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drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
681 tasting notes

I just lost my post. : (

In sum: This is still delicious. Bought 100 grams of this which stays at home (the beau and I both like it) and the sample stays at work. Reminds me in taste of Joy’s Teaspoon’s Lemon Zest but the mate aspect really makes it stand out. Naturally sweet, but not cloyingly so (I find myself averse to too sweet tea lately). Highy recommended! (Disclaimer: I have no discernible reaction to caffeine and the like, but I’ve hear this one can be pretty “energizing”.)

CHAroma

Awww, I’m sorry! I usually write my notes in Word so I can spell check, format, and re-read it a million times till I get it just perfect. I know the feeling when you write something and lose it. You can never re-write it exactly the same way. So annoying. :(

Tabby

No! I hate that!! :(

Uniquity

Sometimes I type them up in Outlook if I am at work and just transfer it over, but today I was (foolishly!) typing online. Oh well, there was nothing profound. : )

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CHAroma

Awww, I’m sorry! I usually write my notes in Word so I can spell check, format, and re-read it a million times till I get it just perfect. I know the feeling when you write something and lose it. You can never re-write it exactly the same way. So annoying. :(

Tabby

No! I hate that!! :(

Uniquity

Sometimes I type them up in Outlook if I am at work and just transfer it over, but today I was (foolishly!) typing online. Oh well, there was nothing profound. : )

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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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