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drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
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oh yeah, this is good stuff. A regular black tea with extremely subtle complexities. I’m not adept enough at identifying flavours but I can taste the spice note mentioned by Daniil and now that it’s pointed out I can tell that it is indeed cardamom or something similar. The maltiness is very nice as well, very mild yet lasting throughout the entire sip.
The astringency is a tad too much for me but then the girl made my tea extra strong so it could be a function of too many leaves.
Now that I’ve had most of the cup, the spice note is building in the aftertaste the way spicy foods do as you get into the meal. Very nice! I’m impressed.
The floral note is the most subtle of them all. I would not have noticed if it wasn’t in the description.
Ok so DT’s just made up for some of their failings with this one, in my books. The only issue I have that everything is so mild, as I prefer more bold teas.
I wonder, why am I the only one to find this one so very satisfying??

Eisenherz

You’re not the only one, I love Kenyan Tinderet! It’s a shame my local DT has been out of it for quite some time now

Indigobloom

really? I hope they aren’t discontinuing it! I won’t be able to buy any for awhile…
And I’m glad to know someone else out there loves this one to!! :)

ScottTeaMan

I love Kenyan teas but I don’t buy them enough. I have a Tinderet Estate Silver Tips—a white tea— I have yet to sample. How could I have missed Tinderet Estate TGFOP, excluded from my most recent order from Upton Teas?!! I hope it’s not sold out before I place my next order.

Indigobloom

good luck on that Scott, and I look forward to your review! :)

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Eisenherz

You’re not the only one, I love Kenyan Tinderet! It’s a shame my local DT has been out of it for quite some time now

Indigobloom

really? I hope they aren’t discontinuing it! I won’t be able to buy any for awhile…
And I’m glad to know someone else out there loves this one to!! :)

ScottTeaMan

I love Kenyan teas but I don’t buy them enough. I have a Tinderet Estate Silver Tips—a white tea— I have yet to sample. How could I have missed Tinderet Estate TGFOP, excluded from my most recent order from Upton Teas?!! I hope it’s not sold out before I place my next order.

Indigobloom

good luck on that Scott, and I look forward to your review! :)

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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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