32 Tasting Notes
Fall Collection 2015 Taste Test #2
This was another one I wasn’t sure on when I first heard about it.
The smell of it was really good when I opened the bag and was surprised when I read ‘Apple’ as the first ingredient on the bag….really.
I tried this on its own, but wasn’t sure on the taste. It wasn’t all that strong, like the Cranberry Orange Muffin. Maybe cause I was sick with cramps or something, but didn’t notice much on the flavor.
I read on the Facebook ‘DavidsTea Fans’ group that people had tried steeping this tea in milk, so I decided to give it a try. The flavor really bursts in the milk, it’s really good in milk.
Not sure if I’m gonna get anymore, but I will definatley finish off the bag in the collection.
My first tea taste out of the Fall 2015 Collection.
This tea smells very nice and is a pretty heavy tea, this has A LOT of cranberries in it, which isn’t bad because I do like them.
When steeped, it is a very light colour and the taste isn’t as strong as I hoped even though I did steep it for longer than what was required, it’s still nice though.
Everyone said that it smelled like an actual muffin and I am getting that VERY slightly from the dry blend, but not from the brewed.
It has hibiscus in it (I’m not a fan of too much), but I can’t really taste it, same with the cinnamon and the actual cranberries, even though they are the strongest flavours, there’s not much there.
It’s not bad, but not a restock.
Trying this first as a cold steep over 12hrs. Got 30g of this to try it out yesterday.
Not bad as a cold steep. It’s not as strong as ‘Yes, We Cran’ or ‘Cherry Snowcone’, I wouldn’t want that strong on the cherry, but a bit more of a cherry taste would be nice.
I would say that it tastes like a watered down Dr. Pepper. I’ll try it hot next time before I can give a final verdict on this one.
Maybe I can try another cold steep with a mixture of whatever I have left of ‘Yes We Cran’ and see how that turns out.
I was really excited when heard that DAVIDsTea was coming out with a tea with dark chocolate, so I ordered a 50g bag online to try it out.
Truth be told, I don’t like it as much as my other favourite chocolate teas, Read My Lips, Chocolate Rocket and Chocolate Chili Chai. It’s not not horrible, it is just getting used to it.
I don’t think I will be ordering any more, but it is a different take on this kind of tea.
I now have 4 Timolinos (two 12oz and two 16oz) and I love these things.
I always amaze my co-workers everytime I bring one of them into work with the way the keep tea hot for about 6 hours.
Usually brew one in the morning and around 3-4 in the afternoon, it is drinkable. These are some of the best purchases/gifts I’ve ever received, that are tea-related.
My first time trying this tea, I didn’t really go for any of the summer collection last year, since I was still new to the idea of any other tea cold other than the generic ‘iced tea’.
Tried this one cold-steeped (having a lot more like this this year) and was pleasantly surprised with how it is.
Not too sweet, but I wish it had a bit of a stronger peach flavour.
I might still pick some more up as the season goes on and so forth, just in case I want some after the heat goes away.
Elderflower Spritz. Spring 2015 Tasting #3:
Not a fan. I mean, it’s not bad, but it’s a little too ‘flowery’ for me in a tea.
The subtle flavors in it are nice, but it’s the flower (Elderflower? Peony?) that’s a little strong for my liking.
As I said, not bad, but I defiantly wouldn’t restock this one.
This is a very nice, light tea. Not a very strong flavor, but enough to be perfect.
I think I can taste more of the apricot than the blackberry.
I don’t find it overly sweet IMO, but it tastes like a ‘curl up with a good book and cup of tea’ kind of tea.
I’m kind of hankering for a summer tea like this with, maybe peaches? Yeah, this tea with peaches.
Still not sure if this would be a restock and I’m on a second tasting on this one, maybe come to more of a decision with a third.
Edit: I am getting more of this tea, tried it both cold-steeped and hot and liked it a bit more with each tasting, stocking up while I can.
Another heavy tea.
I read about this one on the website and loved the sounds of all these delicious fruits in it, so when I dropped by a store for some refills, I got 25g of some of the Spring teas. I decided to brew this one before heading in for an 8hr shift at work. When it was cool enough to drink in my Timolino, I was surprised. I noticed that the tea brewed a very light colour, so I didn’t know what to expect.
I took my first sip and seemed very pleased, it tastes like a Starburst…or a Skittle. I’ll have to come back to this, but it does taste like a chewy fruit candy. Probably my fav so far.
Update: I defiantly need to stock up on this tea, hopefully about 250g should suffice. Please get more stock DAVIDsTea! This is delicious as a teapop.