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I received this as a free bag with purchase during a promo. I should have just left it for someone else to have. Even the dry leaf smelled so off putting — like bad milk chocolate — sour almost. Yes, I smelled coconut and Cinammon but the acrid chocolate smell was prevalent.

I finally forced myself to have a cup to satisfy a craving for something I couldn’t put my finger on. I looked at my cupboard and wanted nothing (well, really, I wanted a Starbucks’ tall salted caramel mocha with whipped cream and sprinkles) so I sighed and decided it was time to stop avoiding this bag.
You know, " #%^} or get off the pot", right?

It brewed orangey brown, had a ton of floaties, like A TON and I couldn’t make myself do it. I didn’t even waste my yummy creamer on it, I took a tiny sip and dumped it. The only thing that tasted worse to me was a sort of Tulsi chai I got a sample from someone — won’t name names :)

THis stormy night is the stuff nightmares are made of. Sorry, DAVID, I’m a fan overall, but this one needs to go away.

VariaTEA

haha I remember when I wrote my review you mentioned how you disliked the smell. I am sorry this was such a bad experience for you. I do agree that its not the best (although not quite to the extent you do obviously since I still drink it). At least you did not pay for it and now you know it is not for you.

Nxtdoor

You can have it!

VariaTEA

I still have a lot. Thank you though!

Satsuma

I would like to have it! I love that tea but can’t find it anymore…

Nxtdoor

Ok. You can have it. :)

Satsuma

Tank you!!! But I don’t know what to do next…(I’m very new on steepster)

Tuscanteal

I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy it. I do find it smells a bit burnt at first but I actually liked it with cream and sugar. I like cinnamon though and you need to like it to enjoy this tea. I didn’t notice the floaties but I did notice it was more murky. I attribute that to the cinnamon.

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VariaTEA

haha I remember when I wrote my review you mentioned how you disliked the smell. I am sorry this was such a bad experience for you. I do agree that its not the best (although not quite to the extent you do obviously since I still drink it). At least you did not pay for it and now you know it is not for you.

Nxtdoor

You can have it!

VariaTEA

I still have a lot. Thank you though!

Satsuma

I would like to have it! I love that tea but can’t find it anymore…

Nxtdoor

Ok. You can have it. :)

Satsuma

Tank you!!! But I don’t know what to do next…(I’m very new on steepster)

Tuscanteal

I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy it. I do find it smells a bit burnt at first but I actually liked it with cream and sugar. I like cinnamon though and you need to like it to enjoy this tea. I didn’t notice the floaties but I did notice it was more murky. I attribute that to the cinnamon.

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Im a fairly recent follower of the loose leaf tea drinking cult. March 2013 to be exact. Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician and insurance adjuster, I gave up the corporate world and am now a professional chef. I drink wine and sometimes cheat on it with tea.

I prefer flavoured teas. It’s probably the newbie in me. I just don’t get cravings for a straight black tea. If I end up having one, I drop in a slice of lemon and artificial rum flavouring (ugh, what moron admits to this?). A black tea fixed this way reminds me of skating at an outdoor rink as a young one, with a thermos full of tea made just as I described..

Im learning so I drink them all. everything! Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

NOTE: The virtual cupboard does NOT contain any of the samples I hold since most of them are one-cup quantity. Home improvements, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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Toronto Canada

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