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drank Three Wishes Tea by DAVIDsTEA
442 tasting notes

I have a soft spot for this one. Three Wishes bills itself as a black, but everytime I have it I remember how it actually tastes more like a beautiful peachy green, with a bit more body than a green usually has. Hot or cold I always enjoy it, as long as I brew it properly. Even though Davids has it as a brew at boil, I like to do it around 85-90. This brings out the peach and keeps it from being overpowered by a flavour of overbrewed black. I don’t know anyone who counts this in their favourites at Davids, which is a shame. It really deserves more fanfare than it gets.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Alphakitty

Is there really black tea in this?! It’s been a staple in my cupboard for a long time now and I never knew haha

Tina S.

There is! Davids even classifies it as black on their tea wall. Anyone I know who likes it brews it green, though!

Alphakitty

I never would have guessed, tastes like a green all the way to me!

Kittenna

Yeah, the one time I tried this (I think I still have some left), I brewed it as a black and it was terribly bitter, because the water was too hot and the infusion too long. I think I noted to try it as a green next time (although I probably still won’t like it, not being a fan of overly perfumey/floral stuff)!

Tina S.

I’m not a fan of florals either, Kittenna . . . and yet this one mellows into a really nice tea. Definitely give it another shot . . you may be as surprised as I was!

Kittenna

It is possible that it’s not so terrible… perhaps I’ll try it today if it’s here and not at the office (although pretty sure it’s there, unfortunately). At least one friend initially recommended it to me, so I was surprised when I found it to be so terrible!

Tina S.

I can’t wait to see what your second experience is like!

Michelle Butler Hallett

I agree with Tina S and find this one definitely needs cooler water; boiling water makes it bitter.

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Alphakitty

Is there really black tea in this?! It’s been a staple in my cupboard for a long time now and I never knew haha

Tina S.

There is! Davids even classifies it as black on their tea wall. Anyone I know who likes it brews it green, though!

Alphakitty

I never would have guessed, tastes like a green all the way to me!

Kittenna

Yeah, the one time I tried this (I think I still have some left), I brewed it as a black and it was terribly bitter, because the water was too hot and the infusion too long. I think I noted to try it as a green next time (although I probably still won’t like it, not being a fan of overly perfumey/floral stuff)!

Tina S.

I’m not a fan of florals either, Kittenna . . . and yet this one mellows into a really nice tea. Definitely give it another shot . . you may be as surprised as I was!

Kittenna

It is possible that it’s not so terrible… perhaps I’ll try it today if it’s here and not at the office (although pretty sure it’s there, unfortunately). At least one friend initially recommended it to me, so I was surprised when I found it to be so terrible!

Tina S.

I can’t wait to see what your second experience is like!

Michelle Butler Hallett

I agree with Tina S and find this one definitely needs cooler water; boiling water makes it bitter.

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An avid tea addict in the GTA, Ontario, Canada. I’m always looking for new teas and new tea addicted friends!

My preference is loose leaf of all varieties, however the occasional bagged tea can come along and charm me. Flavoured or straight, there is a good chance that I will be falling in love.

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My ratings system is based on the smiley faces above the ratings scale.

0-10 — This tea didn’t get past the initial sip process. I just couldn’t bring myself to drink more, I found it so horrible.

11-50 — It made it past first sips, but as I drank a bit more I realized I really wasn’t enjoying the tea, and would never drink it again.

51-60 — I probably made it through the cup, but won’t be trying another one.

61-69 — Either it’s a mystery tea and I can’t decide if I like it or not, or it is one that I felt was purely adequate.

70-85 — These are the teas that I appreciate and/or like. If they are falling in this area they are ones that I would definitely re-buy, however are not ones that I must always have on hand. The good, but not the amazing.

86-94 — These are the favourites. My cupboard feels empty if they aren’t inside.

95-100 — Tea perfection!

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