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drank Kokomo Green by DAVIDsTEA
220 tasting notes

REDUX TIME!

Steeped 4 minutes maybe a little less,put in a shallow tsp.

If this gentle steep doesn’t work I’m done I have too many fussy teas this better be amazing or I’m trading it. ( anyone up for trades btw?)

Okay so it is much better, not bitter. Pretty! Underwhelming but when done right it is nice oh wait further I drink the more bitter it gets ( exhausted sigh)

now iced: Same exact thing happens nice then descends into bitterness. … Bye bye Kokomo seems our visits start well then descend into shittiness towards each other.

Not a win for DT change the formula please because this is like a bad ex you keep going to for a good kiss and mediocre to bad sex.

Yeah I said it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Cavocorax

Youch. That sounds awful. I wonder why it’s giving you so much trouble? I thought maybe 200F was too hot for a green, but if you’re icing it, then you’re not burning the leaves. Strange!

Nxtdoor

Sorry, I did try cold brewing this. Still finicky.

Cavocorax

That sucks. Hopefully you can trade it or do something with it! You’ve put enough effort in!

katgolik

Yeah I’ll trade it to a person who lives for green tea…it is just not worth it when there are so many teas that do work. I haven’t done a cold steep I just do Icing the normal way : make tea normally then pour over a glass full of ice cubes.or on a larger scale…the icing I did would have mellowed it since I didn’t go double strong still bitter and nah isn’t worth it.

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98
drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
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Tried this iced today…TEAGASM

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drank Coco-Lemon Thai by DAVIDsTEA
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My client cancelled today,so I get to bum around after a busy exhausting but great week. The world outside isn’t sunny anymore but grey and rainy and decidedly colourless. I need something very different to warm the bones and summon the sun.

I got 15 teams of this on my DT birthday shop. I’m not crazy about ginger but I love DT’s interpretations like strawberry ginger and even splash. There is a vision of ginger as sexy spicy and sometimes remarkably subtle.

In the pouch it smells a little spicy,layered under a definite sweetness of creamy coconut and a balancing base of lemongrass.

I’ve never had a WHITE ginger tea so this is a brand new experience.

Okay,down the hatch!

The Ginger is surprisingly and the coconut is apparent but not overwhelming either. There is a left over spiciness like you ate a spicy meal hours ago but it is not heavy or unpleasant. This is a nice tea but noy mind blowing in any way it is light and spicy and just a little creamy.

Reminds me of spicy meals in my far memory that I enjoyed.
Gets spicier as the mug empties. Not unpleasantly.

Perfect for people who are scared of aggressive ginger flavour but enjoy it in a more subtle manner. Perfect for adding a little spice to a cold,wet day.

Final Verdict: Unsurprising but pleasant and mild. I don’t think I’ll pick up anymore and may trade my few grams to my bff to try. Mediocre overall.

Nxtdoor

I rated higher because I enjoyed this iced but I don’t think I could drink two cups back to back. I just keep some in the fridge to have every now and then. I do find it refreshing but in moderate quantity.

katgolik

Men..not really worth icing IMHO not with the amount of tea I possess …I much prefer strawberry ginger.I could drink that back to back.

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drank Coco-Lemon Thai by DAVIDsTEA
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99
drank Mint Julep by DAVIDsTEA
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Just tried it iced. PERFECT

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drank Mint Julep by DAVIDsTEA
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So my birthday is tomorrow …I will be 31 ..what an odd feeling.

Let us start off the festivities with this tea that is in the new summer collection from DT. My Bff told me she really liked it so I’m anxious to give it a try. Hot first only a teaspoon to avoid bitterness.

First off the smell is out of this world totally original. It is minty and lemony and creamy. Sexy but like a very fresh sexy. I want to get naked in the sun with this tea..Blasting Sigur Ros and Cibbo Matto ..stay there waiting for the sun to drop behind the horizon letting the sun-kissed skin cool in tan sticky sand.Wearing big shades. A book resting at my side….if it smells THIS damn good and transports me so much it better be a teagasm.

First sip…I’m in love ..beautifully arranged ingredients… Almost floral with minty after kisses ..leaves a minty after taste on your sated taste buds. This is the tea of summer I can feel it. It is summer in a cup.

This needs a good icing but it’s perfect hot..so having it iced may indeed blow my mind. It has been a while since I’ve enjoyed a new DT this much. I think this is a new staple and I must have 100grams asap.

What a perfectly arranged tea. Happy Birthday to me,indeed.CAN’T WAIT TO TRY IT ICED.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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drank Mint Julep by DAVIDsTEA
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100
drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Kokomo Green by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea smells like…exactly what I believe a tropical paradise might smell like.There’s a sweetly salty breeze laced with fresh pineapples,mangoes and Papayas almost bursting from their flesh with ripeness.I smell green tea and my god this drink is “Fresh” smelling yet sensual..makes my nose tingle and my mouth water..This smells sends pleasure signals throughout my whole being.i want to jump on to this island right now.I’m imagining I can die happy after drinking this Tea.

Yesterday as one half of my birthday gift my boyfriend dropped me off in my fave DT store handed me 80.00 and let me get whatever I wanted….( He is the perfect boyfriend) I stocked up and found some new things to try and of course the summer collection and this 50g bag for 7.50.

On to the taste test:

WHY WOULD YOU TELL ME TO STEEP FOR 7 MINUTES? WHY DID I FOLLOW THAT INSTRUCTION FOR GREEN TEA?????

Kicking myself. This could have been lovely but I get a lightly sweet mostly bitter tea…There’s potential but I’m docking major points for shitty instructions. I love you DT but sometimes you get stuff wrong.

I will do a redux tomorrow if I’m up to it. Not rating it yet. Majorly bummed.DON’T STEEP IT FOR 7 MINUTES.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec
katgolik

ALSO PUT LESS IN ! I EVEN used less then recommended…

Nxtdoor

Put less and don’t even do more than 3 minutes.

Nxtdoor

I made exactly the same mistake and I ducked them points for exactly the same thing!

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drank Kokomo Green by DAVIDsTEA
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