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There’s a point in the steep where this goes from nice and mild to tart and over-bearing. Somewhere in the 3 minute range, I find. Still not an exceptional tea, but certainly passable. Won’t buy again, what with all the delicious loose tea to be had, but I would snag one off a freebie tray for sure : )
I bought this at the Market. I have no description for it, no ingredient list, and no link to the website. The shop is based in Mahone Bay, NS and they do have a price list online which contains this tea, but that’s what I got.
All that said, it’s delicious! Clearly a black tea, with a lovely blueberry aroma. The flavour of blueberry does not come out as strongly as it smells, but it’s nice – mild, but still there. Perfectly lovely, though kind of forgettable. I got two other teas from this company which also are sort of forgettable. Shame, considering that it’s a local tea company and it would be nice to support some Nova Scotians.
Felt like a real tea after my chamomile apple this morning (really coming to hate that tea – chamomile is not for me!) so I turned to the Lady Grey. I found that I needed a bit of sugar and cream in it this morning, but I find it masks the bergamot too much. A little unsatisfying, but still a nice cup of tea. I think I need to give in, greys are not really for me!
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I oversteeped this morning (was playing Little Big Planet 2 before work, so sue me! :D ) but it was still delicious. I found the tart lemon rind sort of bitterness came out too strong as a result of my over-steeping but I think a bit of honey would have fixed that nicely…if I’d bothered.
I really like lemon, so I find this a really nice tea, but if you want the balanced pie sort of flavour, definitely make sure to not steep it more than 4 or 5 minutes. My favourite lemon David’s Tea continues to be Three Lemon, with Citron Oolong coming in just behind, but this was a nice aberration from my norm.
Had a nice amount of this in a travel mug of hot chocolate this afternoon. I love the minty kick, especially when Schnapps isn’t an option. Yum!
Second steep – mint is strong again. Why is the second steep so strong on mint???
Anyway, this might only do cups today, because this isn’t quite as strong as I would like. The mint is taking over, the base is muted, but a nice complement.
Figured I’d go to this delicious tea for work today – I learned yesterday that I can get three solid steeps, so it’s perfect for no fuss no muss tea that’s still delicious! I’ve interested a couple people in this by the smell alone, though most baulk at the price. Why is coffee allowed to be expensive but not tea? Mmm, I love the mint in this..
The beau selected this as breakfast tea again today. Still lovely, and as I try more and more rooibos teas, I realize how much of the delicious flavour of this tea is really just the rooibos base.
One of the first I chose from Davids Tea several months ago. Very mild, mostly tastes like honeybush. I think it would do nicely mixed with some Three Lemon or with one of their mint teas. Further experimentation required!
Nonetheless, it’s a perfectly nice tea. A little boring, but was great for me as a beginner.
So yummy. I’m sure I’ve said this before. No new spiel – tasty! Sweet! Citrus sweet!
Oh my goodness, I am on my third steep of the same teabag [Edit – I don’t really mean teabag, I mean looseleaf tea in a t-sac because I’m at work and it’s easy!], and it is really still quite strong. I am quite impressed. Until recently, I wasn’t much of a re-steeper. Right now, I am doing the math on the many lost cups of tea. : (
Anyway, the tea is definitely starting to lose it’s zing – I found the mint to be more mild and the flavours muted, but it’s definitely drinkable. Three steep limit, I guess!
Re-steep. Still delicious. A little more minty this time, which I didn’t expect.
First steep for first work tea of the day. Warm and smooth, with an undeniable sweetness from the rooibos (Can’t miss it!). The mint comes in nicely, and sort of with a vanilla-esque flavour, as opposed to the bold mints I know David’s Tea to use. When I’m feeling like some mint but worried about heartburn (Terrible that my favourite flavour can be so cruel to me) I can turn to this. Delicious iced or hot, with or without rum!
Can’t wait to re-steep when this cup is gone. Yum yum!
Yummy yummy breafast tea. I love this! I find it can get a little tart if left to steep too long, so I like to stop the infusion at 3 or 4 minutes, and I really enjoy it.
Love this little guy. Sweet honeybush, sweet tangeriney flavour. Nothing tart about this. Like an overripe citrus taste. I imagine it would steep quite nicely if mixed with some lemon!
This isn’t what I wanted to drink, but I only have one left of my preferred tea, so I figured I’d give it a go. I steeped a much shorter time and threw in a bit of raw sugar to try to enhance the apple and minimize the chamomile (which now that I’ve tasted I know I don’t like). Learning experiences!! Anyway, the titch of sugar took the edge off the chamomile. I should bring in my honey from home as I prefer it to sugar, but ah well. Still a lovely tea.
Wanted a nice warm (but cooling!) mint tea this morning after arriving at work. My breakfast tea (apple) didn’t come out as nice as I’d hoped so I went for ol’ faithful. As always, this tea didn’t disappoint. I wish the water had been hotter but when you sit at reception they don’t let you toddle off to boil water, so I make do with what’s available.
Finally re-steeped this, three hours later. I was afraid that after over steeping a bit the first time that it wouldn’t produce a comparable second cup, but the smell and colour of the liquor are superb.
First sip is certainly more mild in lemon flavour than before, but still delicious. I love lemon though, in case I didn’t mention it : )
My third purchase from David’s Tea yesterday. I’ve never had oolong before so I didn’t know what I was getting in to. I love lemon and citrus in general, so this was a safe bet, but it turned out nicely. I found the flavours mixed nicely and the lemon wasn’t nearly as overpowering as one would expect from the smell.
I found it to be a really smooth tea and I really enjoyed it. I look forward to my next cup!
Had a nice cuppa this evening. The beau enjoyed some iced with rum and I used the leftover for a hot cup. I first bought this in the summer, brewed a mug and didn’t enjoe it as much as some of the others so it sat at the back of my cupboard. Now that winter’s settled in, this is a great pick me up, reminding me that summer will come again some day. Really enjoyable, especially as a mint fan!
Smells amazing…I’ve wanted this since it came out but couldn’t bring myself to cough up the price. Today I gave in. And I didn’t regret it, at all!! We let this steep for a long time, though the beau poured a cup at about five minutes and it was delicious, but a really mild fruit flavour. At a ten minute steep, the tea really hits you right off. It sort of is milky, though deliciousn and sweet, though not too sweet!!
Second infusion produced two more cups, both drank by me as the beau didn’t want them. Since I over-steeped the first batch, the second came out a little watery but I’ve finally establised that the weird taste is SLIGHTLY reminiscnet of coffee. Upping my rating as I am coming to really enjoy it as an occcasional tea. Something to put a little hair on my chest amidst my usual tisanes : )