785 Tasting Notes

85
drank Ginger Peach by Argo Tea
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95
drank Gone Surfing by T2
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60
drank Vanilla Slice by T2
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55
drank Melbourne Breakfast by T2
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75

Just enough in a cheeky little sample from the wonderful ashleyelizabeth for me to brew up a pot of dessert, topped off with some vanilla soy. Yes, perfect with creamer and sweetener (or a creamer/sweetener duo like vanilla soy!); not as good on its own. But who needs to drink this on its own anyway? Yum.

Preparation
3 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML

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85
drank Coco-Lemon Thai by DAVIDsTEA
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80
drank Coconut Grove by DAVIDsTEA
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My first tasting note for the tea that prompted my epic swap haul with ashleyelizabeth!

I had a cup the other day but I steeped too much leaf for too long and it ended up coming out a little bitter, so I wanted to remedy that today and I reckon I hit the nail on the head.

2tsp in my 12oz timolino for just over three minutes gave me a lovely white tea with sweet coconut and just the faintest hint of vanilla, barely detectable really—the white tea and coconut were enough to hold their own!

Yep, I’m gonna be quite happy drinking the rest of this.

Flavors: Coconut

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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80
drank Cocoa Loco Orange by T2
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Needed something desserty and far too much of my T2 stocks are still boxed! Finally let myself crack this open, hoarded just before Christmas. Only a small amount (25g) in a trio with original cocoa loco and the mint version, too, but orange is my jam so I went with my gut.

Brewed up a little pot and had some on its own and some with a dash of vanilla soy, because I am in quite a dessert mood! Very happy with this treat.

Hot tip: doesn’t survive more than one infusion. (Heck, I’ll always try.)

Flavors: Chocolate, Orange Zest

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML
Sil

mmmm sounds tasty!

Memily

Sure was! Really hit the spot.

Sil

Someday I’ll get back down under and go tea shopping lol

Memily

Any time you wanna do a swap just let me know ;)

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85
drank Coco-Lemon Thai by DAVIDsTEA
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I thought I’d done something quite dumb and burnt the crap out of these leaves last night when I brewed them up for an iced tea for the fridge (used to working with celcius temperatures, saw the “98” part of “198F” and steeped the leaves in near-boiling water), but thankfully they survived, and in a half/half split of iced coco-lemon thai and soda water, I’ve finally found the correct way for me to enjoy this.

Look, I won’t say that I’m miserable to have almost used this up, but I’m also glad that I did get to try it. It’s certainly an odd duck.

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75
drank Mint To Be (Organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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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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http://tasmemia.com

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