drank Banana Daiquiri by DAVIDsTEA
698 tasting notes

This is a tea I would never had considered without provocation. I don’t like the tought of banana in tea, and had no urge to even try it until I smelled the tin in store. Somehow, that delicious smell convinced me to try it. Retrospectively, it smells sort of like those banana marshmallow candies…far more like candied banana than real bananas, but it’s a nice smell.

I bought 26 g of it to try out…and after smelling a brewed cup, I think I might regret that choice. The smell of the steeped tea has a weird pungent edge that I don’t appreciate at all…still a candied banana smell as well. Why am I having this at 10 am after having only eaten a cheesecake ball for breakfast? Apparently I am a sucker for punishment..

First sips give are unimpressive. The taste matches the weird smell I got from the tea. I know that my dislike is partially my own fault, as I’m not feeling the greatest, but this might have been a mistake. There is a very weird taste mixed in with the sugary banana. Maybe the green rooibos base? I’ve had green rooibos in other teas, but I could never identify it. I think I will let this cup cool and try it cold, see if that is any more impressive. For me, this is not a tea I should have tried, so I’m not going to rate it. It’s probably a 30 for me. Not extremely disgusting, but definitely something I don’t ever want to drink.

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

Hem… This tea has been made to be drank cold… Am I right? If you try it cold, I wanna know if it’s a good one! Because “Dreamsicle” was a really big failure in my opinion. Hope that’s not the case for this one…

Uniquity

I didn’t realize it was made to be drank cold…and I don’t really like the idea of a tea that is only good cold. I’m not really super fond of iced or cold tea. Either way, at room temperature it was still not anything I wanted to drink, so the beau poured the pot out (he also didn’t like it). This was definitely a case of letting my nose and the sales clerk get the better of me.

Cattibrie

The new summer teas are for Iced Tea to be drank cold but there is nothing wrong with drinking them hot as well as has been mentioned by Davids Tea. I sort of liked this one but it isn’t anything I am going to order any more of.

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Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

Hem… This tea has been made to be drank cold… Am I right? If you try it cold, I wanna know if it’s a good one! Because “Dreamsicle” was a really big failure in my opinion. Hope that’s not the case for this one…

Uniquity

I didn’t realize it was made to be drank cold…and I don’t really like the idea of a tea that is only good cold. I’m not really super fond of iced or cold tea. Either way, at room temperature it was still not anything I wanted to drink, so the beau poured the pot out (he also didn’t like it). This was definitely a case of letting my nose and the sales clerk get the better of me.

Cattibrie

The new summer teas are for Iced Tea to be drank cold but there is nothing wrong with drinking them hot as well as has been mentioned by Davids Tea. I sort of liked this one but it isn’t anything I am going to order any more of.

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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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