Honey Black

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Honey, Malt, Earth, Sweet, Green, Wood, Salty, Broth
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Kosher
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 5 g 9 oz / 256 ml

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Oh, honey honey

This beautiful black tea is a seriously special treat. It comes from a small garden on the east coast of Taiwan – an area usually reserved for growing oolongs. But the fresh air, clean water and abundant sunshine come together to create some deliciously flavourful black teas as well. To create this luxurious cuppa, each gold-tipped leaf is hand plucked and twisted, for a stunning tea that looks just as beautiful as it tastes. Our favourite part? A sweet and lingering hint of honey in every sip. Now that is sweet.

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608 tasting notes

I had a nice big pot this morning, and it really hit the spot. Pure honey, malt goodness. I enjoyed it with some raw sugar and oat milk- so good!

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4754 tasting notes

Sipdown! 302/365!

This tea is super old. Like possibly 2011 DT advent calendar old? It’s surprisingly still not too bad – not overly sweet, but a nice light, flavourful black tea. I’d expected it to taste more like a mi lan black, but the sweetness is usually a fair bit stronger in those teas. Nice enough, though.

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9748 tasting notes

Gongfu!

Dug out the hongcha yixing for this session, which was well worth it. I also had some perfectly soft boiled quail eggs to accompany. This was a super rich, indulgent afternoon pairing. The tea is thick, full bodied and sweet with dark honey, stewed red fruit, cacao, and mahogany wood notes. This was my first time making quail eggs & I was super nervous, but they came out perfectly!! I love that the fatty yolks added even more richness to the honey and cacao flavours!! I added a bit of black pepper on top, and I thought that also added something interesting to the pairing because it accented the underlying spice of the mahogany I was already tasting and made it pop a bit more!

Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBdda6ig9Vh/

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoNETmEp7Uk

This song though! Can you say, “feel good music”!?

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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10916 tasting notes

Sample from omgsrsly I thought i’d tried this one from David’s before but it appears not. Brewed this one up today since i’m trying my best to get through a couple samples today while i work from home. This is relatively decent. there’s a sweetness here. It reminds me a little of a lesser version of some of the teas from TTC. I’d drink this one again :) thanks omgsrsly!

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1148 tasting notes

Thanks Evol! Brewing it up Gong Fu, and the first sip is mostly malty with a slight honey aftertaste. Nice body and texture with a little bit of a chocolate covered raisin thing going on, but I get malt, honey hints, and smooth texture more than anything else. Malty black tea overall. The same can be said for the later steeps. A little flat, but again thick and smooth in terms of texture. I did not enjoy this one as much as the other samples you gave me Evol, but it is not bad.

Evol Ving Ness

I preferred the other DT blend which you sampled the other day as well.

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316 tasting notes

This tea is a good straight tea, another one to be careful with steeping. It has a little honey taste to it, perhaps it would be even better if I added honey or milk to it.

Flavors: Earth, Honey

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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47 tasting notes

I got this as my frequent steeper reward. I was like mwahahaha, I’m getting a $17 tea for free! Still, I feel nervous about drinking a tea so expensive. And while it’s good and I can tell it’s good quality, I don’t think I’d buy it for the price. It’s not mind-blowingly amazing. I definitely get the sweet lingering taste at the end but I don’t actually taste it as honey, per se. Just a general sweet flavor.

Maybe fancy blacks aren’t my thing, and I’ll just stick to flavored teas.

Flavors: Malt, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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1758 tasting notes

Mostly getting a note of malt here. The honey note, maybe a little. This is reasonably nice but not spectacular.

Brewed this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 4 min.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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8 tasting notes

Nice. Just getting into tea, but this is in the top 5 so far. First and second steeps very pleasant with a little raw honey and a bit of milk.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 0 OZ / 0 ML

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3 tasting notes

Gorgeous flavor, doesn’t need sweetener or milk. The honey flavor is so subtle and unexpected that it livens the whole experience. Magnificent tea.

Flavors: Earth, Green, Honey, Wood

Preparation
6 min, 15 sec
Violisa

I agree! Thanks for the glowing review.

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