20 Tasting Notes
I woke up this morning and got ready to go out the door for my knit-a-long at a local yarn shop. I looked at the clock and realized that I only had five minutes to boil water and get out the door. I boiled the water, put 1 3/4 tsp in a David’s Tea steeping bag (for 1 1/2 cups of water), and stuffed it in the top of my timolino.
When I got to the shop, I let the tea steep in the freshly boiled water for 2-3 minutes. I sipped and got an immediate blast of hot, yummy, bergamot. When the timolino failed to let my tea cool down to proper drinking temperature (as it always seems to do), I thought I’d mellow the tea a little with a teaspoon of sugar and a fill-up of milk (perhaps a 1/4 cup). This created perfection. It was so smooth, creamy, and rich. When I left the shop, the weather outside was approaching sweater weather, but I chose to wear a light cardigan. I walked back to my car through the downtown area feeling warm and hugged despite the breeze.
Next time: I think I’m going to try it without milk and sugar, but I’ll wait for it to cool down some before drinking. I’m surprised that the tea isn’t better rated on here.
Hard to think that I had spent the last two years suffering through some old boxes of tea bags that were given to me.
Sidenote: I have tried David’s Tea cream of earl grey in the past and I see many who have tried that one seem to prefer it over this one. I got tired of that one after a few weeks. We’ll see how this one goes.
Flavors: Bergamot, Bitter, Citrus, Dark Wood, Vanilla
I’m not a fan of mate. It’s too far off the beaten track of my usual love of floral and fruity teas.
I had run out of my delicious Coffee Pu’erh by David’s Tea when I found this Chocolate Energy Tea by Bulk Barn, and thought that it might be somewhat of a replacement. The price was definitely something that piqued my interest, at $2.25 per 100g. I also find that mate tastes relatively like bitter coffee on its own.
There was a very mild hint of chocolate when the tea was hot, but nothing but blah after that. It was okay for a good morning energy boost. As it cooled, it reminded me of black tea with a coffee aftertaste.
I might buy it again if I’m craving a coffee fix.