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drank Honeydew Mate by DAVIDsTEA
762 tasting notes

From the Great Canadian TTB.

It seems to me that Davids Tea (and many other companies) seem to sneak rooibos in to most of their tea blends.

I had wanted to try this when it came out in the summer but not bad enough to pick any up. So I am glad that I have a chance to try this through the box.

Dry, this was smells similar to bubbicious bubble gum.

After brewing, there is an artificial candy melon smell mixed with a kind of coffee grounds smell.

The brewed tea tastes like roasted mate mixed with the candy melon taste. To me it is not the greatest flavour combination (the roastiness with the melon). I think this one may have been better as a guayasa blend or just a rooibos blend.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Calla

Be sure to try this one iced, it is just superb. I know it’s not the season for it, but I urge you to try it at least once _

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Calla

Be sure to try this one iced, it is just superb. I know it’s not the season for it, but I urge you to try it at least once _

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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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Saskatchewan, CANADA

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