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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
28 tasting notes

The smell of this tea is what sold me, in the store and without hesitation I added to my already growing pile of 25g bags for sampling at home. It has such an enchanting sweet, caramel-y smell. It smells like its going to be a nice smooth tea.
I elected to try some other teas first, as I was so excited and wanted to find the perfect time for this tea. When I made it, I kept in mind that other people spoke to the lack of actual tea in the blend, which I also found to be true. So I mixed my bag up really good (as all the tea leaves were at the bottom) and made sure to include more than just a few leaves. I did however, also cut down a bit on what the amount they suggested per cup, as I often find David’s Tea tends to recommend more leaf than I actually need. I had a sort of slim 2tsp….probably more like 1.5. It should also be noted that I do not have a thermometer and so am usually just guessing/going on previous experience in terms of the correct temperatures for my green teas.
While steeping, I noticed that the smell changed quite drastically for me. It was MUCH less the syrupy sweet smell that sucked me in, and more of a grass smell. I found it very unappetizing and become very worried. Thankfully, the liquor that was poured into my cup was much more in line with the dry smell.
The taste I find to be very surprisingly almost exactly like buttered popcorn, which I quite enjoyed. This first cup I am finding fairly weak, but that could perhaps be changed by increasing the amount of leaf (I had already steeped for 7 minutes, and I am hesitant to push it more than that due to the green tea). It also, for me, doesn’t maintain the same sweetness in the cup. Again, this could be due to the fact that I need to increase the amount I used, or perhaps I will try to coax it out with a hint of raw cane sugar.
As it cools, I am finding that the sweetness sneaks through a bit more and makes it a bit more of a complex flavour.
My partner is definitely not a fan, and he says it mostly reminds him of wet and soggy popcorn.
I will fiddle some more with the next cup, and update then, but for now I find this tea okay, something that I WANT to like, but just isn’t wowing me the way it seems to have wowed others.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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Licious is a stuffy pretentious grad student, who fits in with more of those academic stereotypes than she really should. Naturally, as a pretentious academic she loves tea. She also loves animals, watching a ridiculous amount of television, photography and reading dense, heavy books about boring world issues.

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