676 Tasting Notes

60
drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
676 tasting notes

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85
drank Rose by the Sea by T2
676 tasting notes

I thought this was a sipdown but then I found the other half of the box. Ah well. I’m not sad, really, because I like this tea, but I thought I was gonna get to open a new one (that’s my rule with sipdowns). So let’s drink more of this bad boy! Maybe I’ll try it iced soon—I almost did this afternoon but the weather took a cool turn.

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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85
drank Rose by the Sea by T2
676 tasting notes

From the Mother’s Day 2013 limited edition trio—my original favourite and still my go-to (though Jasmine’s Song is also very nice). A smooth black tea with some lovely floral notes. A better choice than T2’s French Earl Grey, if you ask me.

Flavors: Flowers

Preparation
Boiling 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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70
drank Irish Breakfast by T2
676 tasting notes

Delicious, but could have more guts. My steeping notes provided a strong and tasty morning tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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70
drank Irish Breakfast by T2
676 tasting notes

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70
drank Rooibos de Provence by DAVIDsTEA
676 tasting notes

Got this as a free sample with an online DAVIDsTEA order. Very nice, the lavender is strong with this one! To the point where it almost felt like a savoury tea rather than a sweet tea. I don’t really know how to describe it. I was expecting a mouth full of flowers but it was quite… dry? I don’t know what I’m talking about.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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55

I am smelling what this tea is stepping in. Oh yeah.

Lower temperature and higher steep time at work because first I forgot about my boiling water and then I forgot about my steeping tea. I’m incredible.

I can already tell I’ll be sad when my 50g pouch of this is finished!

Flavors: Caramel, Coconut

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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80
drank Coffee Cake by DAVIDsTEA
676 tasting notes

One of my first teas from David! Happy with the fruity sweetness in this light black tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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90
reviewed Timolino (12 oz) by Timolino
676 tasting notes

I am so stoked to finally own one of these after a trip to the USA and Canada over the holidays. I was so hyped for one of these that my sister gave it to me for Christmas before I could get one myself.
I love the spare tea pocket in the lid. Tea stays hot for freakin’ hours in this thing. The only con for me is that there’s nowhere to rest the infuser if you have to bail it out so you don’t oversteep—though my solution to this is to take the whole lid off and leave it upside-down, which also helps to cool the tea down a little (I burned my mouth a few dang times before learning my lesson).

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95
drank Cold 911 (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
676 tasting notes

I was so excited to finally have some of this, after longing for it during each cold virus I suffered last year. I’d have preferred not to have woken up with a scratchy throat earlier this week but when I remembered the Cold 911 was in the pantry, my mood brightened a little.
This is the best cold-fighting tea I’ve had so far., and I’ve tried a few, because I find a great deal soothing about hot tea with a cold virus. This is a powerful knockout and I’m gonna be sad when it’s gone again.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 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

Website

http://tasmemia.com

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