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drank Eucalyptus Mist by DAVIDsTEA
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An Ode to Tea challenge #2– E

Oh wow, I think I just found my very favorite Davidstea blend in recent memory.  Thanks for sharing, AJRimmer!  This is perfection in a blend right here. First, I made sure to get a slice of cucumber and a big ol chunk of what I’m assuming is aloe in the infuser, along with all these other goodies.  The flavor just WORKS.  It’s soothing, crisp, minty, refreshing, cooling.  I’m tickled to notice now that the blend has dates.  I specifically drank another tea today with dates because the book I’m reading keeps mentioning dates.  (Though I wouldn’t say the dates are really showing up in the flavor.)  Hard to describe but this particular mix of ingredients, the flavor combo is just dreamy.  It’s almost to be enjoyed as more of a ‘feeling’ tea than ‘flavors’ tea if that makes sense, though the flavors are amazing too.  I didn’t steep this one up thinking I’d like it at all, so I was surprised to love it! Went for a third delicious steep to really get as much as possible out of these leaves, and glad I didn’t miss it.  And darn it, looks like it’s unavailable for sale anymore.  I have one steep session left! I don’t think I rated anything this highly in quite a while.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug //  50 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 30 minutes after boiling // 2 min
Steep #3 // 17 minutes after boiling // 3-4 min

AJRimmer

Last time I visited my sister, I shared a lot of cups of this one with her, and she loved it too! I like it, but never find myself drinking it, so perhaps I should send the rest of the bag your way!

gmathis

Mmm, sounds nice!

tea-sipper

Maybe if you eventually send another package.. or you can give it to your sister. :D

Martin Bednář

This sounds so wonderful!

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AJRimmer

Last time I visited my sister, I shared a lot of cups of this one with her, and she loved it too! I like it, but never find myself drinking it, so perhaps I should send the rest of the bag your way!

gmathis

Mmm, sounds nice!

tea-sipper

Maybe if you eventually send another package.. or you can give it to your sister. :D

Martin Bednář

This sounds so wonderful!

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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