350 Tasting Notes
Yummy! Even though I generally gravitate towards green and white teas, when I opened up the sniffer at my local Davids Tea, this blueberry jam black tea had a hold of me immediately. I love that even though it is a black tea, David’s classifies it as a “low caffeine” tea. This is quite likely because it is loaded with blueberries and therefore contains much less actual tea. Both the smell and the taste are spot on with the name. It makes a great tea whether hot or cold. The second brew tastes even better in my opinion, the flavors seem a bit more mellow and smooth.
The green tea taste comes through more strongly with the first sip then yields perfectly to the kiwi flavor! Oh so very yummy! It tastes like a very ripe kiwi, but mixed with a melon flavor, maybe watermelon, or perhaps some honeydew. It doesn’t require any sugar in my opinion, as it is nicely sweet tasting on it’s own (although I rarely add sugar to my tea). It’s yummy both hot and cold. Kiwi’s big adventure is yet another favorite of mine from David’s tea!
There is something in this tea that I do not care for. It might just be the cinnamon, or it might be the cinnamon and something else? I like the tartness combined with the sweetness, but the cinnamon/floral scent and flavor are killing those notes. sigh… Really not a fan of this one. Definately won’t be buying this one again.
Yummy! I enjoy this one both hot and cold. But perhaps just a tad bit more when it’s cold. I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed Pina Colada tea until I stumbled upon some at a local tea shop. So now I actively seek this flavor out. So when I saw Tropicalia at David’s tea, trying some was a no-brainer. I the would have rated this one even higher but personally I would prefer if “sugar hearts” was not included in the ingredients – that’s just me I’m sure. I just feel that there is enough natural sweetness from the pineapple, and I can always add sugar, whereas sifting through the tea in an attempt to pick out the sugar hearts would be more trouble than it’s worth. Still it’s a delicious tea, and I would certainly repurchase this one.
EDIT: I bumped my rating up a smidgen after experimenting with this tea. The second brew tastes much better than the first. Cold tastes better than hot. Adding a half teaspoon of brown sugar also brings out the cherry cola taste (which really shouldn’t be a surprise considering how much sugar there is in soda, but I prefer to have my tea without adding sugar).
ORIGINAL NOTE: I must say that although I am a lover of David’s tea. This Organic Cherry Cola tea is quite disappointing for me. I loved cherry cola, whenever I was allowed to have it as a child, so I was excited to possibly find an alternative that I can enjoy that isn’t packed with sugar and carbonation. When I took my first sip, I thought I did something wrong, but looking at the other reviews, I’m not alone with getting a muddied fermented flavor. I occasionally get hints of the cherry cola flavor, but it is overpowered by what I might best describe as an earthy(?) taste…No wait, not earthy…more like a musty/dirt-ish taste? (Not sure if that description will help anyone but me – yeh…should just stick with the adjective “fermented” I suppose). I have to say that I tend to prefer green and white teas over black teas, so my palette was already biased against this tea even before the first sip. It’s not horrible, but I’m glad I only bought 14g. With all the other amazing options at David’s I wouldn’t recommend this one.
Whether hot or cold, this Lime Gelato flavor is delicious! I am not typically a lover of lime, but Davids got this one down perfectly by cutting it with the perfect amount of creaminess – well done!
I shared this one with a friend today and now we’re planning a trip to Davids Tea next week so she can stock her cupboard with this one also. Too bad I didn’t buy enough to share, but on the other hand it gives me an excuse to make another trip out to Davids Tea which is always good.
Delicious! Tastes like caramel-corn. As a hot beverage I liked this one instantly. With a little coaxing, paired with the heavenly aroma, and the pure curiosity of a tea called “movie night”, I convinced my husband to take a few sips of this one – and even he (who is very much a non tea drinker)said that it was good. I also tried this one cold, and although it was still quite good, I prefer it as a hot beverage as the sweetness seems to blend more smoothly with the flavor when it’s hot. So good I give it 2 thumbs up!
When I first tasted this tea, I had to think of mango to experience that part of the flavor. This was a little disappointing for me at first because with the name “Mango Diablo” I was expecting an in-your-face bold fruit and spice combo. But now that I am over that initial disappointment, I can really appreciate this tea for what it is. When I drink Mango Diablo as a hot beverage, it tastes mostly like a green tea with just a little added spice tingle left on the tongue in the end. The mango flavor becomes slightly more evident for me when I drink this tea cold. I originally thought I wouldn’t repurchase this tea once I finish what I have, but the more I experiment with this one, the more it grows on me. Perhaps I just need to play with it a little longer to figure out how to perfect it for my palate.
Oh my! the smell is just heavenly straight out of the bag and also while brewing. The taste of apple is obvious although it didn’t have the tartness that I expected, which I thought was a nice alternative to other apple teas I have tried in the past. To me it seems to have tones of butter caramel in there somewhere~ yummy-yum! Maybe that’s just my palate though? I will definitely buy this one again.
I must admit that I haven’t tried this one iced or with sugar yet, but I do enjoy how the flavors of strawberry and lemon compliment each other as a hot tea.