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drank Choconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
2368 tasting notes

I was nervous about this tea after reading a lot of the reviews but I already bought it and so I thought I would give it a try. When brewed, it smelled like liquid nutella so that raised my hopes a bit but upon first sip I was definitely not impressed. Something about it seemed almost bitter to me with a hint of chocolate hazelnut. So I decided to start getting ready for the day and I left the tea and hopped into the shower. I spent the time in the shower debating about if I would try the tea again or simply throw it in the swap box. Anyways, by the time I was showered and dressed, this tea had cooled quite a bit and so I tried it again. Surprisingly I find this tea much better cooled as the chocolate hazelnut flavor is more prominent and the bitterness I was tasting in the hot tea was gone. It’s still not my favourite cup but definitely not as bad as I worried it might be.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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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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