drank Spiced Fig by DAVIDsTEA
165 tasting notes

I picked up about 15g of this while I was in today. I smelled this one last week when I stopped by and was immediately intrigued by the smell. The smell is a mixture of sweet and spicy notes while the favour, in my opinion tends to favour the sweet notes (especially in the last few sips!) I found that the dates really came through and I think that that’s where the sweetness comes from. I did enjoy the flavours but found myself disappointed that a 15g pouch was barely enough to make 2 mild cups! The tea is mostly made up of dried fruit as well which doesn’t tend to make a good second brew. I am glad that I tried this and really did enjoy it but like the gingerbread, I really cannot say I would rush out to buy it or even be disappointed to not see it return next year.

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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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