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drank Exotica by DAVIDsTEA
576 tasting notes

David’s Tea is quickly becoming my favorite online tea retailer. I’m pretty sure if there was a store nearby I’d visit every day, and drop hundreds, if not thousands, there!

This was a sample in my most recent order. I brewed it up last night, and added honey, as I’m battling a cold (already?!). This flavor is amazing! You can taste the spices and coconut flavor, which is unique and fun. I bet this is beyond delicious iced, but I finished up the sample last night when I brewed a larger pot of it, with the intention of sharing it with my husband…and promptly finishing it myself. Don’t tell. ;)

I will be ordering this one when I place the order for the fall collection.

Bottom line: LOVE IT! :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec
momo

Me tooooo, I have given them FOUR suggestions in Atlanta of where to open, thankfully I have nothing more to add. Yet. If they ever use one of them I will cry. And then spend hundreds.

KeenTeaThyme

I live in the DC metro area but rarely travel to DC. I would for David’s Tea though! I’d even ride the Metro by myself – heavily armed, of course!

TeaBrat

They just opened a David’s tea in San Francisco! I am going after I get paid again. :)

Tina S.

@KeenTeaThyme . . . Rumour is DC is getting one by the end of the year!

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momo

Me tooooo, I have given them FOUR suggestions in Atlanta of where to open, thankfully I have nothing more to add. Yet. If they ever use one of them I will cry. And then spend hundreds.

KeenTeaThyme

I live in the DC metro area but rarely travel to DC. I would for David’s Tea though! I’d even ride the Metro by myself – heavily armed, of course!

TeaBrat

They just opened a David’s tea in San Francisco! I am going after I get paid again. :)

Tina S.

@KeenTeaThyme . . . Rumour is DC is getting one by the end of the year!

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