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drank Wild Black Yunnan by DAVIDsTEA
442 tasting notes

What a complex tea! Black it is delightful, if a tad bit strong for me to be drinking at 7 at night. From the first sniff of the dry leaves I wanted to add cinnamon, but I resisted (at first). Once I’d sipped down some room from my overly full cup, I added some sugar. And this is when the tea got really complex, since even though the sugar had melted and been well stirred, my sip was two very distinct flavours of sugar and the black tea, untouched. Such a weird experience, and not really pleasant, so I added some milk. And again, I now had sweet milk and black tea. Not yet giving up, I sprinkled the top with that cinnamon that had been calling to me.

Voila! What an amazing cup of tea, now! Next time I may add a bit of cinnamon stick in the brewing and see what that does!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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An avid tea addict in the GTA, Ontario, Canada. I’m always looking for new teas and new tea addicted friends!

My preference is loose leaf of all varieties, however the occasional bagged tea can come along and charm me. Flavoured or straight, there is a good chance that I will be falling in love.

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My ratings system is based on the smiley faces above the ratings scale.

0-10 — This tea didn’t get past the initial sip process. I just couldn’t bring myself to drink more, I found it so horrible.

11-50 — It made it past first sips, but as I drank a bit more I realized I really wasn’t enjoying the tea, and would never drink it again.

51-60 — I probably made it through the cup, but won’t be trying another one.

61-69 — Either it’s a mystery tea and I can’t decide if I like it or not, or it is one that I felt was purely adequate.

70-85 — These are the teas that I appreciate and/or like. If they are falling in this area they are ones that I would definitely re-buy, however are not ones that I must always have on hand. The good, but not the amazing.

86-94 — These are the favourites. My cupboard feels empty if they aren’t inside.

95-100 — Tea perfection!

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GTA, Ontario, Canada

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