drank Rooibos de Provence by DAVIDsTEA
165 tasting notes

I stopped in today while I was in the mall for a course and knew I wanted something iced as it was EXTREMELY hot out today! It wasn’t busy at all so I had time to speak with the staff and asked for a recommendation as now that I have tried so many, it gets hard to pick something new every time. The guy that was working is there all the time and is usually really good. He recommended this tea and Blood Orange Pu’erh (which another staff member told me about last week so I will definitely try next time!)…The dry smell is a bit strange to be totally honest. I found it to be a strange blend of floral and herbal which didn’t really mix for me. The taste is quite similar and is what you would expect from the smell. The fruit comes across very bitter and the floral is a bit overwhelming. To me, all the strong flavours such as the blueberry, currants and lavender were all competing to be at the forefront. The flavours really needed to be more "layered’ so that each one could have a chance to shine and even help to showcase the others. I am glad I tried this one as I have been eying it for a while and have heard a lot about it from the staff there. I don’t think I would try it iced again but I would definitely be willing to try it warm. I won’t be buying any of this one though.

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I am a tea fanatic and have also recently made the transition from vegetarian to vegan! I always have tea in my hand and in my overflowing cupboard!

I prefer black, green and white teas. I have recently discovered mate and oolongs. So far I’ve enjoyed them however, I have not tried very many. I am not often a fan of rooibos as I tend to find them overly woody but have found there to be some exceptions. As for herbals, I am only recently beginning to drink these on a regular basis (mostly iced) as the weather gets warmer, but these I am willing to try. I have not yet developped the taste for pu’erh.

I tend to only rate and review the teas I drink once (maybe twice if my opinion REALLY changes; especially if I were to have them prepared a different way). I currently only use Steepster for logging my reviews of David’s Tea although I do drink teas from many different companies. Every time I visit the store, I try something new in a cup to-go as I enjoy going through the tea menu and marking off teas as I try them. My goal is to try them all!

My rating system is as follows:
90-100: Wecome to my permanent collection! (worthy of a 100g tin!)

75-90: Definetly would drink again but maybe not all the time. I would buy a small amount (50g or less) to have once in a while.

50-75: I will finish the cup but not my favourite.

25-50: I will try to finish the cup but may not be able to.

0-25: Not my cup of tea…down the sink we go!

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