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drank Banana Grapefruit by DAVIDsTEA
366 tasting notes

I’ve had this for forever but like many others, I haven’t written anything, just rated it. It’s very sweet like some of the other David’s Tea that I bought. I have only bought four so keep that in mind hehe. I have to do a fast rinse before drinking it for my taste buds. After a flash rinse. I brew it as recommended.

The banana is very creamy, that’s what I taste in the beginning. If I don’t rinse, I don’t taste it much but more sweetness. Then at the end of the sip, I get a quick grapefruit note. Neither is really that strong. It’s well-balanced. It sounds like a weird mixture but it doesn’t taste weird and the notes are well separated… meaning I didn’t get a weird muted mix but two distinct flavor notes. I love banana and I love grapefruit so this has always been a nice cup of tea. When I make it cold brew (I still have to do a flash rinse before), I don’t really get any of the citruses but more banana.

P.S. I wish I could change my profile. It’s really old and things have changed >.<. After I made it, I never was able to edit it (maybe once?) other than my picture. Tangent, I know. :P

Flavors: banana, Creamy, Grapefruit, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
tea-sipper

Huh, I wonder why you are having profile edit problems? Maybe it’s a newer member thing? I think many of the Steepster problems have been more with newer members. I wish you could edit it though.

Nattie

I just edited my profile and it worked fine for me, but I have been a member for over 6 years so maybe that’s why. The only problem I’m having at the moment is that my ‘notices’ tab won’t open, so I’ve got 700 notifications every time I log in!

Kawaii433

It could be. I think I’ve been here for a little over a year. I can’t change it on my phone or on my laptop. There is what a get: Error 503 first byte timeout
first byte timeout

Guru Mediation:
Details: cache-dca17781-DCA 1588813068 974986809

Nattie

I did actually get that a couple of days ago, but I refreshed the page and it’s been fine ever since

Kawaii433

Thanks, Nattie. I’ll keep trying. :D

Martin Bednář

I have same trouble with editing profile :/

Nattie

I tried to send a message to Inkling earlier and got the error screen but it turned out that it had actually sent anyway. Maybe try adding a test word or two to your profile and see if it saves despite the error message?

Kawaii433

Nattie, I do that each time. I just tried it now, same thing. I’m sorry you’re having the same issue too, Martin!

gmathis

Private messaging has not worked well for me in Google Chrome, but is fine a different browser (Microsoft Edge is OK, at least on my laptop).

Kawaii433

gmathis, the only way I can private message without getting that error is to save one private message link from an email notification, then I can get to it.

eastkyteaguy

I’ve been making sporadic attempts to update my profile info and have been having problems myself. I doubt that the age of one’s account has anything to do with it, because I’ve been here a little over four years and have the same issues. I can usually receive private messages, but I can hardly ever reply to them. For some reason, I can also not consistently make edits to my postings after submission. Oh yeah, I also still get constant 503 errors when I try to log in, and my content often gets eaten when I try to post anything. Am I the only person having all these problems? I find it hard to believe that I am, but I also notice that different people complain about having different issues with their accounts. I have often found it weird that so many of us seem to express frustration with the varying degrees of frequency and severity of different issues experienced on the same platform.

Kawaii433

eastkyteaguy Nope, you’re definately not alone. I stay logged in for that purpose. Sometimes if something happens and I get logged out, I run into 503 errors and there are times I think I’ll never be able to get back in again. Same with posts. I still can’t talk in the forum either. I can read them though but if I post there, it gives me the 503.

tea-sipper

eastkyteaguy – I was actually thinking that it was easier on accounts MUCH older than four years though – like ten years. But that is just my crazy theory, as I have some of the problems you mentioned anyway.

Kawaii433 – If you ever want me to post something in the forum on your behalf, let me know!

Kawaii433

Thanks for the offer, tea-sipper, I will remember that if I need something posted :D

Mastress Alita

I used to be able to post to the forums on this account, and then within the last few weeks, lost that ability. I made a brand-new, crap account (mastressalitaclone), and that account can post to the forums… so age of the account definitely has nothing to do with what errors seem to manifest for a person…

Kawaii433

Mastress Alita Thanks for the info. That clears that question up.

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tea-sipper

Huh, I wonder why you are having profile edit problems? Maybe it’s a newer member thing? I think many of the Steepster problems have been more with newer members. I wish you could edit it though.

Nattie

I just edited my profile and it worked fine for me, but I have been a member for over 6 years so maybe that’s why. The only problem I’m having at the moment is that my ‘notices’ tab won’t open, so I’ve got 700 notifications every time I log in!

Kawaii433

It could be. I think I’ve been here for a little over a year. I can’t change it on my phone or on my laptop. There is what a get: Error 503 first byte timeout
first byte timeout

Guru Mediation:
Details: cache-dca17781-DCA 1588813068 974986809

Nattie

I did actually get that a couple of days ago, but I refreshed the page and it’s been fine ever since

Kawaii433

Thanks, Nattie. I’ll keep trying. :D

Martin Bednář

I have same trouble with editing profile :/

Nattie

I tried to send a message to Inkling earlier and got the error screen but it turned out that it had actually sent anyway. Maybe try adding a test word or two to your profile and see if it saves despite the error message?

Kawaii433

Nattie, I do that each time. I just tried it now, same thing. I’m sorry you’re having the same issue too, Martin!

gmathis

Private messaging has not worked well for me in Google Chrome, but is fine a different browser (Microsoft Edge is OK, at least on my laptop).

Kawaii433

gmathis, the only way I can private message without getting that error is to save one private message link from an email notification, then I can get to it.

eastkyteaguy

I’ve been making sporadic attempts to update my profile info and have been having problems myself. I doubt that the age of one’s account has anything to do with it, because I’ve been here a little over four years and have the same issues. I can usually receive private messages, but I can hardly ever reply to them. For some reason, I can also not consistently make edits to my postings after submission. Oh yeah, I also still get constant 503 errors when I try to log in, and my content often gets eaten when I try to post anything. Am I the only person having all these problems? I find it hard to believe that I am, but I also notice that different people complain about having different issues with their accounts. I have often found it weird that so many of us seem to express frustration with the varying degrees of frequency and severity of different issues experienced on the same platform.

Kawaii433

eastkyteaguy Nope, you’re definately not alone. I stay logged in for that purpose. Sometimes if something happens and I get logged out, I run into 503 errors and there are times I think I’ll never be able to get back in again. Same with posts. I still can’t talk in the forum either. I can read them though but if I post there, it gives me the 503.

tea-sipper

eastkyteaguy – I was actually thinking that it was easier on accounts MUCH older than four years though – like ten years. But that is just my crazy theory, as I have some of the problems you mentioned anyway.

Kawaii433 – If you ever want me to post something in the forum on your behalf, let me know!

Kawaii433

Thanks for the offer, tea-sipper, I will remember that if I need something posted :D

Mastress Alita

I used to be able to post to the forums on this account, and then within the last few weeks, lost that ability. I made a brand-new, crap account (mastressalitaclone), and that account can post to the forums… so age of the account definitely has nothing to do with what errors seem to manifest for a person…

Kawaii433

Mastress Alita Thanks for the info. That clears that question up.

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Longtime casual tea drinker. In the past, mainly Matcha, Gyokuro, Sencha, Genmaicha… Etc. I like all teas: Green, oolong, black & pu’erh (prefer ripe over raw).

Chanoyu (for matcha prep) and Gongfu cha (for other types of tea) are the main ways I prepare my tea (Gaiwan, Yixing teapot, Kyusu). I drink all tea… Usually unflavored. This past year, I’ve tried many flavored now because of all of you lol. As long as there aren’t artificial sweeteners, it’s all good.

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