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drank Apres Ski (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
509 tasting notes

Ok, yeah, so…

Don’t smell it once it is in the bag, or at least smell very far in. In a certain range, it does smell a bit like garbage. Good call on that Daisy. I think it has something to do with a reaction to the plastic bag, or perhaps the burdock root, because it certainly didn’t smell like garbage in the store with the tester/tin, and…once I got very far in, I smelled the figs again. But there was a garbage smell range. shudders

On to taste…

I should state, in advance, that I actually do like figs (probably wouldn’t have tried it if I didn’t). I love figs on flatbread pizza with some prosciutto and goat cheese (sorry Jenn) on it. So yummy. Oh, and add caramelized onions too. :P

I do definitely taste the figs, and the flavour marries well with both the black tea base as well as the orange and cinnamon bits in it. I am not clear on what purpose the burdock root is in the mix for, other than potentially making this a very earthy blend. I think the tea is a little rich and hearty, and something that could be used as a dessert tea, perhaps as a latte.

I am undecided if I will repurchase this again, but I find the tea quite nice, and I can see why they have this as a holiday tea. I must try the others and see what I think, but it is conceivable that I’ll get a little more while it is around.

DaisyChubb

Yay I’m glad you enjoyed it!
I felt so bad being the first to review it, but I knew a proper review would soon come :)

That flatbread pizza sounds ammmaaaazing yum!

Amariel

Well, you had some very valid points, and well noted too. I was really nervous about getting some to try, based on your review, but it smelled lovely at the store…so I caved. I’ll see how I feel about Alpine Punch, since I pretty much hate rooibos, unless it takes the backseat (of a stretch limo), in terms of taste. Not gagging from the Spiced Chocolate Chai from Teaopia right now. I am only drinking as it was one of 4 samples in my goody bag from the store even today…2 rooibos and 2 oolong.

Amariel

And yes, that pizza is pretty freaking awesome!

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DaisyChubb

Yay I’m glad you enjoyed it!
I felt so bad being the first to review it, but I knew a proper review would soon come :)

That flatbread pizza sounds ammmaaaazing yum!

Amariel

Well, you had some very valid points, and well noted too. I was really nervous about getting some to try, based on your review, but it smelled lovely at the store…so I caved. I’ll see how I feel about Alpine Punch, since I pretty much hate rooibos, unless it takes the backseat (of a stretch limo), in terms of taste. Not gagging from the Spiced Chocolate Chai from Teaopia right now. I am only drinking as it was one of 4 samples in my goody bag from the store even today…2 rooibos and 2 oolong.

Amariel

And yes, that pizza is pretty freaking awesome!

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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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