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drank Northern Lights by DAVIDsTEA
185 tasting notes

Oh. My. This is magnificent.

Thanks again to Krystaleyn for this sample. I may have forgotten to credit you for the last sample too. So… I’m crediting you twice on this one ;)

I kind of forgot about this tea whilst unwinding and playing video games on a breezy Friday night. So it’s cooled off quite considerably, so my review may be on how this might potentially taste iced!

The mint and the apple are the most predominant flavors, and it definitely tastes like more of a green apple flavor than say a red or golden apple. That gives it just a little bit of sourness to the flavor that really pairs with the mint nicely. The juniper flavor is hiding towards the end of the note, maybe skirting around with something that might remotely taste like raspberries. Not sure if I’m making that last part up or not. There’s definitely a little more fruitiness towards the end of the sip though.

This is an amazing tea, and probably my first from Davids that is a must have. But this is definitely, truly a must have.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

Haha, glad you liked this one! I really just wanted to get rid of it, and knew you guys liked mint (which of course is the biggest turn-off for me).

Dylan Oxford

Awesome, thank you! I’m not sure I would have thought about trying this on my own either so it was great to get as a swap. Thank you so much!

Daniel Scott

Green apple? Dang, this was already on my shopping list, but now I really have to get it! I really hope my location actually has some, I heard something about this one going online-only now.

Kittenna

Yeah, it’s one of the ones that IIRC is in stores with large tea walls, but mostly just online.

Other than the mintiness, I think I was pleasantly surprised by this tea. However, things like mint and licorice in teas bring along enough ickiness for me to keep me from re-purchasing a tea.

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Kittenna

Haha, glad you liked this one! I really just wanted to get rid of it, and knew you guys liked mint (which of course is the biggest turn-off for me).

Dylan Oxford

Awesome, thank you! I’m not sure I would have thought about trying this on my own either so it was great to get as a swap. Thank you so much!

Daniel Scott

Green apple? Dang, this was already on my shopping list, but now I really have to get it! I really hope my location actually has some, I heard something about this one going online-only now.

Kittenna

Yeah, it’s one of the ones that IIRC is in stores with large tea walls, but mostly just online.

Other than the mintiness, I think I was pleasantly surprised by this tea. However, things like mint and licorice in teas bring along enough ickiness for me to keep me from re-purchasing a tea.

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My fiancé and I are beginning to enjoy tea infusion, and it’s slowly becoming an interesting hobby that the two of us can share. Maybe not slowly… it’s somewhat amazing how much tea you can buy when everything looks shiny and new.

Tea Rating system:

90 – 100: This is a tea I will always have on hand at work, and at home. I will leave it on altars as offerings of perfection.

80 – 89: This, or one of it’s close cousins, will likely be in my cabinet at home. When this tea runs out, I will buy more. I’ll always wonder if there is something better, but be too afraid to look to stray from home to find it.

70 – 79: Definitely good, but not a clear winner. I enjoy it, I’ll finish it, but I probably won’t buy it again until I’ve exhausted all other versions of this product from any reputable retailer. Though, it may enjoy a resurrection for custom blending.

60 – 69: This tea is okay, but definitely not something I’m going to brew again. I’m going to give what I have left away.

30 – 59: I didn’t finish drinking this tea. I actually poured it out, and went for something else. I’ll still give this tea away, but I’ll do it with a warning and a plead for forgiveness.

0 – 29: This tea is riding securely towards an iceberg at the helm of the failboat. I’ve taken this out of my tea tin, and laid it on a napkin as potpurri. I do not consider it fit for human consumption.

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Tacoma, Washington, United States

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