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drank Snow Day by DAVIDsTEA
178 tasting notes

Today I discovered that I have very few non-caffeinated teas in my stash. Even though this one is over three years old, I thought it would be nice on this cold, almost-winter evening. I steeped 2 teaspoons of leaf in a 355 ml mug at 200F for 4, 6, and 10 minutes.

The dry aroma, which reminds me of an After Eight mint, is the best part of this tea and is probably why I bought it in the first place. On opening the tin, I also get a whiff of alcohol, though this could be due to age. The mint is strong in the first steep, and is complemented by slightly oily dark chocolate. I noticed the texture issue when I first bought this tea, so it isn’t age related. The next couple steeps are quite similar and have a pronounced sweetness.

This isn’t a bad tea, but I won’t miss it when it’s gone.

Flavors: Alcohol, Dark Chocolate, Mint, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 355 ML

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Since I discovered Teavana’s Monkey Picked Oolong four years ago, I’ve been fascinated by loose-leaf tea. I’m glad to say that my oolong tastes have evolved, and that I now like nearly every tea that comes from Taiwan, oolong or not, particularly the bug-bitten varieties. I also find myself drinking Yunnan blacks and Darjeelings from time to time, as well as a few other curiosities.

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