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I’ve fallen out of love with this, a bit. I think next time I’ll do a 4 min steep, because at 5 min it was pretty bitter. I like my black tea to be strong, so 5 min is my standard, but this one can’t handle it. I added a bit of cream and sugar and it was drinkable.

Aside from the bitterness, I’m starting to find the nutty brittle taste a little fakey and overwhelming. I wish they had have gone for a cream note rather than the brittle to get the feeling of strawberry shortcake.

I’m almost done my packet, and I won’t be overly sad to see it go. It’s tasty, and I enjoyed it for a while, but it’s not something I’d want to drink regularly.

Daniel Scott

I agree. It took me a few cups, but I wasn’t a fan of this one in the end.

momo

I ended up with a sample of this one in my past two orders. I liked it soooo much better cold steeped, but I wouldn’t buy it still.

TheTeaFairy

Not a fan either! You are right, all I get is that fake bitter aftertaste. I don’t even mind bitterness in a good tea but this one is part of the latest chimichal tasting teas I did not enjoy from DT’s…Though I still enjoy many teas from them, they have put on the market a great deal of new teas that I really dislike, way too much artificial flavors. But I can’t help keep on trying them all as they come out for some reason. I still love DT but aside from a few exceptions such as Blueberry Jam, I much prefer their older teas, that I sill buy and have on regular basis.

softrevolution

Thanks for the tip, Amanda! I think I’ll try cold steeping the rest of what I have, and see if I like it any better.

I agree, bitterness isn’t always the worst thing but I HATE when bitterness clashes with sweet flavours. Ugh, it gives me the shudders just thinking about it. I too wish DT would stop with all the weird floaties and artificial flavours! I had almost given up on trying their new blends because they were all just too much, but then every once in a while a real gem comes along, like the blueberry jam that you mentioned! I could swim in that stuff. You never really know when they’re going to come out with something really great. Have you tried any of the new mate or guayusa blends yet? I’m intrigued, but wary…

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Daniel Scott

I agree. It took me a few cups, but I wasn’t a fan of this one in the end.

momo

I ended up with a sample of this one in my past two orders. I liked it soooo much better cold steeped, but I wouldn’t buy it still.

TheTeaFairy

Not a fan either! You are right, all I get is that fake bitter aftertaste. I don’t even mind bitterness in a good tea but this one is part of the latest chimichal tasting teas I did not enjoy from DT’s…Though I still enjoy many teas from them, they have put on the market a great deal of new teas that I really dislike, way too much artificial flavors. But I can’t help keep on trying them all as they come out for some reason. I still love DT but aside from a few exceptions such as Blueberry Jam, I much prefer their older teas, that I sill buy and have on regular basis.

softrevolution

Thanks for the tip, Amanda! I think I’ll try cold steeping the rest of what I have, and see if I like it any better.

I agree, bitterness isn’t always the worst thing but I HATE when bitterness clashes with sweet flavours. Ugh, it gives me the shudders just thinking about it. I too wish DT would stop with all the weird floaties and artificial flavours! I had almost given up on trying their new blends because they were all just too much, but then every once in a while a real gem comes along, like the blueberry jam that you mentioned! I could swim in that stuff. You never really know when they’re going to come out with something really great. Have you tried any of the new mate or guayusa blends yet? I’m intrigued, but wary…

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Let’s see..I’m a 23 year old seemingly perma-student, having finished at university and moved on to college. I love reading. I love tea. I love reading while drinking tea. It really doesn’t take much to keep me happy.

Black tea is my all time favourite, preferably hot with milk and sugar. I like flavoured blacks the best, and my taste is embarrassingly unrefined. If it has some outlandish candy or dessert or fruity sounding name, I’m all over it. Especially things like coconut, caramel, chocolate (the usual suspects), bubblegum, cotton candy, and the list goes on. If it’s supposed to taste like something it’s not, odds are I’m going to love it. I also love a good earl grey, floral teas, and anything with currants. Love me some currants!

When it comes to iced teas I love fruity herbal blends and matés, for the most part. They are my hydration option of choice in the summer and I always have at least a glass ready for me in the fridge, if not a pitcher.

I am a self-proclaimed David’sTea fangirl, so please excuse the fact that most of my logs tend to be a little biased in their favour. I just can’t help myself, I must try all-the-tea from David’s!

I’m starting to get interested in matcha, and though I’ve loved the cups I’ve had prepared for me by others, I’ve never tried making it myself. I’m going to have to break down and order some soon, if only just to try.

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