2309 Tasting Notes
It’s funny how unpopular this tea is on Steepster! I’ve had this in my kitchen cabinet for as long as I can remember so it’s kind of a comfort tea for me now. This reminds me of cinnamon graham crackers tonight while I’m watching episodes of “We Shall Remain.”
This is good with the vanilla almond milk I purchased yesterday. It somewhat satisfies my craving for dessert.
Purchased this on a morning when I did not feel like drinking coffee but wanted something strong. Another tea that was prepared by the David’s Tea staff.
I found this to be quite a strong cuppa. They did add soymilk but when I got back to the condo I was staying, I ended up adding some more. A good stout assam, with plenty of malt and a bit of sweetness. I particularly like the fact that this one is organic and free trade. Made a good breakfast tea for yours truly.
Backlogging – again prepared by the David’s Tea staff in Victoria with soymilk added.
This was one of the better teas I had at David’s. Especially with the creamy soymilk, this reminded me of a coconut cream pie. It had plenty of coconut flavor and the oolong, although faint, lends a nice backdrop. This is certainly as yummy as the Golden Moon or Rishi versions I used to drink constantly. It is too bad about the artifical flavoring but I quite enjoyed it.
One of two tea samplers I picked up at Murchie’s in Victoria. It’s a small chain only located on the west coast of Canada in Vancouver and Victoria. This note is for the teabag version of this tea.
I was pleasantly surprised by this tea blend. It has very nice flavors, especially for a teabag. Quite lacking in bitterness and astringency so it can be easily consumed plain. My cup brewed up to be a dark brownish red.
I would say the yunnan is the predominate flavor here and lends a nice rich mellowness to the blend. I’m also picking up a bit of fruitness from the ceylon and darjeeling. The assam is pretty mellow here and has a faint maltiness. Good with vanilla flavored soymilk, but equally good plain. I really liked this blend and now I’m wishing I had picked up a few more to try because shipping to the US is $9.95! oh well.
Another tea prepared by the David’s tea staff in Victoria, again it was prepared with soymilk.
Definitely kind of a disappointment for me, this was another one I found lacking in flavor. I got only faint flavors of brazil nut and coconut, overall I found the tea to be kind of thin and watery. Might be better prepared at home, I have no idea.
I guess I’m just not the biggest fan of David’s tea in general?
I came up to Victoria to have a vacation for a week with my friend. There is a David’s Tea literally right outside our door. I am trying a new tea or two every day and there are loads of tea shops here. I think I am going to a yoga studio shortly and I thought I would try this since it’s low in caffeine. I really enjoyed this lemony coconut mixture. I had them put some soymilk in and it’s good that way. My only complaint is the artificial flavoring but it is pretty yummy!
Tea of the morning here. The Bay Area weather can be so bizarre – yesterday we were at the Marin County Fair in San Rafael and it felt like it was in the 90’s. This morning in San Francisco it’s foggy and under 60 degrees. Brrr. I’m glad I have this tea!
p.s. – I had the most wonderful 4th of July yesterday at the Marin County Fair!