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drank Choconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
357 tasting notes

I went 0/3 on new David’s Teas I ordered. And not even kind of okay. I threw out the whole cup of each one. This one was the most egregious.

The initial flavor as the tea hits the mouth is super tasty. Dark and roasty and nutty and then suddenly you’re hit like a truck with this AWFUL fake sweet black LICORICE bomb that goes off in your mouth. I seriously almost vomitted. The initial flavor lulled me into a false state of calm and then BOOM the worst flavor in the whole world took over my whole mouth.

I was stupid enough to see if it was an aberration so I tried again and nearly gagged again.

Worst.Tea.Ever.

David’s – Our relationship is officially over. (Except when I need some movie night, that’s the only one I truly enjoy, but no new teas. Nope. Not worth the risk)

Flavors: Licorice

Courtney

Eek. I knew there was a reason I didn’t even bother trying this one.

Courtney

I also agree with your last bit there. I have guayusa and genmaicha from David’s but I haven’t tried any new ones in a while.

Ze_Teamaker

EW. Why would they even put licorice in there. That is already a hit-or-miss flavor for a lot of people.

Doug F

Very funny. Well, maybe not for your taste buds.

OMGsrsly

When I originally ordered this one, licorice wasn’t an ingredient. Imagine my surprise! So terrible. :(

Kamyria

LMAO! I got this as a sample once, tried it and had a very bad experience… Just like yours. Imagine my delight when I got it as a sample again (!) with my latest order. I was going to give it another try… but after reading your review and remembering my own… I’m kind of scared… lol

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Courtney

Eek. I knew there was a reason I didn’t even bother trying this one.

Courtney

I also agree with your last bit there. I have guayusa and genmaicha from David’s but I haven’t tried any new ones in a while.

Ze_Teamaker

EW. Why would they even put licorice in there. That is already a hit-or-miss flavor for a lot of people.

Doug F

Very funny. Well, maybe not for your taste buds.

OMGsrsly

When I originally ordered this one, licorice wasn’t an ingredient. Imagine my surprise! So terrible. :(

Kamyria

LMAO! I got this as a sample once, tried it and had a very bad experience… Just like yours. Imagine my delight when I got it as a sample again (!) with my latest order. I was going to give it another try… but after reading your review and remembering my own… I’m kind of scared… lol

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I love tea. And I love beer. I spent my twenties thoroughly enjoying all that beer has to offer but now that I’m into my thirties and a stay at home mom of 2 little kids and 1 big kid, I spend more time enjoying tea.

I joined steepster in Feb 2013 and it’s crazy how much my tastes have changed since joining. Before, I liked cream and honey in all teas and loved mostly dessert blacks. Now I almost rarely drink them, but enjoy them from time to time. What I love more than anything are straight rich black teas, Fujian, Laoshan, Rizhao, etc… I also love pretty much any black tea that the little leaf hoppers have gotten their teeth on.

I’m still not too into the green/white/oolong varieties. I keep trying to but my tastes are evolving pretty slowly on that front.

Overall, I just enjoy tea. Something about it that just settles me.

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