oolongs are pretty good. Coconut and chamomile are awful, and I wish they weren’t in so many blends!

At home, I live with my husband and cat in a house built by my grandfather, which we love. We share many interests – books, tea, video games, board games, tv/movies. On top of that, I love crosswords and recently took up knitting again, so I’m having a hard time balancing all my passions at the moment. I’m a big fan of Doctor Who, as is my entire immediate family. I love spreading the Who love!

We also spend a lot of time with family, when we can. I’ve got a gaggle of younger brothers, and we like to spend time with them. The wonders of the internet allow us to spend time together even though some of them live a few hours away.

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: These are great teas, I love them, regularly stock them or savour them as unique treats.
71 – 80: These are solid. I drink them, I like them, I may or may not keep them on hand regularly. This is still good stuff.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. Might be lower quality, not to my taste, or outside my comfort zone.
41 – 60: Not likely to keep drinking…hoping hubby will enjoy!
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.

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