I was in the mood for something fun and citrusy, but also minty so I decided to mix these two DAVIDsTEA Herbal teas. For my mug I used a heaping teaspoon of the Pink Flamingo and a level 1/2 teaspoon of the Peppermint Amour. Since this is an experimentation I’m going to try to be be fairly thorough in my documentation of it.

Just smelling my little tea ball with the mixed dry leaf, I still get all the juicy citrus notes from Pink Flamingo (especially the smell of oranges and grapefruit) but it’s accompanied with a pretty strong smell of mint that makes it seem really “fresh”.

As it’s steeping I can smell Pink Flamingo, but the Peppermint Amour is getting buried under all the citrus and I can hardly smell it at all! The colour of the liquor is a much lighter pink than I’m used to seeing with the Pink Flamingo.

I ended up steeping the tea for almost exactly six minutes, and now that it’s done steeping I can smell the peppermint a little bit more, but the Pink Flamingo is still the dominating scent.

First few sips and immediately I’m tasting tangerines and oranges and a pretty strong note of hibiscus (that’s ok, I lie hibiscus). However, on the tail end of the sip and in the aftertaste I get my peppermint! It’s a lovely taste that leaves my mouth feeling cool and fresh. This was a good decision! The Peppermint compliments the citrus really nicely. It’s sort of like that sensation of peppermint in your mouth after you’ve been chewing a really strong peppermint flavoured gum.

This would be a great tea to drink in the summertime and so far it’s been really relaxing (and since it’s all herbal teas it’s caffeine free) so it’d probably be a nice cuppa before bed too. As soon as I finish of the pitcher of iced tea already in my fridge I’m excited to cold brew some of this.

I’d offer some to my roommate but he’d likely just dump a bunch of sugar in it and this combination is one that really doesn’t need a sweetener at all because the peppermint really helps to cancel out any unwanted tartness. So no tea for him.

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Tiffany :)

I enjoy Pink Flamingo, it’s a tea I hope DT brings back someday.. I never have tried it with Peppermint Amour as I am not much of a tea blender…I will have to add to my “to try” list.

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Tiffany :)

I enjoy Pink Flamingo, it’s a tea I hope DT brings back someday.. I never have tried it with Peppermint Amour as I am not much of a tea blender…I will have to add to my “to try” list.

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Hello! My name is Kelly, though many people in the tea community call me Ros or Roswell.

I am a mid-twenties tea addict, blogger, and all around nerd. I grew up in the Prairies, but a few years ago I relocated to Quebec to pursue a career with DAVIDsTEA in the tea industry! I’m still working on getting my French language skills down…

My first introduction to tea, in any form outside of instant and bottled iced tea, was about seven years ago when I happened to stumble upon DAVIDsTEA while looking for a birthday present for a friend! I tried their Birthday Cake rooibos blend, and I’ve been hooked on tea ever since! In those seven years; I was introduced to the online tea community, expanded my interest in flavoured teas to include a deep love and appreciation for straight teas and traditional brewing methods, got a tea themed tattoo, started reviewing teas, amassed a sizable tea and teaware collection, became a TAC certified Tea Sommelier, & even came full circle by beginning a career in the tea industry with DAVIDsTEA!

I consider myself a Jack of all Teas, and strive to have a knowledge and appreciation of all tea types, formats, and styles of drinking. I don’t like to feel boxed in to just being a “flavoured tea” or “straight tea” drinker – my expectations may vary depending on the type of tea or how it’s been processed/prepared but if it’s good tea, it’s good tea no matter how it’s been made!

You name it, I probably drink it- and I’ll absolutely try anything at least once.

My default method of preparation is hot, Western style, and straight – but I’m not opposed to additions if I’m in the right mood. If I ever add something to a tea or use a different method of preparation I will ALWAYS call it out in the tasting note though.

I like to listen to music when drinking tea, especially when I’m brewing a large pot at a time or steeping Gongfu. Often I curate very intentional tea and music pairings, and sometimes I share them here in my tasting reviews. Music is something that I find can deeply affect the experience of having tea.

I’m also one half of the “tea and fandom” podcast GeekSteep where, weekly, we discuss newly explored fandoms over tea as well as try to figure out the perfect tea to pair with each fandom. You can find us on Spotify and Apple & Google podcasts.

Favourite flavour notes/ingredients: Pear, lychee, cranberry, cream, melon, pineapple, malt, roasty, petrichor, sweet potato, heady florals like rose, hazelnut or walnut, sesame, honey (in moderation), and very woody shou.

Least favourite flavour notes/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger, strongly spiced profiles (and most Chai in general), mushrooms, seaweed, chamomile, stevia, saltiness or anything that reminds me too much of meat that isn’t supposed to taste like meat…

Currently exploring/obsessed with: Sheng from Yiwu, Yancha (Qilan in particular), anything with a strong sweet potato note. Also, I need to try ALL the root beer teas! Searching for a really good caramel flavoured blend, ideally with a black tea base.

Please contact me at the instagram account listed below if you would like me to review your teas.

Currently I’m employed in the tea department of the DAVIDsTEA head office. While I’m still sharing my own personal thoughts on new & existing DAVIDsTEA blends, I am no longer numerically rating them due to the obvious conflict of interest. Any comments expressed are a reflection of my own thoughts and opinions, and do not reflect the thoughts and opinions of the company. Any DAVIDsTEA blends you currently see with a numeric score were reviewed prior to my being hired there and have not been adjusted since becoming a DAVIDsTEA employee.


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