1434 Tasting Notes
Sigh. Why did I buy a tin of this? Yea, because my daughter asked for it, said it was her “favorite” of all the iced teas this season from DAVIDs. Well, I should just leave it to her then, because both my son and I say, “Yuck!” Brewed it hot, poured over ice, and it just tastes.. bitter. Rooibos-heavy. Something icky. Bleck.
Flavors: Bitter, Peach, Rooibos, Wood
I have to wonder if I brewed this incorrectly. It’s thin and heavy on high-grade cinnamon (which is lovely, I must admit) however this is more of a cinnamon tea than a chai at this point. I only gave it two minutes though, so perhaps steeping it a bit longer and like a proper chai (in milk, I mean) might bring out more of the other flavors. Yay for tea from New Zealand!
Flavors: Cinnamon, Honey
All of the tasting notes that I see for this tea are from the original blend, and I know what I’ve got is a reblend… so I’m curious if anyone else has had a similar experience with this one. Because, one sip and I had to dump it. Tasted – literally – like cardboard.
I want to love this tea, and it’s a good replacement for DAVIDs Turmeric Snap. I have to wonder if this IS Turmeric Snap; a DAVIDs staffer told me that DAVIDs blend came from another company, and that she’d found it online herself… I need to look at the ingredient lists. Regardless, for a turmeric tea, this is a pretty potent and okay blend. Just okay.
I gave it two solid go-arounds, and this tea is just better suited for someone else. Something in the floral aspect of this tea makes my chest feel tight and labored, so I dumped it after a couple of sips. Sorry, tea. I know you were sent to me by CelebriTEA with the best of intentions, and I hope the next person who gets the last little bit enjoys it infinitely more.
Another attempt at this creamy, slightly spicy/chai tea. It really is quite lovely, just not so lovely that I want to go out and buy 3oz of it. I am however very, very grateful to jump62359 for sharing a few cups with me so that I could try it!
Flavors: Cinnamon, Creamy
Grabbed this while on my jaunt of sicko-ness, at the recommendation of the staffer who seemed to have similar tea-tastes. I said to her, “Oh, this is just a green chai?” Which seemed to surprise her that she hadn’t thought of it herself. “Yea, I guess it is,” was the reply. Personally, I’d call this a minty lighter chai, with a hint of creaminess. I like it, but not enough to go out of my way to buy more of it.