drank Buddha's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
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Thank you Aimee Popovacki for sharing some of this with me. Unfortunately this was too bitter and too floral for my tastes and it got dumped. That may have been due to it being broken up a fair bit so I won’t rate it but ultimately I don’t think this tea is for me.

Preparation
2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Roswell Strange

I doubt it was from being broken up. I’ve had this like four highly different ways now, and I can’t get it to stop being bitter/chemical tasting. Honestly, I would have just given up on it except it was a gift from a really good friend.

Courtney

Oh my goodness, last December when I was studying for one of the hardest courses I will ever take, the girl across the table was drinking this and the smell was so offensive to me. I tried it when I first discovered David’s myself and I had to ask her to put the lid back on her mug. She was a good sport haha.

Roswell Strange

I currently have about 75g I’m trying to figure out how to use. It’s not going well.

Courtney

SWAP :)

Courtney

Well, not with me haha! Perhaps I should ask that girl…

VariaTEA

Haha Courtney, I imagine that being a pretty random conversation. And I only tried this because Aimee sent it to me. I was actually not too enthused having read all your notes but I figured I should try it for myself. Sadly, it went down the drain.

Courtney

Haha she was in my class, so she wasn’t a complete random, thank goodness. High stress = low tolerance, even for tea scents evidently. You know how stressful exams can be haha!

Courtney

It doesn’t hurt to try. :) Well, for the most part.

VariaTEA

Best to know for sure than to wonder.

Ana

This is one of my favorites. For me, I have to brew it at a lower temperature than what is recommended to not get the bitterness. The floral, well everyone is different. ;)

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Roswell Strange

I doubt it was from being broken up. I’ve had this like four highly different ways now, and I can’t get it to stop being bitter/chemical tasting. Honestly, I would have just given up on it except it was a gift from a really good friend.

Courtney

Oh my goodness, last December when I was studying for one of the hardest courses I will ever take, the girl across the table was drinking this and the smell was so offensive to me. I tried it when I first discovered David’s myself and I had to ask her to put the lid back on her mug. She was a good sport haha.

Roswell Strange

I currently have about 75g I’m trying to figure out how to use. It’s not going well.

Courtney

SWAP :)

Courtney

Well, not with me haha! Perhaps I should ask that girl…

VariaTEA

Haha Courtney, I imagine that being a pretty random conversation. And I only tried this because Aimee sent it to me. I was actually not too enthused having read all your notes but I figured I should try it for myself. Sadly, it went down the drain.

Courtney

Haha she was in my class, so she wasn’t a complete random, thank goodness. High stress = low tolerance, even for tea scents evidently. You know how stressful exams can be haha!

Courtney

It doesn’t hurt to try. :) Well, for the most part.

VariaTEA

Best to know for sure than to wonder.

Ana

This is one of my favorites. For me, I have to brew it at a lower temperature than what is recommended to not get the bitterness. The floral, well everyone is different. ;)

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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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