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drank Mint To Be (Organic) by DAVIDsTEA
1932 tasting notes

The moment of truth…this tea is not how I remembered it. Not drastically different but not the same either. I recalled this being a York peppermint patty. Instead there is a stronger dark chocolate element. Is there even chocolate in this?!? It is rich and creamy and tastes like an After Eight which is fudgier and less fluffy than a York Peppermint Patty. Not a bad cup, just not what I remembered. I am still deciding if that is good or bad.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
keychange

I still have a sample of this I need to open up. It smells very creamy, and I’m hoping i’ll like it better than santa’s secret.

VariaTEA

I remember it being creamier. It is creamy, don’t get me wrong but the main element I am getting is a fudginess.

VariaTEA

Btw, I need your address so I can send you the swap!!

Nxtdoor

Yeah, ok, confession, I didn’t care for santa’s secret. I think read my lips is better. I know there was a lot of commentary on a mint tea I rated and people said they prefer santa’s secret to read my lips. I confess to liking the latter.

VariaTEA

I never liked Read My Lips and I am not sure why. In theory it sounded amazing but I just never got into it. I like Santa’s Secret but I don’t think it is the best mint tea I tried. Personally if I am going for that sort of flavor, my favorite has been Anti V-day Treat by Della Terra.

Amariel

Hoping to try this tomorrow…

keychange

I need to try anti-v day treat as well, actually. And I, too, was a bit let down by Santa’s secret. VariaTea, I’ll give you mine if you give me yours! ;) haha

Amariel

Santa’s Secret is one of the few mint teas I like, and I do sorta like this one, but not sure how much.

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keychange

I still have a sample of this I need to open up. It smells very creamy, and I’m hoping i’ll like it better than santa’s secret.

VariaTEA

I remember it being creamier. It is creamy, don’t get me wrong but the main element I am getting is a fudginess.

VariaTEA

Btw, I need your address so I can send you the swap!!

Nxtdoor

Yeah, ok, confession, I didn’t care for santa’s secret. I think read my lips is better. I know there was a lot of commentary on a mint tea I rated and people said they prefer santa’s secret to read my lips. I confess to liking the latter.

VariaTEA

I never liked Read My Lips and I am not sure why. In theory it sounded amazing but I just never got into it. I like Santa’s Secret but I don’t think it is the best mint tea I tried. Personally if I am going for that sort of flavor, my favorite has been Anti V-day Treat by Della Terra.

Amariel

Hoping to try this tomorrow…

keychange

I need to try anti-v day treat as well, actually. And I, too, was a bit let down by Santa’s secret. VariaTea, I’ll give you mine if you give me yours! ;) haha

Amariel

Santa’s Secret is one of the few mint teas I like, and I do sorta like this one, but not sure how much.

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 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!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. 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, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

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.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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