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I’ve been dreading crossing this tea off the list, but I finally caved and tried it when I was experiencing a bit of an upset stomach on shift. I knew the ginger would likely help settle it a bit…

Yeah; not gonna sugar coat this one: I dumped it.

Man, I do not like ginger and this is just SO MUCH ginger. As it should be, mind you, given it’s name. I just couldn’t handle it. Nothing about this one was redeeming for me. That said, I was definitely intrigued by a certain element of it even if I didn’t enjoy it. What was that element? Well, I thought this was oddly and potently earthy. This is really specific and weird, but the earthiness I was tasting reminded me so strongly of the way I completely dirt covered potato smells. It was the strangest flavour sensation…

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMJ5mgEzSwM&list=LL1M1wDjmJD4SJr_CwzXAGuQ&index=422

Of course, this isn’t the version that was playing on the radio when I was drinking the tea. The actual version was the one that the radio was playing. I like this cover A LOT better though, and even if I didn’t like the tea I do think that weird earthy quality of it compliments the tone of this singers voice and the style of music.

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

donkeyteaarrrraugh

Ok how funny…l I just posted (after ages of silence) about David’s tea then I flipped to my dashboard and you reviews and disclaimer are here….. Life is funny!

Ubacat

I feel the same way about ginger teas but I love ginger in food.

Nattie

Ginger is the devil’s food.

Kristal

I love ginger but I don’t like the fact they put stevia in this one

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donkeyteaarrrraugh

Ok how funny…l I just posted (after ages of silence) about David’s tea then I flipped to my dashboard and you reviews and disclaimer are here….. Life is funny!

Ubacat

I feel the same way about ginger teas but I love ginger in food.

Nattie

Ginger is the devil’s food.

Kristal

I love ginger but I don’t like the fact they put stevia in this one

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Hello;

My name is Kelly. I’m a twenty something tea drinker and reviewer living in Saskatchewan, Canada. I started drinking loose leaf fairly casually four(ish) years ago, and at some point between then and now that ‘fun little hobby’ turned into a serious obsession.

You know you’ve got it bad when you get your hobby tattooed to your arm.

I’m a TAC certified Tea Sommelier!

Typically I drink flavoured blends more that straight but one of my mini goals is to get that ratio to a more 50/50 level. I do a daily cold brew, and have at least (but usually a lot more) two hot cups of tea every day. Naturally I lean towards black or white blends and as of late oolongs but I WILL drink everything; the last half year or so I’ve been challenging myself by further exploring Oolong and Pu’Erh which are the tea types I know the least about overall.

My Goal for The New Year (2017) is to make time for at least one long, proper Gong Fu session every week because it’s something I deeply enjoy doing but struggle to make time for. I can’t say I’ve been doing great staying on track with this resolution.

My default for preparation is Western Style with zero additive. The exception to this is matcha which I drink in straight milk with no additives. So unless I mention otherwise you can assume that I’ve prepared my tea Western style without added ingredients/sweeteners.

Favourite flavours/ingredients: Pear, lychee, cranberry, cream, melon, pineapple, malt, roasty, petrichor, sweet potato, heady florals like rose, walnut, and honey, but only in moderation.

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger, often Chai spices in general, overly vegetal or marine/seaweed, chamomile, sometimes mango or peach, stevia, saltiness, or anything that reminds me too much of meat that isn’t supposed to taste like meat…

I also have a mild allergy to mushrooms! You wouldn’t think that’d be an issue when it comes to tea – but you’d be surprised.

Currently exploring/looking to try: Shou Pu’Erh or Dark/Roasted Oolong, Sweet Potato flavoured blends or straight teas with strong sweet potato notes, and anything with Goji berries. Also, I need to try ALL the root beer teas!

Tea Pet Reference Guide:

Clay Pixiu Dragons: Zak & Wheezie
Clay Monkey: Enzo
Ruyao Carp: Splashy
Ceramic Rabbit: Rupert
Ceramic Horse: Bergamot
Ceramic Snail: Snicket

If you see me writing about sharing tea with any of them that’s what I’m talking about ;)

I also have two real life pets:

A skinny pig hairless guinea pig named Eilert, after Henrik Ibsen’s play Hedda Gabler, and a fancy rat named Wasabi.

Currently I’m employed at DAVIDsTEA. While I’m still reviewing DAVIDsTEA blends I am no longer numerically rating them due to the obvious conflict of interest. Any tea blends you currently see with a numeric score that are from DAVIDsTEA were reviewed prior to my being hired there.

The URL to my tumblr blog is: guyfierithirdandfinalantichrist

Location

Regina, SK, Canada

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