249 Tasting Notes
Have I not reviewed this recently?? Weird. I was totally sure that I had!
I might be in the minority here, but I actually kind of love this tea! The first time I flash-chilled it and, yes, it tasted a little metallic and strange. Lately, though, I’ve been pouring boiling water over the tea in my takeya pitcher, then putting that in the fridge to cool down overnight (or so… emphasis on so), THEN (and this is important) mixing it half-and-half with gingerale! Gaaaaaaahhhhhh. So. Good.
Plus, my tot totally drinks this instead of juice… ka-ching!
I never got around to trying this last year when it first came out because it was heavy and thus, expensive. I bought a pitcher pack last week because, hey, it was cheap… like 50% off or something, which makes it cheaper than buying a brewed tea in any form.
Threw it in a pitcher with water, then into the fridge it went to be forgotten about for a couple days.
Drank some today and it’s refreshing, creamy, tropically sweet (like watered down juice), and tasted alcoholic (!!) with what could only be rum flavouring. My daughter had a glass and promptly downed the entire thing and asked for more. Me, after drinking it naked, I mixed it with some orange juice… oh yum.
Blargh! Why, oh why, did I buy 50g of this?!
I thought it would be creamy and mango-ey and everything I’d hoped for in a mango tea! I’ve had it hot. I’ve had it cold. I’ve had it iced. Yet, all I taste is chamomile! I should know better! I KNOW that chamomile isn’t my favourite.
I sure hope DAVIDsTEA takes returns!
Well, Buttercream, it was nice knowing you… but all good things must come to pass.
So, my daughter and I enjoyed this tea at our makeshift tea-party on the deck, accompanied by gluten-free banana bread. Gotta make use of these beautiful summer days while we still have the chance!
First Steep: Not gonna lie, the tea was a tad bit stale, but still creamy, sweet and delicious. The tot is currently down for her nap, as is the baby, so it’s time to steep the leaves a second time and see if I can milk it for all it’s worth!
Second Steep: More white tea than buttercream, but still flavourful. The camomile definitely comes through now, whereas is was more balanced on the first steep. Quite lovely.
Dudes. Steepsterites. Fellow tea-drinkers.
I’ve been absent from here for a while now… two months, I think? Life just got crazy around here, plus it was (still is?) summer, which means that I’ve been busy keeping 2 little people under 3 preoccupied. Then there was the trip to the emergency room because my gall-bladder felt like a “bag o’ marbles” (exact words the consulting surgeon used when he described it after an ultrasound), then the subsequent Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (or E.R.C.P. for short) which removed 5 stones from my common bile duct, but still left the 2.5cm beast lodged in the opening of my gall bladder. The E.R.C.P. seemed successful and I was able to eat again… something I haven’t been able to normally do in over a year.
Then, a week ago I went in for the gallbladder removal surgery, and at long last the stomach issues that have been plaguing me since New Year’s Day 2007 are over. And this leads me to tea… something I haven’t really had a lot of since: a) it’s been so hot out, b) all the teas I have been drinking I’ve reviewed dozens of times already, and c) with my stomach so messed up I wasn’t really sure I should be drinking tea at all (although I still did).
Yesterday I packed up my babes and headed downtown to make use of the “get 50g of FREE tea with the purchase of a travel mug” and since my husband uses all the travel mugs for coffee, I thought it might be time to buy one made just for tea. Forever Nuts was the TOTD, they were offering samples, and I can’t say I’ve ever had some before! It’s not the tea I got 50g of (that would be Milk Oolong… yum, yum), and it didn’t really grab me, but I can see why people like it and think it tastes like apple crisp or pie. Yummy, but not sure I’d buy it.
And here’s to trying more teas again! At long last.
This one turned out really creamy today, for some reason. Mmmmm, not bad. Not bad at all.
My stomach has been spasming for over 24 hours now, luckily the morphine knocks out the pain, but I can still feel the clenching feeling in the pit of my abdomen. To make matters worse, my doctor is on maternity leave and the one replacing her doesn’t have an opening until July. JULY!! Not to mention that I need to refill me prescription and that involves trucking the whole family on an excursion across town to do so.
I need tea and I need it now.
During my last visit to DT I picked up the 50g bag of this, since it’s caffeine-free and fruity I figured I could give it to my toddler daughter if I don’t like it. Sadly, she won’t be tasting much of this since I happen to looooooooove it, especially as a TeaPop, which seems to be my method-de-jour for brewing tea lately. Forget iced tea… making teapop takes it to a whole other level! I don’t get the metallic taste everyone talks about, nor does the stevia bother me. Instead I taste smooth, delicious Pink Lemonade that refreshes and quenches. It’s the perfect summer thirst-buster, plus it’s not as pricey as some of the fruitier summer teas!
Now, to get this stomach issue under control (gallbladder? Sphincter of Oddi? Pyloric Spasm?), so that the 6 years of mysterious pain can finally come to an end…
Made this into a batch of teapop. Mmmmmm delicious.
Just got back from our first camping trip as a family-o-four and I just remembered that I forgot to log this!
I bought one of those pitcher packs for $3.50 and used the entire thing in my steeper to make teapop (I’m currently addicted!) for the drive to the campsite. It didn’t even need a whole lot of agave to sweeten it, which meant that the mango fruitiness shone through. Probably won’t repurchase though, since I could buy a mango Bolthouse smoothie for the same price, and I can make “smoothiepop” out of that just the same as I can the tea. I have to agree with everyone on here… this makes a delicious iced tea, but the amount you get for the price just doesn’t make it worth it!