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drank Dulce & Banana by DAVIDsTEA
590 tasting notes

I don’t think I got any of the caramel banana bits at all. This pretty much tastes like chamomile to me, and my bag does not smell as sweet as the sample at the store. I might empty the bag into another vessel and see if I have any banana bits at all. As a chamomile tea, it is fine, but as a banana caramel tea, not so much. Adding milk added a creamy note, and the rooibos was strong enough to do so, though I pretty much can’t taste the rooibos either. It’s pretty much chamomile and a little something as an aftertaste that is not too strong or descriptive. I’m rating it higher than I probably should, because as a tea it tastes fine, and I’m not sure I want to dock points because it isn’t carrying the flavour I was expecting/hoping for. I docked some for that, but it is still drinkable and tasty enough. Not sure if I will exchange this one or not.

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I generally like a lot of tea. I do find I have a preference for flavored over unflavoured, but I do love a good straight tea as well.

Likes are too hard, since there are a lot. Dislikes are easier, so here they are.

Hibiscus. Blech. I can tolerate a little, depending on the brew, like Berry Good from Davids and Ruby Pie from Butiki…but in general, it’s too tart and too strong for me.

Licorice. Anything that remotely resembles licorice is out too, so that includes fennel and anise. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Florals. I’m cool with petals in the tea to make them look pretty, and I’m cool with teas like oolongs having a floral note, but strong florals can give me migraines. Rose and jasmine are the biggest offenders. This is one where it can vary on the blend, as I can handle Teavivre’s Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea because there is very little jasmine actually detectable in it.

Rooibos is hit or miss. I can do some, but not others. I handle green better than red, and honeybush better than rooibos.

Um, I have an extensive wishlist. It is both a list of things I want to get again, and things I want to try. If you are sending me something, and you want to know which is which, I’ll tell you via PM.

My ratings don’t have a particular scale or method, and may on occasion contradict themselves, but I’m honestly not fussed about that. Sometimes I don’t even rate at all.

Uh, guess that’s it.

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