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I picked this up on sale during the last supermarket run as an impulse purchase and wow! Colour me surprised at the outcome. It’s really really delicious! Whenever hibiscus or rosehips are in a tea, I usually find they overpower everything, but I’m not tasting them very much in this tea at all. Mainly getting Tangerine, Orange, and berry. As with a lot of fruit teas, it smells absolutely amazing. The taste matches the smell too, which have never found when it comes to tisanes. I love that it’s caffeine free as well, as I’ve been missing something to drink before bed.

It says on the box that it’s made using imported ingredients from Germany. I’m wondering if it’s the large German tea manufacturer that a lot of brands (David’s Tea, Adagio, Zen etc) use for a lot of their teas. I’m hoping so, as it would be nice to have something that’s decent quality for less than the usual $16 per small bag here.

I’ll definitely be keeping this in my cupboard and be trialing other flavours!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Kittenna

I was unaware that DT sourced their teas elsewhere? I was pretty sure that they developed them themselves, though I could be incorrect.

Miss Starfish

To be fair, I also could be incorrect as I do not have first hand knowledge of where DT gets their stock. I am under the impression though that at least some (if not all, I honestly have no idea and am not privy to any of the inner workings there) of DT’s products are sourced from the German company, as that is what I have heard from tea industry insiders. I’m not saying they don’t reblend, make additions, etc. Should probably mention that I was not meaning to paint them in a negative light by including them above.

Kittenna

Haha, fair enough! There are definitely some similarities between teas from different companies that make me wonder. I wish companies would just be straightforward about it.

Miss Starfish

So do I, but they do sell more tea that way. I found the name of the company and pulled up their catalog, should you wish to browse and see what you think for yourself :) I found it interesting either way. http://www.wollenhaupt.com/fileadmin/media/pdf/Katalog%202012_englisch.pdf

DaisyChubb

Lots of online companies do source that way but I’m 99% sure DavidsTea isn’t one of them

DaisyChubb

(the reason I say that is from a chat with customer service – they have relationships with various suppliers and tea estates which uphold fair ethical standards/fair trade certified, etc)

DaisyChubb

(blends of course they blend themselves!)

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Kittenna

I was unaware that DT sourced their teas elsewhere? I was pretty sure that they developed them themselves, though I could be incorrect.

Miss Starfish

To be fair, I also could be incorrect as I do not have first hand knowledge of where DT gets their stock. I am under the impression though that at least some (if not all, I honestly have no idea and am not privy to any of the inner workings there) of DT’s products are sourced from the German company, as that is what I have heard from tea industry insiders. I’m not saying they don’t reblend, make additions, etc. Should probably mention that I was not meaning to paint them in a negative light by including them above.

Kittenna

Haha, fair enough! There are definitely some similarities between teas from different companies that make me wonder. I wish companies would just be straightforward about it.

Miss Starfish

So do I, but they do sell more tea that way. I found the name of the company and pulled up their catalog, should you wish to browse and see what you think for yourself :) I found it interesting either way. http://www.wollenhaupt.com/fileadmin/media/pdf/Katalog%202012_englisch.pdf

DaisyChubb

Lots of online companies do source that way but I’m 99% sure DavidsTea isn’t one of them

DaisyChubb

(the reason I say that is from a chat with customer service – they have relationships with various suppliers and tea estates which uphold fair ethical standards/fair trade certified, etc)

DaisyChubb

(blends of course they blend themselves!)

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I generally take my tea straight, although occasionally blacks may end up with a splash of milk if I’m after a certain comfort factor. I’m enjoying expanding my tea palate, and am so far favoring whites and greens the most, although oolongs and blacks aren’t that far behind. Still deciding on rooibos, and have yet to try honeybush.

Likes: Coconut (addict), Peach, Honeydew, Various Melons, Lychee, Nectarine, [Blood and normal] Orange, Tangerine, Berries in general, but specifically Strawberry and Raspberry, Chocolate, Pumpkin, Caramel, Pecan…

Dislikes: Licorice, Coffee, Grapefruit…

I haven’t perfected a rating table as of yet, so here’s some bad tea jokes instead!

What is a baby teapots favorite game?
Pekoe-boo.

What does a teapot say to it’s lover?
O, dajarling!

How long does it take to ship tea from China by slow boat?
Oolong Time!

What does a tea bag do when it’s tired?
It seeps.

What do lady teapots like to wear?
String of Earls!

Why did the tea get away?
Because it was loose.

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New Zealand

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