124 Tasting Notes
I popped by the store in the mall today on my way home from class. This was being served as a warm sample in store and I just had to try it! Warm it is very creamy and citrusy. I ordered a cup of this iced as well to compare the two. When iced, I did find that the tea lost a bit of its creaminess, it is still however very fruity and I believe the iced version enhances the fruit flavours. I am a bit surprised however that this was not released as a summer tea and was released at this time of year when they are getting into more traditional fall flavours…. I’m glad I picked up a 50g bag though! I will continue to enjoy this both warm and iced through the year! My only critique would be that like some of the other citrus and fruit teas, there is a bit of an aftertaste…this one is not so bad as to deter me from drinking it though.
This was probably my least favourite tea in the fall collection. I don’t drink coffee (…which is why I drink tea :p) and do not like the taste at all. I decided to try it anyways after my positive reaction to Honeydew Mate but unfortunately didn’t like it. I managed to finish the cup am not in any rush to steep another!
This is definitely creamy and smooth however, I can’t say I really enjoyed the actual taste of the tea. I find that sometimes nutty teas can leave a strange aftertaste. I will probably finish the 25g pouch but can’t say that I will rush in to pick up more or even be disappointed if they don’t bring it back next year.
Best apple pie i’ve ever had! This is warm, fruity and very well balanced. I did not find the apple to taste artificial (like in some teas) so thats always a big plus. I really enjoyed this and will be sipping this all fall and even into winter.
This was the first tea in the new fall collection I had the pleasure of trying. Apparently, this is the most popular tea in the new collection and after trying it, I can definitely see why (or rather taste why). This tea contains a lot of warm spices such as cinnamon (so it basically tastes like a “liquid spice cake in a cup”). Perfect for fall and even into winter! I will definitely be picking up more of this before it goes away!
I went in to the store yesterday and had to smell both this and Queen of Tarts. Both smelled so good that I could not decide which one I would prefer to try so I decided to have Queen of Tarts iced and to get about 15g of this to bring home and try it there. I would love to have tried this iced but I ran out of ice so I had to have it warm. Warm, this was very tangy, fruity and refreshing. However, to me the fruitiness tasted almost artificial. It was a good tea though and I think it would be good iced too. I will absolutely finish off the 15g pouch that I have and will probably buy 50g to keep on hand as well. :)
I tried this one iced for the first time yesterday. This is definitely a well-named tea…TART for sure!! I did enjoy it though. It’s really different from the other teas they have and I can’t think of one to even compare it to. Even though I enjoyed it, I can’t say that I “Loved it” or that I will be stocking up on it. I would love to try it warm too just to compare the taste and level of tartness. Overall I would say that it was a nice, and very sour little tea that I enjoyed but that I am in no rush to buy more.
I was very hesitant about trying lemon teas but after my positive experience with la la lemon, I decided to give this one a try. I really enjoyed this tea iced and will probably try it warm as well. The lemon taste definitely comes through but is not as overpowering as I would have guessed. I really enjoyed it and would definitely try it again. I can’t say I would rush out to buy it, but it is definitely a nice tea which I would recommend.
A little bit of backlog here: I had this one almost 2 weeks ago. I went in to the mall for a course and had to grab this on my way out. At first I was skeptical about iced lemon teas in general but then I had a thought that it could be like lemonade in a sense and smelled a couple of them. Out of the ones I smelled, this one smelled the best to me and also is the one I thought would’ve best iced. The smell of this is quite citrusy but much sweeter than I would have expected. It smelled more like lemon candies! I really loved this tea and plan to buy some! As I am again using my phone to write this and cannot rate, I will just mention here I am giving this tea a 90.
I had this tea yesterday but I haven’t had time to log it until now. This was yet another recommendation made by the wonderful staff at davids tea. The guy who was working said that this is one of his favourites to have iced. I had smelled it the day before when I went in and it smelled like it would be really bitter. I decided to finally try it (due to my recent experience with blood orange pu’erh) and was pleasantly surprised! It was so light and fruity and will definitely be something to go back to! I look forward to trying it warm too and will probably pick some up to bring home too!