52 Tasting Notes

drank Splash! by DAVIDsTEA
52 tasting notes

I think one of the best things to tell people new to this tea is that it tastes nothing like what it smells. The smell can be very offputting, I think (and the little sample at the store when I first bought some smelt nothing like what the tea did in the bag), and the seaweed might make some heads turn, but the final product is worth it. I understand some not liking this because it doesn’t have the full package (a good scent and taste), but it had me really hoping it’d make it beyond a tea of the month.

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Oh man, I only just got this on Friday evening after seeing it up on the site and it is already my new favourite tea. I bought 50 grams of it but I’m thinking I will definitely have to go back to get more soon, because WOW, this tea. It smells amazingly of blood orange with other citrusy notes and I could be content to just periodically open the bag and smell it if the tea itself wasn’t so good. It smells like orange candy; GOOD quality orange candy, like candied orange peels, not something cheap. The tea is a good pu’erh as I usually find from David’s, with light citrus notes in the scent and a great orange flavour. I resteeped the same batch of leaves four times and it still tasted great; less orange, of course, but still a good earthy pu’erh. I really recommend this to any pu’erh fans looking for something new, or even as an intro to pu’erh tea in general. A really, really fantastic tea.

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Canadian tea addict! Also a fandom nerd and perpetual student. My favourites are greens (genmaicha and a good jasmine), pu’erh (any kind—I love pu’erh), lapsang souchong, yerba mate, and guayusa. I almost seem to be one of the lone Pukka fans of Steepster, but I’m all right with that.

It’s been about two years since I’ve done anything on Steepster, but we’ll see if I find myself moved to post anything here on out. Till then, whenever that may be!



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