137 Tasting Notes
I love the aroma this tea gives off. The mix of chocolate and cinnamon is somehow woodsy, and reminds me of a warm, crackling fire.
The taste… quite honestly my enjoyment somewhat depends on how much chocolate I manage to get in a particular steep. The more chocolatey it is, the better. The cinnamon and nutmeg actually make the tea taste rather dry, though it’s got a nice bit of creaminess and sweetness to it from the chocolate and vanilla.
I suppose I’d just like a bit more chocolate, is all.
Forever nuts… I wanna be forever nuts….
This tea keeps growing on me. From the lovely pink colour to the nutty and apply taste… I like it best brewed strong and long. Admittedly, I brewed it a little weaker than I should have this time, but I’m rating it as it is at its best (which is slightly more tea than the directions recommend and a longer brew). It goes down to a B+ to A- when as directed — a little too weak. However, the sweet, fruity taste is wonderful, and it’s a wonderful herbal cuppa.
This tea’s scent will never fail to remind me of cough syrup. Thankfully, it doesn’t taste as much like it. Still a few hints (I blame the ginger and the slight sweetness) but… much better in taste than cough syrup.
It gave me the same feeling as it did in the past, but I found that while I liked it, I didn’t love it at all, thus the lower score.
It says to steep this tea for 1-3 minutes. Usually, I find it can take a significantly longer steep. That being said, ten minutes may have been a bit too much — there were slight hints of bitterness suggesting an oversteep, though not enough to make it unpleasant. That being said, it gave time for the spices to come through very well, creating a pleasantly pungent wave of taste.
It’s nice on its own, but I think I may add a bit of sugar another time — I think a bit of sweetness would be an ideal complement to the tea’s original taste.
Hot, it reminded me of white chocolate candy cane bark. Creamy, sweet, and minty with white chocolate notes. I’d like to experiment a bit with the steeping time, but it was quite nice.
The last bit cooled before I drank it, and it wasn’t as nice, I thought. So definitely one best enjoyed while still warm. I look forward to enjoying the rest of my sample of this tea.
I probably should start off by admitting that I am NOT a big iced tea drinker. As far as I’m concerned, the way to drink tea is hot. I’m literally the kind of person who will brew a nice steaming cup in 30-something degree weather (Celsius!) and thoroughly enjoy it.
So, if this tastes best as an iced tea… I’m probably missing out.
According to my estimation, I made the tea a little stronger than it’s supposed to be, and the flavours still came out being rather delicate — a little too much for my liking. It was certainly pleasant — I enjoyed two steeps of it in my two-cup teapot, but I just found it… not strong enough for the flavour to come through.
I had it both plain and with milk. I think I liked how the flavour worked a little better with the milk added personally, but it did work well both ways.
If you like light-flavoured teas, you might really enjoy this. Personally, however, I like my tea with a little more oomph with it.
Bought a cup of this in store today. The liquorice and chocolate work well together, along with the strawberry to create an interesting flavour that hits over a few waves. The liquorice comes first, with a very strong and elixiry aftertaste that sits thick in the back of your mouth. An interesting and intoxicating cuppa for sure!
Day 89 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA. (Backlogged.)
1.5tsp in an infuser, brewed in-cup.
Light, relaxing. Very floral flavour. It’s not my favourite flavour ever, admittedly, but it’s not bad, nonetheless. And LIGHT — 10g got me more of this tea than anything I’ve had before. (Shows how little I buy herbal teas, I’m sure.) I’ll be glad to get my money’s worth out of the sample I got, but I’m not sure if I’ll rebuy.
Day 97 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA (backlogged).
Bought a cuppa in-store.
I found this to be a lovely blend. The fruitiness of the mango and “grassy” flavour of the green tea mixed very nicely, creating a harmonious and delicious blend. The first resteep was quite nice as well. A second resteep (what I’m currently on) leaves the tea much more strong than the mango, though the latter is still present.
Oddly enough, I think that the mix between the green tea and the mango is what makes it so nice for me. Mango Madness tasted too much like pure mango, and made me want it to have the vibrancy of the fruit instead, which I doubt I’m ever going to find in a tea. However, the equally strong green tea flavour gave a nice counterbalance and reflexivity, making the mango flavour more of a sweet fruity addition rather than an overdemanding flavour.
Definitely something I’d like to have more of. And if it’s this good hot, I can only imagine what it would be like iced, the way it was originally meant to be served!