13 Tasting Notes
MMHMMMM. Perfection. For those of you familiar with the old Teaopia blends, this one tastes like a lovely mix of the Dragonheart and Spring morning, with a hint of mint. The bamboo is light and sweet, and the mild strawberry aroma is perfect. The mint is refreshing, not artificial or bitter. I just kjbfskbsdj will be buying more of this asap at Steam. Shame they only have one location.
Finally, Davidstea! A non-tisane mix I like! I was not impressed by their other oolongs I tried. But this one smells, and tastes like slightly sour vanilla yogurt, and is quite lovely. We’ll see if it will resteep, if so I may be looking to buy more than a sample of this in the future.
I will reserve judgement until I have this with milk and sugar, like it’s probably best. But my first cup was very meh. Bitter but not in the tasty way, powdery, nondescript.
EDIT: Nope. It’s just a blandly bitter mate with a bit of powdery cocoa. Def not worth it. Davids Tea you are striking out about 85% of the time for me right now.
First off, big thanks to Nwolf93 for sending me this sample! I loooove my teaopia teas, although most are sadly gone. There must have been some leftover sugar in my mug because my first infusion was so sweet I thought there must have been stevia leaf in it. As it is it’s…interesting. There’s a certain scent/flavour that’s very familiar, that for some reason my brain is telling me is mint. That could just be the green mate, though, since most mates I drink are roasted or heavily flavoured. I feel like I can taste, and am enjoying the cola nut flavour, but can’t quite pick it out. Allover, definitely I tea I would keep around….if it were still made. Mind you, I’m very curious about mixing my own teas in the future, this might be one I try and replicate.
Will have to try this one again, possibly with milk and sweetener, but so far it gets good marks from me. Not very chocolaty, but that’s alright by me, it still has some nice bitter cocoa notes to it. I am tasting/smelling a sot of banana like aroma, which isn’t bad, what I like best so far is what I think is the chicory? Allover, it’s a nice toasty tea, that seems versatile. Not sure yet if it differs enough from Teavana’s matevana to warrant buying, though.
So far, has to be my favorite traditional black tea. It has the lighter smoky tones of the golden monkey, but darker and stronger, I find. It can get a tad bitter if oversteeped but not undrinkably so.
Hmm, this was the first stop on my quest to replace my lovely Teaopia Caramellissimo. First off, I’m not amazingly impressed my DavidsTea’s black tea base thus far. The caramel flavour is there…if you brew it about 3x stronger than suggested. But the salt gives it almost a sour tinge? Some milk and rock sugar improved the bitter/sourness slightly, but kind of obliterated any caramel flavour. Drinkable, but I don’t think I’ll be buying it again.
Hmmm. Brewed this nice and strong and tried it unadulterated. The SMELL is overwhelmingly like some kind of boiled vegetable, which, while not unpleasant, but hard to get past when I’m in mind of drinking tea. I love the buttery smoothness of it, but not sure I’m ready to get past the sheer vegetable flavour of it. I might try blending it with other teas, or with a hit of sweetener/milk to alter the flavour. I have maybe another cup or twos worth left, so will try again. It’s certainly edible, just not sure I would buy it again.
Edit: My second try was MUCH more successful. I believe the problem was the first time, that I used too much tea, and had had too much overly sweet/fruity things on my palette. It’s still very odd, but I am tasting the nuttiness now and am craving moooore.
Edit 2: OMG this is becoming one of my favorite teas. Sadly it’s really pricey for an herbal, $9 for 50g, especially since the flavour is only really strong on the first steeping.
Hmmm. Certainly was not a fan my first try or two. However, drank this with a spot of rock sugar when I was home with a cold, and suddenly the previously off putting aloe vera was wonderfully medicinal and soothing.