913 Tasting Notes

80
drank Aqua Coco by T2
913 tasting notes

I accidentally cold brewed this overnight instead of for a few hours but miraculously the green tea didn’t get bitter! Refreshingly lovely on a hot day. I’m gonna try for a second steep (and this time the overnight brew will be on purpose).

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40
drank Berry Berry Grapey by T2
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Wow, I don’t know if it’s because this box was almost at expiry or if DAVIDsTEA is just that much more flavourful, but it was a bad idea to follow an amazing cold brew of DT Superberry with a cold brew of this… which, to be perfectly honest, just tastes like black tea. I can’t get much else at all.

But with today’s hot weather, it’s acceptable!

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75

Still enjoying this brew at half a teaspoon per cup. It’s so strong!

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90
drank Superberry (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Yum! Finishing my stock of this in a delicious cold brew jug, all ready for a stinking hot day off tomorrow. It’s so good. So refreshing! Now I just have to stop myself from drinking it all tonight…

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20

Dang. I gave myself enough time to forget what this tasted like, steeped as recommended and… yep. Nope. Just no. I don’t get the vanilla at all, and maybe the lavender is too herbal rather than floral? I’m not into it. The rest of the sample in the bin and my frowny face. Sad!

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80
drank Peppermint by Monstrositea
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Again, I thought I’d made a mistake when I tried a blend of this and Turkish cherry tisane. But then I iced it and I remembered that I love it.

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70
drank Turkish Cherry by T2
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After writing yesterday about the blend that inspired me to buy this tisane, I had to drink it today! I learnt very quickly that the candy cane blend (half peppermint, half Turkish cherry) is NOT something I’m a fan of when served hot. But add ice and I love it. I LOVE IT. YUM!

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95
drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
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75
drank Chaud Les Marrons! by Lupicia
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Today was beautiful and cold in Hobart (it’s summer… it snowed on the mountain last night?) and my friend came over for the afternoon to binge-watch Reign. I offered her this or DT Love Tea #7. She asked for both… at the same time. Half and half in the pot. Lovely! This really mellowed the sometimes overwhelming sweetness of the #7 beautifully.

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70

Aaaaand I couldn’t help but finish off the last of this tonight. About half a tsp sugar added to this made it ridiculously sweet; I wish I’d tried it before adding the sugar! But this was definitely a nice brew and I’m glad I got the sample, even gladder I read the ingredients the other day and realised I wanted to drink this ASAP.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Translating my ratings, at a glance:

100 — CRITICAL OBSESSION LEVEL REACHED; CAN YOU MARRY TEA!?
95 — this must always be in my pantry. forever.
90 — excellent! you need to try this tea!
85 — very good! you should try this tea!
80-70 — I enjoyed this and will happily drink it again.
65-50 — Fine. Unremarkable.
45-35 — this wasn’t the worst drink ever but I was disappointed; it didn’t live up to my expectations at all.
30-0 — I didn’t enjoy this tea and that makes me sad.

MY TEASTORY:

Grandad got me started young, white (a LOT of white) Irish breakfast with two.

I never strayed far from that until the world of T2 Tea came to Brisbane some years ago, and now I don’t know what I’d do without a pantry full of tea options.

These days I prefer to drink my teas straight without sweetener (though I appreciate some black variations shine better with milk and/or a dash of honey/sugar). I also love a speedy iced tea (hot brewed then poured over ice), and my latest obsession is cold brewing (which doesn’t make a lot of sense, as Australia is headed into winter and I live in the coldest corner of the country, but oh well).

I’d love to make a bunch of tea friends on here, especially those who can talk Aussie teas with me. I’ve recently come back from a jaunt to North America and it was a real hoot to hit up DAVIDsTEA after reading so many reviews! I wish I’d had the chance to get to more stores… but I’m happy with what I got back past customs. See those teas and my local jams in my reviews.

I LOVE:
+ black teas
+ white teas
+ oolongs
+ flavoured versions of all three of the above
+ herbal infusions and fruit tisanes

NOT A FAN:
+ most green teas
+ LICORICE ROOT (my sworn enemy) and aniseed flavours

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Hobart, Australia

Website

http://tasmemia.com

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