720 Tasting Notes

60
drank Sweet Spice by T2
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I love the dry scent of this (not quite as much as the crack huffing I do with Fantasy Island) but 5mins ended up a little bitter, it would seem. Probably a knock of sugar would sort this out but I’m too lazy to get off the couch tonight. Can’t wait to sleep in tomorrow morning!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90
drank Oolong Berry by T2
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Haha my accidental 20min first steep has totally sucked the majority of the berry out of this blend. Still a beautiful oolong though, and a lovely rich colour. The faintest hint of berry remains for the second steep!

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90
drank Oolong Berry by T2
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One away from a sipdown, though I’ll save that for an iced beverage (maybe tomorrow, with highs of almost 30°C on my day off?).

Lower steep temperature than recommended if only because I am at work and forgot to throw the tea in. I’M THE BEST. Because of the lower temperature I went for the max recommended time… and then overshot by a mile because I got stuck on a call and got too focused on it! (Probably a good thing when at work that my tea suffered rather than my customer.)

IT’S STILL DELICIOUS

This is a favourite of mine and it’s going to be tough for me to not go out and restock this ASAP, but my current rule is that once it’s gone, it’s gotta stay gone until my total cupboard count comes down a bit. As soon as that rule’s relaxed, I’ll be restocking this one. I just hope T2 still have some in stock when I want it! This one’s known to come and go…

Flavors: Berries

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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50
drank Brisbane Breakfast by T2
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I guess steeping this for too long overwhelms any mango flavour in here, because I NEVER pick up much of a mango scent. I’d love to, because I love mango, and Brisbane is my hometown, but gosh. I’ve got just enough of this left to try one more infusion for the time being but there are plenty of other T2 city breakfast teas I prefer. Oh well.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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75
drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown #5: Oh, ok, phew. I get this tea now. My first steep last night didn’t go so well—I oversteeped, and the bitterness almost knocked me over. Saved with a heaped teaspoon of sugar, but I wanted to make sure I Did It Right with my next (and last) cup (this was one of my free DAVIDsTEA online order samples). Infused in my Timolino and then brought to work with me, because we all know when I try to steep at work I always oversteep.

I totally get a nose full of maltiness from this tea now that I’ve sorted things out with my second brew. It’s rich and the hint of bitterness is probably what leads people to the coffee conclusion but for me it’s definitely just a heavy tea tannin, really gutsy. Lovely. Glad I sorted this out but now sad I don’t have more, hahaha.

Flavors: Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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95
drank Gone Surfing by T2
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Never lets me down, this one. Though I did realise tonight that it has a very earthy taste to it. Almost like a herbal pu’erh, without the tea guts. I don’t buy into a great deal of astrology but I do believe that as an earth sign, I particularly dig this. Or whatever. I don’t know.

Goodnight. <3

Preparation
Boiling 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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75
drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
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60
drank NUDI-TEA by The Art of Tea
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Ooh chald this is pretty darn good. I picked it up for a swap with ashleyelizabeth and figured it made sense to keep some for myself—boy am I glad I did! Freshly brewed this is very rich and chocolatey without tasting sweetened or fake at all. Yum.

Preparation
1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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80
drank T2 Matcha by T2
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After a wonderful thin tea ceremony at Untitled in MONA’s Red Queen exhibition this morning, I was in the mood for matcha! A warm day today meant a refreshing matcha milkshake. Man I love those things.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 tsp 17 OZ / 500 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

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