drank Frozen Raspberry by DAVIDsTEA
70 tasting notes

Thought I’d give this tea a try hot today since it was a bit chilly out – used my standard measurement of 0.75 tsp of tea for my 12 oz cup. Steeped at 95C for 10 minutes.

Checked after 5 minutes of steeping, but noticed the yogurt pieces hadn’t dissolved, which I found curious since I thought the hot water would melt those away in no time. Hoping they would dissolve, I gave the tea another 5 minutes to steep, but this didn’t help even after taking my spoon to the yogurt pieces so I gave up and just went with what I had.

I have to say that this tea was definitely better cold to me. Warm it’s okay—even without sugar, but it loses that nice raspberry freezie taste. It could just be that I oversteeped it, however, because the hibiscus was definitely more present in this hot version than it was in the cold.

Might give this drink one more attempt hot at a 5 minute steep to see if it’s still as hibiscus heavy, but right now I’m thinking cold is the way to drink this.

Updated cup count from my 27g pitcher pack: 2 (Plenty more to play around with)

205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Just getting into the whole loose leaf tea experience. (Thank you favorite sister of mine for getting me started on this journey…)

Since I’m a beginner when it comes to most teas, I don’t have a very good understanding of the flavors yet, but I hope I will get there. Right now I’m basically at “tastes good” “tastes less good” “tastes awful” lol….

Anyway, have been an avid tea drinker prior to now as well, but mostly only have experience with typical grocery store teabag selections. My old standby’s being Tetley’s Orange Pekoe and Celestial Seasoning’s Sleepytime.

My dislikes are: Ginger, licorice, overwhelmingly strong mint flavors, overwhelmingly strong anything flavors really.

At the moment I have 31 loose leaf tea varieties to try. (All single servings or sampler packs cause I’m too scared to get anything larger!) Though, I anticipate I’ll be getting plenty more because this experiment is too fun!

Please note:

I’m very picky when it comes to tastes so I’ll likely run into many flavors that I don’t personally like. I also tend to find most teas too strong and thus will likely use less tea than suggested while I experiment with the loose leaf teas.

Also, I’m more-so writing my reviews for myself like a diary, so I can keep track of how to best prepare the flavors to my liking and which flavors I might want to buy again.

Please keep this in mind if you’re reading my reviews. Thanks!

As for recommendations:
Recommended – I can drink it without issue.
Not recommended – I probably made a face while drinking it or gave up part way through.



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