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drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
504 tasting notes

Let’s begin with a story.

I went into my local DT for the 2 of the 3 new teas, please!
The friendly gentleman said they had just received them today, but they weren’t open. As I physically dramatized my dismay and breaking heart, the manager girl (who usually isn’t my favorite personality) hopped over the desk and ripped opened the boxes and presented the bags. Without looking me in the eye. She hates me. But oh well! The dude and I were jumping and smelling and talking really fast in our tea excitement!

Now I go back in time, to when I saw what the three new teas were. I thought to myself: “I’m going to hate cranberry pear. I’m not even going to try it, ugh. I hate pears. bleeeh” and other dramatic thoughts.

Fast forward to the fuuUUuuuture. I smelled this one and thought, yeah it smells good, but meh. "Please sir, may I have 50 grams of this points to checkmate and 26 grams of this? points to cheeky lychee "

So the dude is suuuper friendly and we’re talking about TEA and LIFE and all sorts of awesome stuff, because he is my favorite dude and I will ask his name next time! But! I see he is indeed getting 50g of Cranberry Pear! That’s so not right… but he’s so nice… and we’re having such a good time that I’m just going to let it go. He packed my lychee and," is it too late for some CheckMate as well?" So I got all 3 teas. But mostly this one. haha.

On to the tasting. I had no high hopes, although it smells lovely. And wow… the steeped smell is like.. candy apples! or gum! or something.. yummy! And wow again, it is so full of.. delicious flavour? And bonus: no hibiscus! This one is seriously out of the park flavour wooow. Natually sweet – and although it’s similar to Movie Night in that it’s more “stuff” than black tea, it doesn’t disappoint. The tea brings a solid base to a fruity taste that isn’t very tart, but almost like a cooked fruit (cran apple pear, but without the bad pear texture that I hate ugh) crumble.. gosh!
Can I also say that I LOVE how the apple doesn’t take over the other fruit tastes? It just supports them without overwhelming, I HATE when apple bits do that to a tea!

So yeah. 100%. Love this tea. I guess it was meant to be !!

Sorry for the novel… but we’re allowed to write a novel every once and a while, right? n_-

Uniquity

My girl (when I went in tonight to get some of this) actually gave me 50 g when I asked for 26 g. No big, but interesting that this tea makes people forget what they were doing! Maybe it has hypnotic powers?

DaisyChubb

It could totally be that! It must. It’s even convinced my boyfriend to make me tea instead of me making it. May we only use these powers for good.

Cattibrie

Ok now I totally need to take time tomorrow afternoon after my sons skating lessons to drive the extra half hour into Ottawa to get this tea and the other new ones. You are enabling me. I am going to send my husband to you. On the upside I can also get some Sushi for lunch this way.

Amariel

Interesting…I am not a huge cranberry fan, though I do like pear. Thanks for the comparison to Movie Night…I totally get what you mean. I will have to see the new teas.

DaisyChubb

Even if you just take 10g home, theyre worth a try :)

Amariel

I got 15g of each last night! Haven’t tried yet though. Will report back soon as it happens though. :)

R4iNB0W

i don’t like pear so much too but i love cranberries so i’m gonna try it for sure! :)

DaisyChubb

It’s not too pear, not too cranberry, juuuust right in between!

Cattibrie

Of course guess what tea I forgot to get while I was at David’s today. Of course the 2 year old was being a total brat so it isn’t surprising since I wanted to get out of there quickly before he messed up the whole store. Apparently the Christmas teas are launched next week so maybe we will go back and I will take a list and a leash. LOL. Actually maybe duct tape to tape him to one of the chairs in the front (hoping they won’t frown on that) LOL

DaisyChubb

Nest week are you serious? Man they must want us to go broke haha
Don’t worry! There’s always a next time ^^

Cattibrie

November 8th was what I saw on Facebook today.

Eisenherz

What?? Next week? That’s a bit sad, I mean, November 1st for the winter collection is already pushing it, in my opinion, especially after they just came with 3 new teas. Then the Christmas collection already? I’d be more hyped up about the upcoming teas if they didn’t release everything at once! Will we get the spring collection in January? :P

Cattibrie

I couldn’t believe the fall teas were over already. Only 2 months for the fall ones and it seems like the summer ones (which I wasn’t fond of) stayed around forever.

DaisyChubb

Yeah it’s certainly not as exciting when they do it all at once o_o I’d say wait until after remembrance day at least, silly

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Uniquity

My girl (when I went in tonight to get some of this) actually gave me 50 g when I asked for 26 g. No big, but interesting that this tea makes people forget what they were doing! Maybe it has hypnotic powers?

DaisyChubb

It could totally be that! It must. It’s even convinced my boyfriend to make me tea instead of me making it. May we only use these powers for good.

Cattibrie

Ok now I totally need to take time tomorrow afternoon after my sons skating lessons to drive the extra half hour into Ottawa to get this tea and the other new ones. You are enabling me. I am going to send my husband to you. On the upside I can also get some Sushi for lunch this way.

Amariel

Interesting…I am not a huge cranberry fan, though I do like pear. Thanks for the comparison to Movie Night…I totally get what you mean. I will have to see the new teas.

DaisyChubb

Even if you just take 10g home, theyre worth a try :)

Amariel

I got 15g of each last night! Haven’t tried yet though. Will report back soon as it happens though. :)

R4iNB0W

i don’t like pear so much too but i love cranberries so i’m gonna try it for sure! :)

DaisyChubb

It’s not too pear, not too cranberry, juuuust right in between!

Cattibrie

Of course guess what tea I forgot to get while I was at David’s today. Of course the 2 year old was being a total brat so it isn’t surprising since I wanted to get out of there quickly before he messed up the whole store. Apparently the Christmas teas are launched next week so maybe we will go back and I will take a list and a leash. LOL. Actually maybe duct tape to tape him to one of the chairs in the front (hoping they won’t frown on that) LOL

DaisyChubb

Nest week are you serious? Man they must want us to go broke haha
Don’t worry! There’s always a next time ^^

Cattibrie

November 8th was what I saw on Facebook today.

Eisenherz

What?? Next week? That’s a bit sad, I mean, November 1st for the winter collection is already pushing it, in my opinion, especially after they just came with 3 new teas. Then the Christmas collection already? I’d be more hyped up about the upcoming teas if they didn’t release everything at once! Will we get the spring collection in January? :P

Cattibrie

I couldn’t believe the fall teas were over already. Only 2 months for the fall ones and it seems like the summer ones (which I wasn’t fond of) stayed around forever.

DaisyChubb

Yeah it’s certainly not as exciting when they do it all at once o_o I’d say wait until after remembrance day at least, silly

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