4889 Tasting Notes
So, got the email today about frequent steepers getting a preview of this tea with any purchase today. Since i wanted more root beer float, i asked my other half to pick some up on his way home so that i could try this for when the fall teas come out next week.
Let me remind those of you who haven’t been following me for very long, that I am, in general, not a fan of David’s Tea. There are some exceptions to this but i generally find them to be sort of mid level teas that are generally over priced or too sweet. I’d rather spend my money on other flavoured teas. I also pretty much have no enjoyed any of their straight teas haha. I have an open mind about David’s tea though, since there have been a few that i have really enjoyed in the past. so i haven’t put them on my “dismiss altogether” list :)
First off, this is a fruit tea. No caffeine. I was a little worried about the “sweet” in the name since i’m not generally a fan of teas that are overly sweet. Examining the ingredients, it looks like this is basically an apple tea with vanilla and cream flavouring…there’s a little more too it than that, but those are the key flavours from the ingredient list.
Opening the package – this is SUPER sweet smelling to me, and woah, hello vanilla lol. Brewed the entire sample package and left it steeping for about 6 mins, give or take a bit. Now the aroma is more on the apple side, than the sweet vanilla side. First initial sips? mmmm apple goodness. Cider? mmmm maybe..if you made cider with sweet apple juice. it’s not nearly as sweet as i thought it would be- rather it takes on the sweetness of apple juice or a golden delicious apple. This is not a tart granny smith sort of tea. I can taste the vanilla and cream – personally i think it would do without the cream flavour, but i am still enjoying this tea. If i think about fall, with the leaves changing and cooler temperatures, i can see enjoying this one quite a bit. While nothing else has appealed to me from the fall list – this is one i’ll probably pick up a bit in order to have for a little. not a lot, as i think i’d get tired of this one before too long.
Since i’m at home today and didn’t have enough to have a full travel mug with the last of this, i drank it today! Love this tea, and it might be the only tea that i will always dd a little sweetener to, since that REALLY makes it come alive. sans sugar, it’s just not as amazing. That being said, now that this one is out of my cupboard, i miiiight just need to place a small order in september to pick this and the butterscotch one up :)
Another generous sample from Angel that i’m enjoying today in an effort to get more teas closer to sipdown category :) I wasn’t sure whether i’d like this one or not, given my dislike of “rose” as a general flavour in teas. Turns out that this one is pretty tasty. The chamomile balances out the rose sufficiently for me (though maybe that’s because i picked all the really big flower chunks out of my cup before brewing…) Not sure if i’d restock this one, but i am enjoying this quite a bit. It’s a lovely evening tea for relaxing…
Thank you again to Angel for the sample! I picked this one today, mostly just for a break from black teas. I don’t like drinking my greens and whites unless i happen to be in the house. Sadly, this one feel short with me – there are other white teas that i’ve had from Angel that i much prefer. For me, this was closer to “water” than a lightly flavoured white tea. :( oh well, you can’t win them all, and i didn’t hate it – just not a tea for me :)
mmmm thanks for sharing this with me Dexter I am a fan of this one. it has a similar profile to some of the TTC teas that i’ve had, but there’s an under current to this one that makes it a little heavier, and perhaps more to my liking? though i’d need to do a side by side to really figure that out. This is sweet and fruity and dark and twisty. love it! thanks dexter!