drank Cold 911 (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
616 tasting notes

I dog sat for my mom a couple days back and got a little overzealous with petting them and getting snuggly (I’m allergic), so I’ve had some sinus pressure for the last couple days. I didn’t really think to do anything about it because it’s an annoyance more than anything and I know it’ll clear up in a couple days on it’s own. But then I saw the little one cup sample I had of this.

This brews up smelling strongly of peppermint and eucalyptus. The dominant flavor is definitely peppermint, so if you’re not a peppermint person, this probably isn’t the fix for you. There’s orange in here, but it’s so subtle it’s easy to miss. This reminds of how I feel after I use a Vicks humidifier (need to replace ours). I don’t know how well this would work on an actual cold, but it seems pretty good at dissipating lingering allergy congestion.

I’m not going to give this one a numerical value, because I get that it’s medicinal and taste really isn’t the priority. I wish I could remember who sent this my way, because thank you. I feel better today than I thought I was going to. I almost want to pick some of this up for my week long dog sitting venture at the end of February.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Yvonne

Allergies suck :( Hope you a speedy recovery!

moraiwe

Thanks! Feeling better already :)

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

I will have to get some of this before allergy season starts for me, it sounds like it could be quite beneficial!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Interesting! I wonder if it would clear up my eat congestion. Feel better!

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Yvonne

Allergies suck :( Hope you a speedy recovery!

moraiwe

Thanks! Feeling better already :)

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

I will have to get some of this before allergy season starts for me, it sounds like it could be quite beneficial!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Interesting! I wonder if it would clear up my eat congestion. Feel better!

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Name: Lauren
Location: Wisconsin (previously a Chicago girl)
Occupation: Student by day and super hero by night
Super Hero? Yep!
Which One? I can’t tell you that! Secret identities and such. Just know I’m not the hero they want, but the hero they need.
Sidekicks: Fiance and two budgies, Skitter and Gandalf

Hobbies:

Reading, writing, cooking, video games, computers, drawing, crafting, papercraft. Oh and tea.

A brief history:

I grew up in a family where the only working coffee maker was in my dad’s office. So the name of the game for my mother and I quickly became (bagged) tea. In 2004/2005, I discovered Adagio Teas. I don’t remember how it happened, or why I decided to pursue a purchase but here we are. I haven’t looked back.

My tea tastes have changed over time and I’ve moved from liking solely flavored teas (mostly black and white) to enjoying Darjeelings primarily, though malty unflavored blacks, fresh tasting greens, and lightly oxidized oolongs come in pretty high on my list, too. Of course, I still enjoy a good cup of flavored tea. I prefer caffeinated teas, as I have a horrible caffeine addiction that I don’t plan on kicking any time soon.

Red rooibos and lapsang souchong (or other strongly smoky teas) are my arch nemeses and I will see them defeated and removed by force from my cupboard. Like all thing, there are exceptions, but I assume they’re guilty until proven innocent.

I really don’t like negatively rating things, because I feel like if you don’t have something nice to say, you probably shouldn’t say it. But in the interest of non-biased tea reviews I’m going to give it a shot. I view every tea as a potential adventure so I’ll try most things at least once.

I love trading and swaps are always welcome! Please note, though, what it in my cupboard includes amounts ranging from a couple cups to 4 ounces or more, so please PM me to find out if what you’re seeking is available in that trade amount.

According to my spreadsheet, I also have about 100 other 1-4 cup samples that are not in my cupboard.. Feel free to message if you’re interested in see the spreadsheet for possible swap options as well.

Tea Ratings:

100-95 Nectar of the teagods that has been bestowed upon my unworthy tongue. I will never let this tin run empty.

86-94 These are the teas I would like to keep regularly stocked, but sometimes life gets in the way. Lovely teas, but not quite god tier. I still get cravings for these.

74-85 Good teas, but not amazing. I enjoy these, but may or may not restock once they run out. I would still recommend these to others.

60-73 Not bad. I’ll gladly keep drinking my cup, and wouldn’t say no if someone offered me this tea. I probably won’t rebuy these as there is likely something else that is comparable and better.

47-59 Certainly drinkable and might even have some characteristics that I enjoy, but I won’t pick it up again

30-46 I’ll probably finish my cup, but this tea isn’t to my taste OR it’s just overwhemingly mediocre. Life’s too short for bad tea.

11-29 This cup is in the sink now and I will never willingly consume this again. If you see a tea rated this way, I probably followed it with mouthwash.

0-10 Please say a prayer for the cup I destroyed in the process of disposing of this tea in the quickest manner possible. I may need tea therapy before I drink a similar tea again.

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