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Having a cup of an old favourite this morning. I’ve been neglecting it as of late, after discovering that there’s a whole world of tea beyond Davids. For the longest time, it was the only tea company I had tried that I truly enjoyed every aspect of. The tea, the marketing, the branding, it all drew me in. And Buttered Rum has to be my very favourite that they have to offer. So delicious and rich and satisfying.

I just opened up a new bag of this and it’s quite different from my last batch. I got this pouch on sale, I think they had split up a bunch of unsold giftsets and were selling the pouches individually on the cheap.

This batch is a lot heavier on the smoky rum flavouring, which is not my favourite. I love it for the buttery sweet caramelized coconut notes, which are a little muted by the rum. Oh well, still tasty. I wonder if the rum will fade over time? Either way, this tea and I are old friends, and I have a feeling I’ll be keeping it around for a long time to come.

TheTeaFairy

You make me think that DT might have changed something in this blend? I also noticed a difference in the new batch I just got… It’s not as butterscotch as it used to, there’s a sharpness to the taste that wasn’t there before…

softrevolution

Yes! A sharpness, that’s exactly what it is. I think you might be on to something with DT changing the blend. I never thought the tea screamed ‘rum’ before, but now the sharpness seems to dominate the flavour.

Kittenna

I agree! The first time I tried this tea is was amazingly butterscotch. I picked some up a month or two ago, and it’s just not the same…

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TheTeaFairy

You make me think that DT might have changed something in this blend? I also noticed a difference in the new batch I just got… It’s not as butterscotch as it used to, there’s a sharpness to the taste that wasn’t there before…

softrevolution

Yes! A sharpness, that’s exactly what it is. I think you might be on to something with DT changing the blend. I never thought the tea screamed ‘rum’ before, but now the sharpness seems to dominate the flavour.

Kittenna

I agree! The first time I tried this tea is was amazingly butterscotch. I picked some up a month or two ago, and it’s just not the same…

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Queer femme looking for love in the form of tea. Currently on a (seemingly never-ending) quest to convince my girlfriend of the magic of loose leaf.

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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