881 Tasting Notes

90
drank Snowflake White by Argo Tea
881 tasting notes

Hmm. Not sure if it was the change to temperature (~90°C) or brew time (~2.5mins) or both that caused a weak brew here. Lacking the flavour past cups have had. Only one or two cups left, let’s see if I can get the shine back.

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75
drank Le Digestif (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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I am… still full. From last night. Or maybe from the fact that I continued with cereal for breakfast and a burger and fries for lunch. So for dinner it’s just a couple of mugs of this brilliant tea. And a bit of leftover Easter chocolate because it actually tastes wonderful with this tea ok

Sami Kelsh

Leftover Easter chocolate is ALWAYS a good choice!

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80
drank Peach Oolong by Della Terra Teas
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A go-to at work after the boo green earlier. And to get closer to a sipdown because I’m addicted to minimising right now.

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35
drank Holiday Dream by Argo Tea
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Green teas and I don’t really tango well. They’ve gotta blow me off my feet. Even green flavoureds. And this green tea just tasted like green tea. I wanted to taste the flavours, I did! I’ll give it another go, maybe in a mug rather than the timolino, and then maybe iced as well. That’ll get me through the rest of the sample, anyway…

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75
drank Le Digestif (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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And the medicinal tea serves its purpose well! Hence I’m bumping my rating. It makes me smile to see I’m not the only one who’s done this in the past. I love that I can have a hoard of “feel better” teas to complement my shelf of “this is delicious” teas. I don’t find it often that the two distinctions overlap but I do enjoy working out where a tea belongs. So does what ails me right now…

… and what ails me is Too Much Cheese. I had cheese for dinner and dessert. To be honest I don’t think it was the cheese though, I’m pretty sure it was the rice pudding I had for second dessert because I am a guts and a fool.

This tea is bringing my stomach a lot of comfort. Phew.

Courtney

That is exactly why I have Super Ginger.

Courtney

I hope you feel better!

Memily

Thank you! I’m getting there. Another cup will do it. I almost got some super ginger too! Darn.

Courtney

So tasty! I’ll keep it in mind if/when we get a swap going. :)

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75
drank Love Potion by Bluebird Tea Co.
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70
drank Immune Boost by T Totaler
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80

My last cup of this sample this morning. It was a nice breakfast tea but I wasn’t overwhelmed; good while I had it but no urge to restock.

Forgot I’d run out of fresh milk prior to making this, but I did buy some almond & coconut long life milk the other day. LUXURY.

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90
drank Snowflake White by Argo Tea
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What other tea does this tea remind me of? Seriously, can somebody please tell me? I’m going out of my mind. It’s delicious and I love it but my poor memory is driving me insane. What other delicious white teas have existed in my life?

I have about two cups of this left in my sampler and I am already bereft thinking about having none of this tea in my life any more.

TheTeaFairy

Some people feel that white teas are too plain, but I think they are full of subtle notes that always remind me of “something”. I just had an incredibly good white blend last night that reminded me of the taste of summer rain :-)

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80
drank Coconut Grove by DAVIDsTEA
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The bag says to steep this at 92°C but I never quite manage to do that. Also my brain is wired for delicate teas at 80°. Anyway, an 80° steep works well for this blend. There’s a bit of an oil slick across the top of the tea but I blame all the delicious coconut on that!

I still haven’t gotten around to icing this one. I might even try a cold steep for once! Gotta get some sweet jars for cold brews. My latest obsession is the More Tea Tea Bottle so no doubt that’ll be in the fridge soon enough…

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Courtney

Of course I had to Google that bottle – very neat!

Memily

They’re taking presales currently, my email address is on the list! I’m sure between the multitude of USA tea companies there are a number of similar products but sometimes getting cool tea stuff down under is a challenge, plus I am way too easily excited…

Memily

Errr USA *and Canada :"|

Courtney

Haha! I wonder why it’s such a pain to get things there. Although, everything is easier to get in the US. Even as Canadians, right next door, we have problems. I’ve contemplated getting a post box right over the border at times.

Memily

Land of the free indeed…

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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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