drank Lychee Black Tea by Ten Ren
1714 tasting notes

I didn’t have much time to savour today… but overall, I was pleased! not thrilled mind you. The black tea, though light, comes out first, but I get the impression that the Lychee, which I get in the aftertaste and background, would be more present with some extra sugar. I added agave, but only a few drops. Even still, it is very refreshing and not at all astringent (yay!)
I’m curious as to what I can find in this tea when I play with the sugar/concentration/steep time etc. I’m at work so have no control over the water temp. I don’t think it is at boiling when it comes out of the tap/coffee maker. Such a shame… I wish the David’s was closer to my work so I could have a proper cuppa more often.
Anyhow, I’m hoping I can up this rating next time :)
Maybe I will even add some milk. Daring, I know… (that was sarcasm btw. I’m so funny… haha not… )

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-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…

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

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!

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!

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!

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!

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

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


Toronto (Mississauga, but I work in TO)



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