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drank Creme Brulee by DAVIDsTEA
464 tasting notes

The first time I drank this tea I was so impressed and since then I haven’t really managed to make the same tasty cup. I decided to give it another try this evening. There have been just a few teas that have offered significantly different cups than when I first drank them. I always wonder how I happen to miss what seem like obvious flavors.

Sipping… this tea has lost all of its curious fruity notes (from my very first cup of this tea) and now tastes.. richer? There is a rather flat sweet flavor followed by something that reminds me of cinnamon or some kind of a spice. The end of the sip is strange because it gives you that nice custard-like mouthfeel, but also something pretty artificial. I don’t taste creme brûlée, sadly. Wish this blend could pull through as creme brûlée is one of my favorite desserts to eat! I usually don’t mind things that are slightly artificial, but this one is a bit too fake-tasting for me. I’m sad about lowering the rating on this tea, but it’s not for me.

Meg

I wanted this one to be more creme-brulee-y too. I haven’t found a tea yet that can quite pull off the custard and the burnt sugar taste. It’s usually one or the other – I don’t really think Davidstea did either of those very well though.

QueenOfTarts

I really wish there could be a good, authentic custard tea. Usually DavidsTea does so well with dessert flavors, but this one really missed the mark!

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Meg

I wanted this one to be more creme-brulee-y too. I haven’t found a tea yet that can quite pull off the custard and the burnt sugar taste. It’s usually one or the other – I don’t really think Davidstea did either of those very well though.

QueenOfTarts

I really wish there could be a good, authentic custard tea. Usually DavidsTea does so well with dessert flavors, but this one really missed the mark!

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Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

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90+ – Reserved for the very best! Always in the cupboard!
80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
49 & below – Depending on the more specific rating: Undrinkable. Yuck. Will not purchase.

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