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drank Mamma Mia by DAVIDsTEA
695 tasting notes

Thought I’d give this a go in store today on the merit of it’s awesome dry smell. The sales clerk assured me that the coconut was not there in taste, so I bought a cup. I did not finish the cup. Got 1/3 of the way in…Couldn’t take it, even with sugar. It was just a cinnamon and hibiscus assault on my mouth. I rarely dislike a tea that strongly, but this was just a horrible mistake. One thing I do not appreciate about buying a cup in store is that you’re sort of left on your own with steep time. Mine steeped while I paid for it, etc…I like the handy little timer that you get at other stores, such as (my local!) Sawadee. Anyway, if you’re fond of cinnamon and hibiscus you might like this tea. I was overpowered.

aisling of tea

I felt the same way, it was terrible! Blegh. I didn’t see that it was being marketed as a hibiscus tea, or I wouldn’t have tried it.

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

Um, it seems this tea has bad reviews now… Bad new… And the new one who’s coming May 1st the “Movie Night” tea with, hem, Popcorn?? Don’t inspire me a success so… Is there a 2 fail in a row coming?

QuiltGuppy

Although milk oolong is often described as having a popcorn flavor/scent… maybe it won’t be so bad! (fingers crossed)

Michelle Butler Hallett

Hibiscus is just gross.

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

Hibiscus is like a death metal band which cover a Beatle song, it’s not mean’t to be good. It’s just… Yeah, gross… Haha.

Lynn68

I’m with you 100% on this. Mamma Mia is by far the worst flavored tea I have ever tried from DAVIDs TEA. Hibiscus is awful but some teas I can handle with it in it if the other flavors ovepower it. But in this case the cinnamon hearts flavored cinnamon and the hibiscus together have a terrible bitter taste. Not a fan.

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aisling of tea

I felt the same way, it was terrible! Blegh. I didn’t see that it was being marketed as a hibiscus tea, or I wouldn’t have tried it.

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

Um, it seems this tea has bad reviews now… Bad new… And the new one who’s coming May 1st the “Movie Night” tea with, hem, Popcorn?? Don’t inspire me a success so… Is there a 2 fail in a row coming?

QuiltGuppy

Although milk oolong is often described as having a popcorn flavor/scent… maybe it won’t be so bad! (fingers crossed)

Michelle Butler Hallett

Hibiscus is just gross.

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

Hibiscus is like a death metal band which cover a Beatle song, it’s not mean’t to be good. It’s just… Yeah, gross… Haha.

Lynn68

I’m with you 100% on this. Mamma Mia is by far the worst flavored tea I have ever tried from DAVIDs TEA. Hibiscus is awful but some teas I can handle with it in it if the other flavors ovepower it. But in this case the cinnamon hearts flavored cinnamon and the hibiscus together have a terrible bitter taste. Not a fan.

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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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