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drank Pineapple Mimosa by DAVIDsTEA
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I brewed the last of this as a teapop and despite there not being a pineapple piece in this brew the flavor still comes through. I believe the way this is coming through is the way DAVIDs intended because the flavor is spot on and the carbonation sells the idea of a mimosa. Yum :)

I will probably be restocking this one in the near future. This and Bear Trap.

Fjellrev

Oh, I don’t even know about this one. Have been out of the DAVIDs loop. I’ll have to pick some up if you approve. :)

VariaTEA

It’s good when had immediately but for some reason if you let it sit for a bit it gets this weird, almost waxy flavor. So if you get it, I would only get a sample to try it out.

Fjellrev

Weird, and the tea shouldn’t even be that old considering it’s a newer one, from what I understand.

VariaTEA

I meant each individual brew. For some reason when I started drinking it would be awesome and then I’d get distracted and it would sit for a while, like a couple hours, and it would taste strange when I came back to it

Fjellrev

Oh, I see what you mean. So strange. I recall other teas doing that but can’t think of which ones specifically.

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Fjellrev

Oh, I don’t even know about this one. Have been out of the DAVIDs loop. I’ll have to pick some up if you approve. :)

VariaTEA

It’s good when had immediately but for some reason if you let it sit for a bit it gets this weird, almost waxy flavor. So if you get it, I would only get a sample to try it out.

Fjellrev

Weird, and the tea shouldn’t even be that old considering it’s a newer one, from what I understand.

VariaTEA

I meant each individual brew. For some reason when I started drinking it would be awesome and then I’d get distracted and it would sit for a while, like a couple hours, and it would taste strange when I came back to it

Fjellrev

Oh, I see what you mean. So strange. I recall other teas doing that but can’t think of which ones specifically.

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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