drank Choconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
1505 tasting notes

This smells good, but at first sip I went, “Ew! Gross!” If you don’t like licorice root sweetness, it is very apparent in this tea. I really detest that sweetness, so this is not at ALL for me, oh my goodness.

I could like the flavours, but a deal breaker is a deal breaker.

Oh, another thing. The oolong I got in my 10g is very sad. Wee teensy broken pieces that unfurl and make sad broken leaves in my strainer.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

you guys are really making me want to go get the small saples i was going to buy….not. lol

OMGsrsly

If you don’t mind licorice root, it’s worth a try. It’s used in a way I cannot stand it here, so I am sad.

Fjellrev

I didn’t read the ingredients but would have never expected licorice in this one. Wow.

Cavocorax

It could have been herbal as far as I was concerned. There wasn’t a lot of tea in it, and it was more expensive than the rest. Figures.

And I think you’re right – it has licorice in it!

Cavocorax

(I recognize the flavour now that it has a name)

Amariel

Same here….I wasn’t expecting licorice either, when I sniffed at the store. I had highhopes for this one. Will just have to hope Stacy comes through with her chocolate hazelnut honeybush.

OMGsrsly

Fingers crossed, Heather! :)

CrowKettle

Even though it’s not listed in the ingredients, a friend who works there also told me this one might have stevia in it? Not sure it’s too noticeable if it’s in there underneath the licorice, but I definitely don’t get as much hazelnut as I was promised. :(

OMGsrsly

Oh, that would be fun. I have a friend who gets hallucinations when she ingests stevia…

OMGsrsly

These are the ingredients on their website… No mention of licorice except as an allergen. I thought maybe it was part of the natural flavouring, but there’s visible licorice root in the tea and it’s listed on the package.

“Cocoa husks, cocoa beans, oolong tea, black tea, natural hazelnut flavouring, artificial cream, chocolate and caramel flavoring*.

Allergens: contains licorice"

Tealizzy

I agree about the lack of tea leaves. It was pretty disappointing.

Amariel

White Chocolate Frost is supposed to have stevia in it.

CrowKettle

It does. Didn’t taste it too much the first cup, but then I’ve had instances of all the stevia sinking to the bottom of the bag before.

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Sil

you guys are really making me want to go get the small saples i was going to buy….not. lol

OMGsrsly

If you don’t mind licorice root, it’s worth a try. It’s used in a way I cannot stand it here, so I am sad.

Fjellrev

I didn’t read the ingredients but would have never expected licorice in this one. Wow.

Cavocorax

It could have been herbal as far as I was concerned. There wasn’t a lot of tea in it, and it was more expensive than the rest. Figures.

And I think you’re right – it has licorice in it!

Cavocorax

(I recognize the flavour now that it has a name)

Amariel

Same here….I wasn’t expecting licorice either, when I sniffed at the store. I had highhopes for this one. Will just have to hope Stacy comes through with her chocolate hazelnut honeybush.

OMGsrsly

Fingers crossed, Heather! :)

CrowKettle

Even though it’s not listed in the ingredients, a friend who works there also told me this one might have stevia in it? Not sure it’s too noticeable if it’s in there underneath the licorice, but I definitely don’t get as much hazelnut as I was promised. :(

OMGsrsly

Oh, that would be fun. I have a friend who gets hallucinations when she ingests stevia…

OMGsrsly

These are the ingredients on their website… No mention of licorice except as an allergen. I thought maybe it was part of the natural flavouring, but there’s visible licorice root in the tea and it’s listed on the package.

“Cocoa husks, cocoa beans, oolong tea, black tea, natural hazelnut flavouring, artificial cream, chocolate and caramel flavoring*.

Allergens: contains licorice"

Tealizzy

I agree about the lack of tea leaves. It was pretty disappointing.

Amariel

White Chocolate Frost is supposed to have stevia in it.

CrowKettle

It does. Didn’t taste it too much the first cup, but then I’ve had instances of all the stevia sinking to the bottom of the bag before.

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

After sending my first box to the USA, bubble-envelope swaps are where it’s at.

When I rate, my ratings are based on the little faces, and depend on what face I make when I sip the tea! :)

Also: A map of tea places in Vancouver. I’ve been to some of them, but not a lot. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!
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