drank Mango Lassi by DAVIDsTEA
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I have a lot of issues with this tea and I am not sure why. Basically the first time I had it, I made a pot with a friend of mine. At first I thought it was great because you can really taste the mango but then as I kept drinking something just really started bugging me about it. I found myself noticing flavors that I felt took away from the mango as opposed to complimenting them. Then, the longer I sat there smelling the tea, the more the smell began to really bother me.

I always wanted to give it another try to see if my initial impression was right or if I actually did not like the tea however I was always a bit apprehensive about doing so given my first experience with it. What finally convinced me to give a try was a saleswoman at David’s told me it made a great latte (which makes sense given lassis are creamy) and then today when I asked my roommate what tea I should make as a latte she just happened to pick this one randomly. I took that as a sign it was time to try it again.

I first tried the tea without the addition of milk and at first only tasted the mango but upon the next sip the other flavors crept in and I found myself being put off yet again. So I frothed the milk and give it a try that way. Yet again the flavors just did not sit right with me and this latte went down the drain (second of the day I poured out :P). Now I have 15-20 g of this that I will probably never drink again which means there is one more addition to my swap box.

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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.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped


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