706 Tasting Notes
My heart is breaking – Somehow, out of nowhere, this tea has become one of my favourites. I honestly considered not having a cup right now because I wouldn’t be able to squeeze in my other two customary steeps and I didn’t want to waste them (then I realized I could steep the bag again tomorrow, huzzah!). Anyway, it is excellent that I love this tea, because I have 3/4 of a tin of it. It is devastating that I love this tea because it was apparently a summer only tea and isn’t available anymore. Not to mention that it might not ever be again. I can see myself now in 6 months, begging the lovely ladies at David’s Tea to find a long hidden stash. My best hope, other than the tea coming back into circulation permanently, is that I will fall out of love with it and I will be able to move on. Until then, I drink happily, but sparingly. Three steeps per ‘serving’ – this will help it last : )
Got the hottest water my office can offer. I wish I had the time to boil water here, but as the receptionist it just isn’t viable. I continue to love this tea – it starts out by enticing you with a delicious black currant aroma, but then tricks you with it’s dull brown liquor. Expectations rise once again with the first sip, and the tea remains satisfying to the end. Yum yum!
I continue to be a little amazed at how high the reviews are for this tea. That said, it’s certainly a nice tea but it seems that no matter what I do it just doesn’t steep up that strong. Extra teaspoons, hotter water, more steep time – Nothing really brings it to the level I would expect.
Again, it remains a very yummy tea but I think it will always be on my list of disappointments from David’s Tea – the taste just isn’t really there.
I really like this tea. I honestly forget on a regular basis how soothing and tasty this can be. I’ve never noticed any of the proferred side effects, but it’s just so nice. It’s not that it’s forgettable, it’s just that I don’t have a lot of call for soothing tea on a regular basis. Or at least not the time to enjoy it. Of all my David’s Teas I find this to be the most appley, and just YUM!
There’s a point in the steep where this goes from nice and mild to tart and over-bearing. Somewhere in the 3 minute range, I find. Still not an exceptional tea, but certainly passable. Won’t buy again, what with all the delicious loose tea to be had, but I would snag one off a freebie tray for sure : )