100

Sipdown (196/200)!

Ok, that’s not the actual total because my cupboard isn’t updated yet, but it is the total I had at the time of making this yesterday…

I am heartbroken to see this one go. I instantly fell in love with it and I want it in my life forever and ever. If we don’t meet again I will be one miserable, heartbroken tea drinker. However, I went to the dentist’s yesterday to get some work done (and yay, because I haven’t been in pain since!) and I knew I wanted something black and delicious and just perfect to take with me on the bus ride there and home and nothing else seemed like it would do.

So, I steeped up a timolino of this and added in a splash of milk and very happily sipped at my liquid waffles and baked bread and caramel deliciousness on the way there and back until every last drop was gone. And then when I was home I resteeped and repeated the process. I made damn good use of my splendid waffle tea, and when finally the leaves had given all they could I sat down, drooling a little a lot because I couldn’t feel half my face at all, and made a really mopey, pouty face for the next few hours.

Well, I tried to make a pouty face. I had no feeling in half my face and couldn’t get that half to cooperate and move for the pouty face. So on the outside I was only half pouty, but on the inside I was all pout.

EDIT: Oh hey, that was tasting note 700! Yay me.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Caramel, Honey

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Courtney

Yay 700! And this tea is magnificent.

keychange

This tea is indeed magnificent!

__Morgana__

Congrats on 700!

Sil

Grats on 700….and this is still in Stock.. Also if you like this tea, I can send you some other Taiwanese teas you might enjoy, once you get around to wanting to swap teas heh

Roswell Strange

I know it’s in stock, I just can’t afford to get more at the moment. :(

Sami Kelsh

I wish you a speedy dental recovery! huggins

Also HOT JAM THIS SOUNDS SO GOOD, OH MY SWEET GOSH.

Kamyria

Congrats on the 700th!!

OMGsrsly

Woo, 700! And I’m glad you’ve been able to get some of that dental work done. :)

boychik

Roswell I’m sending you this one I think it’s 1/2 oz all I have. We just expect another blizzard tonight/ tomorrow . If I could make it to PO tomorrow …

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Courtney

Yay 700! And this tea is magnificent.

keychange

This tea is indeed magnificent!

__Morgana__

Congrats on 700!

Sil

Grats on 700….and this is still in Stock.. Also if you like this tea, I can send you some other Taiwanese teas you might enjoy, once you get around to wanting to swap teas heh

Roswell Strange

I know it’s in stock, I just can’t afford to get more at the moment. :(

Sami Kelsh

I wish you a speedy dental recovery! huggins

Also HOT JAM THIS SOUNDS SO GOOD, OH MY SWEET GOSH.

Kamyria

Congrats on the 700th!!

OMGsrsly

Woo, 700! And I’m glad you’ve been able to get some of that dental work done. :)

boychik

Roswell I’m sending you this one I think it’s 1/2 oz all I have. We just expect another blizzard tonight/ tomorrow . If I could make it to PO tomorrow …

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Hello;

My name is Kelly. I’m a twenty something tea drinker and reviewer originally from the prairies, but recently relocated to Quebec. I was introduced to DAVIDsTEA and started drinking tea fairly casually about six years ago. At some point, that casual hobby became an ingrained part of my daily life; I became a part of a greater community, incorporated tea into my daily routine, and it became my career.

You know you’ve got it bad when you get your hobby tattooed to your arm.

I’m a TAC certified Tea Sommelier!

I drink a balance of flavoured tea and straight/traditional teas – in all formats. I prefer to have a wide, and general knowledge over many types of teas and catagories rather than focus on any one specific tea: a jack of all teas, master of none. Loose, bagged, matcha, Western style, iced, latted, Gong Fu…

You name it, I probably drink it.

In that vein, I’ll drink just about any type of tea – those only ones I have a particularly strong distaste for are green teas and Chai, with some exceptions of course. I have a weird relationship with Sheng pu’erh, but have been gradually increasing the amount of it I consume – currently I have a particular fascination with Yiwu Sheng. Other types of tea that I greatly enjoy are Yancha and other dark, heavily oxidized or roasted oolongs, most shou, black tea, and compressed/aged white teas. I’ll absolutely try anything once though; and I like to have an open mind and explore lots of tea types, even if I have reservations. I’ll probably never leave that “Exploratory” phase…

Usually I drink my tea straight, but I’m not opposed to additions if I’m in the right mood. If I ever add something to a tea, I will ALWAYS call it out in the tasting note though. If I’ve not mentioned an addition, you’re safe to assume it’s been prepared straight up.

I like to listen to music when drinking tea, especially when I’m brewing a large pot at a time or steeping Gong Fu. Often I curate very intentional tea and music pairings, and sometimes I share them here in my tasting reviews. Music is something that I find can deeply affect the experience of having tea.

Favourite flavour notes/ingredients: Pear, lychee, cranberry, cream, melon, pineapple, malt, roasty, petrichor, sweet potato, heady florals like rose, walnut, sesame, honey (in moderation), and very woody shou.

Least favourite flavour notes/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger, strong Chai spice profiles, mushrooms, seaweed, chamomile, artificial tasting mango or peach, stevia, saltiness, or anything that reminds me too much of meat that isn’t supposed to taste like meat…

Currently exploring/obsessed with: Sheng from Yiwu, Yancha (Qilan in particular), anything with a strong sweet potato note. Also, I need to try ALL the root beer teas! Searching for a really good caramel flavoured blend, ideally with a black tea base.

Tea Pet Reference Guide:

Clay Pixiu Dragons: Zak & Wheezie
Clay Goldfish: Dot
Clay Monkey: Enzo
Jade Pixiu Dragon: Whitaker
Ruyao Carp: Splashy
Ruyao Dragon: Pablo
Ruyao Frog: Bebe
Sculpted Pig: Nelly
Sculpted Tuxedo Cat: Pekoe
Sculpted Tabby Cat: Marmalade
Ceramic Rabbit: Rupert
Ceramic Horse: Bergamot
Ceramic Snail: Snicket
Ceramic Cat: Saffron
Wood Fired Old Man: Leopold

Currently I’m employed at DAVIDsTEA. While I’m still reviewing DAVIDsTEA blends I am no longer numerically rating them due to the obvious conflict of interest. Any tea blends you currently see with a numeric score that are from DAVIDsTEA were reviewed prior to my being hired there.

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