drank Choco Chaga Detox by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve had a mushroom tea from Rishi that I actually liked a lot, so I decided to grab this tea in my last DT order. Unfortunately, this one has a super strong, strange bitter/tangy flavor that I really dislike. Since I haven’t noticed it in DT’s other chocolate tea, I guess that comes from the mushrooms. It’s too bad because I love mushrooms in general (recently ordered 12 pounds of them from the store!) but I must not like the variety they’re using here. Or maybe it’s the way the mushrooms are preserved. Not sure.

Eelong

Plain chaga mushrooms steeped in hot water taste like dirt and wet decaying wood, so if that’s the funky taste, you’ve found the chaga. It’s alright on its own but I definitely wouldn’t try combining it with chocolate. Not sure what David’s Tea was thinking there.

tea-sipper

Oh I like this one. I hate mushrooms, so it’s odd I like this – I can’t really notice the mushrooms?

AJRimmer

Whenever I sort of violently dislike a tea that other people don’t seem to mind, I always wonder if I just got a weird batch or weirdly portioned cup. I should have tried it again as a test, but I swapped it probably too hastily!

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Eelong

Plain chaga mushrooms steeped in hot water taste like dirt and wet decaying wood, so if that’s the funky taste, you’ve found the chaga. It’s alright on its own but I definitely wouldn’t try combining it with chocolate. Not sure what David’s Tea was thinking there.

tea-sipper

Oh I like this one. I hate mushrooms, so it’s odd I like this – I can’t really notice the mushrooms?

AJRimmer

Whenever I sort of violently dislike a tea that other people don’t seem to mind, I always wonder if I just got a weird batch or weirdly portioned cup. I should have tried it again as a test, but I swapped it probably too hastily!

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I’m an event planner who always has multiple mugs of tea beside me. Hobbies other than tea include board games, video games, cooking international dishes, science fiction, hiking, jigsaw puzzles, tap dancing, reading, listening to podcasts, and playing with my troublesome kitties.

Favorite flavors: dessert flavors, nutty, melon, mint, strawberry, anything rooibos-related.

Don’t prefer: Smoky, rosemary, savory flavors, floral (other than lavender), plain tea.

I always drink flavored tea, and preferably caffeine-free or black. I’ll try just about anything though! Let me know if you’re interested in a swap!

My ratings are kind of meaningless, but basically
90-100 pretty perfect
80-89 really good
70-79 good, but not the best
60-69 okay, but probably not for me
1-59 varying degrees of dislike

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