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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
74 tasting notes

Apple pieces, goji berries, hibiscus, honeydew cubes?
What kind of tea has apple pieces as the main ingredient? lol this one does.
It smells like candy! but after you brew it, it tastes like tart pink lemonade.. how odd.
Actually I don’t really know why Pink Flamingo and this are sold together… I think they taste almost the same, but I’m going to give Pink Flamingo the edge here. This one is chunkier, bigger pieces of everything but the taste that comes out is oh so familiar.

Now first off, it smells like candy, like literally candy. So peculiar, when it’s ready to go, it becomes… lemonade! wow. I don’t know what to say. Hmm so Pink Flamingo tastes abit better but comes in smaller chunks and tiny pieces of lemongrass and blackberry leaves and smells more like grapefruit. It’s really up to you but I find it less tart than Goji Pop. Note: I have TONS of dried Goji berries at home, so i know exactly how they taste like because I often slip some in to the tea I am brewing.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec
aisling of tea

I’m with you on this one. I was crazy for Goji Pop when it first came out, but now when given the choice between the two, I’d prefer pink flamingo, though really, the hibiscus in both has really put me off lately. I had a really bad experience with hibiscus recently and though DT handles their hibiscus really well, just a hint of it sets me off. Blegh. Why ruin a perfectly good tea with the stuff?

politicalmachine

agreed, they could definitely use less of the stuff, but i think they will keep putting it in mainly for the colour.

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aisling of tea

I’m with you on this one. I was crazy for Goji Pop when it first came out, but now when given the choice between the two, I’d prefer pink flamingo, though really, the hibiscus in both has really put me off lately. I had a really bad experience with hibiscus recently and though DT handles their hibiscus really well, just a hint of it sets me off. Blegh. Why ruin a perfectly good tea with the stuff?

politicalmachine

agreed, they could definitely use less of the stuff, but i think they will keep putting it in mainly for the colour.

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Stopped drinking water, switched to tea. =)
(ok, this is a lie but still :) )

How I rate teas is pretty simple, different teas have different expectations based on quality and price. I’ll rate a tea based on how good it is for its category/price point. I think i rate pretty fairly, I’m not afraid to give a bad score to a bad tea, and it’s relatively hard to get perfect score (partially because i believe there are only so many that can attain such a title)

I like oolong/green teas the most
black, white, tisanes to a lesser part.

I re-steep EVERYTHING, as that’s how I’ve learned from my parents. Blacks teas normally to a max of two times.

I like it when the tea actually looks of quality (eg. whole unbruised leaves). I hate it when i get a tea, and half of it is cut up stems of the plant… give me leaves!

I drink all my teas black and occasionally with sweetener. I do drink coffee too, and love espressos and cappuccinos. Yup, I do my coffee black too. Guess, it is to say I like strong flavours.
My current way of steeping tea, is my french press which i just got a month ago. I love it (well maybe not my cheapy one; looking to get a bodum one day). I used to just dump leaves at the bottom of my cup..

Ok. Rating meanings…

0-49: Various degrees of suck. Either terrible value or just not good.
50-59: It’s drinkable. I’ll finish my cup.
60-69: Not bad… but not good.
70-79: okay to drink, nothing too special, will not be a re-buy.
80-89: Enjoyable cups.
90-99: Worth holding on to.
100: Um.. I’ll tell you when I get here.

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