drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
410 tasting notes

The leaves are long, wiry and dark, with twists of gold like the picture (although they aren’t nearly so bright).

It smells nice, and brewed to a nice red. I got a faint hint of fruit in the taste, but mostly a Ceylon tea taste. Oaky, I guess, although I don’t really know what that means. Perhaps smoky in that it almost seems salty. Ceylon in the front, sort of savoury. Almost, /almost/ like fruit at the edge, or the beginning.

I realized when making this, that Davidstea puts the same steeping parameters on all its tea. Well, that explains a lot. I’ll be ignoring those from now on, I suppose.

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Uniquity

There are different steeping parameters on different teas, but I find their parameters pretty wonky most of the time. I have a couple black/green blends that say to use boiling water (from DT) so I just ignore their suggestions now.

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Uniquity

There are different steeping parameters on different teas, but I find their parameters pretty wonky most of the time. I have a couple black/green blends that say to use boiling water (from DT) so I just ignore their suggestions now.

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