442 Tasting Notes

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drank Splash! by DAVIDsTEA
442 tasting notes

I think the person who created this tea is a sushi addict. It is pretty much the perfect tea to sip while munching on rolls and sushi.

Dry, I have a love/hate relationship with this one. I want to love it, and definitely love notes of it, but every time I sniff the leaves I keep changing my mind about how much. I think I’d prefer it as a deodorant scent than a tea (as unappetizing as that is!) It’s fresh and clean smelling, but there’s just something about it that keeps me from falling in love.

Brewed, it lost some of that weird something and mellowed out scentwise. I definitely can see myself boiling a pot of this to scent my house. Tastewise I find it weaker than I expected, but not in a bad way. I find the mildness actually helped me enjoy the flavour a bit more, keeping the notes from being overpowering.

Splash! isn’t one I think I’ll be reaching for to sip, or that I will ever crave, but if I have fish meals I think this is going to be the one I serve with it. Am a wee bit afraid to try it iced though!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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I’m not a straight white tea lover so I was hesitant when I got this one to try, especially at the price! I used one of the “perfect teaspoon” scoops and wow, what seems like so little dry exploded into these beautiful leaves when they unfurled in brewing. They’re clearly so fresh and new and are the most beautiful brewed leaves I think I’ve seen in a tea. I can’t seem to stop running my fingers through them, as weird as that seems.

The tea itself brews to a very nice flavour, not overly strong with no trace of bitterness. The brew is golden in colour and I found that just a half teaspoon of sugar brought out all of the undernotes to make it a delightful cup. I was definitely pleasantly surprised by this one!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 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!

Location

GTA, Ontario, Canada

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