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drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
520 tasting notes

I feel like this is a tea that would do well as a seasonal Halloween item, but hey, I’m pretty happy that it’s available now so I’m not complaining.

First, the appearance. The dry leaves look and smell fruity and innocent. Then you steep tea and remove the filter basket only to find that someone has replaced your evening tea with a mugful of swamp water. I am amazed at how swampy this tea looks. Only instead of smelling like the accumulated poo of a million amphibians, this smells like an exotic fruity juice. Oh man. But look at this! It’s a dark murky green with an oily orange ring on sides of the mug. Most unappetizing looking tea ever!

The taste of this…well, it’s rooibos-y but in a good way since it’s green rooibos. I don’t know why red rooibos is so overwhelmingly prevalent when green is so much better. Fruity, but in an ambiguous way. But to be honest, I wasn’t paying too much attention to the flavors of the fruit. I’ll pay more attention next time. Anyway, it’s definitely something I’d be happy to drink again, cold brewed maybe.

Overall, good stuff! I even love that it looks so gross!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 45 sec
Bonnie

It needs to glow in the dark…ah maybe some of those glow in the dark ice cube things…cool…if I wasn’t allergic to the stuff…however, my grandsons would love it…all creepy! Maybe with candied spiders!

Mercuryhime

You sound like a fun grandma. :) and this tea does seem great for kids.

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Bonnie

It needs to glow in the dark…ah maybe some of those glow in the dark ice cube things…cool…if I wasn’t allergic to the stuff…however, my grandsons would love it…all creepy! Maybe with candied spiders!

Mercuryhime

You sound like a fun grandma. :) and this tea does seem great for kids.

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I came from a tea drinking family, but I never appreciated the different qualities and varieties of tea until older. All that time wasted! But I guess I needed to be mature enough to appreciate the tea experience. :)

My favorite teas are green oolongs and white tea. I also love greens, especially gyokuro. I have a huge appreciation for rooibos and honeybush as they are often that only thing I can drink in the evening. I am a relatively new convert to black teas. This is unfortunate for my wallet but extremely wonderful for my palate. :)

In any case, I have a love for both flavored and unflavored teas. They are different experiences for sure, but both enjoyable. I find that it often depends on my mood.

I am on a quest to find a tea that will win my husband over. I think I’m making some headway…

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