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drank Bamboozled by DAVIDsTEA
33 tasting notes

I wanted this iced as well, but considering a regular cup called for 2 teaspoons I decided to make it with 4 teaspoons to 500 ml water, and let it cool down for a while before pouring it over ice to prevent dilution. There are lots of big flower petals and things like that, so it ends up being pretty loosely packed in the teaspoon when you measure it out.

Anyway, I wasn’t so sure about this one. It smelled very, very peachy, slightly artificially so, when I brewed it — one of the maintenance guys working near my desk asked his friend, “Do you have peach gum?”

But that overwhelming peachiness in the odor doesn’t carry over into the flavor. It’s peachy, but not too peachy. The other fruits definitely chime in wonderfully for a great fruit salad sort of feel. I don’t get too much of the floral taste, which I was looking forward to. I don’t really know what bamboo tea would taste like plain without the fruit, but there’s no off flavor. Overall, great for an iced tea, but I’m not sure how much I’d like it hot. It is very summery to me.

I do wonder how many calories this packs, considering that there is a lot of fruit as well as added sugar to the pineapple. I’m sure it would be very tart without it, but it’d be nice to be able to decide whether to add sugar or not.

Still, overall I’m very satisfied for a tasty caffeine-free option. I’d probably buy this again.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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