223 Tasting Notes

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This is really nice! I have two sample tins (one from the advent calendar, and one from the sweet indulgence kit)of this, and I can’t believe its taken me almost 12months to get around to trying it! Its really tasty, a lighter chai than black options. Its kinda the perfect amount of chai to go with the rooibos, just enough you taste the chai and not the strong rooibos taste that sometimes appears, but not so much it completely overpowers everything else. Yum!

Preparation
Boiling

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drank Oolong Chocolate Chai by T2
223 tasting notes

Had another one of these this morning with some leatherwood honey. Really yummy, the honey brought out the sweetness a lot more. I am enjoying this one.

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90
drank Oolong by Hampstead Tea
223 tasting notes

So my first crack at this one wasn’t overly scientific or well planned, but it was yummy!

I did 2 steeps of around 2mins 30secs each with 1.5 teaspoons of tea. Water was about 85oC. The colour was a caramelly amber for both steeps, slightly lighter on the first. A gorgeous colour!

The taste was soft and oolongy, with almost sweet notes. Really nice to drink. Absolutely no hints of astringency or an odd oolong aftertaste I’ve had elsewhere with teas like vanilla oolong or qhangzhou milk oolong from DavidsTea.

A very nice, easy to drink oolong.

Preparation
2 min, 45 sec

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84
drank Oolong Chocolate Chai by T2
223 tasting notes

Weehee! 100th tasting note. I know, I’m a baby compared to lots of people on here. But its only just begining.

This was really yummy, not as ‘strong’ as a black chai (sorry, really don’t know how to describe that), and the chocolate gives it a hint of sweetness. Looking forward to playing around with milk and honey additions in the future.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec
softrevolution

Congrats on 100! I’m not quite there myself. And a chocolate chai flavoured oolong sounds interesting – never would have considered those flavours with an oolong base.

Azzrian

congrats!! :)

tunes&tea

Yeah, congradulations!

Alphakitty

Congrats on 100!

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88

Another of the bf’s faves. He’s had 2 100g boxes in about 3 months, and I haven’t had a chance to taste it myself yet! But this is a match made in tea heaven for him. Being both a fan of vanilla and caffeine sensitive, its one of his favourite night time teas. Hopefully I’ll actually get a sample out of the next box and I can let you all know what I think. It smells pretty good anyway!

A perfect spot to end the backlogging…

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
223 tasting notes

I like this, when you get a bit of everything in the steep…

My only sample of this is from last year’s advent calendar. My first cup had a bit of walnut, a bit of pineapple and a nice amount of green. I really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, subsequent cups have been lacking on the pineapple or the green tea, so its been a bit odd. But I imagine if I’d had a 50g bag it might’ve worked a bit better! Rating this based on the best cup I had.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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91

I’ve only had one cup of this, but its really nice. A good earl grey, and excellent for a night time earl grey if you’re caffeine sensitive.

Like my other half. He’s one of those “can’t have caffeine after 4” people, and he ADORES this. His first box was bought about 8 months ago, and I think he’s been through about 200g all by himself. Just loves it. I’ll rate this for him.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Turkish Apple by T2
223 tasting notes

This one is a sugar based tea, so its a instant option. I’ve had one lot as a sample in the T2 store, and its sweet and apple-y. I got given a box (along with the cherry version) for my birthday and they are nice hot when you’re looking for a sweet and tangy instant pick-me-up or treat. I imagine it’d ice well, using a pour-over ice method. Will review again later with an iced glass when its a bit warmer. Not sure I’d actually go out and buy a box for myself, but I’ll enjoy drinking it none-the-less.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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80

I actually really like this one. Its very unusual hot. The bamboo makes a light but tasty base, and hot the peppercorns are the prominent flavour. Its not an agressive taste, but its there. I quite like it, which is surprising considering I don’t really like them in food. Iced, its a very soft tea. I like to amp up the flavour by adding actual strawberries. A light, soft tea iced. Have about 25g left, will enjoy finishing it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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This was a sample tin from the advent calendar last year. I have a little left, should probably finish it! It was tasty, and did what was on the box, but to be honest, and bit unremarkable. I have some organic straight chamomile, and I think I prefer it straight. A nice blend though.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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I remember getting my first cup of tea at about the age of 8. Just a standard run of the mill black, with some sugar and milk to make it palatable to an 8year old. But a love was born and I’ve never looked back!

I’ve always appreciated the quality of loose leaf, and thanks to the discovery of the fanatastic gadgets at DavidsTea while on holiday, the tea obsession has grown! Is it weird to be ordering tea and having it sent half way around the world?

I’d love to do some tea swaps with people to try new teas. I have a bit of a DavidsTea range for any Australians interested in trying some DT goodness minus international postage fees!

Ive just started working at The Art of Tea , a small Tasmanian company. They dont currently ship overseas, but im more than happy to arrange swaps with people. their full product listing can be found here: http://www.artoftea.com.au/. (December 2012).

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