drank Dragonwell by DAVIDsTEA
1300 tasting notes

Again with the sourness. I guess my theory was wrong shrugs
This was ok. A little too vegetal for me. I had a busy day at work and ended up forgetting about the second steep of this…
The teaopia version is much toastier, and less nausea causing. Meh. I’m biased, being a lover of toastedness so I’ll not rate this one now!

Well I am off to Florida for two weeks. See y’all in 2012!! and Merry Christmas everyone!!! (Or Hannukah/Kwanzaa/whatever you celebrate!!)

Ellyn

Safe Travels! Enjoy the warm weather!

LiberTEAS

Have fun!

Indigobloom

thanks Ellyn and LiberTeas!xx

Stephanie

…and Happy Festivus!!! :) Have a safe trip!

cteresa

First steep does not count with Dragon well. First steep is never ever the best. That being said, never tried this blend or even this blender so no idea if it´s a good dragonwell tea, but just ya know defending it a bit, because first steep is well, not good with dragonwell teas ( the 2nd, oh yeah, 3rd and 4th yes, and I usually just keep adding water till it´s no longer awesome)

Indigobloom

Oh I agree Cteresa!! I need to buy a gaiwan and try it at home that way.
David’s tea tends to have great tea, but I’ve noticed that their straight blends are not quite what I expect :)
Hehe yes, Happy Festivus to you as well Stephanie!! x

TeaBrat

Sometimes green tea makers me nauseated too. I’ve learned that making it weaker usually helps….

Ryan Freed

Happy holidays!!! I agree, green tea if steeped to long or too vegetal is bitter and makes me nauseous. I almost always prefer green tea cold, its very refreshing.

Camiah

Oooh! Where in Florida are you going? I live here, so it isn’t nearly as exotic (warm Christmases just aren’t right, let me tell you). I hope you have a wonderful time here!

Amariel

Have fun in Florida! I used to live in Orlando.

cteresa

I do not bother with a gaiwan, just my normal little teapot, and seriosly decent-ish dragonwell, just put lots of leaves, just a smidgeon more than you think is right, and not too hot water. First steep is bah, whatever, the next ones just keep the hot water in for as long as you want – and it is sort of magic. (but yeah, I am a barbarian that I do not fuss too much with it, but dragonwell is indeed sort of magic even for barbarians like me. Though first steep sort of sucks always as compared to the rest).

Happy holidays and a great new year. may 2012 bring you many great tea cups.

Indigobloom

Amy: yeah I’ve seen that to. I can never seem to get it right, I think I’m just too impatient with how finicky it is. More than white it seems…
Ryan: Cold? Hmmm I could use some cold tea now! too bad it takes awhile lol
Heather: Oh, cool. Thanks, it was indeed fun!!
Cteresa: It’s funny, I love the Teaopia version… but this one is less toasty. Maybe that is the difference. and I agree, first steep is always terrible! Happy New Year and many tasty pots (of tea) to you as well! :)

Ryan Freed

Haven’t commented on here in a while, but I’m back. If you pour the hot tea over a bunch of ice it cools down instantly and tastes awesome

Indigobloom

neato! thx for the tip Ryan!!

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Ellyn

Safe Travels! Enjoy the warm weather!

LiberTEAS

Have fun!

Indigobloom

thanks Ellyn and LiberTeas!xx

Stephanie

…and Happy Festivus!!! :) Have a safe trip!

cteresa

First steep does not count with Dragon well. First steep is never ever the best. That being said, never tried this blend or even this blender so no idea if it´s a good dragonwell tea, but just ya know defending it a bit, because first steep is well, not good with dragonwell teas ( the 2nd, oh yeah, 3rd and 4th yes, and I usually just keep adding water till it´s no longer awesome)

Indigobloom

Oh I agree Cteresa!! I need to buy a gaiwan and try it at home that way.
David’s tea tends to have great tea, but I’ve noticed that their straight blends are not quite what I expect :)
Hehe yes, Happy Festivus to you as well Stephanie!! x

TeaBrat

Sometimes green tea makers me nauseated too. I’ve learned that making it weaker usually helps….

Ryan Freed

Happy holidays!!! I agree, green tea if steeped to long or too vegetal is bitter and makes me nauseous. I almost always prefer green tea cold, its very refreshing.

Camiah

Oooh! Where in Florida are you going? I live here, so it isn’t nearly as exotic (warm Christmases just aren’t right, let me tell you). I hope you have a wonderful time here!

Amariel

Have fun in Florida! I used to live in Orlando.

cteresa

I do not bother with a gaiwan, just my normal little teapot, and seriosly decent-ish dragonwell, just put lots of leaves, just a smidgeon more than you think is right, and not too hot water. First steep is bah, whatever, the next ones just keep the hot water in for as long as you want – and it is sort of magic. (but yeah, I am a barbarian that I do not fuss too much with it, but dragonwell is indeed sort of magic even for barbarians like me. Though first steep sort of sucks always as compared to the rest).

Happy holidays and a great new year. may 2012 bring you many great tea cups.

Indigobloom

Amy: yeah I’ve seen that to. I can never seem to get it right, I think I’m just too impatient with how finicky it is. More than white it seems…
Ryan: Cold? Hmmm I could use some cold tea now! too bad it takes awhile lol
Heather: Oh, cool. Thanks, it was indeed fun!!
Cteresa: It’s funny, I love the Teaopia version… but this one is less toasty. Maybe that is the difference. and I agree, first steep is always terrible! Happy New Year and many tasty pots (of tea) to you as well! :)

Ryan Freed

Haven’t commented on here in a while, but I’m back. If you pour the hot tea over a bunch of ice it cools down instantly and tastes awesome

Indigobloom

neato! thx for the tip Ryan!!

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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.

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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!

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

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

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