I’m not sure if I scooped an odd mix, or maybe my taste buds are just off today, but for some reason I keep getting whiffs and a light taste of apple cider vinegar with this tea. It’s not overpowering, but definitely noticeable to me. I don’t dislike it, but in my opinion, I do feel that “perfect” pear is a bit of a misnomer.
263 Tasting Notes
I’m enjoying this tea a little more than I did last time I tried it. Perhaps because the weather is feeling more Autumn-like? It’s sweet, spicy, and dessert like, and the bright little pumpkin candies in the dry mix are just so darn cute. It’s probably a little unneccessary for me to say “aargh! I’m melting” when I pour the hot water over them, but what can I say, I’m easily entertained. Happy Fall Y’all
Although I enjoy this tea, it’s not what I was hoping for. The first flavor to hit me is not Mango, but orange. It’s juicy and refreshing, but it’s just not the taste that I was anticipating with a name like “mango madness”.
Not a bad tea, but it certainly doesn’t blow me away. The taste is reasonably strong for a teabag, but it pales in comparison to my loose teas. Having said that, if you offer me a cup, I won’t say no.
I made a pot of this and left in in my bedroom to cool while I had a shower. When I got back the whole room smelled delicious.
This tisane finds a good balance of flavors between the fruity strawberries and the tart taste of rhubarb.
The coconut taste is definitely there, but it is struggling to fight past the tartness of the apple and hibiscus. I was also hoping for the sweet juicy taste of pineapple to shine along with the coconut in the forefront of this tisane, but much to my chagrin, both flavors are much too hidden behind the tart ingredients. This tisane is not bad, but tart fruit teas seem quite common in my collection, so I don’t feel it offers anything unique enough for me to want to repurchase it.
We were visiting with good friends all day today, so I didn’t have a chance to dig into my tea stash. Instead, I drank a few cups of Lipton Green Tea. It’s what I’ve come to expect of Lipton teabags. They’re convenient, they do the trick, but they’re essentially a one brew teabag. I much prefer loose tea varieties that tend to give multiple brewings. But I wouldn’t say no to a cup of this in the future, if it were offered to me again.
I gave myself a pat on the back for not picking out one of those little candied looking pieces of pineapple from the dry tea and eating it. Have you tried it? Is it as good as it looks? I enjoyed this oolong and felt I was able to taste both the tea and the pineapple which I thought was nice. I drank it both as a hot tea and a cold tea, and I prefer it much better hot. Overall, pretty darn good. Maybe not one that I must constantly have stocked in my cupboard, but certainly one that I’d occasionally buy a small bag of again.
As expected with a tea named Cranberry Apple, this is quite tart. As I was drinking it, I felt the cranberry flavor didn’t ring through quite as true as I would have liked – it had the tartness, but lacked the berryness (yay! for made up words). And then, when I read the ingredients I noticed that there is no mention of actual cranberries – well, that explains things perfectly. Overall, it’s not a bad tea, it’s just disappointing that it lacks the berry taste I was hoping for.
I’ve always been a little indifferent to oolong teas, neither loving nor disliking them, but seldom choosing them above other options. I’m not really sure why? After seeing the fairly strong steepster ratings this tea had, I thought I’d give it a whirl. Of course, it was purchased along with a pile of other Davids Teas. So when I brought my selections home I chose what I felt was the most exciting option first, and so on…and so on. This eventually left my “untried” stock of Davids Tea with two lonely sample bags, both of which were oolongs. Really, what is it with me and my indifference to oolongs? I cracked open the sample bag and sniffed it, meh…the peach scent is kind of nice I guess, but it didn’t smell like something I’d immediately love. I waited for the tea to brew, with a definite lack of excitement that I usually experience with trying a new tea. By time I poured it I was so distracted I completely forgot I was trying something new.
First sip – whoa, o.k. well that got my attention. Hmmm…keep going sip, sip, this isn’t bad. In fact it definitely boosts my thoughts on oolongs from indifference, to “hey I kind of like this”.
But wait, oolongs are known to sometimes get better with multiple brewing. Alright well let’s see how that works for me…
O.k. so now the peach is taking more of a backseat, and is riding in as more of an aftertaste. Or maybe that’s just what I taste because my palette is already primed. – huh! Pretty good
I wouldn’t say that this tea is the holy grail of oolongs for me, but it was enlightening to discover that I am no longer justified in approaching oolongs with such indifference. In fact, now I’m actually looking forward to trying that last oolong in my untried stock. Well done DT!
The hubby and I went out for sushi last night for our anniversary. It was delicious, but we ate a tad more than we wanted to. You know when you don’t have quite enough pieces to ask to pack home, but just a few more than you would want to eat? Well that was us last night. We hate wasting food, so we just chatted and slowly ate the remainder. My tummy is doing alright this morning, with only a touch of unease. Fingers crossed that this tea will quickly fix me right up. I’m drinking it cold this morning. I don’t as many steeps out of it as my loose tea leaves, but for a bagged tea, it’s pretty darn good.
I’m very surprised how much I’m enjoying this tea. I usually tend toward white, green and/or fruit flavored teas (which this is very much not). I am also not usually the biggest fan of spicy black teas particularly with cinnamon, but this tea just somehow works for me. It’s just so familiar, but I can’t quite put a finger on what it tastes like. My best description is not so much a taste as a feeling: it’s like sitting around the fireplace after shoveling snow on Christmas morning. Cozy, delicious, warmth….mmm…
I’m having this one cold today. It’s quite refreshing, and juicy. I’m enjoying it, but not quite as much as the Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait Tea that I had yesterday. Today is hubby and my wedding anniversary, so I’m looking forward to some delicious sushi and green tea at our favorite Japanese restaurant—-Happy day!
Everytime I drink this tea I like it a bit more. I think I prefer it as a cold tea, but it’s also pretty good hot.
I had this tea today at a friend’s house. It was true to it’s name and delivered a strong licorice flavor with tones of cinnamon, orange peel, clove and other spices. I enjoy licorice on occasion, but I’m not the biggest fan overall. I therefore wouldn’t run out and get a box of this tea, but I would say that if you like licorice, this one is worth checking out.
I’m drinking this one cold this morning. It’s delicious, but I can taste the hibiscus a smidgen more than I would like. It doesn’t overpower the taste of Strawberry or rhubarb, it just has a definate presence.
I noticed that my sample didn’t contain any of the banana chips depicted in the online image, so perhaps that might be why mine lacked the banana taste that I was anticipating? Or is this normal? In any case, my sample is very nut intensive, which isn’t the best fit for my taste. Other not-so-great points about this tisane: I had to use my entire sample in one go and there is a slight oil film on this tea, which I find a little unappetizing. Overall not a bad tea, just not one that best suits my taste.
Perfect Pear isn’t bad but it isn’t what I expected either. I was hoping for a smooth sweet pear taste, and instead I got the tartness of the apples, with only hints of pear here and there.
This is a random way to describe the taste, but it reminds me of the taste of the paper stick when I finish a lollipop = remnant sweetness overpowered with the paper pulp taste. But in the case of this tisane, the sweetness of the pear is overpowered by the tart pulpiness of the apple.
I received this tea last Christmas in a tin from a friend, who knows me and my love of tea very well. I’d have to say that it is a good pick for my taste. I’ve tried a few boxed brands of mint teas such as Celestial Seasonings and Stash, and so far I enjoy this one best. Compared to others, I find this one slightly bolder, and as a result the flavor seems to linger in my mouth longer after each sip. It’s a little like a candy cane, without the sugar and the sticky fingers (or am I the only one who can’t eat a candy cane without getting sticky fingers?)
Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits, and I was happy to see large pieces of dried strawberries in this dry mix. However, I didn’t care much for the smell of this tea initially. It smells like overly-ripe, on the brink of going bad strawberries. My first hot cup also tasted faintly of this too-ripe flavor. It’s slowly growing on me with my subsequent cups. I’ll enjoy finishing off my little sample, but I don’t think this is one I’ll be putting on my shopping list any time soon.
I‘m a little disappointed with this one, not because it was bad (I enjoyed a couple teapots of it today – much to the chagrin of my poor bladder), but because I was hoping the flavor would be more striking. The cake taste was the first one to come out for me, but that took a good number of mouthfuls and intentional searching to fully materialize. The strawberry flavor is much more hidden than I was hoping for -I can taste its presence, but it’s as if it’s lurking in the shadows (I’m not sure why I made that sound so ominous – perhaps I am feeling halloweeny). Overall this is a good tea, but it just didn’t live up to my apparently high expectations.
This is a classic green tea that I enjoyed for years, before branching out to trying other tea companies. Although I enjoyed this tea for so long, it really isn’t anything special. It was just an old, reliable, does the trick kind of green tea. I had to make sure I watched my water temperature with this tea, because if it was too hot, it had a tendency to get bitter, Also, I find that you do not get as many brews out of the quantity of tea that you use. However, considering how inexpensive this tea is, it’s still a great value, and a good starter tea. It just doesn’t need to be a staple in my cupboard anymore.
This tea tastes like I’m eating a bowl of mostly mixed melons, heavy on the watermelon, with pops of apples and strawberries. As I commented on another person’s tealog (I believe their name is Bonnie?) With my first sip, I could have sworn I tasted and smelled a touch of banana, but alas there are no bananas listed in the ingredients. Perhaps it is just me who is going bananas? I’m enjoying this tea hot, but I can’t wait to try it cold…I think it’s gonna be hot day gold. I wish I found this at the beginning of summer, but still I’m stoked!
First of all, I am not a huge fan of rooibos tea, and with the flavor combination of pomegranate and cranberry, I should have know that this tea was going to be too tart (and icky) for my liking. I’m not sure what I was thinking when I bought this one. Thankfully, my brother seems to be enjoying the remainder of the box, but even he adds a touch of honey to “edit” the taste.