drank Licorice Twist by DAVIDsTEA
1379 tasting notes

I’m not usually a fan of licorice and I have been putting off trying this tea for a while. Today is the sort of day where I’m willing to try anything and I’m thankful to be using this one up.

It did smell licorice like with aniseed and mixed herbs. Not the most attractive scent for me personally but not the worst either.

Tea is dark golden brown once steeped with mixed herb aroma and slight sweetness of licorice. It smells too herbal for my personal liking, I have memories of my mother hoarding dried herbs to make magickal oils with for her business and it stunk the whole house out with the same scent.

The flavour matches the scent for the most part, it’s very herbal tasting with only a touch of sweet licorice in the after taste. It’s quite light and less thick and icky as I was expecting. It has a slight tingling sensation that reminds me of how refreshing mint feels when that tickles the lips, I’m thinking maybe the work of the clove.

I can drink it but just struggling to finish it. Sorry David’s Tea but this is not for me.

Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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I’m 34 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

My rating system
I have my own way of rating teas that makes each one personal. I have different categories, I rate each tea depending on what it is made of. For example: I rate green teas in a different way to black teas or herbal teas. So black, white, green, Pu Erh, Rooibos, Oolong, blends and tisanes all have their own rating system. That way I can compare them with other teas of the same or similar type before for an adequate rating. And when I do give top marks which is very rare I am actually saying that I would love to drink that tea all day, every day if possible. It’s a tea that I would never turn down or not be in the mood for. So while I agree that no tea is 100% perfect (as nothing is) I am saying that it’s as close as it comes to it. After all, in my book the perfect teas (or close to perfect anyway) are ones that I could drink all the time. That is why you will find a high quality black or Oolong will not have as high a score as a cheap flavoured blend, they are simply not being compared in the same category.


Leicester, England, United Kingdom

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