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drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
1317 tasting notes

Ever have one of those tea days where nothing goes as planned? not a disaster exactly, just not what you expected.
That was today. See, I had planned to bring in one of the many samples I received yesterday… only to find myself running late and of course entirely forgetting the tea on my dresser. No biggie, I figured… I needed to run an errand for work that took me by the Tea Dynasty. I rarely get to stop in there, what a treat! except when I swung by, guess what?!? they were closed. Oh right, they are a retail business and not in the core financial district. Of course they are closed, until 11am!!
Anyhow, by this point I was desperately craving tea. ANY TEA! Having been promised some and denied twice, I was rather thirsty! and that’s how I ended up at David’s, the closest shop to my work.
Needless to say, this was a bit of a letdown. Malty, sure. Even a little honeyed. And smokey?!? Did I taste that right… how odd. Is it just me? has anyone else noticed anything even remotely like that? nobody looked at me oddly, so I doubt there were any seizures involved. Maybe it was the tiny bit of agave I added. Or aliens. They planted the smoke. yes, that’s it :)
Ah well. What can ya do…

Bonnie

Maybe you needed to stop at a bar after all that! (Joke)

Indigobloom

I like the way you think Bonnie ;)
I certainly needed a straight shot of sumthin!

Cattibrie

I love Nepal Black. I haven’t tasted smokey but you never know. Sorry you had a crappy tea day. Those just suck.

Indigobloom

thanks Cattibrie. Yep, who knows what happened to that particular batch. Maybe it was accidentally mixed with some Lapsang!

Daniel Scott

Definitely never gotten smokey from Nepal Black! That’s really strange.

SimpliciTEA

Sad to hear it wasn’t a good ‘tea day’, but I loved your narrative!

Ninavampi

Aliens… Hmmm… I agree that is the most plausible answer! ; )

Indigobloom

Daniel: right?! I’ll have to ask them about it next time I stop by.
SimpliciTea: thanks! I tend to put too much narrative, not enough tea talk in my reviews… but I can’t help it! lol
Ninavampi: Indeed! what else could it be… I only wish the aliens would introduce themselves. I’m sure we’d have a lovely tea party :P

Daniel Scott

Haha, too much narrative! Come talk to me about the narrative : tea talk ratio, Indigobloom. :P

SimpliciTEA

Definitely not too much narrative. One of the reasons I like reading reviews and responding to discussions is to engage on all topics, tea related or not. I also laughed at the alien reference. Picturing you and aliens having a tea party is a hoot! : )

Bonnie

Ditto SimpliciTEA!

Indigobloom

hehe thanks for the narrative support everyone xo

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Bonnie

Maybe you needed to stop at a bar after all that! (Joke)

Indigobloom

I like the way you think Bonnie ;)
I certainly needed a straight shot of sumthin!

Cattibrie

I love Nepal Black. I haven’t tasted smokey but you never know. Sorry you had a crappy tea day. Those just suck.

Indigobloom

thanks Cattibrie. Yep, who knows what happened to that particular batch. Maybe it was accidentally mixed with some Lapsang!

Daniel Scott

Definitely never gotten smokey from Nepal Black! That’s really strange.

SimpliciTEA

Sad to hear it wasn’t a good ‘tea day’, but I loved your narrative!

Ninavampi

Aliens… Hmmm… I agree that is the most plausible answer! ; )

Indigobloom

Daniel: right?! I’ll have to ask them about it next time I stop by.
SimpliciTea: thanks! I tend to put too much narrative, not enough tea talk in my reviews… but I can’t help it! lol
Ninavampi: Indeed! what else could it be… I only wish the aliens would introduce themselves. I’m sure we’d have a lovely tea party :P

Daniel Scott

Haha, too much narrative! Come talk to me about the narrative : tea talk ratio, Indigobloom. :P

SimpliciTEA

Definitely not too much narrative. One of the reasons I like reading reviews and responding to discussions is to engage on all topics, tea related or not. I also laughed at the alien reference. Picturing you and aliens having a tea party is a hoot! : )

Bonnie

Ditto SimpliciTEA!

Indigobloom

hehe thanks for the narrative support everyone xo

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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