141 Tasting Notes
Day 91 (yesterday) of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge.
1.5tsp steeped in-cup in my tea ball.
This is one of the teas that… I think was misnamed. I see that there are cocoa nibs in it, but the primary taste for me the first steep was that of the cinnamon, and the flavour of the next two was oddly reminiscent of marshmallow….
That being said, I quite enjoyed the tea…. it just wasn’t as chocolatey as the name suggested it might be.
Day 88 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge.
1.5 tsp in my tea-ball, brewed in-cup.
I have to say, this is pretty much what I wished Dreamsicle was. It…really does taste like a creamsicle, and it’s LOVELY for that. There was a slight metallic taste, but not enough to dampen the enjoyment of the tea, really. For the most part, it was just a very nice creamy orange flavour.
On an off-topic note, I also love the unicorn on the DAVIDsTEA page for it.
Day 87 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge.
1 1/4-ish tsp in my tea-ball, brewed in-cup.
This is one tea that I’m sad to see discontinued. It has an intriguing, but very balanced flavour. The peppermint and pu-erh seem to come out the most, with the green tea providing a balance between the two. The result is a multi-layered tea that is somehow both earthy and fresh.
I really enjoyed this cuppa. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a bit more of it before it’s completely gone…..
Day 86 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA.
3tsp in my 2-cupper.
First cup, brewed just over the suggested minimal steep and drank clear, was too strong in the flavour to the point where it wasn’t as pallatable as I’d like. Cut with milk and with sugar added, however, and the good points of the flavour were able to come through. Not bad in the end, when served with milk and sugar, but that first cup ruined it for me, I must say.
I might re-try this, keeping the milk-and-sugar knownedge in mind and seeing how it tastes then so I can better understand how the tea tastes when done in a way that compliments it, but my idea of a good cuppa is still one that is great with or without additives. So, this is not amongst my best teas ever, I’m afraid.
Day 85 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge.
I have to say, this tea confused me. Enough so that I made some fresh today to make sure it wasn’t just my… less than ideal tea-ball (I have a better and a worse one I will admit) playing tricks on me.
You see, I had this in store once before, and it was VERY cinnamon-hot. But when I had it yesterday… it was much less so, and more… cinnamon-sweet if anything, with only a hint of the spicy-hot.
However, I made it loose in my two-cupper today…. and even over-steeped it. While it was at least somewhat spicier, it was still far more sweet (and not at all bitter, thank goodness!).
So, this tea certainly confuses me. Perhaps it was different batches, and thus different degrees of spiciness. Still, I’m a little alarmed that it could vary in spiciness that much!
Either way, it smells JUST like cinnamon hearts. And that, at least, is lovely.
Day 84 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge, and the very last of my Advent calendar teas. (Yes, it’s February. I know.)
Dumped the container in my Chinese tea pot and made it with around 3 cups of water.
Sweet Dreams is caffeine free. Who am I to disagree? I’ve travelled the world and the seven seas, everybody’s looking for something…..
Ok. Admittedly I’ve been singing that ever since I’ve heard of this tea. Unfortunately, this tea appears to not be what I’ve been looking for.
The large array of ingredients in this tea makes for a rather deep flavour. That much was intriguing. However, I found the overall taste to be, while not bad, not something I’d want to have on a regular basis. It also bittered quickly, which again muted my enjoyment of it.
I suppose I’ll have to keep looking for that “something”.
Day 83 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge.
1.5tsp in my tea ball, brewed in-cup.
This tea smells AMAZING. Just like lemon curd, I was so excited to drink it. Unfortunately, the taste was not quite as good as the smell suggests. I totally wish I could bottle up the scent and turn that into a beverage! Now THAT would be amazing.
Day 82 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge, along with their green rooibos!
1.5 tsp in my tea ball, brewed in 1 cup water.
I found this to have heavier flavour than the green rooibos, which makes sense knowing the fermentation process. This is something I was more used to, and quite enjoyed. However, I found that given the choice between the red and green versions, I wanted the green more. The heaviness is nice, and mixes with some flavours like vanilla wonderfully, but on its own, the lightness of the green is more refreshing.
Day 82 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge, along with their other straight rooibos!
1.5 tsp in my tea ball, brewed in 1 cup water.
I found that this had a much lighter flavour than the red variety, while still having that rich, hollow flavour that defines rooibos. Wonderful on its own, I found it a VERY good cuppa… something I’ll definitely be wanting more of.
Day 67 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge (and my final backlogged day).
1.5tsp in my teaball, brewed in-cup.
You know the saying “where’s the beef”? Well, with this tea, it’s more like where’s the raspberry? The tea itself isn’t bad at all, but while raspberry makes me think of a succulent, tart, juicy sweetness, all I get from this tea that is remotely like this is a hint of fruity sweetness. The predominant flavour is the citrus. Which, while nice, does not seem to match the raspberry-inspired name.
And it looks like this tea just got discontinued, so I’m glad I tried it when I did! I hope if they try creating a raspberry flavour again, they put more effort into making it, well, more raspberry-y.