35 Tasting Notes
There’s definitely some chocolate in this tea! (I would know… I ate one of the chocolate chips, just to make sure they were actually chocolate chips!)
I’m a huge choco-mint lover, and I do believe this tea does it justice. The aroma is delightful, but the flavor isn’t as strong as it smells. I might consider brewing more of it next time I have it, but it’s still good when subtle, too.
This is my day #1 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.
Long story short: I was expecting more.
This was my first experience with pu’erh tea… so in that sense, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But in terms of flavor, I was disappointed. To me, it didn’t come off as tasting like coffee at all. I could taste the caramel, but everything was so subtle. I received this tea as a single-serving sampler, and I’m wondering if more than a teaspoon and a half should have been brewed in my mug, in order to get the whole experience?
I wouldn’t mind trying it again. I didn’t hate it, but it wasn’t overly special, for me.
Update: I ended up falling for this tea, but I like it brewed stronger (not longer) and it’s divine as a latte. I’ve updated my rating to reflect this. :)
Mmmm. I ordered a David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar, and when it arrived I found a little bag of three free single servings of tea! This was one of them. I was very intrigued, because the name is vague, but what was in the tin sure looked pretty! I brewed up a cup tonight, and am thoroughly impressed. I drank the mug before coming on here to find out what it actually is… but I guessed rooibos right, I guessed lavender right, and I almost guessed the coconut right! I was going to say it tastes kind of “nutty”, but now that I know it’s coconut, I can definitely taste it. I would also like to note… that I’m not always a huge fan of lavender. I’m really picky about artificial lavender scents vs. natural lavender, and even then… I am still difficult to please. But it’s subtle in this tea, and I really enjoy just the hint of lavender!
It’s warming, but not heavy. Rich but not over-powering. I had mine with a touch of agave and a bit of soymilk. I love it. I’ll definitely buy some more of it the next time I’m in the store!
I like to think I’m not a tea “snob” in that, I really don’t mind trying teas from more generic companies. In other words, I’m sincerely attracted to flavors more so than brands… and for the sake of this tea, boy am I glad! I discovered it over the summer, and it made the perfect summer-flavored tea! And moving into November, it’s still one of my go-to favorites. I can’t help but adore the balance of mint with lime, but I will admit I might be biased by how much I love mint, and I would say that the mint flavor is a shy bit stronger than lime in this tea.
I also happen to appreciate that this tea comes in one of the little tins, in bags. If I’m on my way out of the house with an empty mug (god forbid!) and I don’t have time to fuss with loose leaf, this is what I toss into my bag.
This is an absolute favorite of mine! The combination of blueberry, peony and pomegranate could not be more divine! I find it almost impossible to over-steep this delightful treasure. I usually toss in about two teaspoons, and if I’m using the same leaves again, I’ll add just one more teaspoon.
It’s fantastic on its own, but now and then I stir in just a bit of agave to sweeten it up. I haven’t tried it, but I think it would also be a wonderful chilled tea.
Regardless, I went out on a limb to try it and oh my goodness am I ever addicted to it. Cleaning out a tin of it in less than a month speaks for itself, I think!