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drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
1843 tasting notes

This was so good. Really just a perfect cup.

I made scones this morning using this recipe – https://www.thelondoner.me/2020/04/super-simple-scones.html – and while the scones didn’t rise like they should have, the clotted cream was so delicious. I’ve never had clotted cream before so I’m sure this pales in comparison to the real deal, but it sure won me over. This cup of tea was a delightful finish to a really fun breakfast enjoyed outside in the sunshine.

Sadly, halfway through my cup, I looked down to find a poor bug had drowned in my tea. No more tea for me, but at least he went out in a swirl of deliciousness.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Michelle

Aww bummer on the bug taking a bath in your tea. How big of a bug? I think if it was a gnat or noseeum, I might be tempted to skim and drink the rest. A fly or bigger not so sure…

Shae

Haha, I won’t lie – I thought about it! It was a small bug, but I had gone inside for a bit to check on something cooking in the kitchen so I think it may have stewed for a while. Ick.

Martin Bednář

It is apparently so tasty that even bugs want to try it!

Shae

Martin, it was really tasty! I hope the bug enjoyed it as much as I did. :)

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Michelle

Aww bummer on the bug taking a bath in your tea. How big of a bug? I think if it was a gnat or noseeum, I might be tempted to skim and drink the rest. A fly or bigger not so sure…

Shae

Haha, I won’t lie – I thought about it! It was a small bug, but I had gone inside for a bit to check on something cooking in the kitchen so I think it may have stewed for a while. Ick.

Martin Bednář

It is apparently so tasty that even bugs want to try it!

Shae

Martin, it was really tasty! I hope the bug enjoyed it as much as I did. :)

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

Favorites
Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a huge fan
White teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, lavender, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband, James, who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good, but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-69: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

70-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

Updated May 2022.

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