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drank Creme Brulee by DAVIDsTEA
1962 tasting notes

For some reason I had it in my head that green rooibos would not be as rooibosy as red. This cup is proving that not to be the case. Though it is not immediately recognizable as rooibos it is definitely there. And there is a tint of caramel but it is not sweet like I anticipated it would have been. Honestly, I am not sure what I am tasting. It is like really weirdly artificial. Mostly it just tastes like something is missing. This won’t be a restock and I think I will send the last 1-2 tsps to Roswell Strange so she can try it out.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Ana

I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy this. :( I actually liked it when I got it to go with a bit of agave.

VariaTEA

I think sweetener would help but I don’t sweeten my teas.

Ana

I hardly do unless it’s a bit of honey when my throat is sore. In any case I was thinking of picking this up but maybe I won’t now because I can’t be bothered adding things.

VariaTEA

Haha. I think I wanted more sweetness so it would definitely be an easy remedy for someone willing to sweeten their teas. But if you don’t want to add anything, I don’t recommend it.

Ana

I may go for the chocolate mint rooibos instead. ;D

VariaTEA

I was not a huge fan of that either (in fact I am selling mine now because I stupidly bought 50 g) but I think that is more because I am not a huge lover of chocolate and mint.

Amariel

I handle green rooibos better than red, but yeah, this one doesn’t benefit that, iirc.

OMGsrsly

I actually kind of like this one! The odd person out. :) It’s good with a bit of coconut cream. Mmm.

Fjellrev

Green rooibos is awesome, but it kind of defeats the purpose if they’re going to mix it with the red variety.

Kamyria

I like this one with a bit of milk… hmmm… never tried coconut milk, I think that would be quite delicious too

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Ana

I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy this. :( I actually liked it when I got it to go with a bit of agave.

VariaTEA

I think sweetener would help but I don’t sweeten my teas.

Ana

I hardly do unless it’s a bit of honey when my throat is sore. In any case I was thinking of picking this up but maybe I won’t now because I can’t be bothered adding things.

VariaTEA

Haha. I think I wanted more sweetness so it would definitely be an easy remedy for someone willing to sweeten their teas. But if you don’t want to add anything, I don’t recommend it.

Ana

I may go for the chocolate mint rooibos instead. ;D

VariaTEA

I was not a huge fan of that either (in fact I am selling mine now because I stupidly bought 50 g) but I think that is more because I am not a huge lover of chocolate and mint.

Amariel

I handle green rooibos better than red, but yeah, this one doesn’t benefit that, iirc.

OMGsrsly

I actually kind of like this one! The odd person out. :) It’s good with a bit of coconut cream. Mmm.

Fjellrev

Green rooibos is awesome, but it kind of defeats the purpose if they’re going to mix it with the red variety.

Kamyria

I like this one with a bit of milk… hmmm… never tried coconut milk, I think that would be quite delicious too

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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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