drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
85 tasting notes

I realized today that I had not written any reviews for the teas I have been consuming on a daily basis since I returned to work. Whoever said teachers have an easy job has not actually taught a class of 20 students in a mixed grade before. Thankfully it is the weekend and I all I am doing is lesson planning and writing my long range plan for the school year.

While I do this, I decided to try a new tea and sip away while I worked. This did start off hot, but as time wore on it has now become cold, well warm since it has decided to finally give us summer when it should be fall.

Dried, I pick up the hibiscus flower more than the berries in the leaf. Brewed, it produces a deep red liquid with a very berry aroma. The first sip was a smack in the face that was welcoming, the black berries danced along my taste buds while leaving behind the lingering taste of elderberries and cherries. Every sip both hot and warm is pure delight and reminds me of sitting with my grandpa eating Bordeaux Cherry ice cream while my grandma set up the next round of Yahtzee.

Flavors: Berry, Sweat

185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 0 sec 10 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I am happily married to my husband who definitely is the chatterbox of our 20 year relationship. Together we have three rambunctious children 2 daughters and a son who is stuck in the middle of the girls. We also have a 17 year old fur baby (cat) who likes to the rule house and tell us at midnight it is time to pay attention to him rather than sleep.

I am an elementary school teacher, teaching grade 3/4 with a mixed bag of learning abilities and educational needs. I love my job and share my passion for learning with my students.

I have been a tea drinker since I was allowed to take my first sip, which was very early in life and was mostly the Rose Hip and Earl Grey my grandma would brew by the pot full and serve when company came over. Later in my teen life (once I had more choice of my own) I fell in love with peppermint and green teas. I love hot brews and iced teas. Now I will try just about any kind of tea as long as it doesn’t contain nuts or gluten (damn allergies ruin everything).

I prefer my tea to be natural, meaning without any added sweeteners or cream/milk. I want to be able to experience the tea as it was intended.

My Rating Scale:
0-20: OMG what did I just put into my mouth! I cannot keep this it must be trashed or rehomed.
20-40: Horrible, not something I will drink again, but someone else may still like it
40-60: Ok, nothing overly special, it is kept around because others like it
60-80: Good, either I or someone else in the house liked it
80-95: Great! Will drink this occasionally and will keep it around
95-100: Absolutely amazing, and must keep it in stock at all times!

I invite you to join me as I go through my stash and share my thoughts and opinions on the teas as I and my family drink them (or eat them as my 3 year old says when I use matcha in icing)


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