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drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
235 tasting notes

I received this as a sample when my online order came in (yay!) I figured it would be a nice uplifting tea for writing boring lab books. It’s working a little.
Dry: Holy lemon. Will I be able to drink all four cups of this? Where’s the oolong? Nice looking mix though.
Liquor: This reminds me of a lightly sweetened lemon gelato (warm). Maybe a flowery lemon gelato. The smell is a little off-putting for me, but the taste is delicious. The after taste is like a sweet lemon candy. Nice.

I may buy this. I’m not sure yet if I would drink this often enough. Probably would in the summer. I’ll decided after I finish the other two cups.

Edit: Okay.. so.. this oolongs liquor color reminds me of Gold Rush and I absolutely love that tea. Now I want that instead. Hurry up and arrive already!
Edit 2: So I am attempting more steeps from the leaves and they are delivering. You get a huge bang for your buck with this tea.. its still extremely lemony, even after i initially oversteeped this tea many times. Delicious lemon

200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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drank Tiger Town by Tea Desire
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I picked this tea up from Tea Desire as the price was right (50g for 5 bucks), and because it smelled like amazing red berry candy tea of sorts (almost like red gummy bears).

Dry: the picture really doesn’t look anything like the tea I received. I did not have one strawberry bit or any other berry bit in my tea leaves. There was a few rose petals. I would definitely have liked to see more strawberry pieces.

Liquor: Medium amber/yellow. Smell has diminished considerably…. Taste is slightly tangy, no real bitterness. Almost a cranberry taste to it, which is odd. Not the most berry bursting tea I have drank, which makes me sad because it smelled so berry-licious dry. Very very slightly astringent, and the lingering taste after drinking this tea is strawberry (Finally! Strawberry!)

Overall, this tea is slightly bland at first, but becomes slightly more complex if you appreciate the lingering tastes associated with each sip. To boost up the berry flavour of this tea on occasion, I will try mixing with a tisane I picked up on my travels to Jasper called Bear Berry, which I bought from Tea Boutique. I will report back on that mixture in the summer.

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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There was no way I could resist this tea once I smelled it. I am sure glad that this was the case as I am not usually a big fan of earl grey tea.
This changed everything.

Dry: Very creamy, floral, bergamot with a layer of vanilla icing somewhere in there. Pretty rose petals.
Liquor: Tastes exactly as it smelled, though with a rounding out from the black tea. The rose was definitely notable and played on the delicious creaminess of this tea. Beautiful amber color. YUM!
This tea is extremely easy to drink bare, though sometimes it is nice to add a touch of cream for a treat.

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drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
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I received a sample of Jessie’s Tea with my first ever online order from Davids Tea. In some ways, I wish I never began ordering tea online as it can be troublesome for the wallet.
With the arrival of the new teas, I was too excited to try the samples, and so I am just getting around to it now.

I was weary of trying Jessie’s Tea as I am not a huge fan of lavender as a food/drink item (I think simply because I have been exposed to way too much artificial lavender bath salts from my parents, and therefore the smell instantly reminds me of artificial lavender).
But.. due to the presence of the coconut, I decided to give it a shot!

Dry: smells like lavender. Maybe, just maybe a touch of coconut. I wish there was more coconut..
Liquor: Classic lavender taste (I find it almost slightly minty, in a flowery mint way..?). I cannot really taste the presence of coconut, except maybe a linger on the tongue. When smelling the cup after, it smells like a sweet musky/baked coconut. Pleasant.

I am on my first batch of steeps, though I am not sure this will last a second steep (or if I want it to..)

EDIT: I boosted the rating I gave as I had a cup left in my tea pot from last night from a second steep (held up well!) and decided to try some of it this morning and HOLY was it good. Very coconutty and refreshing. The lavender is in the background for sure when this is cold. Also – I noticed that the aftertaste of this tea is sweet and addictive. (I am now worried I may have found an amazing iced tea to buy in the summer..)

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I am very excited to delve into as many different types of tea as possible… so this should be interesting. I am really looking forwards to tasting all the wide array of flavours that can come from pure tea leaves.

Currently, I am having a love affair with oolongs. Mostly green, though I am stretching out into more oxidized oolongs. Black teas are also in my love fest as they can be so surprising sometimes (I used to drink bagged red rose x.x)
I would really love to get to know green tea a lot more and white tea.. all tea to be honest. I want to know them all.

Tea rating system:

0-50: Do people actually enjoy this?
50-60: Slight improvement, not recommendable.
60-70: Alright, though easily forgettable.
70-80: Good flavour, though not a ‘go to’ tea.
80-90: Great tea – complex and memorable.
90-100: Extremely delicious and complex teas that leave me craving more.

On top of tea, I have a love for music. Generally all music, though I am partial to indie rock/folk/pop/electronic. Follow me if you also enjoy indie music and would like to trade some artists!

I’m always open to new tea and music suggestions. Happy tea drinking to you all.


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