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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
2207 tasting notes

A sample from Miss B. It seems a little perverse to drink this one hot, but that’s what I’m about at the moment so that’s what I’m doing. I’m also really keen on having a taste of summer to remind me that there will be an end to winter. Now it’s here, it seems keen to stick around. I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave it approximately 3 minutes in boiling water. No additions. In terms of flavour, I’m getting mostly honeydew melon with just a touch of cool, refreshing cucumber. It’s sweet, juicy-tasting, and very refreshing. I can imagine this being brilliant iced, but I don’t really have enough to try that and I can guarantee my final tsp won’t still be around once the warm weather finally arrives. Once again, I find myself wishing David’s Tea was more readily available in the UK.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp
Memily

Hah, I just recently bought a T2 blend called Cool As A Cucumber. Now FIGHT, blends!!!

Lala

I am actually quite surprised Davids Tea has not expanded into the UK. I wonder if there is just too much competition?

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Memily

Hah, I just recently bought a T2 blend called Cool As A Cucumber. Now FIGHT, blends!!!

Lala

I am actually quite surprised Davids Tea has not expanded into the UK. I wonder if there is just too much competition?

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Hi :) I’m Sarah, and I live in Norfolk in the UK. My tea obsession began when a friend introduced me to Teapigs a good few years ago now. Since then, I’ve been insatiable. Steepster introduced me to a world of tea I never knew existed, and my goal is now to TRY ALL THE TEAS. Or most of them, anyway.

I still have a deep rooted (and probably life-long) preference for black tea. My all-time favourite is Assam, but Ceylon and Darjeeling also occupy a place in my heart. Flavoured black tea can be a beautiful thing, and I like a good chai latte in the winter.

I also drink a lot of rooibos/honeybush tea, particularly on an evening. Sometimes they’re the best dessert replacements, too. White teas are a staple in summer — their lightness and delicate nature is something I can always appreciate on a hot day.

I’m still warming up to green teas and oolongs. I don’t think they’ll ever be my favourites, with a few rare exceptions, but I don’t hate them anymore. My experience of these teas is still very much a work-in-progress. I’m also beginning to explore pu’erh, both ripened and raw. That’s my latest challenge!

I’m still searching for the perfect fruit tea. One without hibiscus. That actually tastes of fruit.

You’ve probably had enough of me now, so I’m going to shut up. Needless to say, though, I really love tea. Long may the journey continue!

My rating system:

91-100: The Holy Grail. Flawless teas I will never forget.

81-90: Outstanding. Pretty much perfection, and happiness in a cup.

71-80: Amazing. A tea to savour, and one I’ll keep coming back to.

61-70: Very good. The majority of things are as they should be. A pleasing cup.

51-60: Good. Not outstanding, but has merit.

41-50: Average. It’s not horrible, but I’ve definitely had better. There’s probably still something about it I’m not keen on.

31-40: Almost enjoyable, but something about it is not for me.

11-30: Pretty bad. It probably makes me screw my face up when I take a sip, but it’s not completely undrinkable.

0-10: Ugh. No. Never again. To me, undrinkable.

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