38 Tasting Notes
First time (literally) trying this tea since DAVIDsTea brought this back for Halloween 2015.
Trying too hard not to let ‘Hocus Pocus’ distract me from reviewing this tea.
I’m getting more of a cinnamon taste to this than anything else, but there is a slight after taste that I’m really trying to place, it’s either the chocolate or the coconut or a combination of both.
I can taste the chocolate and the coconut as well as the black tea. The chocolate is a bit bitter, like Dark Chocolate Delight, so I think that masks the coconut taste a bit. (ie: I LOATHE the smell and taste of coconut, but if it’s disguised well in something, I’m usually ok).
The taste isn’t horribly strong, but you do get a punch of flavour with every sip, although I do not like it when it starts to get cold…blech.
It’s not bad, I ordered the Tombstone box with 100g, but I’m not gonna miss this when I finish it.
I loved and miss Swampwater 100x more than I do this, also I was disappointed when they only brought this one back this year, when last year they brought back 3.
I won’t be restocking this tea any time soon and I won’t miss it when it’s gone,
I’ve always been a fan of these kind of teas, liking the slightly spicy apple-ly, so I was happy that DAVIDsTea had decided to make a Spiced Apple tea for not only Fall, but part of the permanent collection.
What do I think of it? I love it actually, it is not as spicy as the Celestial Seasonings Spiced Apple, but it’s pretty close, so I’m happy.
The spices are quite nice, the star anise is a nice featured ingredient, but nothing really overpowers anything else. The apple pieces are HUGE, so this is a heavy tea, but I don’t find it that big of a problem.
I will be definatley be adding a tin of this to my tea collection on my next order.
For some reason I think it tastes like cigarette butts. Is WAY too earthy-tasting for me.
I don’t know if I hate it on the same lines as Choconut Oolong, but it’s pretty close.
I got around 50 grams of it, but I don’t want to throw it out, maybe I’ll just suck it up and finish it.
Sorry DAVIDsTEA, but I was really disappointed by this one.
I’ll just say this right now, not overly down with this tea.
Its not bad, but there is just no ‘WOW’ factor in this for me. I do like this better than the Pumpkin Mate, but I like Pumpkin Chai and Pumpkin Patch a whole lot more than this.
I don’t taste a lot of pumpkin in this, I do get a lot of the maple taste. This is the maple taste I was missing a bit from the Maple Sugar tea from last year.
This will not be a restock for me, but that is just my opinion.
Fall Collection 2015 Tea #4
This one isn’t bad either, but is it just me or are any of the teas this year, just not overly flavourful?
I do like this more than Forever Nuts (don’t freak out everybody, FN is just not for me), I am getting a light, creamy taste that is pretty good.
Maybe a small restock of this, like a skinny tin, but nothing to go mental for.
Fall Collection 2015 Tea Taste #3
I always loved DAVIDsTea’s apple teas for Fall, but this one is a bit lighter on the apple when compared to the two previous years: Sweet Apple Cider and Mom’s Apple Pie (Please come back to us!).
Its not horrible, it does taste quite nice and light, but I do miss the tongue-raping apple flavor from the usual apple flavors, I even let this one steep longer than the required time.
Not sure if I want a tin of this one, but maybe a skinny tin just to have in case I want some.
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.