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drank Chocolate Cake by DAVIDsTEA
388 tasting notes

Chocolate Cake is tea darby shared with me few month ago.
As I was a little disappointed by DT ’s first teas I had, I finally left some samples in my sample box without trying them.

Tonight I was in a indulgent mood so I prepared the whole sample for my daughter and I.
Strangely I was more happy than her with this tea whereas I thought it would be a pleasant tea for a child (and the DT black tea base is generally weak)
This is really a chocolate cake tea, not a chocolate tea, this is a creamy tea. The scent of dry leaf is amazing, same when the tea has infused.

The tea is just the missing ingredient for me, too weak.

I don’t give up…sure I can find a fantastic DT with a very present tea base.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Sil

You might not be able too ysaurella. But if you do, shout it from th rooftops. Lol. I haven’t yet found a davids tea that reminds me of tea. Instead they are mostly all like juice to me….flavoured beverages that I would drink for the flavour, not the tea. Even their straight blacks were disappointing for me. I think of them mostly as a mass market tea company – average, but nothing amazing. If they went out of business tomorrow, I’d barely notice if that makes sense? ( again personal preference, I know a lot of you love davids tea)

Ysaurella

well this is the feeling I had after drinking 5 or 6 DT, a tea company distributing tea able to please to a lot of people including the occasional tea drinkers. It may be a good brand to begin with tea before exploring other kind, with a real tea base.We can play around flavours but Tea should be the main & central ingredient in any blend.

Sil

I think davids tea, teavana, etc do a great job of getting “tea” out there to people who wouldn’t normally be interested in tea. But once you’ve explored better options, its hard to go back to their teas. To be fair I certainly have some teas in my cupboard that aren’t great teas, but I drink them more when I want a flavour option that’s convenient and quick rather than when I want to enjoy a good cup of tea. And that’s ok :)

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Sil

You might not be able too ysaurella. But if you do, shout it from th rooftops. Lol. I haven’t yet found a davids tea that reminds me of tea. Instead they are mostly all like juice to me….flavoured beverages that I would drink for the flavour, not the tea. Even their straight blacks were disappointing for me. I think of them mostly as a mass market tea company – average, but nothing amazing. If they went out of business tomorrow, I’d barely notice if that makes sense? ( again personal preference, I know a lot of you love davids tea)

Ysaurella

well this is the feeling I had after drinking 5 or 6 DT, a tea company distributing tea able to please to a lot of people including the occasional tea drinkers. It may be a good brand to begin with tea before exploring other kind, with a real tea base.We can play around flavours but Tea should be the main & central ingredient in any blend.

Sil

I think davids tea, teavana, etc do a great job of getting “tea” out there to people who wouldn’t normally be interested in tea. But once you’ve explored better options, its hard to go back to their teas. To be fair I certainly have some teas in my cupboard that aren’t great teas, but I drink them more when I want a flavour option that’s convenient and quick rather than when I want to enjoy a good cup of tea. And that’s ok :)

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First, please forgive me for my English and all the grammatical mistakes you’ll find in my posts.
As English isn’t my mother tongue it sometimes makes things more difficult to express cleverly and accurately what I feel.

I was mainly in black flavoured teas, green as well if not bitter.
I’m now drinking much straight teas because my palate is now developed enough to appreciate them .

My favourite brands are : Mariage Frères,Theodor,Butiki Teas,Dammann Frères, Betjeman & Barton.
My ratings are as follow :

100 to 95 : my darlings; always in my cupboard

94 to 90 : Excellent tea, often in my cupboard

89 to 80 : very good tea, a pleasure to drink it

79 to 70: not bad even nice, why not having it sometimes, but well, not so urgent !

69 to 50 : Meh, deceptive or just not for me – but has some qualities

49 to 30 : I just don’t appreciate it

Under 30 : is this tea ?!?!?

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