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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Lemon Cream Pie by DAVIDsTEA
694 tasting notes

I oversteeped this morning (was playing Little Big Planet 2 before work, so sue me! :D ) but it was still delicious. I found the tart lemon rind sort of bitterness came out too strong as a result of my over-steeping but I think a bit of honey would have fixed that nicely…if I’d bothered.

I really like lemon, so I find this a really nice tea, but if you want the balanced pie sort of flavour, definitely make sure to not steep it more than 4 or 5 minutes. My favourite lemon David’s Tea continues to be Three Lemon, with Citron Oolong coming in just behind, but this was a nice aberration from my norm.

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7 min, 0 sec

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drank Spearmint (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Had a nice amount of this in a travel mug of hot chocolate this afternoon. I love the minty kick, especially when Schnapps isn’t an option. Yum!

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185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Mojito by DAVIDsTEA
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Second steep – mint is strong again. Why is the second steep so strong on mint???

Anyway, this might only do cups today, because this isn’t quite as strong as I would like. The mint is taking over, the base is muted, but a nice complement.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Mojito by DAVIDsTEA
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Figured I’d go to this delicious tea for work today – I learned yesterday that I can get three solid steeps, so it’s perfect for no fuss no muss tea that’s still delicious! I’ve interested a couple people in this by the smell alone, though most baulk at the price. Why is coffee allowed to be expensive but not tea? Mmm, I love the mint in this..

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Rooibos de Provence by DAVIDsTEA
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The beau selected this as breakfast tea again today. Still lovely, and as I try more and more rooibos teas, I realize how much of the delicious flavour of this tea is really just the rooibos base.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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One of the first I chose from Davids Tea several months ago. Very mild, mostly tastes like honeybush. I think it would do nicely mixed with some Three Lemon or with one of their mint teas. Further experimentation required!

Nonetheless, it’s a perfectly nice tea. A little boring, but was great for me as a beginner.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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So yummy. I’m sure I’ve said this before. No new spiel – tasty! Sweet! Citrus sweet!

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195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Mojito by DAVIDsTEA
694 tasting notes

Oh my goodness, I am on my third steep of the same teabag [Edit – I don’t really mean teabag, I mean looseleaf tea in a t-sac because I’m at work and it’s easy!], and it is really still quite strong. I am quite impressed. Until recently, I wasn’t much of a re-steeper. Right now, I am doing the math on the many lost cups of tea. : (

Anyway, the tea is definitely starting to lose it’s zing – I found the mint to be more mild and the flavours muted, but it’s definitely drinkable. Three steep limit, I guess!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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84
drank Mojito by DAVIDsTEA
694 tasting notes

Re-steep. Still delicious. A little more minty this time, which I didn’t expect.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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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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