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drank Grand Cru Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
1759 tasting notes

I can’t recall if this was the matcha I ordered this morning, though I think it was? My free cup for not reaching 100 points. Serendipity, considering a matcha cup costs more than just a regular tea. Yay.
I added a bit of milk and honey, since I’m sick and though I tend not to sweeten my matcha, it does pair nicely with the bee goodness. The cuppa was really good. Super creamy and just yummy. It reminds me of a really well crafted piece of chocolate. Yanno the ones that are $5 for two bites. I’d want to grab some for home but I have so much already that it would be a waste. Bah.
Anyhow. I’m faring tons better today despite having only 5 hours sleep. I guess I’m kicking this cold! or maybe the chlorophyll tea feels are ramping me up haha.

Evol Ving Ness

Yay for the cold being on its way!

Haven’t had matcha for ages. Maybe it is time.

I only get a free tea of the day. I am waiting for something that is tolerable.

Indigobloom

Indeed! I still need that nap but it isn’t the same bone-tiredness anymore.
This was a free tea because I didn’t quite reach the 100 milestone before the last point redemption deadline. I wonder if they have different rules for different promotional offers

Evol Ving Ness

They must. I did get my FS 50 gram pouch plus a free tea of the day which is currently on hold until the TOTD is something I’d like to drink.

Indigobloom

Hmmm. Curious! I had no designs on using my free tea until the girl asked me if I wanted to. Perhaps she took pity on my poor toxic self haha

Evol Ving Ness

Awww. Maybe the deal is a tea of your choice as a consolation prize for no free tea leaf because at the end of the year, all your points disappear. If you get free tea because you’ve spent over 100 dollars, then your remaining points are converted into free tea of the day. I am guessing.

Indigobloom

they said my points were still there though. It was a consolation for not getting to 100 points for some reason

Evol Ving Ness

Oh, that’s good news. Maybe there has been public outcry since they changed the system. I know that I have spent very little money there since they decided to diminish the frequent steeper benefits (and increase the stevia and imitation flavours).

Indigobloom

I’m wondering if it is because I was “close” to 100 points. Maybe you need 90 – 100. I can’t see them giving out matcha for just 10 points or less. Not sure what the threshold would be

Kittenna

Free TOTD if you have 1-49 points, free tea of your choice if you have 50-99. This is after each 100pts is converted into 50g tea. :)

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Evol Ving Ness

Yay for the cold being on its way!

Haven’t had matcha for ages. Maybe it is time.

I only get a free tea of the day. I am waiting for something that is tolerable.

Indigobloom

Indeed! I still need that nap but it isn’t the same bone-tiredness anymore.
This was a free tea because I didn’t quite reach the 100 milestone before the last point redemption deadline. I wonder if they have different rules for different promotional offers

Evol Ving Ness

They must. I did get my FS 50 gram pouch plus a free tea of the day which is currently on hold until the TOTD is something I’d like to drink.

Indigobloom

Hmmm. Curious! I had no designs on using my free tea until the girl asked me if I wanted to. Perhaps she took pity on my poor toxic self haha

Evol Ving Ness

Awww. Maybe the deal is a tea of your choice as a consolation prize for no free tea leaf because at the end of the year, all your points disappear. If you get free tea because you’ve spent over 100 dollars, then your remaining points are converted into free tea of the day. I am guessing.

Indigobloom

they said my points were still there though. It was a consolation for not getting to 100 points for some reason

Evol Ving Ness

Oh, that’s good news. Maybe there has been public outcry since they changed the system. I know that I have spent very little money there since they decided to diminish the frequent steeper benefits (and increase the stevia and imitation flavours).

Indigobloom

I’m wondering if it is because I was “close” to 100 points. Maybe you need 90 – 100. I can’t see them giving out matcha for just 10 points or less. Not sure what the threshold would be

Kittenna

Free TOTD if you have 1-49 points, free tea of your choice if you have 50-99. This is after each 100pts is converted into 50g tea. :)

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-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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