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drank Gyokuru Black by DAVIDsTEA
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Just received this tea in the mail today, and had to make a cup immediately!

As I poured the water into the pot, I knew it was going to be different, just from the smell! I used more tea then was recommended on the bag as I’ve been having problems getting a decent cup of tea (ie one that doesn’t taste like colored water…). I used 6 tsp for 3ish cups, and let it steep for 8 minutes.

The smell was quite strong, and the color was a deep amber. I put a bit of milk in it (I never drink tea without milk!), and took my first sip. It was surprisingly good! A very different taste than regular tea, but good! It is strong, I think I’ll use a little less or steep it for not quite as long next time, but I was pleasantly surprised, especially after the problems I’ve been having!

The description from DavidsTea is quite accurate, I think, I can definitely taste the fruit and honey notes!

All in all, a great tea, though it has a very distinct flavour and I think it would be one of those flavours you’d either love or hate!

205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 45 sec

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drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
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Well, this is my first tea review…!

I am just getting into loose leaf teas (I am a big tea drinker, regular Tetley or Twinings bagged tea is what I always drink, so I guess that’s what I’d be comparing this to), and I am NOT getting the hang of this. I used the recommended amount (1 1/2tsp), and let it sit for 8 minutes…and still it was tasteless. I’ve tried a number of times with this same tea (and the English breakfast one), in a cup, in a pot (adjusting the amount of tea of course), and same result each time. Not sure what I’m doing wrong, but I’m definitely not getting the results the rest of you are!

This tea is tasteless! (Though that’s just because I think I must be doing something wrong)

205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 15 sec

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