DavidsTEA Matcha Advent Calendar 2020 – Day 15

Finally caught up on tasting notes!! Had this one this morning – it was another interesting one. I was looking forward to trying it, and I’m happy I tried it haha. It smelled weirdly sweet, and tasted weirdly sweet – it reminds me of a very old DT blend that for the life of me I cannot remember, I’d have to look through very old tasting notes to find it…but it was okay. Maybe it’s the floral sweetness that is throwing me off. As I’ve mentioned, we have our own bees that make very tasty honey (I’m a tad biased), so it’s always tough having other honey flavored things as I automatically compare them.

I will finish the sample as it wasn’t that bad, and I hope it grows on me a bit. It wasn’t unpleasant, just a bit weird to me. Maybe I’ll add some of the matcha honey to the next one!

Prepared in the usual method – 175 degree water, whisk, top up with hot water, drink.

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

mrs.stenhouse12’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.



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