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drank All The Raj by DAVIDsTEA
1292 tasting notes

Dunno where to start with this one!! I’ve had it in my cupboard for so long… I think I was hiding from it? The reviews are so polarized that I was worried about being poisoned by perfume haha.
But ya know what, it wasn’t half bad. I fully expected to be tossing the rest of my packet (one serving left! Mucho thanks to whomever sent this my way)
So you could say that I am pleasantly surprised. And eager to make my last cuppa iced!
Now, starting off with the negative points, it is a tad soapy and peppery, when hot… except as it cools, I’m getting a citrus and caramel association more than suds. Hence, why I think this will go better iced.
Oh! also, I went with a really short steep. Two minutes I think? so I may get a second one out of it to!

Kittenna

LOL I have been hiding from this one. It’s at work, which makes that easier, but I really need to bring it back home and just drink it. There is probably 2 or so cups’ worth of leaf left. I think my first cup was oversteeped and horribly perfumey.

Indigobloom

How long have you had it? hopefully the perfume notes are toned down, now that its been awhile!

Kittenna

I feel like I’ve had it around for at least 8 months or so…. it has been a while.

Indigobloom

Might be worth trying again. Iced no less lol

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Kittenna

LOL I have been hiding from this one. It’s at work, which makes that easier, but I really need to bring it back home and just drink it. There is probably 2 or so cups’ worth of leaf left. I think my first cup was oversteeped and horribly perfumey.

Indigobloom

How long have you had it? hopefully the perfume notes are toned down, now that its been awhile!

Kittenna

I feel like I’ve had it around for at least 8 months or so…. it has been a while.

Indigobloom

Might be worth trying again. Iced no less lol

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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