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drank Licorice Twist by DAVIDsTEA
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I have a sore throat, so I opted to try and treat it with this tea. It was a suggestion after all.

I love black licorice candy and was really excited to receive this one. When I opened the package and smelled it dry, I was underwhelmed. I hastily dumped it into a tea tin and shoved it to the back of my tea cupboard to be drunk at a later date.

I brewed this tea by boiling the water and then steeping for five minutes. Since I have an uber-sweet tooth, I was tempted to add sugar straightaway. Thank goodness I didn’t. I opted instead to taste it on it’s own first and was pleasantly surprised. The initial taste wasn’t sweet, but all of a sudden the anise struck me on the back of my tongue and throat—SWEETNESS! I was so happy I even interrupted my husband from doing yardwork to tell him about it.

The initial smell was a little like freshly mown grass, after letting it sit a little I smelled a little bit of chamomile. Also, after letting it sit a bit I also tasted a bit more of the spiciness.

Overall, this is a really nice tea and I’m glad I have it. The lower marks are due to its lackluster dry smell.

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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Yuck. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

I love salted caramels and was so disappointed when I didn’t like this drink. However, DT has amazing customer service and sent me a bag of tea I do like to make up for this one. Fortunately for me, my MIL likes this tea so I gave it to her. At least it didn’t go to waste!

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drank Mint Julep by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m in love with this tea. Thank goodness I got a sample in my recent shipment because I wouldn’t have tried it out otherwise. This tea is subtly minty with delicious fruit flavors, I particularly noticed the lemon. Yummmmm.

I brewed it twice today. The first time I boiled the water to 208 degrees F and then steeped it for 5 minutes. I then added a little sugar and poured it over ice for a refreshing tea on this hot day. The second time I boiled the water, resteeped for 6 minutes, and poured it over ice again. This time I didn’t sweeten this much but it was still delicious. It did seem to be a bit weaker in flavor after the second steeping, but that could also be influenced by the fact that I had just finished eating some sweet strawberries.

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drank Coconut Grove by DAVIDsTEA
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I made this as an iced tea today and it was FABULOUS! Very refreshing, sweet, and delicious.

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A tea novice, I’m working on discovering the joys of tea. Up until recently I always drank teas that were in a bag or sachet and then decided I’d take the plunge and go for the real stuff. I’m so glad I did.


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