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drank Yellow Dragon by DAVIDsTEA
658 tasting notes

I can’t think of much to say about this one. It’s pleasant, but I feel like it tastes like all of DT’s other mint teas and all their other lemony teas. Nothing remarkable, but it is clearing my head. The Oolong is small, tight balls of leaf and it seems to be about half-and-half ratio of tea to lemongrass/peppermint. It’s a good balance between green Oolong flavour and lemon with nice but not overpowering mintiness. Everything is boring me lately! What’s with that? None of the winter teas are really exciting me (though I still bought the whole collection) and I’m underwhelmed by most of the flavoured teas I’ve tried lately. I like this but I want to love something!

Uniquity

The winter collection looks kind of boring. I started thinking a few months ago that I had moved beyond DT in my tea loves and that seems to be true. : ( I hope you find something to love soon!

Amariel

See, I think the Winter Collection looks intriguing! I can’t wait to try it.

Jessie

Uniquity, I’ve felt the same while for a while too. I actually have no shortage of teas that I LOVE and have found several more recently, but the constant change at DT makes me feel like I must buy them all (and thus like I’m supposed to love them all), and I’m pretty sure that kind of hype is how they’ve become so successful. I think I was just feeling whiny! I was so enamoured with DT a year ago.

Heather, I ripped open all the pouches for a sniff and they smell more interesting than I thought they sounded. Didn’t mean to be a downer. :)

Amariel

No worries! Do tell us what you think!

Uniquity

It’s like Pokemon – gotta catch em all! : )

DaisyChubb

Oh my gad your comment made my day Uniquity. Thank you.

Jessie

Haha! Extra-funny because it’s true.

revlisx

I think it’s because DT is recycling some seasonal favourites. I just started drinking DT two months ago, so I am going through the excitement of trying out new teas. I do find that a lot of them are in my meh list. I have come across some treasures though.

Do you normally buy 50g? I usually buy 10g bags to take home to try for 1-3 cups before committing to a tea.

Uniquity

I always used to buy in 50 g or 100 g incremements because it never occured to me (nor was I told) that you could buy in different amounts. I do my DT shopping in store, but their price lists are for 50g or more so I thought it was a minimum. Accordingly, I still have some very boring tea on my shelves, but at least I’ve learned! : )

revlisx

I am glad I found out early. I would be really broke if I bought in 50g!

Amariel

Yeah, I rarely but 50g these days for something new. It depends, but on average I get 25g unless I am getting a lot of teas to try, in which case I will often get 10-15g…sometimes 20g if I’m not too broke. :P

Jessie

Yeah, I find 20-25ish grams a pretty good starting point and not too big an investment. Though they often seem to mishear me. I intended to get 12ish grams of Oh Christmas Treat to try out today but he gave me 26. That should be okay as it smells quite good, and isn’t too much for me to use up especially as I tend to make flavoured teas by the pot and share with the boyfriend.

Uniquity

I’m starting to wonder if DT hasn’t picked up the Teavana technique – I’ve had a couple people give me double what I’ve asked for recently. They do offer to adjust it back to what I said, but I usually don’t bother. Maybe it’s intentional?

Jessie

I’ve wondered that, too. Last night at least it seemed like he had actually misheard me, but then I’m pretty trusting! It’s definitely been on the rise lately.

Cattibrie

It seems to be the new people at David’s that do that. I was there yesterday and the girl was really great about adjusting the amount in the bag or tin to what I asked for before I could even mention it. 2 weeks ago when I was there I had to ask her to do a smaller amount like I asked for. The girl yesterday has been there for awhile and the girl 2 weeks ago has only been around for a little while.

Jessie

Yeah, I think newness does play a factor.

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Uniquity

The winter collection looks kind of boring. I started thinking a few months ago that I had moved beyond DT in my tea loves and that seems to be true. : ( I hope you find something to love soon!

Amariel

See, I think the Winter Collection looks intriguing! I can’t wait to try it.

Jessie

Uniquity, I’ve felt the same while for a while too. I actually have no shortage of teas that I LOVE and have found several more recently, but the constant change at DT makes me feel like I must buy them all (and thus like I’m supposed to love them all), and I’m pretty sure that kind of hype is how they’ve become so successful. I think I was just feeling whiny! I was so enamoured with DT a year ago.

Heather, I ripped open all the pouches for a sniff and they smell more interesting than I thought they sounded. Didn’t mean to be a downer. :)

Amariel

No worries! Do tell us what you think!

Uniquity

It’s like Pokemon – gotta catch em all! : )

DaisyChubb

Oh my gad your comment made my day Uniquity. Thank you.

Jessie

Haha! Extra-funny because it’s true.

revlisx

I think it’s because DT is recycling some seasonal favourites. I just started drinking DT two months ago, so I am going through the excitement of trying out new teas. I do find that a lot of them are in my meh list. I have come across some treasures though.

Do you normally buy 50g? I usually buy 10g bags to take home to try for 1-3 cups before committing to a tea.

Uniquity

I always used to buy in 50 g or 100 g incremements because it never occured to me (nor was I told) that you could buy in different amounts. I do my DT shopping in store, but their price lists are for 50g or more so I thought it was a minimum. Accordingly, I still have some very boring tea on my shelves, but at least I’ve learned! : )

revlisx

I am glad I found out early. I would be really broke if I bought in 50g!

Amariel

Yeah, I rarely but 50g these days for something new. It depends, but on average I get 25g unless I am getting a lot of teas to try, in which case I will often get 10-15g…sometimes 20g if I’m not too broke. :P

Jessie

Yeah, I find 20-25ish grams a pretty good starting point and not too big an investment. Though they often seem to mishear me. I intended to get 12ish grams of Oh Christmas Treat to try out today but he gave me 26. That should be okay as it smells quite good, and isn’t too much for me to use up especially as I tend to make flavoured teas by the pot and share with the boyfriend.

Uniquity

I’m starting to wonder if DT hasn’t picked up the Teavana technique – I’ve had a couple people give me double what I’ve asked for recently. They do offer to adjust it back to what I said, but I usually don’t bother. Maybe it’s intentional?

Jessie

I’ve wondered that, too. Last night at least it seemed like he had actually misheard me, but then I’m pretty trusting! It’s definitely been on the rise lately.

Cattibrie

It seems to be the new people at David’s that do that. I was there yesterday and the girl was really great about adjusting the amount in the bag or tin to what I asked for before I could even mention it. 2 weeks ago when I was there I had to ask her to do a smaller amount like I asked for. The girl yesterday has been there for awhile and the girl 2 weeks ago has only been around for a little while.

Jessie

Yeah, I think newness does play a factor.

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