148 Tasting Notes

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drank Coffee Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
148 tasting notes

I had the last of this in my to go mug this morning. Goodbye, delicious coffee pu’erh, I hardly knew ye.

Ok, so I actually knew it almost every morning for the last week. I love this stuff, but I must be strong and wait awhile before I get more tea…

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Drinking this again today – I can taste and smell more orchid mingled with some intense florals. There’s also a bit of a savory flavor that reminds me of green tea. Nearly vegetal, but not quite there. Also faintly malty.

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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Today was a rough and long day, but I’m very happy to say that I got to pick up my Verdant Tea order! And I even nabbed it from the post office before school, which meant I got to brew some of this up in the morning (and then again when I got home, and again just now).
I love this tea. The choice of floral oolongs is absolutely perfect. The chai is delicately sweet which comes out more as it cools. I taste dark chocolate, vanilla, and spicy coriander, almost reminding me of peppercorns.
This is so delicious.

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

I hope things are better now that your day is over!! (Of course, tea always helps!)

Claire

Much, much better! It started with knocking on my door, and a construction guy saying I had to move my car right then so it didn’t get towed (PG&E is redoing the pipes in my area). That was followed up by some crowded bus rides and 8.5 hours at school, and I was ready for rest and tea. :)

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So I read last night that Bi Luo Chun benefits from a longer steep than most greens. I typically steep about 45 seconds, so tonight I tried letting this steep for 2 minutes, and WOW. While previously the first steeps were a bit weak and hinted at the floral and buttery notes that could be found in the subsequent steeps, they really pop out just by adding another minute. No burnt flavor, either. I wish I’d known to steep this longer a few weeks ago!

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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I’ve been bringing bags of this to school so I can drop a couple in my to go mug at lunch and fill it with (free) hot water. I like this – it doesn’t wow me and I still think the flavor is a bit on the weak side, but I like the coconut and banana flavors, they are not at all artificial-tasting. It’s a nice middle of the day tea when I don’t need caffeine!

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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Coffee Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
148 tasting notes

Start of today’s backlog: I can’t stop drinking this tea! I made this for my to go mug again today and it was mmm mmm delicious. I’m almost to that point where I’m thinking, what will I do when this runs out?! Hopefully get addicted to another tea, because my Verdant order is waiting patiently for me at the post office, and I am picking it up tomorrow!

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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This is another tea I received for my birthday, and it’s absolutely delicious! Delicately floral with a hint of malty/chocolate flavor. A bit more understated than the green oolong with a spicy undertone.

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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Happy Birthday!!!

Claire

Thank you! :) It was September 8th, and I got 3 really amazing teas. :)

Terri HarpLady

Playing Happy Birthday for you on my Harp, better late than never!

Claire

Thank you Terri!

Lesli

This sounds terrific. Chocolate.. in an oolong?! What’s more perfect?

Nik

Happy belated, Claire. =)

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drank Toasted Marshmallow by DAVIDsTEA
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Having a cup of this to celebrate the end of the week! I did add one teaspoon of straight black tea to cut the sweetness a bit, and it’s almost just right. Still a bit too sugary for my taste, but it’s a great treat at the end of my day! :)

Today was my first day at my work study job in the library, and it was AWESOME. The librarians I’m working for are so nice, and the collection (I’m in special collections and archives) they have is huge!

Back to tea! Cinnamon and toasted marshmallow, you make my day.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
canadianadia

Congratulations on the work study. Sounds interesting. I’m studying library and information technology, which is not as fancy as a Library Science degree, but certainly in the same field.

As for the tea, I will have to give this one another try, now that it is feeling more and more like Autumn.

Congrats again!! :)

Claire

Thank you! :)

Helena

Libararies are always fun! Even more so with a great cup of tea :D

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drank Coffee Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
148 tasting notes

I’ve drank this the past 3 mornings now, and it’s so tasty! I love the caramel and coffee flavor along with that hint of woodsy pu’erh. I will definitely have to get more of this – maybe I will even be adventurous and head to the David’s store here in town. Any recommendations if I make a trip, fellow steepsterites?

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
148 tasting notes

Last tea of the day! I really like this. I’m not typically a rooibos fan, but if it’s dressed up right I’ll drink it, and this is delicious. Like eating a maple donut but not as sweet. As I’ve said before I’m not a big fan of sweetened tea, and this is just about right for me. A little sweetness without tasting like I just poured some sugar in my mouth.

My partner just tried a sip and said “I want pancakes”.

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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Nik

Ha ha, I used to pour sugar in my mouth all the time. =P

Helena

I think they call them pixie sticks… little sticks of nothing but sugar….

Nik

OMG I remember those! I haven’t had those since I was a kid. I used to love their tart sweetness. Nowadays I skip the middleman and go right for the raw sugar. :D

Claire

I had a sweet tooth when I was a kid, but for some reason the older I get the more I like savory foods!

Nik

I’m getting to be the same way, Claire, but in my case, it’s selective. For example, I can’t tolerate the heavy sweetness of soda (not even the natural/good kind) anymore, but I’ll go through a slice of pie (or cake, or cheesecake, or an eclair…you get the idea) in no time at all. =] (Great, now I want all those bad-for-me things.)

Claire

I can’t eat gluten anymore, so it tends to limit desserts at least!

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I mostly drink straight tea, and some of my favorites are green teas and oolongs. I almost always have some sencha and tieguanyin in my tea cupboard (and if I run out, awesome, an excuse to buy tea). I do like some flavored teas, but can’t stand really sugary stuff so if it’s very sweet I probably won’t like it. I can’t drink milk so all my reviews are of tea without milk and sugar!
I’ve been getting into puerh the last few months.

Outside of Steepster I’m an English Lit major, and will FINALLY be graduating after the Fall 2013 semester. After that I plan on applying for graduate school to obtain a Master’s in Library Science. Currently I work as a student assistant in the Archives and Special Collections department of my school’s library.
I also like reading (of course) and playing video games when I have time for them.

I’m happy to send samples to anyone in the US or Canada. Just ask. :)

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