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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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Well, this needed refreshing. I have been drinking loose leaf for many years, and have fairly well nailed down my tastes. I love Chinese blacks and some other unflavoured teas. I occasionally drink flavoured teas, or herbals, but the bulk of my tea is unflavoured with no additives. I stock regularly from Teavivre with the occasional Verdant purchase and the odd re-stock at Davids. I love mint, am learning about the wide world of puerh, and prefer ripe to raw, so far. I don’t like green or green oolongs very much, white is okay and roasted oolongs are pretty good. Coconut and chamomile are awful, and I wish they weren’t in so many blends!

At home, I live with my husband and cat in a house built by my grandfather, which we love. We share many interests – books, tea, video games, board games, tv/movies. On top of that, I love crosswords and recently took up knitting again, so I’m having a hard time balancing all my passions at the moment. I’m a big fan of Doctor Who, as is my entire immediate family. I love spreading the Who love!

We also spend a lot of time with family, when we can. I’ve got a gaggle of younger brothers, and we like to spend time with them. The wonders of the internet allow us to spend time together even though some of them live a few hours away.

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: These are great teas, I love them, regularly stock them or savour them as unique treats.
71 – 80: These are solid. I drink them, I like them, I may or may not keep them on hand regularly. This is still good stuff.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. Might be lower quality, not to my taste, or outside my comfort zone.
41 – 60: Not likely to keep drinking…hoping hubby will enjoy!
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.

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