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drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
597 tasting notes

So, I went into DAVIDs after my acupuncture session as always, since it’s only a few blocks away. I was supposed to meet a friend, but she’d had a bit too much wine last night, but that’s ok, since I was going there anyway. My tea of the day there was actually Blueberry Jam, since I’d been craving it ever since it came out, but I also wanted to check out the new kids iced tea tumbler, because it is leakproof and mucho adorable. I actually prefer the feel of it to the adult one anyway…maybe because I’m small and it fits my hand better? Anyways, last minute impulse buy was about 20-ish grams of Tropicalia. I made this in my steeper and did the over ice method since I didn’t want to wait overnight for a steeping for cold brew method (though I am going to try cold brewing other teas in it).

It’s superb as an iced tea and I’m not sure I’d want it hot. This is probably one of the rare teas I have not sweetened (maybe the only one) and still liked. It must be the sweetness of the fruit and the candy hearts.

It’s a pretty good and fun summer tea, and I’ll probably get more and make iced tea with it in a bigger container like the Mist one.

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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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