Ok, epic fail here. and I don’t even think it’s the tea, necessarily.

Last night, I decided to go buck wild and do a cold-brew of this. First attempt at a cold brew ever. No one was going to stop me!
So I put a few tsp of leaf into a mug, popped it into the fridge, and pulled it out about eighteen hours later. It didn’t taste bad, but it didn’t taste good, either. Here were my problems.
1) I don’t like cold drinks. Like ever. If I could have all my drinks (other than those that are meant to be hot) at room temperature, I would. This includes pop and juice, and also includes all four seasons—I don’t like ice-cold drinks ever. So that was like a million percent of the problem.
2) I couldn’t get out of my mind that this was a hot tea, and that tea isn’t supposed to taste cold ever. I didn’t grow up drinking iced tea, so just the whole concept felt really strange. besides, this tasted like little more than slightly flavoured sugary water, and I just couldn’t get behind it. so I dropped it like it was cold and that was the end of that. A few of you are getting samples of this, and that’s how I’ll finish the tin! woohoo!

Nxtdoor

yeah, i’m struggling with this tin too.

Yvonne

I’d be glad to try it :)

keychange

I hear ya, nxtdoor. And yvonne, you’re getting lots of this LOL

Dexter

Awwww – that makes me sad – I LOVE this. :((

keychange

Oh dex, would you like some of this, then? You’re welcome to it!

Yvonne

Yay :D Thanks!

Dexter

Thanks keychange but I have TONS of it, share with others who haven’t tried it. Sometimes I just think everyone should love EVERY tea that I do – it’s just a little sad that someone doesn’t love it. Thanks for the offer but I’m good. :))

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Nxtdoor

yeah, i’m struggling with this tin too.

Yvonne

I’d be glad to try it :)

keychange

I hear ya, nxtdoor. And yvonne, you’re getting lots of this LOL

Dexter

Awwww – that makes me sad – I LOVE this. :((

keychange

Oh dex, would you like some of this, then? You’re welcome to it!

Yvonne

Yay :D Thanks!

Dexter

Thanks keychange but I have TONS of it, share with others who haven’t tried it. Sometimes I just think everyone should love EVERY tea that I do – it’s just a little sad that someone doesn’t love it. Thanks for the offer but I’m good. :))

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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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