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drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
2410 tasting notes

Brewed this one up to compare to Lemon-Lime Kukicha, since I had an available infuser and was curious :D

The aroma is pretty similar to Lemon-Lime Kukicha, nice and limey and creamy. I’m getting a bit less of a key lime pie association though. Also, the flavour is definitely different (smoother, creamier, less tangy citrus), and I think I actually prefer this to the 52teas blend, perhaps mostly because of that bit of bitterness I was getting.

Yum, I hadn’t had this one in quite a while. Definitely need to cold-brew/ice some of it soon!

ETA: Second infusion is even limier, and still smooth, although I’d hesitate to say creamy. I wonder if the lemongrass is making more of an appearance? Yum.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
tigress_al

The only thing with cold brewing this one is that the yogurt doesn’t melt if you only use cold water. I didn’t even think of that the first time I tried to cold brew this. Lol I guess I just wasn’t thinking in general!

Kittenna

I’m not sure I’ve actually cold-brewed this one, but yeah, I remembered about the yogurt drops. I might try the hot-brew for 30s method and then add cold water, or maybe a full-on hot brew stuck in the fridge. So good though.

Anny Oxidant & the Tea Bullie

This sounds wonderful. Must purchase!

Kittenna

It really is very good! I had forgotten! Definitely one I need to pick up 100g of at some point!

TeaBrat

Is there real yogurt in it?

Kittenna

You ask because you’re vegan, I assume? Well, my best guess is that the yogurt in it is like any sort of candy that has a ‘yogurt coating’. And I don’t know if those contain real yogurt. It wouldn’t surprise me if this tea wasn’t vegan though (which really sucks because I think it would be delicious without the yogurt bits too. I have heard of people picking them out, but didn’t really look for them myself).

Kittenna

Apparently there’s lime yogurt flavouring, and dairy is listed as an allergen. :(

TeaBrat

that’a a bummer, yeah dairy products in general make me very allergic

Kittenna

:( I’m glad I don’t have any dietary restrictions. That really sucks.

ScottTeaMan

This one sounds really scr-yumtious!!

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tigress_al

The only thing with cold brewing this one is that the yogurt doesn’t melt if you only use cold water. I didn’t even think of that the first time I tried to cold brew this. Lol I guess I just wasn’t thinking in general!

Kittenna

I’m not sure I’ve actually cold-brewed this one, but yeah, I remembered about the yogurt drops. I might try the hot-brew for 30s method and then add cold water, or maybe a full-on hot brew stuck in the fridge. So good though.

Anny Oxidant & the Tea Bullie

This sounds wonderful. Must purchase!

Kittenna

It really is very good! I had forgotten! Definitely one I need to pick up 100g of at some point!

TeaBrat

Is there real yogurt in it?

Kittenna

You ask because you’re vegan, I assume? Well, my best guess is that the yogurt in it is like any sort of candy that has a ‘yogurt coating’. And I don’t know if those contain real yogurt. It wouldn’t surprise me if this tea wasn’t vegan though (which really sucks because I think it would be delicious without the yogurt bits too. I have heard of people picking them out, but didn’t really look for them myself).

Kittenna

Apparently there’s lime yogurt flavouring, and dairy is listed as an allergen. :(

TeaBrat

that’a a bummer, yeah dairy products in general make me very allergic

Kittenna

:( I’m glad I don’t have any dietary restrictions. That really sucks.

ScottTeaMan

This one sounds really scr-yumtious!!

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I have always been a tea fan (primarily herbals and Japanese greens/oolongs) but in the last year or so, tea has become increasingly more appealing as not only a delicious, calming drink, but as a relatively cheap, healthy reward or treat to give myself when I deserve something. I should clarify that, however; the reward is expanding my tea cupboard, not drinking tea – I place no restrictions on myself in terms of drinking anything from my cupboard as that would defeat my many goals!

My DavidsTea addiction was born in late 2011, despite having spent nearly a year intentionally avoiding their local mall location (but apparently it was just avoiding the inevitable!). I seem to have some desire to try every tea they’ve ever had, so much of my stash is from there, although I’ve recently branched out and ordered from numerous other companies.

I like to try and drink all my teas unaltered, as one of the main reasons I’m drinking tea other than for the flavour is to be healthy and increase my water intake without adding too many calories! I’ve found that the trick in this regard is to be very careful about steeping time, as most teas are quite pleasant to drink straight as long as they haven’t been oversteeped. However, I tend to be forgetful (particularly at work) when I don’t set a timer, resulting in a few horrors (The Earl’s Garden is not so pleasant after, say, 7+ minutes of steeping).

I’m currently trying to figure out which types of teas are my favourites. Herbals are no longer at the top; oolongs have thoroughly taken over that spot, with greens a reasonably close second. My preference is for straight versions of both, but I do love a good flavoured oolong (flavoured greens are really hit or miss for me). Herbals I do love iced/cold-brewed, but I drink few routinely (Mulberry Magic from DavidsTea being a notable exception). I’m learning to like straight black teas thanks to the chocolatey, malty, delicious Laoshan Black from Verdant Tea, and malty, caramelly flavoured blacks work for me, but I’m pretty picky about anything with astringency. Lately I’ve found red rooibos to be rather medicinal, which I dislike, but green rooibos and honeybush blends are tolerable. I haven’t explored pu’erh, mate, or guayasa a great deal (although I have a few options in my cupboard).

I’ve decided to institute a rating system so my ratings will be more consistent. Following the smiley/frowny faces Steepster gives us:

100: This tea is amazing and I will go out of my way to keep it in stock.

85-99: My core collection (or a tea that would be, if I was allowing myself to restock everything!) Teas I get cravings for, and drink often.

75-84: Good but not amazing; I might keep these in stock sparingly depending on current preferences.

67-74: Not bad, I’ll happily finish what I have but probably won’t ever buy it again as there’s likely something rated more highly that I prefer.

51-66: Drinkable and maybe has some aspect that I like, but not really worth picking up again.

34-50: Not for me, but I can see why others might like it. I’ll make it through the cup and maybe experiment with the rest to get rid of it.

0-33: It’s a struggle to get through the cup, if I do at all. I will not willingly consume this one again, and will attempt to get rid of the rest of the tea if I have any left.

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