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This seems like a perfect blend of coffee and pu’erh, and the chocolate/almond/caramel adds the nice and much-needed touch of sweetness. I didn’t do a rinse since I thought it might chase away the flavouring, and the first steep had the faintest bit of fishiness. The second steep was a little bland. Maybe I’ll try shorter steeps next time.
Ughh, not a big fan of this one. Everyone else seems to love it but there’s something in there that just kind of reminds me of… dirt maybe? I don’t know if it’s the sweetness, or something about the flavouring, but I’m pretty sure it’s not the green rooibos because I’ve tried that straight up and it didn’t bother me. Maybe I’ll try it iced…. maybe.
Mmmm. One of my first straight green teas. Wonderfully devoid of bitterness and as others have said, very buttery. I always kind of wondered what people meant when they said a tea was buttery, and now I know. I got this as a sample and I can’t wait to buy more next time I’m at David’s (I wish it wasn’t so expensive though!)
I don’t like chamomile, so this tea was kind of destined for failure… but I tried it anyway, out of curiosity. What did I learn?? I am apparently super sensitive to the taste of licorice! At first sip this seemed okay, then I noticed a sweet aftertaste… then it got sweeter and sweeter, sticking to the back of my throat, very cloying…. very very unpleasant! Aahhh! I took another sip and it happened again! I crammed my mouth full of m&ms but it did nothing to get rid of the taste in the back of my throat. Currently chugging water but to no avail. Bleehhhh! Never again!
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This tea is nice and rich but I wish there was a little less coconut and a little more raspberry. Other than that, it’s a nice dessert tea and I’m glad Davids brought it back!
Hmm, not really getting a lot of pineapple here. Lots of the black tea, and behind that a bit of something fruity and woody. Kind of thin, but not unpleasant. My parents brought this back from Hawaii for me and on the box it suggests using a sweetener to enhance the fruit flavour. Trying that next time!
Edit: Lighter on the second steep— less of the black tea and wood, more of the fruit.
A nice earl grey, but nothing tooooo special. Not astringent and very smooth. My parents got this for Christmas as the lone box of tea in some kind of coffee gift basket. Pretty good!
I think one of the reasons I love this tea so much is because it actually gets better as it cools. Since I have a cat tongue (very very sensitive to heat!) and I tend to sip my tea slowly my tea always gets too cold and weird by the last third of the cup or so. But this one is good to the last sip, yay!
I got this from a place in Portland that I really like, unfortunately this tea was kinda weird though. :/ I guess they’re discontinuing it too. Both the dry leaves and the steeped tea smell like cherry candies/cough drops, and that’s exactly how it tastes. Very artificial. I’m not sure exactly what’s in it but I expected a lot better! I could see this maybe making an okay sweet iced tea though? Maybe??
I got a sample of this as part of a Christmas present and tried it last night. I should probably say that I have a cold so my senses may be dulled!
This is one of the darker white teas that I’ve seen, both the dry leaves and the steeped tea. It smells amazing and light and extremely blueberry-y, but it didn’t really taste that way. It was a very light and mild taste, the blueberry was there, and a little of the white tea, but it was a little mehh for me. The second steep was basically the same, maybe a bit lighter still. But I’m looking forward to trying this one without having a cold!
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I’m visiting home now for the holidays and I made a pot of this. My dad tried it and really liked it, he said he also thought it got creamier as it cooled. Still love this tea!
This is amazing. I want to drink this forever. FOREVER.
This is a forest in a mug. I feel like I’ve known this taste my whole life even though this is the first time I’ve experienced it in tea form. Maybe my affinity springs from the desire to return to the woods after living in Toronto for 2 years? Anyway, this tea is not one to throw in a thermos and have on the go, you need to sit down and close your eyes!
Like someone else said, this is absolutely like cake batter. I was so surprised! Mulberry leaves = cake batter?? Huh.
This was my first ever tea from David’s! It looks and tastes lovely and sweetly floral, with a bit of cinnamon thrown in. I drank it today with some agave. This tea is great for a calm start in the morning, a nice break in the afternoon, or a soothing before-bed tea. Overall a very beautiful tea!
Yum yum yum! This tea is so sweet. ALMOST too sweet. It tastes like candied orange peels! There’s also something in there that I can’t place but is very candy-like and sweet and lovely. This is really not like any other tea I’ve tried! And not the least bit bitter on the second steep.
I bought this tea because it smelled AMAZING dry. I was a little apprehensive about trying it though, because I really didn’t like Forever Nuts (I know I’m in the minority here— I think it’s the beetroot! But that’s a tale for another time).
So I brewed it up, and I wasn’t immediately impressed— there’s not much aroma to the tea, I was expecting a lot more. But then I tasted it, and it tastes just like the dry tea smells! There’s a nice cozy round nutty flavour in there, and the green tea doesn’t make it grassy or bitter at all. Personally I can’t seem to taste the pineapple at all, but I have no problem eating the pieces of it straight from the bag!
For me this is not so much a “put in a travel thermos and take to the library to study” kind of tea, more of a “put in a big mug and sit inside by the window on a cold day wearing a sweater” kind of tea.
First, the black tea and citrus. Then… vanilla BOOM! Such a full flavour, tried this straight, gonna add some milk next time just for fun. This was in my David’s advent calendar, I think I’ll pick some up on my way to work tonight (oh the joys of working down the street from a David’s store! My wallet is crying). This tea is nice and creamy, maybe even one of my favourites from David’s so far! Makes me feel sophisticated having this in the morning.
Edit: Unpleasant aftertaste on the second steep! This may be a one-steep tea for me.
On the first sip I thought this fell a bit flat, but a couple seconds later in came this lovely full vanilla taste! Yes, this is quite vanilla indeed, and I love vanilla. This is creamy but not as creamy as I thought it would be, I’d give it like a 6.5 on the creaminess scale. As the tea cools I get more creaminess coming out. The smell of this tea right after it’s steeped is oh-so-yummy, it is the smell of contentment. I feel like this is a pretty simple tea, so I’d like to try mixing it with other teas too (the David’s site suggests mixing it with fruity teas).
Edit: By the third steep the smell was a bit off and the vanilla taste had significantly decreased. Gonna try this with more tea and shorter steeps to see if I can get more out of it!
The only bagged tea I keep around right now. My friend made it for me when I was sick once and I said, “what tea is this?! It tastes like the botan rice candies I used to eat when I was a kid!!” So if you want a delicious tea that tastes like Japanese candies, drink this with loads of honey! This is like ultimate comfort food to me, I don’t care if it’s cold or hot out, middle of the day or middle of the night, I will never ever say no to this tea. :)
It was my first time trying this tea, it seemed very promising. I like white tea so I went for it.
I could hardly taste the strawberry at all! It just kind of tasted like a sweet white tea to me. But I think it could be because I steeped it for too long? I think I will try a much shorter steep next time around.