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This is pretty much the only chai that I actually like. It’s mild and not over powered with heavy spice. Most chai’s are too spicy for my liking and offend my senses, leading to a choking/gagging reflex. Chai = unpleasant, in most of my experiences. This tea is right up my alley. Sweet pumpkin pie flavour, yum! I added some honey and almond milk which made it even more delectable. I love this tea. It’s everything a tea should be. Comforting and helps you wind down and relax. I just got my free 50 gram bag using my points at David’s Tea and I was more than happy to chose this as my flavour pick. Perfect tea for settling into Autumn with. I also ordered a lip butter in the same flavour!
Flavors: Caramel, Molasses, Pumpkin, Spices, Sweet, Vanilla
I really like this handy scoop n slide infuser from DAVIDsTEA.
I use it to scoop tea leaves and steep tea at the same time. It’s essentially a tea ball attached to a handle but I like using it much better than an actual tea ball.
The head of the infuser is pretty large and allows for decent leaf expansion. I’ve steeped various black, green, and oolongs and never had an issue with not enough room for leaf expansion. I make sure not to over stuff the infuser and to put in enough tea to make a single serving.
The holes in the infuser are also small enough in that you don’t have small tea pieces floating around. I also like that the handle never gets hot even though it’s metal.
You can read the full review on my blog about the scoop n slide infuser: http://worldofteainfusers.com/scoop-n-slide-infuser-review/
I had this one the other day when I went into the store. I decided to live life on the edge a little and get this in latte form…
I had high hopes for Pumpkin Chai cause 1. I LOVE pumpkin and 2. Chai ain’t half bad either.
I also liked that the smell really reminded me of Glitter & Gold. It almost smelled identical and you could easily mistake one for the other if you had a blindfold on.
Sad to say that I was a little disappointed with the latte. There was waaaayyy too much milk. It really took over the tea and all I could taste was dairy. I did get a hint of a chai aftertaste but I definitely could not taste any pumpkin in there at all.
This was the first time I had a latte at DT and I’m wondering if all their lattes are made super milky or if mine just happened to be that way?
I am a bit of a pumpkin spice season hater, but my boyfriend loves pumpkin spice, and so off I went to get him this tea…. and discovered that I liked it quite a bit myself.
As with most of the David’s Tea purchases I’ve made, I find that I need quite a bit of leaf in the bag to get the tea to my liking, but once you add some milk and a dash of sugar, this becomes a comforting, spicy, caramel-pumpkin-nutmeg-flavored cup. One of my new favorite fall teas.
Flavors: Caramel, Carrot, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Pumpkin, Spices
Tried the sample in store and I was in love. Made it for the first time myself today and it is even better in my own mug. I can see this becoming a huge favorite for me. I can see how this would be soothing for a sore throat but I the taste is so good I’ll be enjoying this one even when I’m feeling great! Interestingly the ingredient list on the bag does not include ginger but the sales pitch on the internet says it does include ginger. Hmm.
Flavors: Honey, Licorice, Sweet
Now this is a FANTASTIC pumpkin chai. Wow. It was so much better than I imagined. Really, really pumpkiny — real pumpkin. The loose leaf is so colourful and autumnal. Unlike most chais it isn’t just black tea and spices — it is predominantly pumpkin!
I love all of Davids Teas packaging for this Pumpkin Chai with two different containers (50g in a pretty orange mini tin and the 100g collector’s tin).
I bought 100g but I can easily see myself coming back for more over the next few months!
My daughter, Superanna, brought an adorable tea assortment from David’s Tea for me when she returned from Minnesota. My best friend loves white tea so I picked this as one to drink with her.
Today we had a pot of it with a Kringle and Lemon Pastry Slices that youngest made. I really wish I had tried it before taking a bite of my pastry because it took me a few minutes to get the full effect of the tea.
I see lots of reviews of people who think it tastes like medicine, and lots of people who love it. We loved it. Rooibos tastes like horrible cough syrup. This does not. Funny, but it tastes like Christmas to me. Maybe that’s because we had cherry chiparoons made with maraschino cherries and coconut, and we have fruitcake with candied cherries, but this tastes more like Christmas than all those orange and spice concoctions all the companies throw at us.
I also realized as I was drinking it that it smells like the Christmas candle my eldest just gave me from Yankee Candle that she didn’t want “because it smells like medicine but I think you will like it!” This is more like cherry candy than cherry cough syrup to me.
This is a very delicate floral tea that is not very sweet for a David’s Tea tea (Yay!). The cherry flavour is not overwhelming but feels very synthetic as others have noted.
That being said, it’s still a nice tea for a rainy day.
Flavors: Cherry, Cherry Blossom
Awwww yiss! I normally am not a fan of sweet, dessert teas, but this tea changed my mind. One of my favorite youtubers raved about this tea so I had to try it. It’s definitely going to be a staple on my tea shelf now.
Rooibos is the perfect base for this tea. It means I can have some sweetness in the evening and not have to worry about caffeine.
Wow, the colour of the green tea is amazing. It’s like the green you get from Tencha (unfinished Matcha).
I brewed this using a different method from what thet suggest. I cut open two tea bags and used 120 mL to create a shot glass. This is much more enjoyable than drinking a whole 500 mL at once. I actually did 3 individual 1 minute steepings.
My first impression was a slight revulsion to the toasted smell. But drinking it as a shot makes it more enjoyable.
It’s got that sort of warmth that makes it comfort food. Perhaps in winter, for a pick me up :)
Oh Earl’s Garden. I wanted to love you. The idea of strawberries infused in mah Earl Grey tea was a delightful, whimsical one.
Like Captain Picard, playing his flute.
Alas, nay. ’Twas not to be.
I’ve really only found one Earl Grey that I’ve enjoyed, the rest seem to fall under the “too bitter to drink” category, but this one was peculiar in that no amount of sweetener (honey, in my instance) really seemed to work. In fact, it was like the honey made the bitterness more pronounced. And the bitterness itself was weird! It was… well it made the bergamot notes more pronounced more than anything and it felt like someone just upended perfume into my tea.
It was SO bizarre. I might try it again, with a different sweetener maybe? But, gak, so far, no. I couldn’t even finish the cuppa.
#teafail #sadpanda #teatime
Flavors: Astringent, Bergamot, Earl Grey, Strawberry
Sample from Tea in Spoon’s stash sale. Thank you!
This definitely tastes like Birthday (pan)cake. It’s pretty much a maple vanilla rooibos. It’s definitely a solid tea, using good quality rooibos for the base, but it’s not the best maple tea I’ve ever had, and vanilla isn’t usually a flavor I seek out for it’s own sake. I’ll finish off this sample but probably won’t buy more.
Flavors: Maple, Rooibos, Sweet, Vanilla
I’m away on summer holiday/work trip and failed to pack a decent assortment of tea. The nice thing is that there are plenty of places to buy tea, including a David’s nearby. I have been drinking two cups of this tea every morning for the past few days. It seems like a good solid EG, but nothing to get super excited about. It is reliable and is an enjoyable cup that I have with a little creamer, but it isn’t something I’d want to keep in stock or would even turn to if I had my tea cupboard nearby.
Thanks to Super Starling! for a sample of this.
For someone who very rarely drinks flavored/scented teas, I have to admit that I love the smell of this. Citrusy orange, rich chocolate, and earthy puerh are all evident in the scent of both the dry leaves and the steeped liquid. It almost has a children’s fairy tale scent to it. Something nostalgic. I’m not sure why that is what it evokes but it does.
On first sip, that orange chocolate hits you up front and then at the last second gives you a glipse of the puerh. I’m not sure if anyone has ever had candied orange peel? And further yet, I’m not sure if anyone else has ever had candied orange peel dipped in dark chocolate but this is what it reminds me of. It’s actually… pretty good. Coming from a purist like me, I’m a little shocked that I like it so.
So, congrats Leah. You have already partly converted me to being open to the world of flavored teas.
Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Earth, Orange