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It’s hard for me to distinguish between this and Coconut Oolong – and both taste yummy! I don’t get to have white teas very often, which is a sad thing, as I really enjoyed this one. Very sweet with the coconut, but I added a splash of milk to make it little extra creamy. I hope this one comes back!
I understand the appeal of this tea, and in theory – looking at the ingredients I should love it. But I don’t. I mean, it is nice – I get a subtle coconut flavour and a bit of vanilla and rum, but it just tastes artificial to me. I thought it might have been the way I steeped it but this is my fourth or fifth cup and it still doesn’t appeal to me. I’d have another cup if it was offered to me, but it’s not a tea I’d go to.
Wasn’t feeling the best today, pretty tired and have a sore throat to the point were it was annoying! Based on everyone’s reviews i thought this would be the perfect time to try this tea. Good call for sure, I only bought about 10-15 grams of this one, just enough to try it but I will defiantly be buying some more to have on hand for future sore throats. I didn’t like the smell of this tea at all, even after it steeped I had to throw the leaves out right away. The taste was berry and delicious but I can see how some reviewers called it medicinal or almost like cough drops, soothed my sore throat perfectly. The caffeine was a nice pick me up to get me through the rest of the day a little easier.
Flavors: Berry, Medicinal
I remember really liking this one when I first got into tea. It’s been my go-to morning tea for about two weeks now and I find that the first steep is too astringent for me. I don’t get chocolate and the raspberry just seems to contribute to the sharp taste. It’s too much … until I resteep it, at which point its much softer flavor-wise. I don’t get a lot of raspberry/chocolate, but it is smooth and sweet.
Today was unseasonably warm, so this one sounded just right. The blend smells just like key lime flavored pie or yogurt, as well as having a sweet preserved-fruit aroma coming from the pineapple pieces. The blend is pretty heavy on the fruit pieces and other non-tea ingredients, so I expected it to be fairly light. It brews up to a pale yellow-green color, and indeed the flavor and presence of the tea base are very unassuming. The lime flavor is definitely there, light and refreshing and not overly sweet. I keep telling myself that natural lime flavor probably doesn’t taste like that, but I can’t help but genuinely enjoy it. The very light creaminess helps round this one out nicely as well, it’s one of those rare dessert teas that manage to be both creamy and delicate. Thanks beelicious for the nice surprise!
I got 10g or so of this, because I was really nervous, given the reviews, but the smell in the store with the sample smelled intriguing.
I don’t know what to make of it. I’ll finish this cup, but I may set the rest aside and pass on at some point. But there is probably only one steep left and I might just save is and ice it.
I haven’t had a gyokuro-based green in a long time, and I wanted to try it to see if I liked it better then the senchas from DT. It doesn’t quite wow me as much as Sencha Ashikubo, but I did enjoy it better than I thought I would! Definitely a grassy taste, but not too powerful, from what I found. Again, if it wasn’t so darn expensive, I’d have this in my stash!
Only had a small sample of this when I dropped in to my store today, but it definitely intrigued me. I think I’m going to have to get a full cup to fully appreciate the taste, but I liked what I had. I never really thought about combining ginger and peppermint (with everything else that this blend has going for it).
One of my favourites from the winter collection this year! So delicious. Its fruity, sweet and such a good dessert tea. I actually cold steeped this in milk the other night… OH MY GOODNSS… AMAZING! I’m not a huge milk drinker, but with this tea steeped with milk I could drink milk all day. It was a sweet delicious milky treat!
Wishing I had bought more of this. I’m going to need to savour my 50g.
Flavors: Apple, Fruity, Sweet, Vanilla
How can this tea be rated so lowly on Steepster?! It’s amazing. A tried and true staple of my cupboard, and one of our all-time favorites. Erik loves the pepper, fennel, and mint. I love the roasty Hojicha and juxtaposition of warm spices with cool mint. Hojicha holds a special place in my heart. It’s not your average green. In fact, it’s closer in taste to Oolong than green. DavidsTea rarely stocks it beyond this blend, and it seems to be very seasonal elsewhere as well. Nice to see this tea included in the Cold Survival Kit of 2014-2015. That collection is brilliant! Love everything in it.
Earthy. Strong. Ginger. Orange. This tea wakes me up in the morning after a rough night, or when I’m recovering from the flu. When I drink it, I feel invigorated, yet grounded and ready to tackle whatever the day may bring. I brought this home from my my first ever visit to DavidsTea in Toronto (way back in 2009!), and I keep refilling when it runs out. So glad Davids is still stocking it.
When my tummy is rebelling or I feel a twinge of a cold coming on, I make 3 cups of this and knock it right out! The ginger is definitely front and center: as powerful as you’ll get without slicing the fresh root yourself. The other spices compliment it well, and it’s a great tea to make in the evening, when I don’t want any caffeine. Included in the Cold Survival Kit of 2014-2015.
Delicate and soothing. The long list of ingredients seems intimidating at first, but they blend together well. Unfortunately, my initial infatuation with this tea was short-lived. It’s still pleasant, but the potency of the taste has dissipated significantly since I first got it in September. So now I have half a tin left and I’m rarely in the mood to drink it. I should have known since nettle leaf seems to be the base that the spices are built around. I love nettle leaf. It’s very slightly sweet and delicious when fresh, but tends to go stale quickly. I’m not sure how to rate this tea. It was awesome! But, now it’s just meh. I think I’ll rate based on the fresh taste with just a couple points knocked off the top for a short shelf-life. In the future, I need to remember to only order 50g of nettle-based teas at a time (instead of 100g.). This was introduced as part of the Cold Survival Kit 2014-2015. I thoroughly enjoyed that collection. It has a great assortment of teas and really cute packaging. With honey sticks to boot! Actually, I haven’t tried this tea yet with honey and lemon. I think I will do that tonight. Bonnie’s review with those condiments was encouraging.
Perfect tea when you’re feeling under the weather. No caffeine to interfere with the sleep you need. Soothing ingredients. Eucalyptus is a bit of an odd taste. But, sometimes I’m in just the right mood for this tea, so I’m glad I have it in my cupboard. Erik loves it, so perhaps that’s tipping the scale in it’s favor as well. Got this in the Cold Survival Kit I ordered from Davids in November 2014.
Coconut and mint usually don’t go together in my brain. But, that also makes for a very unique taste that I keep reaching for and wishing I had more of. And my boyfriend loves it, so I’m probably going to order a tin. It’s the closest thing we’ve found to replace White Chocolate Frost (which was discontinued much to his dismay.) Also part of the Winter Collection 2014-2015. It’s like an Andes after-dinner mint without the chocolate, sweet but not overly so.
Delicate toasted nuttiness. Too much walnut can make for bitterness, but this blend has just the right amount. Sweet enough to warrant it’s namesake with a long finish of cinnamon at the end. It’s a very enjoyable tea, brews up a nice like golden color. I’d buy it again. I got about 25g in the 2014-15 Winter Collection.
Fruit punch with almonds and spices. Yum! One of my all-time favorites to reach for on cold winter nights. I’m glad Davids keeps bringing this back the last few years. November 2014 Tea of the Month. And this completes my Tea of the Month 2014 collection sipdown. I drank them over a period of about 2 weeks, and reviewed most of them today!
Blueberry and cinnamon. The latter should compliment the former, not be tasted in equal measure. So this blend errs on the side of too much cinnamon I think. But, it was a pleasant sipdown. It made me smile, “like a hug in a cup”. Indeed. I got two cups out of my September 2014 Tea of the Month collection sample, and quite enjoyed it… but not enough to order any more.