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drank Tung Ting Vietnam by DAVIDsTEA
1341 tasting notes

ohhhhh man, finally a tea from DT I love! this is amazing. Well the first steep was. Bright and sweet, and complicated! just the right amount of fresh “green” and oh sooooo good. The flavour really pops in that mineral like way I’ve come to adore and interacts with the sweetness in just the right way.
Second steep was just ok. Had a delightful corn aftertaste. Made with tap water though, and likely oversteeped as well. We are replacing the carpets in my office so we had to pack up the entire place before leaving today. Chaos. but it will be so nice when I come in on Monday. Too bad I’m only there for two more weeks.
Anyhow, I’m at a friends place and typing on her wacky keyboard is making this review a little choppy haha. Ciao for now! :P

Geoffrey Norman

Vietnamese Oolong! WANT! I’ve never heard of that!

Kittenna

Yes! First infusion of this one is amazing! Second, fairly meh. But the first… oh…!

Indigobloom

If I can snag a $1 packet, I’ll send you one to try! or… I could grab some (this was to go) and we could swap :P

Indigobloom

Kittenna, yes it really is OH isnt it?! heh. I want moreeeee

Geoffrey Norman

A swap would be loverly!

Indigobloom

awesome! I need to finish my work contract first, and then we can set something up. yay! :P

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Geoffrey Norman

Vietnamese Oolong! WANT! I’ve never heard of that!

Kittenna

Yes! First infusion of this one is amazing! Second, fairly meh. But the first… oh…!

Indigobloom

If I can snag a $1 packet, I’ll send you one to try! or… I could grab some (this was to go) and we could swap :P

Indigobloom

Kittenna, yes it really is OH isnt it?! heh. I want moreeeee

Geoffrey Norman

A swap would be loverly!

Indigobloom

awesome! I need to finish my work contract first, and then we can set something up. yay! :P

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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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