772 Tasting Notes

80
drank Coconut Grove by DAVIDsTEA
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85
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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95
drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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95
drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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85
drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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Lovely, lovely, lovely. Probably on the scale with Forever Nuts for its warm sweetness, I think. Just perfect for curling up in bed on a drizzly cold night like tonight (winter appears to be arriving early, much to my utter delight). I suppose we’ll see how much the green tea may keep me awake though—surely it will be better than the black tea I had just before bed last night. What a rotten night of sleep that was! I can only assume the two things were related.

Anyway, I would stock more of this in a heartbeat. Really so nice. So grateful I got the chance to try some thanks to ashleyelizabeth.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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80
drank The Earl of Lemon by DAVIDsTEA
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80
drank The Earl of Lemon by DAVIDsTEA
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Creamy and lemony on two steepings. Yep, pretty happy to have taken this off ashleyelizabeth ’s hands.

Preparation
2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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95
drank Love Tea #7 by DAVIDsTEA
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So ashleyelizabeth was good enough to do a DAVIDsTEA run for me and picked up some samples of teas I’ve been longing for since my trip to the USA over the new year.

Sipping this cup of Love Tea #7 takes me right back to burling up the Avenue of the Americas on my motorised scooter (thanks, broken ankle, you made being a tourist quite a struggle) from Flatiron to the Theatre District on one of the coldest days I’ve ever experienced in my life, polar vortex what what.

It’s sweet and delicate and I’m so glad I can still taste that day in this tea. Sense memory is a wonderful thing.

I really gotta finish that blog post.

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

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60
drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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Oh my gosh, my swap from ashleyelizabeth arrived! Just in time for the weekend. Customs didn’t even blink at this one, hooray!

HUFFING ALL THE TEAS!!!!!

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60
drank NUDI-TEA by The Art of Tea
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Trust me to find the ideal way to drink Toasty Nougat just as I finish this stock off. Seriously, one scoop of each has made me feel so much more enthusiastic about BOTH blends—I’m almost inclined to rush out and restock the nudi… but for the sake of the sipdown, I shan’t.

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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

Location

Hobart, Australia

Website

http://tasmemia.com

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