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This tea is just too darn sweet for me. All candy like and super fragrant. Very cloying. It makes me want to sneeze.
I do enjoy the hibby, as it seems to try hard at balancing out the sweetness. Not hard enough. Yep, that is how naturally sweet this blend is… I’m calling on the powers of that hibby bully, and even that can’t do the job! eeesh.
Anyhow. I added some OJ and that seemed to help, making it into kindof a creamsicle feel. I’ll never finish the entire tin myself. A friend gifted me an entire DT tin of the stuff so I’ve got quite a bit! Maybe I’ll throw little baggies of it in people’s desk drawer’s for April fools day. That would be fun to watch, trying to find the source of the smell :P
No, I haven’t forgotten about Project Tea Wall – I just don’t have a lot of teas left to drink for it. I realized it had been a LONG time since I crossed something off the
small list though, so I tried this today as a latte! I also added a little honey, because breakfast blends are typically drank with milk and sweetener and my sweetener of choice is honey.
I’ve started doing a new thing when I make latters with honey, and that’s that I’ll add the honey to the milk as I steam it/froth it rather than to the tea as it steeps. I don’t know why, but it seems to make a difference to me as far as the finished product goes. Smoother, I guess?
This was pretty tasty; I’d say apart from the honey flavour itself and overall creaminess of the milk used this had solid notes of malt, raisin, and dates and a bit of a light floral undertone. I’d imagine as a straight tea this would be rather full bodied and brisk; as a latte it was smooth but still rich. I enjoyed it a lot, though I think Irish Breakfast is still my overall favourite breakfast blend that we carry.
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I seem to be on a chocolate/Valentines tea kick right now. This one smells incredibly good – it must be the chocolate liqueur, though the scent reminds me of Baileys almost. The tea brews up lighter than I normally care for in black teas, but it’s pretty standard for DT’s blends unfortunately. The first flavour that hits my tongue is the chocolate liqueur, sweet and decadent followed by the tang of the bergamot. The rose notes are quite subtle and most noticeable as an aftertaste.
A really enjoyable tea, despite some shortcomings, and it’s good for drinking in the afternoon when you want something a little lighter that will still give you a caffeine boost.
This tea is bananas…b-a-n-a-n-a-s. Holy moly….listen, I dont usually like banana flavored ANYTHING. But I love anything nutty. So, because this is called banana NUT bread, I decided to give it a go. And boy am I glad I did! The dry blend is very much a trail-mix look alike. I feel like I could just eat it. Alas, I did not. I steeped a little over 1 perfect spoonful (a little over 2.5tsps) in 16 oz of water (DAVID’s Nordic Mug). I steeped it for 10 minutes at the recommendation of my fellow steepster reviewers. Once steeped, this tea smells exactly like freshly baked banana bread. I added a tiny little splash of DAVID’s vanilla agave and just the most minuscule splash of milk. Oh boy does it taste heavenly. Its sweet and nutty with a hint of banana. The banana is present, but not overpowering. The nut flavor really comes out. I am so glad I faced my banana-flavor fear and tried this. I bet it would be dang good as an iced latte!
Flavors: Baked Bread, banana, Nutty, Sweet
This is one of the teas where, for no good reason, I’ve been nervous about trying. I mean, what gives?
Well, no more! I am trying things in the cupboard, and this one is up.
I’ve never had kombucha, and I can’t say it really interests me. But I do like fruit, and I like oolong, so I thought there might be a chance I’d love this.
Eh, is the answer. Its mostly a mango-y taste, which is not for me. I don’t care for mango. The oolong base is fine, nothing exceptional, and the whole thing creates a fruity, slightly earthy cup.
Meh. I’ll finish it, but then it will not be coming back.
Oh my goodness. I think I have some sort of a stomach flu! So, I dug through my tea stash and saw this tea & I remembered that it has peppermint in it. Hoping that the mint in the tea would calm my belly down I brewed up a cup. The dry leaf smells yummy, like vanilla and a hint of minty sweet. Brewed it smells much like vanilla and I couldn’t quite detect peppermint. On taste, vanilla is very prominent and the mint is there but I dont know…they dont compliment each other well in this tea. It wasn’t for me, unfortunately. There was a strange taste to it that I can’t put my finger on.
I had this earlier. It tasted fine by me. I really enjoyed the juniper. It tastes exactly as a medicinal, herbal, tea would taste like, but maybe a little too light (which threw me off guard). Then again, I will try steeping it longer. I was just apprehensive to steep it more than 3 minutes because of the green tea, but I think there is enough rooibos to mask any extreme bitterness. OH! Also I actually did appreciate how underplayed the lemongrass was, because sometimes I just hate lemongrass.
Okay, okay. Something sweet. It’s not very aggressive though, and I kind of want that (maybe it’s because I only steeped it for 3 minutes). All I’m getting is this maple flavor, not much of a scent.
I feel like it could be better, and I will give it more chances.
Flavors: Caramel, Maple, Maple Syrup