drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
1212 tasting notes

I didn’t bother to read what Ceylon Star was when DavidsTea first posted the note, I just read the name and assumed a straight ceylon for some reason. And that would have been okay.
Then once we reached December, I reread it and ohhhh yes.

So last minute text messages went out on Monday to my boyfriend of “can you make sure to get me half an ounce of Ceylon Star? It’s new!” So all the tea I made him get me, all $42 worth, $42 I don’t even have right now for tea, is finally mine. I couldn’t decide where to start but I knew I wanted one of the black teas I picked out, and I am on a white chocolate kick so it’s perfect.

There is a lot of star anise. The smell of the tea reminds me of the pizzelle cookies my grandma used to make.

The tea is sweet and slightly spicy from the anise and coconut. I didn’t really get much of the white chocolate, though I’m not even sure any made it into my steeper. It wasn’t as creamy as I was hoping it would be.

They used quite a nice Ceylon for this, because after steeping it I thought, wow, I really don’t like Ceylon when it’s steeped more than 3 1/2 minutes. But this, I might even save the leaf to resteep tomorrow morning because I’m sure it has a bit more life in it, and the star anise is the FULL star so it must still have something to it too!

I kind of wish I got more than half an ounce, I’ve never actually cooked with star anise so I didn’t realize how heavy it is.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Lynxiebrat

I havn’t had anise much (except with old fashioned candies.) but I adore that stuff. So I am going to add this tea to my shopping list! Mmm I can almost taste it, such a warm, sweet taste I am thinking. Did it need any sweetener? I can’t remember if you’ve said that you use sweetener at all in general or not.

momo

I generally don’t, and when I do I make sure to mention that I added any. I didn’t add any to this one, it really doesn’t need it because the white chocolate and coconut sweeten it already I think.

Teavangelical

i can’t get it until tuesday but if you’re ok waiting and extra day, I’ll grab you some and send it along in your package :)

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Lynxiebrat

I havn’t had anise much (except with old fashioned candies.) but I adore that stuff. So I am going to add this tea to my shopping list! Mmm I can almost taste it, such a warm, sweet taste I am thinking. Did it need any sweetener? I can’t remember if you’ve said that you use sweetener at all in general or not.

momo

I generally don’t, and when I do I make sure to mention that I added any. I didn’t add any to this one, it really doesn’t need it because the white chocolate and coconut sweeten it already I think.

Teavangelical

i can’t get it until tuesday but if you’re ok waiting and extra day, I’ll grab you some and send it along in your package :)

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