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I’ve flip-flopped over whether I was ever going to try David’s straight teas. I mean, I’ve always intended to, but I can never quite get my mouth to name any of the classics, when it has the option to say something like Bamboozled. As much as I admire my fellow Steepsterites who can actually taste and describe all the aspects of a straight tea, I do not have such distinguished taste.

Me likes me sprinkles

In all honesty, for me, the true appeal of Davids Tea has always been their jazzy flavors with the quirky little names. It’s just too difficult for me to ask for something classic when I can try something called Kiwi’s Big Adventure, Big Apple, or Cookie Dough. Every time I plan a trip to DT, I tell myself that I’m going to try at least one of their straight teas just to see what it’s like. But once I get in the store, I lose all focus and before I know it I’ve ordered a counter full of fun flavors and I eventually leave with nary a straight tea in sight. Seriously, sometimes I have the attention span of…

…whoops! Sorry, got distracted…

..Where was I? Oh yes! So Davids Tea had a $1 deal for their single serving packets of straight teas. It was as if that deal was catered to make me finally bite the bullet and give ‘em a go. I think I bought about 4-5 different types, and this is the first one I’ve tried so far. Just as I suspected, I get far more steeps out of this tea than I would out of my fun teas. And it really does taste delicious, it’s fresh and traditional. It tastes like fancy, you know, if fancy had a taste.

If I can manage to maintain focus for long enough during a future trip to David’s Tea, in the sea of jazzy fun-time teas, I would definitely repurchase this one. It’s tasty, it’s classic, and it’s a great option for my guests who are overwhelmed by the crazy flavors in my tea cupboard and ask “don’t you have any normal tea”. I’m sure they mean the commonplace bagged stuff, but if I serve this to them, I’m sure no one will complain.

MissMylin

I too have way more fun, flavoured teas than straight. I really have to make more of an effort to try straight tea because sometimes I feel like a bit of dummy on Steepster. I just can’t tease out all the flavours that other people seem to be able to.

Invader Zim

I wanted to tell you something…OH LOOK! A butterfly! …so, yeah where was I? lol I love people who do that, it’s so amusing!

Bonnie

Don’t worry. I began with only flavored tea, started with a really good couple of straight tea’s and it took time to understand the flavor profiles. If you had a Laoshan Black tea, you could taste the Chocolate for instance it’s obvious but it’s not flavored. An oolong might taste floral and sweet but it’s all natural too. A genmaicha would taste like toasted rice or popcorn, a savory flavor…all natural.

canadianadia

@MissMylin – glad to hear that I’m not the only one

@Invader Zim – hahaha! That’s me 100% I’m like the dog from the animated film called “Up”…SQUIRREL!

@Bonnie – good to see that’s where other steepsters have started. I have a few oolongs from the straight tea special, so I will bear in mind what you said about them when I drink them. I used to drink Genmaicha all the time – your taste description is spot on. I will have to try a Laoshan Black – sounds delicious. Thanks for the tips

Invader Zim

I love that movie! My master is good at smart. lol I find animated movies to be better than most other movies these days.

canadianadia

So true, I can’t wait to see Despicable me 2

Cavocorax

Glad you liked this one. I’ll have to bre wmy sampler and compare it to the other Darjeeling I bought from DT. And PHEW…. I was worried I was the only one who had trouble describing the straight/classic teas.

Cavocorax

There’s a despicable me2? Ohhhh yeah!

SQUIRREL!

canadianadia

I think Despicable Me 2 is set to come out July 2013 – those little minions cracked me up

Invader Zim

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we all live close enough that we could all get together, drink tea and watch Despicable Me 2!

Nik

Best tasting note ever! I know exactly what you mean re: sophisticated palate. It’s one of the reasons I’m trying to wean myself off sweetening everything, so I can taste a straight-up tea and actually taste it. But boy do I love my dessert teas. =)

canadianadia

@Invader Zim – That would be fantastic. Or as Agnes might say “It’s so awesome I’m gonna die!” lol! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82utG7Q3G_k

@Nik – hahaha! Thanks Nik, I must have been feeling inspired that day. Dessert teas are amazing. I just received my very first order of 52teas a couple of days ago, and I think I found yet another favorite tea company.

Nik

I’ve got my first 52t order, too! [squee]

Invader Zim

It’s so fluffy! lol I love it!

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MissMylin

I too have way more fun, flavoured teas than straight. I really have to make more of an effort to try straight tea because sometimes I feel like a bit of dummy on Steepster. I just can’t tease out all the flavours that other people seem to be able to.

Invader Zim

I wanted to tell you something…OH LOOK! A butterfly! …so, yeah where was I? lol I love people who do that, it’s so amusing!

Bonnie

Don’t worry. I began with only flavored tea, started with a really good couple of straight tea’s and it took time to understand the flavor profiles. If you had a Laoshan Black tea, you could taste the Chocolate for instance it’s obvious but it’s not flavored. An oolong might taste floral and sweet but it’s all natural too. A genmaicha would taste like toasted rice or popcorn, a savory flavor…all natural.

canadianadia

@MissMylin – glad to hear that I’m not the only one

@Invader Zim – hahaha! That’s me 100% I’m like the dog from the animated film called “Up”…SQUIRREL!

@Bonnie – good to see that’s where other steepsters have started. I have a few oolongs from the straight tea special, so I will bear in mind what you said about them when I drink them. I used to drink Genmaicha all the time – your taste description is spot on. I will have to try a Laoshan Black – sounds delicious. Thanks for the tips

Invader Zim

I love that movie! My master is good at smart. lol I find animated movies to be better than most other movies these days.

canadianadia

So true, I can’t wait to see Despicable me 2

Cavocorax

Glad you liked this one. I’ll have to bre wmy sampler and compare it to the other Darjeeling I bought from DT. And PHEW…. I was worried I was the only one who had trouble describing the straight/classic teas.

Cavocorax

There’s a despicable me2? Ohhhh yeah!

SQUIRREL!

canadianadia

I think Despicable Me 2 is set to come out July 2013 – those little minions cracked me up

Invader Zim

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we all live close enough that we could all get together, drink tea and watch Despicable Me 2!

Nik

Best tasting note ever! I know exactly what you mean re: sophisticated palate. It’s one of the reasons I’m trying to wean myself off sweetening everything, so I can taste a straight-up tea and actually taste it. But boy do I love my dessert teas. =)

canadianadia

@Invader Zim – That would be fantastic. Or as Agnes might say “It’s so awesome I’m gonna die!” lol! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82utG7Q3G_k

@Nik – hahaha! Thanks Nik, I must have been feeling inspired that day. Dessert teas are amazing. I just received my very first order of 52teas a couple of days ago, and I think I found yet another favorite tea company.

Nik

I’ve got my first 52t order, too! [squee]

Invader Zim

It’s so fluffy! lol I love it!

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