This is a pretty good green tea. Very fruity. I think I’d like it better as a cold tea than as a hot tea. I would make it a bit stronger too next time.
174 Tasting Notes
My second review:
Having this tea again today, I think I like it! I put in some milk and only the tiniest sprinkle of sugar. I think this tea is nice. I do wish the raspberry part was a bit stronger. I love the coconut part. I think it’s nice.
I’d like to try this tea as a latte! I think it’d be awesome as a latte.
Happy belated birthday to me! My actual birthday was two days ago (Thursday), and I decided to buy myself a small bit of tea. :)
My mom and I went to this wonderful little place that sells tea, and I talked to the lady that owns it and she knows so much about tea it’s amazing. She said something about her degree/qualifications, but I don’t remember the details at this time. Anyway, I told her about my sinus headaches and how I was looking for just a plain basic black tea, and she suggested this one!
The smell is so warm and almost cosy. Who knew that a plain black tea could smell so nice in that way?! I really feel that I need to try more plain black teas. I drink so many flavoured ones and almost completely ignore the plain ones.
Anyway, so I made this one yesterday and I steeped it for like 4 mintues or so, but I found it to be quite strong. I was kind of surprised by it, but today I went ahead and steeped it for 3 mins with one tsp per cup. I’ve added my milk and sugar as always with my black teas, and it is so lovely. It’s definitely close to the orange pekoes I’ve had before, but it has a bit more of a promident flavour to it. I’m really loving it. It’s definitely curbing the plain black tea craving that I’ve had lately, and it’s a great choice for me with all this sinus congestion that is still plaguing me. (I’m thinking if it doesn’t clear up soon, I might go see my doctor. I’m going crazy with this. I might try one of those pots… I don’t remember the exact name that’s suppose to clean out the sinuses. Has anyone tried these before?)
Anyways… that’s all from me for now. :)
Happy Steepster birthday to me! One year ago, I started this fun adventure of joining this community and logging a big passion of mine… tea! It has been an awesome ride so far, and I love that I’ve gotten to try as many teas as I have. I have to say, I have the best husband in the world for being so understanding so I can really explore and enjoy my obsession. He is the best.
So, today for my ‘birthday’ I decided I wanted to try something completely different. I’ve had this one a while, but haven’t tried it yet… shame on me!
This tea is so delicious! I’m really enjoying it! It has some lovely spice flavourings to it, and I absolutely LOVE the mulberries in it. I haven’t noticed much for the caramel flavour though.
Anyways… when I was growing up, my parents house actually had a mulberry tree in the front yard (technically it was more in the neighbours yard, but it came over ours). They are such a messy tree, but they also produce some amazing fruit! One year I remember my mom making mulberry pies. They were delicious! I use to pick them as snacks during/after bike rides and when I was just hanging with friends. There were many trees around our area, so I never had to go very far to find them. So, I really enjoy mulberries if you couldn’t tell. (And funny thing is, I haven’t tried the mulberry madiness I think it was called by Davidstea).
So, I must say, this tea is so good. I’m glad that I have some and that I get the chance to enjoy it for a while. I’d like to try this one as a latte too!
My coworker gave me a sample of this one, as I gave her a few samples, and she wanted to return the favour.
I lost this one for a short bit. I couldn’t find it anywhere. I looked high and low and I thought maybe my cat had stolen it. And I was worried. The one cat we have use to be a barn cat for a bit. He is very much a “hunt and kill; eat whatever you can” kind of a cat. He has stolen cadbury cream eggs from me (thankfully I got those back asap), whole packages of english muffins, bread… just about any food that cat can get his little teeth on, he’ll take. Which, when I saw this one was missing, I was worried! I was scared that maybe he had taken it for a snack, and being there is chocolate in it, I was concerned he’d get sick. Silly kitty…
So, my coworker was going to give me another sample, but I finally found it! It was hidden away with some bulk barn purchases (I think I threw it in there so the cat wouldn’t get it).
I love the smell of this tea. It is nice and warm, yet, it has some zing to it.
Taste-wise… I don’t know if I really enjoy this tea or not. I think it might be the cinnamon… I don’t know. I wasn’t blown away by this one. But, I do want to state too before I review the taste more, that I really haven’t had a good week at work. I keep getting ‘talked to’ ‘cause of things that either I’ve done or things that they think I’m doing and I’m not actually doing…
Anyway, so I might have been a bit distracted when I tried this tea today. I wasn’t crazy head-over-heels for it yet, but I should try this one again when I can sit at home, either at my comforting writing desk or the soft couches in the living room and really take some time to soak this one in.
I might be placing an order next week for my b-day (Thurs!), so I might go ahead ask for another sample of this one with my order if I can do that… Given too… haha I might get this one for my b-day as I’ve told a few people that’s what I’m hoping to get.
As a side note… my steepster b-day (my join date – Oct. 23) is coming up too! I may have to have something special that day also!
I like this one a lot better the second time trying it. I actually got a really good amaretto flavour out of this steeping, but I must say… it’s very strange.
Amaretto and coke is my drink of choice. So, it’s kind of weird to be drinking it in a different form. Comparing this tea to the actual amaretto is… not quite the same.
This tea isn’t as sweet as the actual liqueur and isn’t as strong, but it is very nice.
I really am enjoying this tea the second time around a lot lot more.
I’m only making a short note on this one ’cause I have to say something…
Don’t store your teas in small plastic baggys! I know the folks on here probably use the bags that the stores sell them in and that’s good (I do the same). Usually those bags are thick and ziplocked and mostly air tight. That isn’t what I’m meaning. The place my coworker got this one from for me is from a soup/sandwich place. They have their teas for sale in small plastic, clear bags that honestly, I’ve seen the same at the dollar store.
So, when I went to try this one, it has taken on the taste and smell of the soup place that sells it. So, unfortunately, I didn’t get to experience the good flavours that I wanted to with a name like Cherry Almond.
I would say something to the place, but I’m not that comfortable doing so, as I have yet to buy something from them…
Anyway, I might look at getting this one in the future from somewhere that sells it in proper packing. Cherry and almond sound so good!
This is my first ever English Breakfast tea! For shame!
As I mentioned in one of my last postings, I’ve been struggling with sinus headaches. They have been brutal. I’m not too sure what’s going on. I’m wondering if I need to vaccum my house. Maybe the cat fur is getting out of hand? Haha and maybe it’s the strong smells that seem to be everywhere around me right now.
Anyway, I went to get an Orange Pekoe and I couldn’t find one that I was looking for, so I decided to give this one a try.
Smell is very similar to an OP. It was little to no smell or ‘perfume.’ I actually really enjoy the smell of this one dry. It is so deep and almost dark smelling (if that makes sense). I thought I might as well give it a try.
Taste… well, I should have steeped it for 3mins not the 4:30 that I did. I’m finding it to be quite strong even after a little milk and sugar was added. It’s got a very strong black tea taste to it.
It is a nice option though to have. I love my OP and this is very very similar to it. Next time, I’ll just go a bit ‘lighter’ on the steeping time, and I think that’d make it perfect.
But I do like that for taste-wise, it’s an almost neutral flavour
This tea is super good!
Got 50g of this, not knowing what to expect from it.
Smell: Allspice is definitely the first thing that comes to me. It’s quite strong, but it’s not overwhelming by any means.
Taste is quite nice. I like it. I added just a small amount of rock sugar and some milk and it was a nice creamy tea. I found it to not be a strong marshmallow tea, but it was a nice tea. It was kind of more like a smores, without the chocolate.
I’ll definitely enjoy this tea.
As a side note, I really love this rock sugar instead of white sugar, but does anyone else find it frustrating that it takes so long for it to dissolve? Or is it just me?
This is the 3rd time I’ll have logged this tea, but I don’t care. haha
So I’m going to divulge some details about myself because it relates to my tea this morning sort of… I’m a receptionist at a spa. My dream is to make it big as a writer. That’s my ultimate dream. I just wish it was happening now instead of later.
Anyway, I was working yesterday and the one lady did a perm on a client and the smell of it was horrendous. I couldn’t get over how strong it was. I got the worst sinus headache ever from it. It was off and on all afternoon/evening after that. It was just brutal.
So anyway, I finally got it to fade enough that I was able to fall asleep last night… My husband is the sweetest guy ever. He heard me coughing around 11 last night and came in to see me after he was done baseball. I told him about my headache and he brought me the Advil and some cold water and everything.
So, this morning comes and my head is hovering on the tipping point again towards full out migraine pain… and I have to work today again. I can’t call in sick either ‘cause there’s lots of paperwork later to do. I get up, pop some Advil and go to the cupboard for some tea. I would have killed for a plain black tea, but I finished what I had a few weeks ago and haven’t replaced it yet.
I starting mentally scanning all the kinds in my head and all I could think of was… which black tea is going to have a mellow enough smell that it won’t send me into a full out sinus/migraine pain?
That’s when my beautiful red flowered tin looked at me and quietly said, ’I’m here for you.’
I opened it and the mellow scent of the Santa’s Secret came to me and didn’t make me want to feel sick. And what’s more soothing than peppermint?
Sweet, sweet heaven again in this tea. It is a delight I get to enjoy this tea again today. I am so pleased I have it still and it is doing the job I need it to do today. It is calming me and very comforting while being nice and mellow. I think I’ll grab this one again when I have a migraine.
I FINALLY tried this one. I’ve had it in my cupboard for a while now.
It is quite good. I enjoyed it a lot. I didn’t have much, so what I made was a light, fruity tea and it was delicious.
I just finished this one today. As much as I enjoyed it, I’m not going to rush out and get this one again quite yet. I have other teas that I have to get through before I buy more. And actually, I’m gettin close to being done some of the other ones, so that’s good.
Man, do I ever buy a lot of tea… haha I have a coworker that is starting to get into tea, and it’s kind of funny ’cause I have all of my teas listed with their ingrediants in a word doc and I printed it for her… she was amazed at how much I have…
Just a quick note to say this tea with Forever Nuts by Davidstea is SO good. It adds a cinnamon and nutty flavour that is delightful :)
This makes an amazing latte! :)
My coworker made herself and me a latte using this, and it was fantastic!!
I’ve had this one about a year now and haven’t logged it yet! Oops!
I think mine is starting to feel the time on it. I should have added another tsp to the mix, but it is still good. It’s a nice apple cinnamon tea. I don’t drink much green tea anymore, but I’m definitely enjoying it. I’ll have to finish this one up this fall. :)
So, I mentioned that I would review this one again once I tried it at home.
It has made my home smell like sweet heaven. I love this tea so much. It is sweet and tastes almost like candy. I am totally in love with this tea. I hope this one is sticking around, because I am totally in love. I’m going to have to get more. I can see this one repeating what I did last year with pumpkin chai (I bought probably close to like 700g of it last year alone. The only reason I still have some from last year still is ‘cause my friend gave me some at the beginning of this year, and I started to slow down drinking it.)
Anyway, I’m VERY glad I got some of this, and that I got the collector’s tin of it. I’ll be getting more.
I’m starting to realize that in life sometimes you don’t realize how much you miss something until you finally have it again. That seems to be the case for me anyway. And sometimes it takes trying it again, for you to realize how much you missed it. This tea reminded me of Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. I haven’t had that pie in years. My great Aunt Julie introduced me to that kind of pie a few years back when I was visiting her. I didn’t know if I’d like it, but I had to give it a chance. It was amazing!
Now, years later, I haven’t had any for a while, and when I heard about this tea, I knew that I had to try it.
This tea reminded me of how much I love strawberry rhubarb and how much I miss it. It is a wonderful fruity tea and it has the almost juicy taste of it. I could see adding milk and a little sugar could make it taste like the pie with ice cream mixed in with it.
I’m quite happy to have tried this tea. It is so refreshing. I haven’t tried it iced, but I definitely want to.
I had this as a latte yesterday in store. It was amazing! I knew I wanted to get some, but I didn’t know how much I wanted to get, so I asked the girl if I could get it to-go. And she had just made a blueberry jam latte and let me try it, so she asked if I wanted a latte and I said yes!
This is an amazing latte. It was a great sweet flavour and it was just… delicious!
I’ll review again once I have it at home as a regular tea.
This is a lovely tea! I’ve been wanting to try this one since it came out.
It’s not too strong, but it’s not weak either. I’m liking the fruity taste I’m getting from it. I’m wishing I had added just a touch more sugar, but it’s good anyway. I’m wondering what it would taste like chilled. I could see it being good.
I’m interested to see if it gives me the boost I need today to keep going. I didn’t sleep well last night and I’m really dragging. Anyway, Hopefully it wakes me up.
I had this one last night… and sadly I don’t care for it at all. I wish I did. I found it to be too bitter for me. I steeped it for the proper amount of time and everything, but I didn’t really care for it. I even added milk and sugar to see if that would mellow it out a bit, but it didn’t seem to do much to soften the bitterness. I just can’t seem to like it.
I’m not too sure how I’m going to drink the rest that I have. Maybe I’ll finally try the cold steep method I’ve heard so much about? I dunno.
Poor Superberry… you aren’t super to me.. :(
In one of my last posts, I referred to the chocolate store that I worked for, and I’m gonna mention it again. The store decided to release flower inspired chocolates. One of them was a lavender chocolate. I had to try it and it wasn’t good. Well, at least to me it wasn’t.
So, when thinking about trying this tea, I couldn’t help but think of that chocolate, even tho realistically, tea and chocolate are two different things. This came as a free sample and this poor little bag as been waiting for me to try it for months.
The coconut/lavender blend is quite nice! It’s soft and smooth. It’s a calming tea that is very nice. I’d definitely get this one again.
So, technically speaking, I shouldn’t be reviewing this tea yet… but I’m going to. haha
I made this tea this morning, but I made it half this and half hazelnut cream (from the Tea Haus).
Many, many moons ago, (okay, only about 5yrs ago) I worked for a Canadian chocolate company. I loved it (until right at the end. By that time I was ready to start a career elsewhere. Sadly, five years later, I still don’t have that career. That fell apart about a year and a half ago. But I must say, it definitely was for the better looking back. That job was slowly killing me. Okay, that’s probably a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much. Mentally it was too much.)
ANYWAYS, so when I was working for this chocolate place, I heard about chocolate covered hazelnuts. I had never been willing to try them before ‘cause I’m not the biggest nut fan and I figured that I wouldn’t like them. But once I started at this company and I was encouraged to try all of the chocolates we sold, I thought I’d give it a try.
That moment forward, I fell in love with hazelnuts. And when they were covered in chocolate, they were even better!
So, when a few of us went together and placed our Tea Haus order, I knew I wanted to try this one and the Hazelnut Cream. I put in one teaspoon of each one into my steeper and did the three minute steep like it recommends. It is delicious! I’m so happy to have finally tried it.
If you like chocolate, and you like hazelnuts, or if you just like chocolate covered hazelnuts, mix the two together. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
I want to try this one on its own too ’cause I have a feeling it might taste just like a hot chocolate with milk and sugar added of course. It already sort of has that taste. :)
Once again I was lured into the hibiscus teas. I didn’t realize when I bought this one that it had that in it. (I was too excited about the smell).
This one isn’t even as close to as bad as the last one for hibiscus though. I am finding that the balance of mango to hibiscus is definitely manageable. I’m happy to report, I’m actually noticing the mango flavour!
I have a different mango tea that I do enjoy more, so realistically I probably wouldn’t buy this one again, but it is a nice tea to try.
Again, a friend of mine gave this to me a while ago. I don’t have much of it left, so I figured I better write a review before it’s totally gone.
She made this one for her babyshower and she made it iced! It was really good! I was surprised. At that point in time, I didn’t drink iced tea. I still struggle to drink iced tea, but not as much now as I did then. So, when she said she was making an iced tea, I was leary of trying it. But, I wanted to be polite, so I tried it. I didn’t expect that it would be so good, considering the chai flavour. Most of the time when I think chai, I think hot, not cold.
Anyway, so she gave me a bunch of this one, and I’ve been slowly drinking through it. It is a lovely chai tea. I love the spicy punch it gives. It isn’t as ‘heavy’ as a black tea. It tends to be a lighter chai taste, but that’s not to say that it is weak. The different base just makes it a bit… different.
I absolutely love this one. I’ll have to get more of it once the current tea collection has dwindled a bit. I have far too much tea for me to drink. I must get through some of that first.
I definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a good chai tea that isn’t a black tea base and that wants a good flavour too.