51 Tasting Notes
I love apples! I have one (sometimes two) every day. Sometimes I microwave them with cinnamon. It’s the closest thing to baked apples without an oven (I learned this trick in Japan, where ovens are rare). Apples remind me of my grandparent’s apple orchard and baked apples and cakes and pies and everything comforting and yummy. I just love love love them!
I realize that was somewhat of a digression, but having said that, I really love this tea. I’m drinking it with Almond Breeze right now and it really reminds me of my microwaved apples. It’s creamy and delicious, full of pure apple flavor. It smells so wonderful and tastes like my childhood.
Note that I brewed it for 2 min, rather than the 3-4 min instruction on the label. The David’s girl who sold it to me said that any longer than 2 min brings out too much bitterness. My brew turned out perfectly, with absolutely no bitterness, so I’m going by what she said.
Color me impressed! This is cherry cola to a tee! Amazing! I tried it in store on ice on a boiling hot day. Very refreshing. It’s sweet and cherry-licious. Keep up the good work David’s! <3
I tried this as yesterday’s “Tea of the day.” I am not sure that those samples provide a fair test of a tea’s character, but I’ll give this one a rating anyway as I don’t plan to have any more.
I love green tea. Green was the tea that started my wacky tea obsession (I’m looking at you genmaicha). Sadly, I have no love for Green Seduction. I had been meaning to try this one for some time and when I saw it as the “Tea of the day,” I jumped at the opportunity. It has a prominent green tea flavor, with a slightly tart and fruity aftertaste. I think tart + green tea = me :(.
I picked up some samples of David’s new berry teas yesterday. The girl at the shop said this was her favorite of the bunch. This was the first one I’ve tried and I’m less than impressed. I can taste the white tea, which is nice, but the flavor of strawberries so prominent in the dry scent just fade into the background when brewed. The aftertaste is definitely strawberry, which makes it passable.
I tried this tea as a latte as well. Not bad.
I’ve long thought that David’s was missing a good caramel black, and now it has finally arrived. I was skeptical; I thought it might be too salty or too sweet. I don’t like sugar in my tea and I am not supposed to eat salt (shhhh…). Fortunately, it’s neither salty, nor sweet. It’s just a well-balanced caramel.
1 tbsp Blueberry Jam
1/2 cup Almond Breeze
1 cup water
Heat water. Steep Blueberry Jam for 6 minutes. Enjoy the most amazing piece of liquid blueberry cake known to man.
I have to say I was skeptical (stevia=yuck in my mouth) and wasn’t expecting much going into this one. But it was a deliciously pleasant surprise! The blueberry flavor is perfect and prominent. The black tea and stevia are supporting players, and they perform very well. I’m so thankful to David’s for giving us a scrumptious tea that tastes like sweet (but not sweetened) blueberry. Divine.
I had this tea the last time I was in Tokyo. It was a limited-edition tea for fall 2011. Since, I’ve been searching for a comparable chestnut-flavored tea in Canada, but have had no luck. Chestnut is a rare flavor here, in tea and otherwise. I hope David’s gets on this soon.
Muji’s tea had no sweetener but tasted sweet, and had no chocolate but tasted like liquid chocolate. The flavor of the roasted tea and chestnut combined to produce something so uniquely delicious that I had to give into temptation and drink it in place of water throughout my stay. I miss it so much.
A great tea for a jumpy morning after a night filled with monkey business. I had a late night. Translation: rough day at work, rough commute (subway broken, torrential rain, a very nasty lady who opened up her drenched umbrella in my face and left me standing in a puddle], followed by too much reading in an effort to forget) and had to literally drag my feet to the tea cupboard this morning for a cup of Jumpy Monkey. It doesn’t disappoint. Very jumpy!
I like mate. No, I love mate. It was my first tea obsession. Plain green mate. I love its grassy aroma, its complete lack of astringency, and its energizing effect. Having said that, I love Jumpy Monkey all the more because it combines the delicious flavor of coffee with the delicious flavor of green mate. 1+1=∞ in this case. It is sooooo yummy.
Those unfamiliar with the characteristic aroma of green mate may find this blend somewhat off-putting. I find that people who’ve never experienced mate like the roasted version. But I like both. And I LOVE Jumpy Monkey!!!!
Note: Makes a great latte!
I bought a 50g bag of Coconut Bongo 6 months ago because I was so impressed by its dry smell; it’s like a coconut dream. Unfortunately, I hated it the first few times I brewed it. It tasted flowery and not at all coconut-y. It was just a big disappointment, so it was banished to the back of my tea shelf and avoided like the plague. Until today. I only decided to give it another chance because I’ve been on a crazy Oolong kick all week. I brewed it for 2 minutes this time (whereas I’d been doing 4-5min before), and I must say I was finally impressed. I knew this tea had potential! Brewed properly, it loses the off-putting flowery funk and gains all the lovely coconut flavor I smell in the dry leaves. Very good Tealish. Thank you.