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drank Coconut Puerh by Teaja
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Sipdown (531)!

I decided that this year, for Easter, I wanted to do something for my coworkers at DAVIDsTEA so I bought a ton of plastic Eggs and filled them all with single cup amounts of tea from my personal stash. A mix of all different types, flavours, and companies.

I had honestly completely forgotten about this tea until I was looking for Pu’erh options to add to the mix and I pulled it from the very, very back of the pu’erh tin section in my shelves. There was actually only about two cups of tea left in the tin so I put one into the egg, and finished the other one off on the spot for an easy sipdown.

It wasn’t bad; tasted just a little bit flat so I added a touch of coconut agave just to spruce it up and give some more punch to the already coconut heavy profile. It made it quite sweet and smooth, with a lovely toasted coconut flavour and complimenting buttery quality. It was a nice enough cup; I wonder why I had completely forgotten about this tea?

Sil

maybe because you have 530 teas? haha

Evol Ving Ness

What a great idea! I hope your coworkers had fun with it. How did they know which temperature to steep at?

Roswell Strange

I slipped a little note in each egg with the tea name, company, type, and my preferred brewing parameters! Also @Sil – that could very well be the reason ;p

Lexie Aleah

What an amazing idea. Your Coworkers are gonna be spoiled. haha

A2ShedsJackson / MrsPremise

This is beyond cute. Makes me wish I had a dozen tea-loving friends to surprise! Might just do it for myself anyway :)

Evol Ving Ness

Lovely lovely idea, even with the element of self-interest :)

Evol Ving Ness

And by self-interest, I mean the omg, I have so many teas and there’s no way in the world I will be able to get through them before they need to be composted feeling.

Sil

psh…you guys just need to focus!

Evol Ving Ness

hahahha, one of these days, Sil…

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Sil

maybe because you have 530 teas? haha

Evol Ving Ness

What a great idea! I hope your coworkers had fun with it. How did they know which temperature to steep at?

Roswell Strange

I slipped a little note in each egg with the tea name, company, type, and my preferred brewing parameters! Also @Sil – that could very well be the reason ;p

Lexie Aleah

What an amazing idea. Your Coworkers are gonna be spoiled. haha

A2ShedsJackson / MrsPremise

This is beyond cute. Makes me wish I had a dozen tea-loving friends to surprise! Might just do it for myself anyway :)

Evol Ving Ness

Lovely lovely idea, even with the element of self-interest :)

Evol Ving Ness

And by self-interest, I mean the omg, I have so many teas and there’s no way in the world I will be able to get through them before they need to be composted feeling.

Sil

psh…you guys just need to focus!

Evol Ving Ness

hahahha, one of these days, Sil…

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Hello! My name is Kelly, though many people in the tea community call me Ros or Roswell.

I am a twenty five year old proudly queer tea addict, blogger, and all around tea geek. I grew up in the Prairies, but a few years ago I relocated to Quebec to pursue a career with DAVIDsTEA in the tea industry! I’m still working on getting my French language skills down…

My first introduction to tea, in any form outside of instant and bottled iced tea, was about seven years ago when I happened to stumble upon DAVIDsTEA while looking for a birthday present for a friend! I tried their Birthday Cake rooibos blend, and I’ve been hooked on tea ever since! In those seven years; I was introduced to the online tea community, expanded my interest in flavoured teas to include a deep love and appreciation for straight teas and traditional brewing methods, got a tea themed tattoo, started reviewing teas, amassed a sizable tea and teaware collection, became a TAC certified Tea Sommelier, & even came full circle by beginning a career in the tea industry with DAVIDsTEA!

I consider myself a Jack of all Teas, and strive to have a knowledge and appreciation of all tea types, formats, and styles of drinking. I don’t like to feel boxed in to just being a “flavoured tea” or “straight tea” drinker – my expectations may vary depending on the type of tea or how it’s been processed/prepared but if it’s good tea, it’s good tea no matter how it’s been made!

You name it, I probably drink it- and I’ll absolutely try anything at least once.

My default method of preperation is hot, Western style, and straight – but I’m not opposed to additions if I’m in the right mood. If I ever add something to a tea or use a different method of preparation I will ALWAYS call it out in the tasting note though.

I like to listen to music when drinking tea, especially when I’m brewing a large pot at a time or steeping Gongfu. 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, hazelnut or walnut, sesame, honey (in moderation), and very woody shou.

Least favourite flavour notes/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger, strongly spiced profiles (and most Chai in general), mushrooms, seaweed, chamomile, 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.

Please contact me at the instagram account listed below if you would like me to review your teas.

Currently I’m employed in the tea department of the DAVIDsTEA head office. While I’m still sharing my own personal thoughts on new & existing DAVIDsTEA blends, I am no longer numerically rating them due to the obvious conflict of interest. Any comments expressed are a reflection of my own thoughts and opinions, and do not reflect the thoughts and opinions of the company. Any DAVIDsTEA blends you currently see with a numeric score were reviewed prior to my being hired there and have not been adjusted since becoming a DAVIDsTEA employee.

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