6 Tasting Notes
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I didn’t see Jessies delicous lavender tea wasn’t on here yet, so I couldn’t resist grabbing the David’s Tea description and photo and smacking ’er on here!
One of the most calming teas that have met my lips. As usual, I add honey to my tea, and might I say, Jessie’s Tea and honey definitely correspond beautifully. Today I spent about half an hour with my sister and grandma in the centre of the Pine Centre mall drinking the tea and I had not been that calm in ages, it felt like it went surging throughout my entire body, calming every nerve. Ever agitated? Try Jessie’s.
One of the only teas I’d really appreciate during any time of the day, especially would be excellent staying up late, it’s decaffinated but definately puts me on the edge of my seat!
Drink it as a tea? Nahhh…. definately make a latte out of it, certainly worth it, and to add just a little honey makes it to die for. The flavour itself almost makes me think “nostalgic”, or “children’s tea”, but that’s no excuse for everyone to drink it! It’s like a Never Neverland in a cup.
I took my younger sister to DAVIDsTEA today to grab a cup to enjoy and we spent the hour sniffing away at their medley of flavours, the one in particular that caught her attention when she got a whiff was Mint Chocolate Rooibos tea. It was prepared and we sat outside to enjoy our tea, she spent minutes upon minutes just smelling the tea, giving her "Mmm"s and "Aahh"s at the tea’s scent. She would dip her stir stick in and taste the tea off the stick and was extremely delighted with it’s flavour, but when it came to actually drinking it, it became disgusting. I too found the scent amazing, at first I was skeptical about it, but it’s aroma was so magnetic, but I was right, I tried it afterwards, it’s not necessarily to die for…
Even the scent when sniffing up close is a little too much for me. Raspberry tea is a little tart and syrupy in flavour and the aroma is quite overwhelming. My younger sister loves the tea, but based on it’s taste, I’d say its more accustomed to a child’s palette and lacks the sophisticated flavours I look for in tea. From a distance, the smell of the tea however is very drawing and soothing, I’d love to have a cup just sitting across the room when I’m sick, because it’s very relaxing, but when I get within a foot of the tea it punches me in the face with a distasteful smell before I even get it into my mouth, and when I do, I wouldn’t necessarily say there’s a party in my mouth; more like my taste buds are packing up and moving out
Probably my most drank tea. I have this at least three times a week when things begin cooling off here in Canada and Red Rose’s Orange Pekoe Tea has never bored me, I can always head to Red Rose when I have no clue what tea I’m to have. Beside the fact that it’s extremely good, it’s extremely customizable. I’m sure many avid tea drinkers have noticed honey doesn’t taste good in all tea, and neither does milk and all sorts of other things just won’t work in certain teas. Red Rose can take it all, Red Rose’s Orange Pekoe is basically a clean slate in which you add whatever tickles your fancy until you’ve made it your own personal tea. Great on mornings, great during the winter, great for anyone.
The aroma itself is enough to melt you down to half your height, the first time I held that tea in my hands, I kid you not, about fifteen to twenty minutes was spent breathing in the redolance that is Crème Caramel Rooibos Tea. The taste took me beyond it’s scent; the Rooisbos was definately present, along with the milky flavour and the sweet sugary-creamy taste of caramel as well, and yet it felt like they all hit you on their own, not one disgusting blend like you find in sickening pops such as Dr. Pepper, each flavour had it’s own identity and yet once they made it to my palette on their own they could work together and send my taste buds soaring. I definitely recommend this tea.