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drank Crème de Menthe by DAVIDsTEA
688 tasting notes

Ugh. Oh boy. I can drink it, but only if I don’t smell it. I have yet to develop any love or even tolerance for pu-erh, and even this mint flavoured tea is no exception. The steeped smell is slightly light wet dog, fish and dirt..the taste is more of creamy mint with a hint of cinnamon spice, but if I smell the smell at all while I drink it…Ugh! I could maybe get used to it, but it’s not my thing. I will try to finish the rest of my sample, but I’ve got so many other teas to enjoy, that drinking those I don’t really like seems foolish.

My rating, by the way, is largely skewed by the smell. If I could have the taste without the smell, it would get a 60ish.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Indigobloom

can I double like this? ugh, I got sick from this one

aisling of tea

Agreed. The overwhelming response I’ve gotten about this from my wife and our friends is “Why cinnamon????”

KeenTeaThyme

“slightly wet dog,” uniquity, means it’s OK to dump the rest. You’re brave for even drinking it after smelling it!

Infusin_Susan

That sounds nasty indeed. MInt + that “earthy” note are two flavors that do not mesh well!

Uniquity

I feel so much better to have such support. I know that pu-erh is hard to get round but I so enjoy mint and flavoured teas in general that I thought it could work out. The only other tea I have with pu-erh in it is DT’s Cinnamon Hearts which makes me nauseous sometimes. I should have known better! I’m sure I can cut the rest with something. Maybe a big spoon of peppermint or spearmint.

Uniquity

Found this a new home too, YAY!

TheTeaFairy

Before I read your post, I was thinking «is it me or what, does it smell like stinky feet???» It takes a lot for me to bash something, so I felt relieved when I saw I wasn’t the only one, you gave me a good laugh :o)

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Indigobloom

can I double like this? ugh, I got sick from this one

aisling of tea

Agreed. The overwhelming response I’ve gotten about this from my wife and our friends is “Why cinnamon????”

KeenTeaThyme

“slightly wet dog,” uniquity, means it’s OK to dump the rest. You’re brave for even drinking it after smelling it!

Infusin_Susan

That sounds nasty indeed. MInt + that “earthy” note are two flavors that do not mesh well!

Uniquity

I feel so much better to have such support. I know that pu-erh is hard to get round but I so enjoy mint and flavoured teas in general that I thought it could work out. The only other tea I have with pu-erh in it is DT’s Cinnamon Hearts which makes me nauseous sometimes. I should have known better! I’m sure I can cut the rest with something. Maybe a big spoon of peppermint or spearmint.

Uniquity

Found this a new home too, YAY!

TheTeaFairy

Before I read your post, I was thinking «is it me or what, does it smell like stinky feet???» It takes a lot for me to bash something, so I felt relieved when I saw I wasn’t the only one, you gave me a good laugh :o)

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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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