156 Tasting Notes
Yum yum yum! Finally at my desk, I rushed here from an 8:00 appointment to make a 9:30 who cancelled and now I get to focus on making my TO DO LIST and planning my week (reserving meeting rooms, setting up businesses to meet with, seeing how many more clients I can meet with). I would usually hate doing this, but I had an AWESOME bath last night and I’m feeling refreshed. We also have an all day retreat tomorrow and losing that one day is making me work harder. We should lose one day every week.
Anyway, so this was originally one of my favorites from Della Terra but after trying so many other teas, I would say this is in my top 5 from Della Terra but not overall. I get the pumpkin and I get a little chocolate, but not quite as flavorful as I’d like.
I’m sorry, I kind of can’t get over this tea. I’ve been savoring my DAVIDs swap samples as treats for when I get home from work. I had the most AMAZING tea time last night, I ran an incredible bath with a bath melt from Moon Harvest that looked like a cupcake and smelled like lilacs and hyacinths. I had my birthday cake tea, and the new issue of Cosmo. ultimate relaxing.
On to the tea…I’ve reviewed it before so I really just wanted to write it a love letter on here. It’s sweet and vanilla-y and rich and creamy but I can still tell it’s a rooibos tea and the sprinkles are so cute I can barely handle it.
This gives me a whole new idea of “dessert teas”. This actually satisfied me as a dessert after dinner and it tastes so much like it’s bad for me. Are all DAVIDs teas like this?? Am I missing out as much as I think I am??
Ok giving this another shot at a review since the first cup I did not even get to finish. So I’m at work earlier than the rest of the building and I have made myself a cup of this heavenly little delight.
It tastes like a smooth butterscotch. I love this more than I originally thought I did, I brewed it for 3 minutes and I think I might try 3:30 next time to see what it does, if it brings the flavor out more or if I can taste the tea more. Now I don’t drink alcohol, so the “rum” part of this wasn’t as appealing as the “butter” part. Luckily, I don’t get any rum taste in this tea, it’s sweet, smooth, creamy, and very much so a dessert tea.
Definitely ordering this baby ASAP.
I’m drowning in love for this tea. elizabeth229 is my tea hero, THANK YOU!!
I was skeptical because I’m not a huge white tea drinker but I’m a huge dessert tea drinker so I wasn’t sure which this would be more of or if I’d be left with the desire to eat an entire tub of cookie dough because this didn’t hit the bar. Yeah, well, it did. I cannot believe how well DAVIDs got the flavor on this one. I get like a burnt caramel, a slight cocoa, a rich vanilla. I’m in love.
I can’t wait for another cup of this, this is seriously like the smell of chocolate chip cookies still in the oven. That warm bakey smell when your mouth is watering just waiting for the timer to ding. It’s like digesting that aroma. How incredible is that??
freaking. delish. THANK YOU elizabeth229 for this in a swap as well! I had a cup of Buttered Rum tea this morning for breakfast since I didn’t get the time to dig in last night. I hate to admit I didn’t even have time to finish it but wow was it amazing. The dry leaves smelled almost kind of sweet and fruity, maybe actually more like a sweet vanilla more than fruit. So I brew it up and it smells like a slightly creamy sweet BLACK tea (love when you can smell and taste the tea in a black tea). First sip was too hot to determine anything. So I let it cool. Then…
Amazing. I get a creamy, sweet, decadent, rich dessert tea. A slight bitterness which could be rum flavor or simply good tea! And a creamy butteriness (yes it’s a word now). I can’t even describe this tea it seems so unique to me. Clearly I need to sip a full cup and think about it more…I’ll write a better review later then.
I think my obsession with DAVIDsTEA has begun. I got this in an amazing swap from elizabeth229 and was so excited I could barely keep myself from ripping it open and brewing a cup in a splendid frenzy. Umm…DELICIOUS. I get a bit of the rooibos taste but not an overpowering amount, which I’m so glad about. A perfect touch of sweetness with the vanilla and a creaminess that makes it taste like frosting. This is so spot on like cake I can barely handle it.
I cannot WAIT for tax returns (I’m sure you’re all also planning your tea purchases with tax returns) so I can place my first DAVIDs order.
Get your Strawberry Matcha here, folks!
I love my morning matcha smoothies, I feel like I’ve woken up from a wonderful sleep when I finish them. I mix 1 cup of frozen fruit, 1 cup of almond milk, 1 scoop of protein powder, and 1 tsp of matcha. Let me tell you, the Strawberry Matcha with frozen strawberries and chocolate protein powder is to DIE for!! It’s the slightest hint of fruity flavor (delicate flavoring) with the crisp cleansing taste of a high quality matcha.
I haven’t tried this hot yet, or just shaken in cold water but the cold water matcha with the strawberry is my next plan. My original matcha was English Toffee and I liked that with just cold water, so I can’t even imagine how much I will love the Strawberry cold. It’s a great drink to carry with me to meetings during the day because it is refreshing yet energizing and I know that I am doing my body a healthy service by sipping it.
I would highly recommend this to new matcha drinkers because it is a familiar flavor and easy to mix many different ways. Especially if you love a morning smoothie…this is seriously an epic and awesome addition to a fruit smoothie, I imagine it’s even better with some pineapple and banana…yum!
The mocha matcha is the first flavored matcha from Red Leaf that I truly get a hint of the flavor in my sip. I have only ordered the delicate flavoring because I wanted to get used to the taste of matcha and make sure I like the actual tea and not just the flavor. So this one I made as a hot cup this morning and was kind of surprised it tasted to strongly!
I’ve always thought of mocha as more of a chocolate than a coffee flavor but this matcha is an awesome balance of the two. It’s smooth and rich and it has a naturally robust flavor without any artificial sweetness, and with an extra and actually pleasant bitterness. I say pleasant because to me mocha is bitter and this is true flavor.
I’ll definitely finish my bag of it, but I don’t think this is a flavor I will reorder. I really loved the English Toffee flavor and recently tried and enjoyed the Caramel too. I think I prefer more of a desserty flavor or a fruit flavor matcha, especially if I’m putting it in a smoothie.
You can buy your own delicate mocha matcha here:
Uhhh YUM!! So this is an awesome bridge between dessert tea and a floral black tea. I’ll write more later.
I want to apologize to those of you waiting on a swap from me, i’ve been preoccupied with my sick kitten who had to go to the ER today. He was vomiting blood and he has an intestinal infection. I will ship out on Monday, again, I am so sorry, thank you for your patience and understanding.