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drank Cocoberry by DAVIDsTEA
917 tasting notes

Maybe it’s a good thing I waited to have this twice before writing a note because the first time was too much on the mate flavour, for which I don’t particularly care. I was a little annoyed in the shop because I asked for 10g since I don’t care for mate and the employee gave me 20g instead, and did that for Mom’s Apple Pie too, but maybe it won’t be so hard to finish after all.

I tried a shorter steeping time this time and it’s more coffee-ish, I can taste a touch of mango, and a vague berry flavour. It’s interesting, alright. Kind of glad I’m not picking up on the juniperberry.

It’s essentially like drinking a fruity cup of coffee.

Cavocorax

Yeah, I get fruity coffee too, but I’m happy with that. This may actually be my favourite of the fall blends now that my disappointment with Pumpkin Chai (being too bland) has set in. Strange how that goes! But waiting to rate it makes sense. I’m happy I waited to rate mine too because I was too much of a DAVIDsTEA fangirl to properly rate anything that first day!

Amariel

Which location was it that did that?

Fjellrev

Cavo, I’m kind of happy with it too. Definitely unique! I’m feeling the same about Pumpkin Chai. Too bland is right. Did you always feel that way about it or did you just get sick of it? After 50g, I’m done with it, I think!

Heather, maybe I shouldn’t divulge that information in public? I don’t know. But now that I look at my packages, it was done with 3/4 of the new teas I asked for that day even though I asked for 10g of each. I was too afraid to be a jerk and say, “Um, sorry, but I did say 10g…”

Cavocorax

I remember I loved it last year, but that was when I was first getting started with loose tea. :( I think by February I was getting sick of it, but I’m totally craving stronger Pumpkin flavours now.

Fjellrev

Come to think of it, it really doesn’t even taste like pumpkin, just sugary spice. :/

Amariel

I remember being disappointed with Pumpkin Chai at first, because I had had Saigon Chai before that, and it was much less chai than that, but I had it again last year and I liked it for what it was, even if it was a milder chai blend that was not all that pumpkin-y.

Maybe not, but I’d still like to know for my own personal info in case that happens to me.

Kittenna

Yeah, it annoys me when they give me more tea than I ask. Usually they’re quite good about it, and if it’s a heavy tea, they suggest getting extra, 16g instead of 10, but they ask before doing so.

Anyhow, regarding Pumpkin Chai, I think I ended up preferring the Della Terra teas, although their spicing is less chai-like and more pie-like.

Fjellrev

Heather, I can always tell you on FB. :)

I’ve basically had the same, more-or-less positive experience up until now too, and extra for heavier teas makes sense, but these fall ones aren’t heavy at all. So that was odd. I’ve also had another employee tell me one time in a slightly snarky tone when I asked for 14-16g (since I didn’t want to sound too picky or bossy) that “Well I’ll try, but that’s going to be hard to do…” Give me a break! You can always pour more back into the tin. It’s not like trying to cut 146g of soap off a huge slab that a customer would specifically request like how I used to do at Lush.

I’ll have to give DTT’s pumpkin ones a go next time I order. Always thought they’d be David’s clones so never bothered.

Amariel

It was the same with LUSH, they really didn’t want to cut anything less than 100g. For a while they said they couldn’t and I was like, BS you sell this by weight, and this is how much I want. I emailed and they were like, yeah, they can cut you any sized piece you want. Obviously, some are more sample sized, but I would pay for whatever size I wanted to try.

Fjellrev

You’re not supposed to have any >100g pre-wrapped soaps on display, but you can definitely custom cut any size. I never had a problem with it. One guy one time wanted like twenty 15g pieces of Rock Star for his daughter’s birthday party for her friends’ treat bags. Many would also ask for, say, 50g pieces of eight different soaps just to try, and I never minded. The thing is, it’s way easier to weigh out, say, 142g, on the nose, of tea, than soap. If you go under, big deal, you can just add more, and vice versa. Doesn’t involve any skill. Soap, OTOH, is trickier since it depends on the density and size of the soap. Go under, and if the customer whines that they want exactly 142g (I’ve had many customers like this too), you have to try again, and again, and again, from the big slab. Luckily I got really good at it and would get really close, and even on the nose, most of the time, but it comes with experience.

Fjellrev

But yeah, those employees who claim they couldn’t cut pieces under 100g were obviously just lazy or trying to upsell.

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Cavocorax

Yeah, I get fruity coffee too, but I’m happy with that. This may actually be my favourite of the fall blends now that my disappointment with Pumpkin Chai (being too bland) has set in. Strange how that goes! But waiting to rate it makes sense. I’m happy I waited to rate mine too because I was too much of a DAVIDsTEA fangirl to properly rate anything that first day!

Amariel

Which location was it that did that?

Fjellrev

Cavo, I’m kind of happy with it too. Definitely unique! I’m feeling the same about Pumpkin Chai. Too bland is right. Did you always feel that way about it or did you just get sick of it? After 50g, I’m done with it, I think!

Heather, maybe I shouldn’t divulge that information in public? I don’t know. But now that I look at my packages, it was done with 3/4 of the new teas I asked for that day even though I asked for 10g of each. I was too afraid to be a jerk and say, “Um, sorry, but I did say 10g…”

Cavocorax

I remember I loved it last year, but that was when I was first getting started with loose tea. :( I think by February I was getting sick of it, but I’m totally craving stronger Pumpkin flavours now.

Fjellrev

Come to think of it, it really doesn’t even taste like pumpkin, just sugary spice. :/

Amariel

I remember being disappointed with Pumpkin Chai at first, because I had had Saigon Chai before that, and it was much less chai than that, but I had it again last year and I liked it for what it was, even if it was a milder chai blend that was not all that pumpkin-y.

Maybe not, but I’d still like to know for my own personal info in case that happens to me.

Kittenna

Yeah, it annoys me when they give me more tea than I ask. Usually they’re quite good about it, and if it’s a heavy tea, they suggest getting extra, 16g instead of 10, but they ask before doing so.

Anyhow, regarding Pumpkin Chai, I think I ended up preferring the Della Terra teas, although their spicing is less chai-like and more pie-like.

Fjellrev

Heather, I can always tell you on FB. :)

I’ve basically had the same, more-or-less positive experience up until now too, and extra for heavier teas makes sense, but these fall ones aren’t heavy at all. So that was odd. I’ve also had another employee tell me one time in a slightly snarky tone when I asked for 14-16g (since I didn’t want to sound too picky or bossy) that “Well I’ll try, but that’s going to be hard to do…” Give me a break! You can always pour more back into the tin. It’s not like trying to cut 146g of soap off a huge slab that a customer would specifically request like how I used to do at Lush.

I’ll have to give DTT’s pumpkin ones a go next time I order. Always thought they’d be David’s clones so never bothered.

Amariel

It was the same with LUSH, they really didn’t want to cut anything less than 100g. For a while they said they couldn’t and I was like, BS you sell this by weight, and this is how much I want. I emailed and they were like, yeah, they can cut you any sized piece you want. Obviously, some are more sample sized, but I would pay for whatever size I wanted to try.

Fjellrev

You’re not supposed to have any >100g pre-wrapped soaps on display, but you can definitely custom cut any size. I never had a problem with it. One guy one time wanted like twenty 15g pieces of Rock Star for his daughter’s birthday party for her friends’ treat bags. Many would also ask for, say, 50g pieces of eight different soaps just to try, and I never minded. The thing is, it’s way easier to weigh out, say, 142g, on the nose, of tea, than soap. If you go under, big deal, you can just add more, and vice versa. Doesn’t involve any skill. Soap, OTOH, is trickier since it depends on the density and size of the soap. Go under, and if the customer whines that they want exactly 142g (I’ve had many customers like this too), you have to try again, and again, and again, from the big slab. Luckily I got really good at it and would get really close, and even on the nose, most of the time, but it comes with experience.

Fjellrev

But yeah, those employees who claim they couldn’t cut pieces under 100g were obviously just lazy or trying to upsell.

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