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drank The Glow (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
856 tasting notes

Hokey dinah, this one isn’t marketed properly. Every time I’d browse the site combing through the ones I haven’t tried yet, time and time again, I’d pass by this one because the thumbnail advertises this as a floral rooibos blend. Gross. But when I felt like making my debit card purchase worthwhile today by grabbing a couple others, the sales associate pointed me to this tea.

“It smells like an oatmeal cookie,” she said. “LOLZ yeah right!” I thought. But then I took a sniff, and that’s where the hokey dinah comes in. It really does. Once I learned that there’s oat straw and cinnamon in this, my preconceptions melted away.

But what about the jasmine? That stuff horrifies me, particularly in tea. And I could see in the canister that there was hardly any rooibos in the blend. Still slightly hesitant, I caved in and got 10g.

Yummo. Kind of like a cinnamon raisin oatmeal cookie. No actual raisins, but there’s a delicate sweetness in the background that’s probably coming from the rose. And no jasmine. And rooibos who?

I just finished my Nordic mug-sized serving in twelve minutes. And my empty mug smells like oatmeal. And now I’ll shut up.

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

Tastes like a cinnamon raisin oatmeal cookie you say? Omg. Now I KNOW I need this. I just know.

VariaTEA

I honestly never even looked at this because I saw flowers. However, I think I might pick some up next time I am in DAVIDs because you make it sound pretty tasty :)

Fjellrev

I know, right? I imagined this to be a heady floral with a rooibos base. Not at all, at least for me. I hope you’ll find it as delicious as I do! It’s been getting mixed reviews.

Cavocorax

Woaah. I really got to check this out!!!

VariaTEA

Haha. I will probably only grab about 10 g so worst comes to worse I only have a couple cups if I don’t like it.

keychange

Yeah, I need to get on this, too. They keep recommending it to me when I go there, but somehow I keep sniffing on. strange eh?

Roswell Strange

I heard raisins and stopped reading, heh…

__Morgana__

Shopping list!

OMGsrsly

I totally don’t get that. I get a heady floral with loads of cinnamon. So much floral.

VariaTEA, I’ll toss some into your package. I haven’t managed to get everything to the post office yet.

Fjellrev

OMG, I thought of you when she suggested it! I remember your recent tasting note perplexed by the flavour combination and heavy floralness. Hopefully, if anyone here ends up trying it out, they won’t taste what you taste.

So that said, I apologize in advance if anyone here runs out to get some and doesn’t get oatmeal cookie, but rather Jasmine Rose City.

OMGsrsly

Everyone has different taste buds (thank goodness!), so it’s really neat you get cookies from this. :)

VariaTEA

I just saw this now. That would be awesome OMGsrsly. That way I can try it out without committing to a lot of it (just in case my taste buds experience the same thing as yours did).

OMGsrsly

Haha! Good thing, since it’s already sealed in your package. :D

VariaTEA

Thank you! Hopefully my experience with it is more akin to Fjellrev’s though I certainly appreciate you giving me the opportunity to try it.

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Yvonne

Tastes like a cinnamon raisin oatmeal cookie you say? Omg. Now I KNOW I need this. I just know.

VariaTEA

I honestly never even looked at this because I saw flowers. However, I think I might pick some up next time I am in DAVIDs because you make it sound pretty tasty :)

Fjellrev

I know, right? I imagined this to be a heady floral with a rooibos base. Not at all, at least for me. I hope you’ll find it as delicious as I do! It’s been getting mixed reviews.

Cavocorax

Woaah. I really got to check this out!!!

VariaTEA

Haha. I will probably only grab about 10 g so worst comes to worse I only have a couple cups if I don’t like it.

keychange

Yeah, I need to get on this, too. They keep recommending it to me when I go there, but somehow I keep sniffing on. strange eh?

Roswell Strange

I heard raisins and stopped reading, heh…

__Morgana__

Shopping list!

OMGsrsly

I totally don’t get that. I get a heady floral with loads of cinnamon. So much floral.

VariaTEA, I’ll toss some into your package. I haven’t managed to get everything to the post office yet.

Fjellrev

OMG, I thought of you when she suggested it! I remember your recent tasting note perplexed by the flavour combination and heavy floralness. Hopefully, if anyone here ends up trying it out, they won’t taste what you taste.

So that said, I apologize in advance if anyone here runs out to get some and doesn’t get oatmeal cookie, but rather Jasmine Rose City.

OMGsrsly

Everyone has different taste buds (thank goodness!), so it’s really neat you get cookies from this. :)

VariaTEA

I just saw this now. That would be awesome OMGsrsly. That way I can try it out without committing to a lot of it (just in case my taste buds experience the same thing as yours did).

OMGsrsly

Haha! Good thing, since it’s already sealed in your package. :D

VariaTEA

Thank you! Hopefully my experience with it is more akin to Fjellrev’s though I certainly appreciate you giving me the opportunity to try it.

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