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drank Carrot Cake by DAVIDsTEA
590 tasting notes

I initially had this as a tea to go, and I found it kind of weak, but I usually do find them weak, so I decided to get myself a small amount to try at home, as I always love smelling it at the shops, and have been debating on getting a tin while they still have some.

So today, I was working at my downtown store, on my own, and they have to keep at least one door open all the time to attract people. As it is cool out today, despite glorious blue skies most of the day, I knew I was gonna need some tea, and they have a kitchen with a kettle downstairs, so I brought my pouch of this tea, a small container of raw brown sugar, and a small container of milk along with my steeper. I knew they had mugs of all sorts there, so I was alright on that front.

On to the tea…

I used 3 tsp and shorter steeping times, and got multiple brews, though by the fourth, it was pretty weak. I did use milk and sugar the first few times, and no milk (other than what was left in the tea in the mug) after that. I can’t say I get the carrot cake flavour, but I can say that the flavour I get is quite pleasant and warming. I guess what throws me off is the coconut. I think that I am missing a spice and a raisin component in the tea. I have a little left, and I am going to try this sans milk and see how it goes.

I do like this tea, and I think I might get the special tin of it, though I really don’t know where I’d put it…I have so little space in my kitchen.

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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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