1103 Tasting Notes
My very first order ever from DAVIDsTEA arrived on my porch this evening! Hooray!
This is a creamy, burnt sugar-esqe rooibos dessert tea. There is definitely something artificial about it – almost like one of those flavored creamers (which is actually a flavor I kinda like every now and again).
I wanted to try this as-is first, but in the back of my mind I planned to use this as a mixer with my rooibos chai to make a vanilla/caramel chai. I think it will be better suited to that purpose than straight drinking. Don’t get me wrong — it’s satisfying by itself — but I think it will be fantabulous with chai spices. I used to do this with a slightly fakey creme roobois from Teavana and it was one of my favorite caffeine-free things in the world. I’ll post another review when I make a mix with this to tell you if it lives up to my dreams :)
I must have been in super magpie mode (shiiiiiiiny!) the day I placed my order because I got some crazy stuff. Look for gold balls, tiny sugar lips, and all kinds of nonsense in my upcoming reviews!
Some Golden Monkey paired with a Philadelphia Soft Pretzel. I had a feeling it would be a good pairing – bready, salty with good, medium bodied honey sweet tea with its own bready notes – but it was even better than I expected.
Here’s to unexpected pairings!
I got the cranberry notes back today! My measuring cup was in the dishwasher, so I sort of eyeballed the water amount. It must have been a bit low because I had less than my usual amount of tea, but it had a wonderful strength and flavor! Now I know to use a little extra tea with this one.
I broke the precious Beehouse teapot that Doulton gave me as I was making this tea! I just wanted to cry to you all little (cry, cry, cry)! It just slipped off of the counter and smashed into a million pieces.
This is the best tasting of the health tisanes I have purchased recently. Herbaceous, for sure, but there is something light and sweet about it. It tastes plant-y and alive! This one is supposed to aid the immune system and help you from feeling overwhelmed and run down. Oh, I can sure use this! I regret I didn’t try it sooner – I was so worried about how it was going to taste that it’s been sitting in my cupboard for a month! Silly!
I would like to move more toward these herbal helpers in the evenings – they make me feel so relaxed and good!
I drank my tagalong tin of this like a flash! When I took out my last sachet this morning, I couldn’t believe it. Sweet, jammy, perfect as is.
I will drink my Paris (with pleasure!) but then I’m switching to Tower of London for my berry tea!
At one point I had nine tins of the various Zhena’s herbal chais is my cupboard ~ last night marks just a few sachets of Hazelnut left! The Vanilla is my favorite and I’m very sad to see it go. So flavorful. The spices were the gentle ones (without strong cloves or overwhelming pepper) and blended well.
I’m still on my stash reduction kick, so I’m not replacing anything right now. Once my cupboard is under control, this favorite is sure to be purchased again!
I added a little Demerara sugar to this tea this morning, and I think I found its most absolute sweet (pun not intended!) spot of deliciousness! Somehow the sugar gives the blend the wee bit of heft it needs (there is a fine line between delicate and weak I find!) and amplifies all of the flavors. I have a nutty, spicy, floral on the end of the sip amazing cup of tea. Paired with my croissant? I feel like:
Another delicious favorite – all gone!
This tea was a chameleon for me! Today it tasted roasty but herbaceous on the end of the sip. Almost like chamomile. It’s tasted very floral on the end of the sip before, just roasty and plain good before… who knows! In any event, it was one of my most enjoyable new teas of 2012.
I am not rushing to reorder because it is a little pricy, and also you have to sign for the package (or pick it up at the post office) which is a bit inconvenient for me.
I keep trying to pinpoint the flavors of this tea, but being exact doesn’t do this tea justice. It has a bit of magic to it. Almond, cherry, spice. Floral on the end on the sip. Something sweet.
Nope. Still doesn’t describe the experience. How all of the flavors dance together to make something indescribably delicious. It tastes more like a liqueur — no. A dessert — no. A candy — no.
I think this is one you have to taste yourself.
The nicest treat I had all week. Thank you Ruby Woo Scarlett!