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drank Coconut Grove by DAVIDsTEA
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Made the last of this one as a tea pop. I cold brewed it for about 8 hours. Mixed half and half with Perrier. Turned out pretty good. The tea is very light tasting, very much tastes like coconut water with an extremely light but smooth white tea base. So I think it should be mixed a bit more tea and less carbonated water. With half and half it kind of gives the tea a salty taste I sometimes can get with carbonated water. To me this one is pretty much coconut soda, but without all the sugar.

Edit: much better with 3/4 tea and 1/4 carbonated water.

Nxtdoor

Try regular club soda. Perrier is loaded wqith sodium.

Lala

The no name brand I used to buy had 44mg sodium, Perrier only has 2mg, so its much less than what I used to use. But I will have to look at other brands. I only bought the Perrier because it was the cheapest at Costco.

Nxtdoor

44 mg? good lord.

Lala

I know! I had no idea until I looked it up. I didn’t even notice it tasted salty, and I normally don’t use a lot of salt in my cooking/food. When I drink it now, compared to the Perrier it is like licking a salt block.

Fjellrev

I wish we had a wider variety of sparkling water in Canada. Besides Perrier, San Pellegrino, and a bunch of random generic brands, there’s nothing much else to choose from.

Lala

I agree, I just looked up on a calorie counter website to compare sparkling water/carbonated water/tonic water and the ones available to me are full of sodium and a lot of them actually have a lot of sugar and therefore calories. There is only one international grocer in my area, but they don’t sell sparkling water :(

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, and I also can’t stand those ones with artificial sweeteners. Blech. You’d think international markets would sell them, but I had the same experience with the Italian and German markets in Edmonton. None of them sold any, and come on, Germany is known for carrying HUNDREDS of brands.

I really miss the selection in Sweden. It was amazing. You’d think with the multicultural society we’re living in, they’d step it up and import some more European sparking/mineral water. Or at least manufacture some in our country that’s on par with the European stuff!

Lala

Ok, so may have made a research breakthrough! I was at the grocery store, Safeway, and was looking at the carbonated water. Safeway has a housebrand of carbonated spring water that has no sodium, sugar, calories, etc. All of the other carbonated waters were mineral water. Not sure if it tastes any good but will have to try it. Its all for tea science!

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Nxtdoor

Try regular club soda. Perrier is loaded wqith sodium.

Lala

The no name brand I used to buy had 44mg sodium, Perrier only has 2mg, so its much less than what I used to use. But I will have to look at other brands. I only bought the Perrier because it was the cheapest at Costco.

Nxtdoor

44 mg? good lord.

Lala

I know! I had no idea until I looked it up. I didn’t even notice it tasted salty, and I normally don’t use a lot of salt in my cooking/food. When I drink it now, compared to the Perrier it is like licking a salt block.

Fjellrev

I wish we had a wider variety of sparkling water in Canada. Besides Perrier, San Pellegrino, and a bunch of random generic brands, there’s nothing much else to choose from.

Lala

I agree, I just looked up on a calorie counter website to compare sparkling water/carbonated water/tonic water and the ones available to me are full of sodium and a lot of them actually have a lot of sugar and therefore calories. There is only one international grocer in my area, but they don’t sell sparkling water :(

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, and I also can’t stand those ones with artificial sweeteners. Blech. You’d think international markets would sell them, but I had the same experience with the Italian and German markets in Edmonton. None of them sold any, and come on, Germany is known for carrying HUNDREDS of brands.

I really miss the selection in Sweden. It was amazing. You’d think with the multicultural society we’re living in, they’d step it up and import some more European sparking/mineral water. Or at least manufacture some in our country that’s on par with the European stuff!

Lala

Ok, so may have made a research breakthrough! I was at the grocery store, Safeway, and was looking at the carbonated water. Safeway has a housebrand of carbonated spring water that has no sodium, sugar, calories, etc. All of the other carbonated waters were mineral water. Not sure if it tastes any good but will have to try it. Its all for tea science!

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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