102 Tasting Notes
Thanks to momo for this one!
Really enjoyed this tea as I’m a fiend for strawberries. The strawberry taste was the most bold with a hint of maple syrup coming up the rear. I added some agave to this one and it brought out the flavours more. Can’t wait to fiddle around with this one more. I really want to try adding maple syrup to it to bring out the pancake flavour.
Sipping on this at Billy Bishop Airport while waiting for my flight to board. I noticed a Loblaws across the street from diner where I was having breakfast and thought I’d check it out. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they had a loose leaf tea section. After pestering the sales associate to smell a bunch of the teas, I picked four. This was one of them and I was really hesitant to try it because bergamot is really hit or miss with me.
I’m very happy that I picked this one up. I steeped it for about 2 minutes and added sugar. It is sooo creamy and has a buttery caramel taste. The grapefruit gives it a nice tangy flavour and the bergamot is there but tolerable. After reading the other reviews, I was expecting to be disappointed in this but oh my god, it’s delicious!
I’m a coconut fiend so I obviously had to give this one a go.
The scent of this one reminds me of coconut cake. I definitely get a thick cake taste from this and I imagine if I added a sweetener, I’d also get a nice icing finish. I tend to do without sweeteners and this one is tasty enough without it.
I ordered the 5 Teas For $5 pack from Verdant Tea last month and it just arrived!
First steep, 10 sec: Whoa chocolate! The more I sip, the more I taste fudge.
Second, 10: Chocolate aroma is gone completely. It smells like sesame. I ordered Adagio’s Sesame tea last month and I wished it smelled as good as this. I have a feeling I’m going to have to order this. Tastes like honey, really smooth.
3, 40 s: Chocolate flavour is back, but lighter.
4, 1 min: Sesame taste
5, 1:30 …regular black tea
6, 2 min: so sweet! Amazing chocolate and honey in the aftertaste. Like rice but not in a bad way.
And I lost track after that. I was so delighted with this tea. I didn’t expect it to live up to expectations but it surpassed them!
My parents went to Halifax this week and brought me back DavidsTea’s Spring Collection as a gift for looking after the house while they were gone! I had already tried Daydreamer and Coconut Oolong (which I haven’t reviewed yet but if I had, it would be a giant keysmash and all in caps. It is SO good!) and I was pretty excited to try the rest.
I’m not that big of a fruity black tea fan but I like this one. It reminds me of Paradise Found but without the hibiscus, which was my only problem with Paradise Found. I can’t see this as something I’d have in the morning but it would be perfect for midday. This would probably taste amazing iced!
First steep: Boiling, 3 mins, no additives.
Second: 95 degrees, 3 mins, agave.