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drank Mint Julep by DAVIDsTEA
754 tasting notes

I would not normally have chosen to purchase this tea but it came with the summer sampler I bought. The smell of the dry tea is spearmint-y and lime-y. It looks strange because there is rooibos mixed in the blend.

I had to look up what mint julep was and what I found was that traditionally it is a drink made with spearmint, bourbon, sugar and carbonated water.

Hot
1 tsp, 8oz boiling water for 2 minutes. The smell is mint-y and coconut-y. It tastes like mint with coconut. There is a faint lemon-lime taste in the background. There is not much rooibos or black tea taste. It is moderately sweet on its own. There is a rye whiskey alcohol type taste that is astringent on the back of my throat.

Cold brew
Brewed for 11 hours. Much better cold brewed as compared to hot. I am getting spearmint and rooibos, some lemon peel. I am only getting coconut in the aftertaste. It is smoother than the hot brew but there is still a light alcoholic astringency in the back of my throat.

Iced
Used 2tsp in 8oz boiling water for 2 minutes then chilled. There is much less mint and much more coconut as iced. Much more rye whiskey taste. Very slight lemon. There is little to no astringency.

Overall, I think the flavours are better as a cold brew but it is also good iced.

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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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