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drank Exotica by DAVIDsTEA
983 tasting notes

Thank you Fiddling for this sample. :)

This herbal tisane has everything (bar the clove and cardamom) that I want from a drink when it comes to ingredients. I drink most of my herbal tisanes at night time so anything unique and interesting peaks my interest.

In raw form this consists of large ingredients which all look natural and fresh. It has a spicy and citrus aroma, rather sharp and almost made me sneeze.

Once steeped this tea is yellow in colour with a sweet lemongrass and spicy pepper aroma. Yummy.

The first sip reveals a delicate but sharp clean lemongrass, spicy pepper with a touch of cinnamon and a slight refreshing tone which may be from the clove or the cardamom. There is a little sweetness but not overtly but more in a grassy/herb sort of way. Rather mild considering it’s steeping time and it has a misty strength type quality to it.

I cannot taste the pineapple or orange peel per say but there is a slight sour after taste. I’m half way down my cup and already I have a warm tingly sensation inside. It still tastes clean and fresh so very easy to drink and still very pleasing. The lemongrass and pepper are really the main stars of the show but it makes for an interesting and exotic drink.

Overall you can colour me impressed.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Fiddling

I’m glad you enjoyed it! :)

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Fiddling

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

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