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drank Cool Cactus by DAVIDsTEA
2782 tasting notes

Loose leaf: Smells very fruity. I can see nice big chunks of dried fruit and lemongrass, which is why I decided to drink this at night. It does not have very much actual tea in it.

Steeped 4 minutes with 80 *C water. 1.5 tsp leaf in my teapot of 20 oz/590 mL size.
The sweetness of the dried fruit (strawberries, lemon, watermelon?, pineapple, opuntia/prickly pear/cactus fruit) Have I ever told you guys about my love for all thinks cactus? I have a collection of 55 succulents and cacti, including several cold hardy opuntia (prickly pear cacti) that live outside (in Canada) all year. I absolutely adore my cacti. I hope to start getting fruit on them one of these years.

Anyway, back to the tea. Lemongrass ties in nicely with the other ingredients, giving it a lemon/citrus taste (but in a less in-your-face kind of way). No sourness at all, which is so refreshing in a DT blend.

Flavors: Cactus Flowers, Citrus, Fruity, Lemon, Lemongrass, Melon, Pineapple, Strawberry, Sweet

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I am a biochem major hoping for a career in research genetics and evolutionary biology. I love science fiction and spend too much of my time reading comic books. I’m a passionate keeper of spiders, cacti, and exotic plants. I eat a vegan, plant-based diet for moral and environmental reasons (I mention this only because it is relevant to which flavoured teas I drink).

I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

My cupboard is mostly up to date. For a more comprehensive list, see my stash spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-HjWKR3um-xEnj6HC9vMvKXOAyj_bpW5u_2ixEC20-k/edit?usp=sharing
Most of these are only tiny samples/I can’t always spare any, but feel free to ask.

Favourite flavours/ingredients:
Rum/alcohol, clove, cardamom, rosemary, pine, sage, moss/Earthy, lychee, floral, creamy, malt, hay, rice/grain, toasty, desserty, cocoa/chocolate, decaf or no caffeine, very unusual flavours

Favourite tea types
Decaf teas (any variety)/no caf tisanes like honeybush and rooibos, yellow, jade oolong, white, Darjeeling blacks

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, mushroom/fungus,

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Animal products: [confectioners glaze, gelatine, marshmallows, whey, lactose, white choc chips, caramel bits, etc]
St. John’s wort (herb) or stevia

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BC, Canada

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