drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
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I finally remembered to pick up some of this tea! I’ve been intrigued by it for a while, but it always slipped my mind when I was at the store. The dry smell is fantastic in this one, very chocolate and creamy and yum. I must be in a chocolate and sugary mood this week haha, that’s the only teas I have been craving!

I steeped for 5 minutes, as this is a black tea and I was worried it might get bitter. There was a big chunk of star anise in my basket, and a lot of coconut! I’m not a huge licorice fan, but I don’t mind it and fennel so this one didn’t deter me. The steeped smell is like hot chocolate, with a bit of licorice and spice. Smells sooo good.

The taste is very interesting actually! It is not as chocolatey as the aroma, but it still has a fair amount, and it’s a more milk chocolate flavor. The star anise is mild but still there to add a different sort of sweet note, and the coconut kind of ties it together with the richness and cream it brings. I’m thinking it will also get creamier as it cools.

Overall, this is a tasty little tea. I’m not sure if I am in love with it yet, but it is tasty, and not as sweet as I expected, which is kind of nice as it’s not overwhelming. I do wish it tasted a bit more like it smelled, more cream and chocolate! But I might try steeping a tad longer next time to melt down the chocolate more haha. Happy to finally have tried this, and so far won’t have a problem finishing up my 25 g of it :)

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Haha I take it you are not a fan? I saw your note yesterday on it haha :P

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blaaaaaaah lol


Haha I take it you are not a fan? I saw your note yesterday on it haha :P

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

mrs.stenhouse12’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.



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