643 Tasting Notes

10
drank French Earl Grey by T2
643 tasting notes

Tried with milk and sugar tonight and still getting that soapy taste. Do I just have a bad batch!?

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Organic Sencha Sprinkles by T2
643 tasting notes

toasty noms

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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90
drank Oolong Berry by T2
643 tasting notes

love in a cup

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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60
drank Cinnamon Somersault by T2
643 tasting notes

This guy came outta nowhere and knocked my socks off! I was mostly drawn to the name, and the “cinnamon” in the title is a bit misleading because it’s not overpoweringly cinnamontastic at all. But it’s delicious. The second brew is weaker, so this is a one-trick pony, and let it steep at LEAST five minutes then give it a sip and go for more if need be. But, yum. YUM.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Organic Sencha Sprinkles by T2
643 tasting notes

This one isn’t one I ever have a craving for, yet when I actually drink it, it is awesome. I’ve had it for ages and when I stared into the depths of my tea collection earlier this week I resolved to drink more of it, and I’ve been wholeheartedly enjoying my evening pot of sencha sprinkles. Good job.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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10
drank French Earl Grey by T2
643 tasting notes

Drank some yesterday morning with no sweetener or cow and omgosh it tasted like detergent. Could it have been my teamaker? Possibly. Had I tried this on its own before yesterday? I don’t think so…

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65
drank Sinu-blend by Tastea
643 tasting notes

I was smashing this a few weeks ago when I caught a cold virus… I’m talking five steeps a day smashing. No idea if it helped much or not but it made me feel a bit better and I’m ready for the next virus too.

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90
drank Leisure Tea by Tastea
643 tasting notes

Another winner when I really needed something relaxing last week. Excellent.

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80
drank For the Girls by Tastea
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For whatever reason I decided to try this during my monthly hit last week and it was really soothing. Surprisingly creamy. I’ll probably pick up a full packet of this—even if it was just a placebo, it was a tasty one.

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80
drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
643 tasting notes

I take it back. I thought this was weird the first time I tried it, but I just tried the last of the sample and really enjoyed it. Like, REALLY enjoyed it.

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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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