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drank Dulce & Banana by DAVIDsTEA
1292 tasting notes

I usually don’t go for chamomile because it’s one of my go to fixes when I’m feeling anxious… so I try not to overuse it. However, I’ve had a real craving for it lately and decided to just have some- It is one of my favourites after all :)
This tea is very light, but sweet. The caramelized banana brings out something in the chamomile so that I’m not quite sure where chamomile ends and the banana part finishes… partially because the banana flavour isn’t strong enough. I wish I could taste it more. That said, the tea is amazing, giving me that super satisfied calm sensation I love from looseleaf chamomile. Bagged? UGH! that stuff is ick- I always thought I hated the stuff, until I tried it loose and well… it changed everything about the flavour. In fact you could have told me it was an entirely different type of tea and I would have believed it.
Anyhow, I digress….
The aftertaste is the best part… the floral and sweet notes lingering for longer than with most teas.
Interesting… hmm. As the tea cools down, it looses the tartness. I hadn’t really noticed any tartness at all until I noticed it was gone. I think as the tea cools, the caramel is coming out more? who knows. I love it either way!
I’m super glad for my extra large mug now. With some teas it is too much but not this one :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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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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Toronto (Mississauga, but I work in TO)

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