drank Cool Cactus by DAVIDsTEA
308 tasting notes

I purchased this on a whim right before the Sunshine collection was removed from the DT website. I purchased three teas (Cool Cactus, Key Lime, and Sunny Citrus) and just recently transferred them from their clear baggies in fruit-shaped boxes to DT tins. I ordered this particular tea because of the name (let’s be real) and because it contained prickly pear flavoring, a fruit I really enjoy. The smell of the dry blend was a bit underwhelming, but my curiosity got the better of me this afternoon. I was craving something sweet and refreshing after cleaning out a corner of my grandmother’s living room. I steeped this per the instructions on the packaging (with twice the tea since I’d be drinking it iced). I was pleasantly surprised when I took my first sip. The blend is light, as I expected from a green tea blend, but very flavorful – a combination of sweet and slightly tart pineapple, bright citrus flavor thanks to the lemongrass, and a subtle hint of berry from the strawberry leaf and prickly pear flavoring. I enjoyed this and I’m glad I went out on a limb and snagged this 100-gram bag when it was on a 3 for $30 sale. I hope I enjoy the other two teas I picked up from the Sunshine collection as much as this one.

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I’m a 30-something Texan and wannabe globetrotter. I like my tea sweet and over ice.

I prefer: tisanes/fruit infusions, breakfast teas, (flavored) black teas, maté blends, dessert teas

Yes: hibiscus, goji berries, sea buckthorn, cantaloupe/rock melon, honeydew melon, berries (particularly cranberry, blackberry, and raspberry), mango, coconut, peach, plum, apricot, citrus, vanilla

No: cherry (on its own), carrot, (overwhelming) warming spices, mint (peppermint, spearmint, etc.), most florals, eucalyptus, sunflower seeds, lapsang


Houston, TX



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