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drank Splash! by DAVIDsTEA
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This surprised me. I was anxious to try it, just from the description on the website. Then we got to David’s Tea and while my hubby started his search, I locked on Splash. There was a sample out, and I smelled it, and I started to lose my faith. Not that it smelled bad, but I realized this would be a leap of faith. I am new to tea, and this is the first tea I was going to be trying that wasn’t obvious. I have other tea’s, but I know what to expect. I brewed this for after dinner. We had mussels for dinner, and I figured that oceanic theme would match.
When I drink it, there is a nano second where I think I am eating sushi. Like a salty earthiness, but nor a fish taste – like the nori paper. The peppermint is there, but it is a savoury, not sweet peppermint. I gave it to my husband to try – I think he should drink mint teas for his stomach issues, but he doesn’t like them, but I think it because they are sweet/dessert like teas. What surprised me the most is that there is a peppery after taste.
So far all the teas I have bought are sweet, fun teas. This seems like a “get down to business tea”. I really liked it and intend to replenish when it’s done.

**Update – I am still really enjoying this tea. I think as I drink more and more tea, my tastebuds are getting sharper. I looked at the ingredients again, and now I am pretty sure that the peppery aftertaste that I am getting is the cardamom.

Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

You give me the faith in it. I will maybe give it a try!

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Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

You give me the faith in it. I will maybe give it a try!

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I am new to tea (this is Jan 2012). Well, not new to tea – I’ve always drank tea. My earliest memories of going to church is being “grown up” and getting myself tea, and then proceeding to put so much sugar in it that it wouldn’t even all melt.
I have never been a coffee drinker. I can’t stand the taste, though I love the smell. I feel so left out of life by not drinking coffee. I realize that “meet for coffee” does not have to be taken literally, but I do not understand the lingo I hear – grandes, talls, frappaccinos, lattes…complete foreign language. You get the strangest looks from people who find out you don’t know how to make coffee. I think people think I say that just to get out of kitchen duties, but other than instant, I do NOT know how to make coffee.
I just stumbled into David’s Teas last month, and have fallen in love with the fact that there is something, somewhere, for us non coffee drinkers.
I am learning that there is a whole big tea world out there, and I am eager to explore.

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