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I stopped in at David’s while at the mall today, and decided to try a cup of this because it sounded great. The smell of the dry leaves is amazing. I do enjoy the combination of chocolate and rosebuds.
Upon first sip, I loved the combination. The chocolate is obvious and quite sweet without making it syrupy or tasting terribly artificial. I thought the combination of the sweet chocolate with the powerful floral taste was interesting. As the cup cooled, the taste became a bit overwhelmingly floral for my liking. Not so bad that I didn’t enjoy it, but I could have done with slightly less rosebud.
Overall, I thought it was enjoyable, but not one that I would bother to restock. I think that the novelty would wear off quite quickly for me.
Flavors: Chocolate, Floral, Rose, Sugar, Sweet
How can they do this to me! I was simply popping in to restock a couple staples and David’s Tea was overrun with delightful Valentine mugs, heart-shaped tins, a sampler with 90% teas I want to sample, and this tea. I tried my best to ignore it all, but be damned if they didn’t give me a sample cup, and here I am with 30 g now (I refrained, I know I have issues with preparing black teas and didn’t want a tin full of black tea that I can’t prepare properly).
Anyway. The smell is beautiful. I wish I could bathe in this. Tea bathbomb? … I really like this. It’s chocolatey in a way that isn’t too in-your face sweet and pairs perfectly with the delicate floral taste. This is the first floral tea I’ve had and I have to say I’m quite taken with it and trying to refrain from throwing out an enthusiastic hundy. I will be buying more of this, guaranteed.
1.5 tsp for 300mL water @90C, stepped 3 minutes, drunk bare.
I could not find a single tea leaf in this beautiful mix. Plenty of ginger and dried fruit, but not a speck of tea.
The ginger is not hot. The pear is a bit fake. The quince flavouring, though, is a delight. I am a bit irked at how little white tea appears to be in this blend, as it’s quite expensive.
On my break at work I checked my email and saw that Davids had all their cute Valentines stuff in! So I hurried over and stocked up on some new tea and some cute new tea mugs! This one is DELICIOUS! I’m not usually a fan of floral teas, but the rose taste is very light and mixes so nicely with the chocolate! It’s creamy and smooth. I love it! Just opening the tin makes the whole room smell like a chocolate bar. Definitely stocking up on this one before it’s gone!
Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Creamy, Rose
Ok, I’m on the 2nd steep for this one. A few more notes, it seems to have an oil slick that sits on top of the steeped tea. It’s also quite cloudy. The scent is pretty green. I guess if you have in mind that you should be smelling pineapple and walnut, you can will your mind to smell them. I don’t.
The taste is ok, like a nutty green tea. But it still isn’t my favourite as nut teas go.
Flavors: Green, Nutty
My coworker gave me a sample of this one. It’s not as good as Forever Nutty. I was reading reviews on this one and someone mentioned it smelling more like almonds, I certainly wouldn’t say that. But at the same time I don’t think it smells or tastes like toasted walnuts either. I could really go either way on this one. The smell is a tad bit stronger than the flavour which I found to be weak.
This one tastes very similar to the New English Tea Company version of English Breakfast. I always drink it with milk and sugar. To be honest, I can’t really tell a difference in flavour much. It might taste a bit fresher? Bolder?
All I know, is the tea leaf pieces are bigger and more recognizable as tea leaves than the New English Tea Co. which are little brown bits by the look of it. So I like that.
I find pit fruit flavours go well with white teas. Some find they either love it or hate it, my palate LOVES it. Peaches n Cream by Sloane is another good one, but it’s harder to find I think because it’s an Indigo/Chapters exclusive.
This one is a bit more floral that the Sloane one and you can’t over steep it or it gets bitter, so keep an eye on it when brewing!! ;)
Flavors: Floral, Green, Hibiscus, Jasmine, Peach
I always worry about mint teas (or even mixed drinks with mint flavours in it) because the mint always overpowers everything else. Not in this case!
Even when you smell it, it smells like its going to be too much, but the balance is quite nice actually. A very clean taste, palate-cleansing, but with some coconut flavour behind it.
The flakes are super fine in this though, so I always have to make sure to use my fine-mesh filter as I hate floaty bits in my tea. ;)
Flavors: Coconut, Mint
Got this as a sample in my last order from David’s. I was really excited to try it, but was kind of disappointed … Maybe it was my fault, but it wasn’t nearly as strong as I was hoping. Tasted just kind of like water .. but it smelled delicious! I would try it again if I got another sample, but I won’t order it on my own. Just next time — steep more tea!!
This was THE tea that got me to take notice of David’s Tea.
It had been quite a brutal winter last year and I needed something to keep me warm. My typical green tea (Sencha) and Orange Pekoe weren’t cutting it. I needed something new and different.
I got this as a free sample and fell in love with it. It was my go-to when I was taking an insurance course a year ago.
On its own or with milk and a bit of sweetener (I use raw sugar/turbinado) it’s a great tea for someone who wants a fruity, non-berry tea. I definitely think of peaches and cream when sipping on this tea. It’s got a light creamy texture (which is especially highlighted when you add milk or cream) with a touch of peach that doesn’t hit you in the face.
I had actually forgotten about this tea, having overdosed on it a little while studying for the finals. Having recently acquired the Apple Custard tea it got me to revisit this little gem that started my addiction to David’s Teas.
I’m hoping that they’ll bring back this tea in the future.
Flavors: Creamy, Peach, Vanilla
I was sold by the cute logo on the front! A strawberry doing yoga? I can’t think of anything that more appeals to my sensibilities.
The tea is super yummy – different than anything I would usually pick out. I love the fruity taste and it smells like Fruit Stripe gum. Nice and relaxing, definitely feels good to sip a cup after doing some yoga.
Flavors: Raspberry, Strawberry
Delicious! Toasty coconut with just a hint of sweet floral lavender. I adore coconut, so this was my idea of perfect. Excellent with a baby-tiny-bit of sweetener and a hint of half&half. One of my favorites of David’s lineup.
Flavors: Coconut, Lavender, Toasty
Edit: I’m not sure what’s going on with this post, but the small paragraph I wrote shows up multiple times and can’t be edited for some reason. My apologies. There is some kind of glitch.
Ehh.. Not my favourite. This is the first cup in a very long time that I couldn’t finish.
Ehh.. Not my favourite. This is the first cup in a very long time that I couldn’t finish.I’m not sure if it’s the ginger that I find too strong (it definitely burns on the tongue, but I like the Super Ginger, so I’m not sure what’s going on here), or that I feel like it’s missing some other component to balance all of that ginger. I found the base tea to have an almost salty taste to it. I’ve had other pu-erh blends that I’ve enjoyed, so although I’m inexperienced I don’t think it’s a general pu-erh thing I don’t like. Something about this is just off to me. Maybe I’d like it better if I used some form of sweetener or blended it with something sweeter. I do tend to enjoy a bit of sweetness in otherwise spicy teas.
Ehh.. Not my favourite. This is the first cup in a very long time that I couldn’t finish.I’m not sure if it’s the ginger that I find too strong (it definitely burns on the tongue, but I like the Super Ginger, so I’m not sure what’s going on here), or that I feel like it’s missing some other component to balance all of that ginger. I found the base tea to have an almost salty taste to it. I’ve had other pu-erh blends that I’ve enjoyed, so although I’m inexperienced I don’t think it’s a general pu-erh thing I don’t like. Something about this is just off to me. Maybe I’d like it better if I used some form of sweetener or blended it with something sweeter. I do tend to enjoy a bit of sweetness in otherwise spicy teas.I’ll stick to Super Ginger for my stomach ache tea needs.
Flavors: Broth, Ginger, Salty, Spicy