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The last few teas I’ve tried from Davids have been a letdown, but I gotta say I’m pretty impressed with this one! I iced it and though the sip starts out tart, the strawberry sweetness soon takes over. But I think it’s the hint of creaminess from the yogurt that really makes it shine. I’m not sure how I’d feel about this hot, but iced it reminds me of a more creamy and dessert-y tasting strawberry lemonade.

I’m tempted to add some tea leaves to it (cause sometimes you just want legit iced tea, ya know?), but I don’t want to ruin it. Has anyone ever tried doing this with tisanes?

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JustJames

i have. not this one, i did the dragonwell…. my experience is if it’s fruity it works well in a cold steep. i usually add a caffeine tea just for a bit of a punch. pinch of baking soda makes it smooth. it’s a choose-your-own-adventure!

Alysha

In that case I’ll definitely have to try it out. I’m curious about the baking soda!

JustJames

baking soda is amphoteric which i learned just a little while ago while we discussed cold steeping. it means that depending on whether it’s with an acid or a base it will take or lend a molecule which is how it tones down harsh teas (which you notice especially in iced tea). this same property takes some of the acidity out of high tannic acid teas.

depending on your tastes maybe chuck in a simple black tea for that iced tea baseline? the soda goes in after it’s all set =0)

Alysha

That’s pretty interesting; thanks for the info! I’ll have to try that out next time I cold brew!

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JustJames

i have. not this one, i did the dragonwell…. my experience is if it’s fruity it works well in a cold steep. i usually add a caffeine tea just for a bit of a punch. pinch of baking soda makes it smooth. it’s a choose-your-own-adventure!

Alysha

In that case I’ll definitely have to try it out. I’m curious about the baking soda!

JustJames

baking soda is amphoteric which i learned just a little while ago while we discussed cold steeping. it means that depending on whether it’s with an acid or a base it will take or lend a molecule which is how it tones down harsh teas (which you notice especially in iced tea). this same property takes some of the acidity out of high tannic acid teas.

depending on your tastes maybe chuck in a simple black tea for that iced tea baseline? the soda goes in after it’s all set =0)

Alysha

That’s pretty interesting; thanks for the info! I’ll have to try that out next time I cold brew!

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I recently discovered loose leaf after a long and uninspiring relationship with teabags. I’ve been in love ever since (sorry bags, I just don’t feel that spark anymore).

Food is a passion for me and my love of scents and flavors has translated into an excitement for trying new teas. I’m trying to expand my palate with all different types, and currently my favorites are oolongs and greens.

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