drank Barberry Fling by DAVIDsTEA
326 tasting notes

Smell: Dry leaves and fruit smell very zesty. When its brewed, it reminds me of NeoCitran. :(

Flavor: Tastes like a picturesque spring morning. I don’t really associate flavors with seasons, but the sencha and barberry evoke memories of it. It just tastes really “fresh”.

Reminds me of: Spring, and every time I’ve been sick and have drank NeoCitran. ;)

Aftertaste: There is a hint of sencha, but its not a strong aftertaste.

Memorability: Its memorable, but it reminds me of a cold medicine so that isn’t great.

Comforting or Refreshing: Refreshing

Steeps: 1

Would I buy this again?: No, not unless my husband wants more. He seems to enjoy this much more than I do. Its not awful, I just don’t care for it.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I don’t log tea every time I drink it. Tasting notes tend to be about either one style of brewing or a new experience. It is helpful for me to look back on my notes and see what a tea tasted like or which steeping parameter worked best for me. I try to mostly short steep tea unless it only tastes better with a long steep. I’d rather experience what a tea tastes like over 3 or 12 steeps than just 1 to 3 long steeps.

When I write “tsp”, the measurement I use is a regular western teaspoon. Not a tea scoop

How I rate tea:

99-100: Teas that blow my mind! An unforgettable experience. Savoured to the last drop. I felt privileged to drink this.

90-98: Extraordinary, highly recommended, try it and you won’t be disappointed (and if you are, mail me the tea!)

85-89: Wonderful, couldn’t expect more but not a favourite.

80-84: Excellent, a treasured experience but not a favourite.

70-79: Good but could be better. Above average.

60-69: Average, unexceptional, not something I would buy again. Slightly disappointed. I’d rather drink water.

50-0: Varying degrees of sadness

No rating: Mixed feelings, can’t decide whether I like it or not, not enough experience with that sort of tea to rate it. A dramatic change of heart.


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