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1.25 tsp for 250mL: water @95C, steeped 4 minutes.

UPDATE: I couldn’t finish drinking this tea. It’s like drinking heartburn.

Dry leaf: dark greenish black with many visible chunks of ginger and cardamon. Sneeze-worthy spicy scent.

Wet leaf: very little tea. Mostly chunks of spice and cocoa shells.

Liquor: cloudy brown. Most unappealing.

Aroma: assertive ginger, cinnamon , and caradmom. Everyone in my office wants to know what I’m drinking.

Flavour: well now! That’s some hot ginger and cinnamon. I quite like it. Very subtle earthiness in the finish from the pu ehr. Thin-bodied tea, not much heft or mouthfeel, We’ll see later what effect the guarana has.

I loved the old Chai Guarana, made with a black tea base. It was one of DavidTea’s more interesting blends. Like most of my DT favourites, it’s long since been been continued. (Oh, what I wouldn’t give for Super Chocolate to come back!) In fact. DavidsTea’s deplorable habit of offering a truly interesting tea or tisane and then withdrawing it is one of the reasons I hardly ever shop there anymore.

This blend’s decent for a spice hit, If you don’t mind not getting much actual tea, this should work for you.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Update: I can’t finish it. It’s triggering heartburn and frankly feels like heartburn when I swallow it.

Kiki tea

oh. ugh.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Yep. It’s a disaster. My stomach is still burning. Way too much ginger and cassia oil.

Which bring me to a frequent complaint I have about DT blends: WHERE’S THE TEA?

Sil

@michelle….and that’s why I don’t bother with DT anymore.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Right? When I first became a DT customer about 10 years ago, ordering online because my city didn’t have a store, I was so excited. And they offered a decent range of straight teas,And the blends I tried had plenty of tea in them.

Now it seems DT is much more about blends, and blends that are full of bits of dehydrated food, very little tea.

Kiki tea

when they started, i had such hope. then they served me tea to stay in a cardboard cup and added milk to the tea without letting it steep. sigh. i call them the soda pop of teas.

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Michelle Butler Hallett

Update: I can’t finish it. It’s triggering heartburn and frankly feels like heartburn when I swallow it.

Kiki tea

oh. ugh.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Yep. It’s a disaster. My stomach is still burning. Way too much ginger and cassia oil.

Which bring me to a frequent complaint I have about DT blends: WHERE’S THE TEA?

Sil

@michelle….and that’s why I don’t bother with DT anymore.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Right? When I first became a DT customer about 10 years ago, ordering online because my city didn’t have a store, I was so excited. And they offered a decent range of straight teas,And the blends I tried had plenty of tea in them.

Now it seems DT is much more about blends, and blends that are full of bits of dehydrated food, very little tea.

Kiki tea

when they started, i had such hope. then they served me tea to stay in a cardboard cup and added milk to the tea without letting it steep. sigh. i call them the soda pop of teas.

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I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

Floral oolong and complex black teas are my favourites.

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