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drank Pom Tango by DAVIDsTEA
630 tasting notes

So I made this tea this morning to start the day, and crack into the Spring Collection (I did try Copabanana last night…tasting coming). I opted for it because it was a black, I didn’t want to make the Coconut Oolong when I couldn’t re-steep the leaves at work. I had also tried the Honeydew Mate in store yesterday, which left this tea and Daydreamer, and I was nervous about rushing too much this morning to make a green tea. Same thoughts on Coco Lemon Thai too, though I am steeping some now.

Anyhow, back to Pom Tango…

It smells really good in the bag. I tried to scoop out a decent mix of the leaf and fruit, though this is a fruit heavy black tea. The liquor was pale for a black tea, I guess from the fruit ratio. I opted to only sweeten this with sugar, and less than I normally use, but no milk. I am usually a milk and sugar with all black tea, but this one seemed like it might be odd with milk.

Interestingly, as it cooled, I picked up a floral note. I’m not terribly sure where that even came from. The tea does have a tart juicy taste, yet sweet, and like I said, slightly floral. This tea reminds me of Cranberry Pear or Cheeky Lychee.

I’m a bit on the fence with this one. I do like it, despite the floral notes, which are usually a killer for me, but I can’t say I love it at this point. I have a little more to try from my 15g bag.

Fjellrev

I’m a fan of this one iced.

CrowKettle

I thought of Cranberry Pear too when I was at the store. I also like this one iced.

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Fjellrev

I’m a fan of this one iced.

CrowKettle

I thought of Cranberry Pear too when I was at the store. I also like this one iced.

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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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