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drank All The Raj by DAVIDsTEA
48 tasting notes

Well, I’m glad I just bought a teeny amount of this in store and didn’t get overexcited and buy a whole bag online.

I want to like this tea! I should like this tea! I like floral tea! I like roses, licorice, coconut, and chili! On paper, everything seems perfect.

The dry leaves definitely smell of roses. I don’t detect any coconut in my nose, and I can’t see any either. There’s also an acidic smell that reminds me of vinegar. I disregard this and continue on.

Brewed, the vinegar smell gets stronger, and I start to feel wary. I still smell rose, and maybe some licorice, but everything is sort of blanketed by that smell.

The flavour is definitely floral, there’s a lot of rose, and some sweetness from the fennel, but I still can’t find coconut, and I don’t feel any heat from the chili. But most of all, I taste sour. Not tartness, in your usual rosehip way, but sour. Vinegary. Not very nice.

I don’t know that this would be everyone’s experience. Maybe I had a bad sample. Maybe others will find a way to brew this that totally rocks my world. But for now, I will be letting this pass.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec
Kay Kanada

That’s too bad! The mix of ingredients was definately intriguing, but if they’re not all accounted for in the brew I can see how it would fall flat.

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Kay Kanada

That’s too bad! The mix of ingredients was definately intriguing, but if they’re not all accounted for in the brew I can see how it would fall flat.

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