126 Tasting Notes
Day 56 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge.
My dad calls these “dragon balls,” to which I can’t help but giggle and think of tea leaves with little stars inside…. perhaps I should brew seven and make a wish on them sometime!
Geekiness aside, it was an interesting experience. I brewed around 1tsp in a clear cup, mostly in a tea ball, but I put three in the cup itself so I could watch them unfurl. It was a nice little show, I must say, though not as colourful as a blooming tea.
The taste… I’m not a fan of jasmine, but this was a lot better than I thought it would be. Not at all bitter when a shorter steep time is stuck to, and it’s still rebrewing quite nicely a few cups later (I save the tealeaves in the ball and have had a couple cups since). I plan to milk this teaball-full as long as I can before getting rid of them!
Day 55 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge.
It was good, but it was meh. The main taste I got from this was the ginger, and while it was pleasant, it didn’t really awe me in any way, shape, or form. Good, but not exciting.
Day 54 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge!
Bough a cup of this in-store. Managed to spill around a tenth of it on myself — I’d forgotten how hard it is to manouver tea and an umbrella at the same time.
Nonetheless, the tea was quite good straight — it had a lovely pungent chai flavour, with sweetness. I quite enjoyed it. However, I’m not sure if it’s because it doesn’t resteep well or because it’s just not as good this way, but I didn’t like it as much the second time around with milk and brown sugar. Therefore, I think this might be the first chai I really prefer straight!
I just hope I have better drinking conditions the next time I indulge in a cup of this….
Day 53 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge.
I used up the rest of what I had of this — it was probably a bit more than one cup’s worth, but nowhere near enough for two, so I dumped it in my two-cupper and filled it up for tea for one and a bit for the pot.
The taste reminds me of bumbleberry pie, which makes sense with the mixed berry theme. Hot, it was wonderful. I didn’t like it as much when it cooled—the dessert-i-ness seemed to fade with the temperature.
Resteep, again, wasn’t bad hot, but not as good once it cooled a bit.
Glad I had a bit of this left — I can see why it’s one of the more popular teas. Definitely worth a sip, in my opinion.
Day 52 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA. 2tsp in my teaball, brewed in-mug.
I’m a fan of some of the other maté teas (especially chocolate rocket!) so I decided to try this straight today. The taste reminded me of potato skin, oddly enough — there was a simmilar earthy salty-bitterness. A good earthy salty-bitterness, I should add. Not my favourite flavour ever, but certainly not bad either.
My favourite DAVIDs employee suggested mixing it with other teas — especially herbal ones — to add that caffeine kick. I actually tried that with some Alpine Punch I wanted to resteep, it added a nice grounded dimension to the flavour. I’ll enjoy experimenting with the tea. And for the price? Definitely wothwhile to play around with!
Day 43 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge.
Bought a cup of this in-store, and WOW, does it ever taste like a caramel apple! I found myself savouring it as I drank… I think I might have to buy more of this before it goes out.
The sweeter, apple flavour hits you first, but then the caramel echoes as a delicious aftertaste, and stays in your mouth after you drink. Just the right strength — I loved it!
Unfortunately, it doesn’t resteep well at all. That’s just about my only complaint.
Day 51 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA! I’m over halfway there!
Brewed 1tbsp in my 2-cupper.
Cherry Potion is one of my preferred white teas. The scent is FABULOUS — another of the teas that smells better than it tastes, but unlike a few others, I actually quite enjoy the taste of this one as well.
While it could certainly do with more cherry, it has an inviting, fruity flavour that, while light, holds up well for resteeping. Glad I snagged a bag several months ago — it’s a good tea to have around.
Day 50(!) of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA. Around 1.5-2 tsp in my teaball….
The tea has a surprisingly rich flavour to it, with a bit of a lemony hint. Oddly, though, I can’t put much of a flavour to the "rich"ness. It’s just… rich. I only had it clear, though I wonder now how it would taste with some milk and maybe a bit of honey (though it was certainly somewhat sweet on its own).
Although it wasn’t quite my favourite on its own, I do wonder how it would go mixed with other teas — it’s a suggestion put forward by them, and I can see it adding an interesting dimension to some other tea flavours — I will have to try it out another time!
Day 49 of my 101 days of tea. A leftover from my advent calendar — dumped the entire container into my 2-cupper.
Yummm. Was NOT expecting to like the tea as much as I do. There’s a real buttery aftertaste to this tea, and a little nutty as well. There’s a bit of a bitter or sour note which I’m pretty sure is the cornflowers — not in an oversteeped kind of way, but more… enhansing the flavour.
Tried it with milk the second time while eating a bit of pecan pie — the sweetness definitely enhanses the flavour! That being said, it’s quite nice straight as well.