Daintree

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Astringent, Bitter, Grain, Malt, Metallic, Tannic
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Andrea Stephens
Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 15 oz / 450 ml

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  • “Sipdown! (73) This came from Courtney, I believe by way of VariaTEA. So I tried this straight the first time around, and it’s just not my thing. A bit generic with malt and metallic notes. Only a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Enjoying this tea shared from VariaTEA this morning. After two cats decided it was a carnival last night and not a Sunday before a work week, I got up (not woke up, you’ll notice) and knew exactly...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’ve had this for years but never really tried it because I didn’t think it would be my thing. Spoiler alert: it’s not. It’s named for a Forest I believe and that’s fitting because this makes me...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Ear infection Day Two: still in a horrendous amount of pain, and didn’t sleep much because of it. However, it’s less than yesterday so I’m going to take that as a good sign. I’m still relying...” Read full tasting note
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From T2

One of the purest Australian teas, this is highly-prized and praised throughout our sunburnt country. A dry, choppy leaf brews a big, bright, coppery liquor that still has delicate and dainty elements. Very low in caffeine with a light, smooth flavour that has seen the forest through the Daintree. Refreshing and filled with national pride.

Brew: 1 teaspoon per 200mls, brew 2-4 minutes in water at 100 degrees Celsius.

Serve: Black is best, but can take a splash of milk.

Flavour: Fresh, Traditional

Strength: Light

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2214 tasting notes

Sipdown! (73)

This came from Courtney, I believe by way of VariaTEA.

So I tried this straight the first time around, and it’s just not my thing. A bit generic with malt and metallic notes. Only a slight bitterness with a short steep time, and a tiny bit of astringency. It’s not bad by any means, and someone who likes more standard breakfast-type or builder’s blends would probably enjoy it. I don’t happen to be that person, so it’s just okay for me.

So for my second pot, I pulled out a little baby creamer jug that was at the back of one of the cupboard, and sipped this tea with milk. It’s not something I often do, but it made it quite fun and tea party-like, which I really enjoyed. I didn’t go so far as to add sugar, because the thought actually grossed me out a bit. (And yet it doesn’t in lattes? Clearly I make no sense…)

So thanks, ladies, for the fun lazy Sunday morning tea time! :)

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Grain, Malt, Metallic, Tannic

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
VariaTEA

So many sipdowns! Well done!

Also this wasn’t my thing either. Thank goodness for Courtney having different tastes then us which meant finding someone to enjoy this!

Cameron B.

They’re almost all tiny sipdowns, but thanks. ;)

VariaTEA

A lot of mine are smaller samples too but they still count.

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1088 tasting notes

Enjoying this tea shared from VariaTEA this morning. After two cats decided it was a carnival last night and not a Sunday before a work week, I got up (not woke up, you’ll notice) and knew exactly what tea I needed haha.

This tea is delightful when done correctly. I brewed it just under boiling today and it’s got a nice syrup-y quality with a slight maltiness.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
derk

One time I was in Portland, Oregon, and saw an ad in the local paper for a kitty carnival. My time in the city was too short to marvel at that wonder.

tea-sipper

haha derk. I can’t imagine! It’s also hard to imagine the “cat show” equivalent of a “dog show”.

AJRimmer

Ha, three years later, my dad still complains that the cat act was cut from America’s Got Talent:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxFx1k8Z9ns
Act starts around 1:15

tea-sipper

WHAT! Now how long did it take to train those cats? The least trainable animal. haha. That’s amazing.

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5809 tasting notes

I’ve had this for years but never really tried it because I didn’t think it would be my thing. Spoiler alert: it’s not. It’s named for a Forest I believe and that’s fitting because this makes me think of a forest floor. Petrichor is the word that comes to mind as I drink it. It’s a bit coppery as well. It’s not bad but I also don’t want to drink it again because it’s just not to my tastes. It’s going into the swap box.

Courtney

This one sounds fascinating. And that is one of my favourite scents!

At first glance I thought this one was called “Draintea”, which sounded much less appealing haha.

VariaTEA

Do you want some?! I’m happy to share and you can just toss it if you don’t like it

Courtney

That would be so lovely to try! You’re more than welcome to try something from my cupboard as well if you’d like. :)

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11055 tasting notes

Ear infection Day Two: still in a horrendous amount of pain, and didn’t sleep much because of it. However, it’s less than yesterday so I’m going to take that as a good sign. I’m still relying heavily on a hot compress to manage pain and swelling, as well as ear drops and advil. Yesterday it was unbearable to fully bite down, but today it’s doable – although highly uncomfortable…

We’ll see how productive I manage to be today.

This was a cup I had earlier in the week – and it was originally shared with me by VariaTEA. It doesn’t look like T2 carries it anymore; but reading through the product description I believe this is Australian black tea? It’s phrased in a bit of a vague way though, and I’m not 100% sure whether that means it’s “tea that is grown in Australia” or if it’s more meant to be interpreted as an Australian specialty tea, the same way that English Breakfast is a “British Tea” but isn’t really tea from Britain.

I thought this was fine – but it had a rather bland flavour, without a lot of nuance to it or any particularly striking flavour notes. Sort of a brassy/malty combo? It reminded me most closely of an average quality Ceylon black. Good for mindless drinking, and likely good with milk/sugar but not exceptional on its own.

Camiah

Take the day off. Hunker down with a good book, a pot of tea, and don’t bother with productivity.

Kittenna

I find that pain in one’s head (ear infections, headaches, persistent tooth sensitivity from whitening products) reduces productivity much more than pain elsewhere. Maybe because of proximity to the brain? Either way, I don’t do well in those sort of situations!

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12316 tasting notes

I’ve had this a few times now but keep forgetting to write about it. Another sample from VariaTEA. This is an every day sort of black tea for me. It’s not a sup bold tea, but i can see how some would consider it as such. It’s got a little bit of copper taste to me, but largely it’s just a good average every day sort of black.

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5 tasting notes

Coppery liquor, medium body.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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