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drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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Another bubblegum tea… I held out a lot of hope for it at first, the aroma was very much like an orange creamsicle, and the first few sips even alternated between bold (yet sweet) orange and a vanilla creaminess but as the cup started to cool it began to taste like bubblegum. Now I can’t get any flavour or aroma out of it other than bubblegum and I am pretty bummed. I like orange teas, but I find it difficult to get one that tastes good. Not much else to say about this, it’s pretty forgettable. I would rather have more bagged Twinings African Honeybush Mandarin and Orange than this one.

Mercuryhime

I sort of agree with you. David’s has some great blends (coco chai rooibos!), but a lot of their fruit flavors are too candy-like for me. I like something more natural that works with the tea base. But I guess many others like candy like flavors. ah well. Lupicia is working well for me so I can get fruit teas from them. :)

Kay Kanada

I feel like they should focus on enhancing the flavours of the tea base with a complimentary fruit/herb/spice, rather that attempt to create a whole other flavour that ends up masking the tea and causing it to just seem fake. But, maybe Mercuryhime is right… we might be the minority!

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Mercuryhime

I sort of agree with you. David’s has some great blends (coco chai rooibos!), but a lot of their fruit flavors are too candy-like for me. I like something more natural that works with the tea base. But I guess many others like candy like flavors. ah well. Lupicia is working well for me so I can get fruit teas from them. :)

Kay Kanada

I feel like they should focus on enhancing the flavours of the tea base with a complimentary fruit/herb/spice, rather that attempt to create a whole other flavour that ends up masking the tea and causing it to just seem fake. But, maybe Mercuryhime is right… we might be the minority!

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I am a lover of many things, but my passions include my records, tea and books (not necessarily in that order!) I embrace local food and good cooking as much as I can, and place great value on time with family and enjoying the bounty of nature. As of January 2014 my husband and I finally moved to the country to be closer to family and continue our journey in a family home. We have been wanting to do this for a couple years, so we are very excited to follow our hearts. We also have a wonderful kitty named Emma that is the princess of the house.

I am drawn toward good Chinese blacks, enjoy some herbals and the odd roasted oolong. Greens and whites can make me nauseous, but I will have flavoured ones on occasion. While I don’t yet adore puerh, I am giving it my best effort. Chamomile and coconut are the devil though, I wish they didn’t exist. Mint has been a particular favourite of mine since childhood, and I enjoy both flavoured and pure teas though unflavoured blacks are tops for me.

As for ratings, I try to only log teas once or twice because I drink a lot of the same ones repeatedly. My rating is based on my perception of the tea at first tasting and is adjusted if anything notable occurs in subsequent cups. I may also factor in the price and customer service but try to note that when I can.

81 – 100: WOW. This is the cream of the crop.
71 – 80: This is a solid tea. I enjoy it, and would recommend it to others, but may not repurchase.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. May try again to improve.
41 – 60: Bleh. Might finish it, but it’s not to my taste OR just doesn’t impress me at all.
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.

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