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drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
2399 tasting notes

Thanks to Indigobloom for sending me this sample of tea to try!

I steeped mine for 4 minutes at boiling but after I read some of the other taster’s notes I wish I had let it go for a bit longer. You can see there are large chunks of fruit in the tea. Anyway, it’s a bit of the tart side but has one of the nicer pear flavors I’ve had in a while. In my opinion, pear is a hard flavor to get right in a tea. Someone compared it to bubblegum and I have to agree, there is something in here that reminds me of bubblegum, I think perhaps it’d the smell?

I did add a bit of soymilk to it and somehow liked it better that way. I am not totally in love with this but I’m glad I got the chance to try it, thank you dear Indigobloom for sharing with me! :D

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Scott B

I never tasted any cranberry in this. For me, this just was so fake. However, my family doctor, who is into tea, was explaining how people react to some artificial flavoring very differently. I was one of the few who was really turned off by this. She thought it smelled just great and took the rest of the bag for herself!

TeaBrat

I’m not sure I’m a big fan of cranberries in teas but there was something a bit "off’ about this in my opinion.

Indigobloom

Scott: Interesting about the different reactions, that explains alot!
Amy: my pleasure! sorry it wasn’t your “cuppa” tea :)

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Scott B

I never tasted any cranberry in this. For me, this just was so fake. However, my family doctor, who is into tea, was explaining how people react to some artificial flavoring very differently. I was one of the few who was really turned off by this. She thought it smelled just great and took the rest of the bag for herself!

TeaBrat

I’m not sure I’m a big fan of cranberries in teas but there was something a bit "off’ about this in my opinion.

Indigobloom

Scott: Interesting about the different reactions, that explains alot!
Amy: my pleasure! sorry it wasn’t your “cuppa” tea :)

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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