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This is one of my all-time favorites, actually, and the one that really got me started on DT’s in general. We’d stopped in to look at the new store and this was on offer.
Hot, it’s a nice watermelon-y flavor, not too bitter, not too sweet, just balanced.
But when cold brewed? Oh yeah. That’s how I make this one. Load up the pitcher with some ice cold water, pop in the basket and let this baby chill in the fridge for 12 hours or so. There is zero bitterness this way and it soothes my throat like nobody’s business (important when you’re a Narratrix spending 80% of your workday behind a mic).
I love to take a huge glass of this into the studio with me. It’s perfect for summer.
Sample from Tea in Spoons stash sale. Thank you!
I definitely see where the name for this tea comes from. The combination of cool mint and hot cocoa does make me think about playing in the snow and coming in for a cup of cocoa. But the peppermint is definitely more like the herbal tea than the candy so the two flavors seem like they’re fighting each other a bit and this is definitely too sweet for my tastes. Fun to try though.
Flavors: Cocoa, Peppermint, Sweet
This is a queued tasting note.
I ended up using the entirety of my sample making a large, but very enjoyable, cold brewed pitcher of this tisane. Personally I think the strong pineapple and coconut notes make this the most true to a Pina Colada tea that DT has ever put out. After I had finished the first half of the pitcher, I ended up mixing the second half with a dark rum and for me that really sealed in the positive experience.
Pink Lemonade is very overpowering and the taste changes depending on where it hits your mouth. Sometimes, you’ll get sips that are very sweet and strawberry-lemon-candy-tasting. However, most times there is a strange artificial flavor that almost seems poisonous. Because of that artificial flavor which I have experienced about 8/10 times, I don’t think I would recommend this tea. The 2/10 times where the flavor doesn’t occur, the tea is great!
Also, I have had this both hot and cold, and once again the flavor changes even more depending on the temperature. When it is hot, it tastes almost like medicine and seems very throat-soothing. I think, if anything, it is better as a cold tea, where the more fruity flavours are drawn out.
Flavors: Alcohol, Hibiscus, Medicinal, Strawberry
Coco Colada makes for a great iced tea in the summertime. It has a breezy coconut flavor when brewed both hot and cold – almost reminiscent of coconut water, but a better version of it.
I also made iced tea popsicles with Coco Colada with some cut up strawberries and they were super refreshing. The pretty pink colour is also a bonus – I love watching the colour change as it steeps!
So, it turns out that my usual stir-really-quickly-with-a-fork method does NOT work for this matcha. I mean that method never worked fantastically, but there were SO many clumps. I really need to get actual matcha making gear. It tasted as good as can be expected. Kind of watery except for really strong when you got a clump. I’m not going to rate it, because I’m still pretty new to matcha and also I totally failed at preparing it.
Cold brewed this last night. It is really good iced. It is sweet from the dragonfruit and it is somewhat tart as well. I of course added sugar to this although it probably didn’t need it but I like iced tea sweet. This is just really refreshing.
I brewed it overnight in a 64oz Iced Tea Maker with 8 tsp leaf.
Flavors: Fruity, Tart
I am sampling this before I serve it to everyone at my tea book club tomorrow night. I’ve only had one or two mate teas before this one and I’ve always came away feeling a bit let down.
I did a heaping TBSP of this into my teapot with about 10 oz of water. Steeped it at 185 for 5 minutes. First thing is that I love the smell of the dry leaves. Very aromatic. The smell of the tea liquor is VERY much a chocolate dipped raspberry. The taste still has the chocolate there though the upfront flavor is tangy raspberry. There might be a bit of a nutty undertone as well.
Either way, this is a good tea and I’m sure my book club base is going to really enjoy this. SuperStarling!, if you are reading this, I think you would also enjoy it.
Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Nutty, Raspberry, Tangy
Oh, this was good. Like drinking a thick fruit juice instead of tea. Very fruity with a hint of bitterness that was surprisingly welcome. I wouldn’t call it sangria, mostly because actual sangria tends to have some astringency from the red wine for me, but this was excellent.
… And also a run on sentence. Oops.
Sample from Tea in Spoon’s stash sale. Thank you!
This is quite good. Sweet raspberry, white chocolate, and the green wood flavor of green rooibos. It’s like a white chocolate raspberry truffle, with the added flavor of rooibos. I quite like green rooibos so even though it strikes me as a slightly unusual flavor combination, I did enjoy it.
Flavors: Green Wood, Raspberry, Sweet, White Chocolate
Dry leaf: Sweet pomegranate and red fruit with a slight citrus kick.
Liqueur: Pink and red in colour. Bright pomegranate aroma with citrus zest highlights.
Flavour: Juicy, sweet red fruit flavour. Leaves a nice tart aftertaste and a freshness from the zest.
Flavors: Goji, Raspberry, Rosehips, Sweet
Dry leaf: Vegetal matcha with strong strawberry notes.
Liqueur: Opaque green. Vegetal matcha with strawberry accents.
Flavour: Sweet jam-like strawberry flavours coat the palate. The vegetal matcha provides a brightness and compliments the strawberry very well.
Flavors: Grass, Strawberry, Sweet
Dry leaf: Slightly toasted coconut aroma dominates with a pineapple accent.
Liqueur: Cloudy pink color. Scent of fruity pineapple and coconut.
Flavour: Light and fruity notes with a coating feeling from the coconut. Sweet pineapple aftertaste.
Flavors: Coconut, Pineapple