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Well, here we go..I was stuck between buying this and another tea from Davids today..I was a bit apprehensive after reading the reviews on here, but hey, I like grapefruit, so I thought I’d give it a shot.

Dry smell is a bit citrusy, but very faint. Nothing overly exciting. Wet smell..hmmm, kind of odd. Like some kind of plant, and a bit of the grapefruit again, but mostly just a plant smell. I don’t know, I’m apprehensive of this..hoping it ends up being like when I tried The Splash..

So for taste, after steeping for 5 mins, it’s actually not bad. Not really outstanding, actually. Pretty mild, a bit of a tartness, mostly just herbs and a hint of grapefruit zest. It’s not overly exciting, and not terrible, which I am very grateful for. Never have had nettle tea before, and was worried it might make me break out in hives or something silly! Glad I was mistaken haha.

Overall, a mediocre cup, but drinkable. I just researched nettle leaves online, and found out they are supposed to be wonderful for seasonal allergies! I might have to save a bit of this until spring, because my allergies are horrendous then!

ETA: I liked it more when it was cooler :) very refreshing!

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Hello all, I’m a newly graduated electrical engineer as of 2013 (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it’s excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte haha)

I enjoy a variety of herbal, white, green, oolong and black teas. I have also tried a few pu’erhs and matcha I am a bit sensitive to caffeine, but I find that in moderation I can still indulge in black teas and matcha.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I recently tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

I am happy to say that my caffeine intolerance seems to be subsiding! This is allowing me to try a wider variety of teas :)

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Canada

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