989 Tasting Notes

87

Making this to satisfy my sweet tooth tonight, and Huzzah! My bfs mom has been helping me finish my bag of this, so I’ll soon be able to reorder this and try the lime and cream tart teas from Della terra as well!! :D see previous notes on this yummy tea.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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83

Backlog again, had 2 cups of this after skiing to warm up. Yeah this tea is quite tasty I finally can say that and will probably pick up 25 g of this once I finish the bag. See previous notes.

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97

Backlog from noon, I took this in my tim up the hill and made it! Unfortunately I forgot the steeper with my mug back at home so this was loose with boiling water from the tap in the chalet. It was delicious though! Very rosy as I couldn’t take the leaves out but mmm i quite enjoyed it! See previous notes on this tea :)

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97

Mmmm this is putting me to sleep tonight and I didn’t even add honey! Roses and ginger and a savory flavor as well, man, this tea is excellent even without filtered water and honey! Oh and I also took some leaves of this in my timolino up the hill today, but it was so warm out that I couldn’t bring myself to make it when there’s no need to warm up. Anyways, love this tea, now sleep :)

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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90

Having a few cups of this tonight as I read my novel for my exam next week. I’m actually reading a novel, haven’t in so long, and it’s not even too bad for a school one. So cozy and chocolatey, i almost added a bit of honey for extra decadence, but I refrained lol. Can’t wait for skiing tomo!

Sil

is this the winter version from this year or previous to that?

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83

I made this for the 5 hr drive to the US today, finally made it to the bfs cabin! Beautiful here, can’t wait to go skiing, also must resist the urge to order tea here for cheaper shipping! Lol i don’t think it would show up before I leave anyways :p anyways, this is yummy and still going and it’s one I brought too for the fresh orange taste. See previous notes!

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95

4 hr road trip to my boyfriends parents today and this with some honey was perfect for the long ride. I brought 5 of my favorite teas for my week in the States, sadly this isn’t one I could fit in (it’s in a tin rather than a bag) but it was tasty for the trip. See previous notes on this tea :)

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97

I really hope Verdant never discontinues this, although considering it has ‘Winter’ in the name, they probably will. :( I love this tea. It is my favorite I think. I made a cup from leaves from my 2 oz bag, and it smells soo tasty, so many rose petals and goji berries. And of course ginger is my favorite, and this has it in it so yeah, that could be a factor of why I love it as well. Added a dollop of honey, this will be perfect to wind down my day. See previous notes on this awesome tea!

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Alphakitty

I am going to be sad when they discontinue this blend, might stock up on a ton to make it through the warmer months

Bonnie

Me too!

MissLena

Yeah same here if it ever gets to low stock I might have to get 4 or 8 oz even! Love this tea so much!

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96

Yay it’s reading week and I am going down to Montana to ski for the week on Sunday!! Huzzah! I am treating myself with this delicious tea, and this is also a SIPDOWN, although I have 2 beautiful ounces of this tea on its way to me as we speak :D I love this, using my gongfu again with 2 rinses and steep times of as short as I can make them (so about 5-6 seconds probably lol). Also got distracted by the guy driving around the parking lot behind the apartment through the same puddle over and over! Haha it was quite entertaining, especially when a woman came out of the office building by the lot and asked what he was doing lol then he took off. Anyways, this tea once again is excellent, not quite as full of honey as last time but still delicious. I didn’t rinse for quite as long so this first steep is pretty potent, but I know it will mellow into pure sweetness and more honey and last for many steepings, think I did 10 with the last bunch. See previous notes on this tea, probably my favorite black tea!!

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Boiling
Ze_Teamaker

I wonder why he was doing that?

MissLena

I have no idea, it was really quite strange, he kept backing into the puddle and then driving through it from all different angles, and would get out and inspect the puddle and his vehicle after a few times…he had a pretty tiny little car too so I’m not sure if he was trying to get stuck? Lol it was entertaining anyways :)

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95
drank Green and Fruity by DAVIDsTEA
989 tasting notes

I wanted a more exciting tea for my 200th note but ah well this is what I’m having. I just wrote my midterm and it was miserable and tough and i am praying the prof marks easy. Or else I probably failed it. :( but i have my standard breakfasty tea at least. The bottom of the bag is near. I will have to maybe pick up a tin of this. See previous notes on this yummy tea.

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Ellyn

Good luck on your exam!

Claire

I bet you did fine! I always think I did worse on tests than I actually do.

MissLena

I hope so, I sometimes think I did worse than I do as well but it was mostly too short of time for how long the exam was lol, at least it’s over now :) and thanks for the luck Ellyn!

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

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