drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
450 tasting notes

Ok, so when i read VariaTea’s back log about mint to be, I was like hell no am I missing out on this shiz. So after a delightful supper of a grilled cheese sandwich and alphageti (mmm so under-rated) and a rousing game of Jeopardy, off to DT i went. I did sample mint to be, but that’s obviously not for this note.

I’ve always loved the way the dry leaf of this tea smells. It’s how I imagine an amaretto tea to taste, and it also smelled slightly nutty, but a sweet nut—actually, smelling this wasn’t entirely unlike smelling pistachio and cream from their fall collection. But knowing that this was on a rooibos base got all sorts of red flags waving around frantically in my head. Thankfully, one of the dt employees said he also hated rooibos but pretty much promised that it wasn’t prominently featured in the taste of this tea. Taking his word for it, I asked for a soy latte version. And by george he was right! Either you can’t outright detect the rooibos because of the multitude of ingredients (that all meld together to taste like amaretto), or they ingeniously chose this as the base because its woodiness would only accent the fresh piney almondy taste of the tea. Either way, brilliant, I say. I’m definitely going to scoop up a sample package next time i’m at DT, and may even consider adding it to my collection depending on how much I drink it. But I am in desperate need of more caffeine-free options, and this one seems promising. I do have to say, however, that something about this tea makes me thirsty. I don’t know if it’s a lingering drying effect, or if that’s just what the taste of amaretto does to my mouth, but it’s a very minor criticism nonetheless.

And omg! Look what I got while I was at David’s! There was no point in even attempting to resist. I just couldn’t! and omg, the steeping basket is huuuuuge!!

http://www.davidstea.com/david-s-mason-jar?&TF=D36B1B50DFA0&DEID=

caile

Wow, the basket really is nice and big on that mug!

keychange

Yeah,it’smassive! I’m so excited.

Ana

I’m so tempted to get that mug! Does it keep your tea hot for long?

keychange

I just got it yesterday, so I haven’t tried it yet. I’m sure the lid helps to keep in heat, and although the glass is thick and sturdy, there’s no additional insulation.

OMGsrsly

I keep eyeing that mug! I think it’d be perfect for cold brews. :)

keychange

I think so too! you should get it!

OMGsrsly

Shh, keychange! I don’t need more encouragement! I just got 2 new 2-litre jars for cold steeping. :)

keychange

This is different though…it has a handle…and a basket…oh! never mind. I mean it’s a piece of crap. worst investment ever. I’m going to sue the company.

Cavocorax

Hahahaha. ILU guys.

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caile

Wow, the basket really is nice and big on that mug!

keychange

Yeah,it’smassive! I’m so excited.

Ana

I’m so tempted to get that mug! Does it keep your tea hot for long?

keychange

I just got it yesterday, so I haven’t tried it yet. I’m sure the lid helps to keep in heat, and although the glass is thick and sturdy, there’s no additional insulation.

OMGsrsly

I keep eyeing that mug! I think it’d be perfect for cold brews. :)

keychange

I think so too! you should get it!

OMGsrsly

Shh, keychange! I don’t need more encouragement! I just got 2 new 2-litre jars for cold steeping. :)

keychange

This is different though…it has a handle…and a basket…oh! never mind. I mean it’s a piece of crap. worst investment ever. I’m going to sue the company.

Cavocorax

Hahahaha. ILU guys.

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

Things other than tea: I’m engaged to be married to my best friend, and feel like the richest woman on the planet because of it. I am also a veracious reader, and I also happen to have an obsession with fragrances, and have amassed quite a collection, although it pales in comparison to some collections out there! As a result of this obsession, I also follow several fragrance blogs, and am always up for a chat about scent. I’m also almost completely blind, and this does indeed mean that I come complete with a guide dog, who unlike me, hales from the sunny California campus of Guide dogs for the Blind. I think I’ve rambled on long enough, but if there’s anything you’d like to know or if you just feel like chatting to someone, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

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