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I was very excited when I bought this tea, so much so, that I didn’t realize how strong the rooibos tea smell was. When I went to make my first cup it really hit me as I was expecting more of a mint chocolaty scent. When I tried it for the first time, I noticed the rooibos taste is stronger in this tea than in some of the other DAVIDs rooibos teas (such as Oh Canada and Birthday Cake). It had a woodsy taste that ends with the taste of mint. I find if I think about it I can taste the mint chocolate flavor but when I am not focused I don’t really notice the chocolate at all (perhaps its a mind over matter situation). Ultimately, I like this tea enough to not regret purchasing it but I do not think I will be buying it again.

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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