I love this tea. I’ve already repurchased it. It’s sweet and rich, smells (and tastes) strongly of caramel, my boss even noticed the caramel scent when I came close to her with my brewed cup. Enjoyed it tremendously with a dash of half and half. I don’t really get much chocolate out of it. I will have to brew the chocolate cake to compare soon. I can see this one being a regular staple that’s always in stock in my tea cabinet.
15 Tasting Notes
I really enjoy this one with a splash of half and half in the morning. Rich and delicious and comforting, especially in this cold weather. This is the only mate from David’s that I anticipate keeping stocked regularly at home and work. By far my favorite from their line of mates.
Sweet and tart all at the same time. You definitely get the lemon flavor, it reminds me of a berry lemonade. I had it warm with a touch of added sugar. I bet it would be fantastic iced in the summer, seems like it would be really refreshing on a warm day.
This tea is definitely tasty, but I get more orange flavor than mango. It’s sweet and tart and fruity. I don’t know if I’ll repurchase just because I don’t think it’s super unique and it’s rather pricey, plus it requires 2 tsp of tea per cup, which makes this an expensive cup of tea. Tastes and smells like an orange herbal to me, but there was a lot of orange rind in my bag.
This tea is shockingly delicious. I didn’t pick it out on my own, but it was suggested to me by the girl working at David’s Tea and I gave it a shot. I was scared by the cinnamon I could smell, but she assured me that it was really sweet and delicious. I tried it with trepidation at home with a splash of half and half in hopes of toning down the cinnamon. It was absolutely divine! Really sweet, like candy, and not at all spicy. Next time I brew it I might even take a sip without milk in it. Definitely going to be a repurchase for me. Side note – as it was brewing it was incredibly beautiful, shimmering and glittering in the infuser. After adding milk the beauty is lost, no more sparkle.
This one is really lovely. I’m enjoying it warm with just a splash of half and half (which is how I like all my hot black teas) and it seems like it would be really good iced in the summer. I will definitely be repurchasing this one. It smells of really rich blueberries and the taste doesn’t disappoint. Sweet (but not overly so) and fruity while still having a strong black tea base flavor. Perfect year round.
I taste the honey and the lemon but I’m also getting quite the rooibos flavor too which I’m just not loving. I’ll finish the sample but probably will not repurchase.
Another one that I wanted to love and just don’t think I’ll be repurchasing. It smells like fresh squeezed orange juice. The taste reminds me of the orange Triaminic that I used to have as a child. It has a very medicinal quality. I will try the rest of the sample iced to see if it’s any better.
I WANT to love this one. I really do. But it’s just not doing it for me. The Banana Nut Bread was to die for and this is just lackluster. It smells great but doesn’t have a ton of flavor. The first cup I brewed for 6 minutes and was bitter. The second cup I brewed for 5 minutes and didn’t have much flavor. I tried it sweetened and with as well as without milk. Sadly, won’t be repurchasing.
Tried this one this morning. It was ok. Smelled better than it tasted. Tried it on it’s own and then with a little cream and sugar. Liked it better with cream and sugar, but still not my favorite mate. Sort of reminiscent of coffee in scent alone. Not a ton of flavor to it.
This one was pretty good. Not an all time favorite, but I might stock up before it goes away. Sweet, not too much cinnamon for my taste, I enjoyed it with a splash of 1/2 and 1/2. All the marshmallows dissolved in the first steeping so I didn’t even bother trying to resteep this tea.
It’s ok. I’ve had two cups of this now and both times liked the first half of the cup much less than the second half. I think the bottom half is sweeter. It’s not as strong and rich of a flavor as I had hoped when I smelled it. Not sure if that’s because it’s a white tea base, but I’m left wanting something more. I think I’ll use the remaining tea leaves I have left trying it as a latte next (or just adding a dash of 1/2 and 1/2) because that seems to be popular. But as it stands now, I don’t feel a burning urge to stock up before it goes out of stock.
This tea is absolutely delicious. I am drinking it as desert with a tsp of German Rock Sugar and it is a perfect dessert tea. It tastes exactly like it smells, like a rich sweet banana nut bread with only 25 calories! I feel like I really need to stock up on this blend before it’s retired for the season.
This is a great straight oolong, just not quite as good as the Monkey Picked in my opinion. I am definitely enjoying it more than the Six Summits. I actually preferred the second steeping to the first, it was mellow and tasty. I am glad that I picked this up during the 75% off sale, and might go back for more before it goes out of stock.
After wanting this tea for about 8 months I finally broke down and bought it over the weekend. I’ve really enjoyed the same teaspoon of tea leaves for 5 steeps so far over yesterday and today. I almost never resteep with flavored or blended teas, so I’m really impressed with the longevity of these leaves. I’ve tried it plain hot, iced, sweetened with rock sugar, and sweetened with a touch of honey. It’s enjoyable every which way. I don’t think this is one I will buy bucketfulls of, but enjoy slowly, and when it’s done I think I might try another variety of straight oolong to compare/contrast.