352 Tasting Notes

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Like a few other Davids teas that I’ve tried, this one confused me at my first sip, but after a few more swigs, I decided it was alright. I must admit however, that first sip really reeked of disappointment to me. I am in love with Davids Big Apple tea for its fresh fruity taste, so in comparison this Persian Apple tea tastes so floral to me that I am left searching for any hint of apple. It’s like I’m bobbing for apples and I keep getting mouthfuls of rose petals. I suppose it’s possible that when I scooped the dry tea, I may have gotten a strange ratio of ingredients? After my initial disappointment however, I came to appreciate this tea on its own merits. It’s refreshing, light, and versatile enough to be enjoyed as either a hot or cold tea. It’s not bad, I will enjoy finishing off my little sample, but I don’t think this is one that I will jump to restock.

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drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve never tried actual red velvet cake, so I can’t speak for the authenticity of the flavor of this tea, but I get the chocolate cake taste right from the first sip. Yum! I’ve tried this one both as a hot tea and as a cold one, and I don’t recommend it cold unless you like to drink wearing a blindfold. Whether hot or cold, this tea has a greasy film on top that makes it less appealing (likely from the chocolate chips). So when it gets cold the greasy bits float on top, becomes a more prominent whitish solidified oil, and creates an unappealing film on the cup.

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74

Wow! just tasted this one cold and I think I love it even more…bumped up my rating

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74

Wonderfully fragrant both dry and brewed. The aroma of this tea is spot on, and the taste is very good also. To me, the taste starts with more strawberry flavor then finishes with the tartness of rhubarb. I’m not a huge fan of many of Davids herbal teas, but I must say that this one was a pleasant surprise.

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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I must preface this with saying that I am not really a lover of chai, pumpkin, cloves, or cinnamon, (at least in my tea), but the SA at Davids encouraged me to give this a try. Although I don’t love it in that “gotta have it” kind of way, I’m glad I listened to her suggestion. I like to drink my tea with no milk or sugar, but I can see how those little additions could certainly make this tea even more rich and dessert-like. Personally, I wouldn’t buy this one again, just because there are so many other teas that I prefer, but for a tea with so many contents that are “not my favorite” I am very glad that I gave this one a taste. Having said that, I would still reccommend this one to any pumpkin lovers out there

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drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
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I just tried this one cold, and I was very surprised that I liked it that way also, so I had to bump up my rating. This tea just keeps growing on me.

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As I went to take my first sip, the smell of coconuts was very apparent. So I was surprised to not be overwhelmed with this note with my first sip. At first I was confused at what I was tasting, and very unsure whether I was going to enjoy this tea at all. There was a very slight sourness to the tea that wasn’t bad, but I didn’t really care for. I had never tasted mulberries before, so I indulged my curiosity and picked one out of the dry tea mix for a little taste. Mmm…yummy like a fruity honey. Now is it just me, or does this tea taste better after you eat one of those little guys? I suspect that if I were to overcome my “drink it as is” stubbornness and add a touch of honey, I would probably enjoy this tea even more. But for now my hard-headedness triumphs. At least this tea helps answer a childhood question of what a Mulberry bush is. Now I just have to figure out why the weasel goes pop and my life will be complete :)

tigress_al

How long did you steep this for? I find the sweetness comes out and it needs no additions if steeped for 10minutes.

canadianadia

ahhh…I only steeped it for 7 minutes. I will try 10 minutes next time. Thanks for the suggestion tigress_al

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drank Toasted Walnut by DAVIDsTEA
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First sip: ugh! strange
Second sip: hmmm…
Third sip: o.k?
Fourth sip: not bad
Fifth sip and beyond: hey! this is pretty good

Toasted Walnut makes an especially nice Fall or Winter tea. To me, the nutty taste was immediately apparent. Although I didn’t love this one right away, it grew on me within a few sips. For some strange reason, the smell and part of the aftertaste reminds me of an Irish cream coffee that my parents used to drink when I was a child, but looking at the ingredients, I’m not sure why that would be? So far I have only tried this one hot with nothing added, but I suspect if I added a smidgen of brown sugar and perhaps a touch of milk, this tea would taste even more like a dessert.

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Well, it’s certainly different. To me it has an almost medicinal taste that I don’t care for. I don’t feel like I can capture the taste accurately in a description, but I’ll give it a go anyway: It tastes like a blend of random garden herbs with a couple of pine needles and an odd dried blueberry. I know my description doesn’t make much sense since most of those things are not actually ingredients in this tea, but that is what I am tasting. So far I’ve only tried this one hot, and I have to say – not really a fan.

tigress_al

Agreed :(

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drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
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I tried a sample of Cranberry Pear tea iced in store, and decided to bring home a little sample to try hot. I must say that it’s delicious both as a hot and as an iced tea, and has a natural sweetness without having to add sugar. I love the smell, and it’s quite tasty, but if I did a blind taste test, I wouldn’t think that it’s a cranberry pear flavor. To me it almost has a faint taste of cream soda. Although it is a black tea, it is another one that is so chock full of fruits, that it is deemed to be a low caffeine tea. A lovely tea overall, and I would certainly repurchase it on another visit to Davids.

Jen M

cream soda! YES! Now that I read it and sip at the same time? Definitely cream soda. Score!

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