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drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
597 tasting notes

Well, sometimes I think I ruin teas. Living in Victoria, BC now, I find it very automatic to add milk and sugar to all my black teas (and even oolongs if they are dark enough). We’ve oodles of tea rooms here, many of which are very British indeed(!) and Red Rose Orange Pekoe seems to be the de facto tea around here. And milk and sugar equally standard. Anyhow, I think that this tea might do better without milk. I do like it as is right now, but I am going to withhold a proper rating til I have it again without milk. I think it will have a stronger and fruitier taste…maybe juicier, even. I will probably re-steep after this cuppa.

More later steepsters!

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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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