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(The first part of this review is rambling about my day; the second part is the review itself. If you wish to skip directly to the review, it is clearly marked below.)
POOP ON MY ROOF:
I have (bagged) dog poop on my roof.
Let me explain.
After my dog did his morning business, I bagged it and tried to throw it toward the corner of the house where the trash can is. Except I don’t understand angles, and I underhanded the throw, and thud. A baggie of dog poop on my roof.
I texted this fact to my husband and he simply replied, “this is my life.”
People are SLAMMING this tea on here, but I like it. It’s basically black tea with coffee and cinnamon in it. I guess there’s an edge of sweet artificiality in the “cream flavoring.” I don’t mind that. However, as I always say, I AM A DIET COKE FIEND. (Which is different from a “coke fiend” or even a “Coke fiend.”) Bring in stuff derived from tar. I will put it in my face.
I found this tea a lovely way to celebrate National Coffee Day. Thanks to officemate K for the sample! (She’s probably not reading this. But if you are, K, I appreciate all that you do, and your cat is cute.)
In my new tea panic, and my resolution to drink more evening teas, I grabbed this out of the sample bowl.
And, obviously this has been in the sample bowl since last Christmas time, which is highly embarrassing. What took me so long? Especially since I love gingerbread, and just plain ol ginger.
But it turns out my trepidation was correct, because if someone had given this to me blind, and told me to list the ingredients, I would have said Rooibos, and maybe a touch of spice.
And that’s it. No gingerbread flavor to be found. None. I drank it without paying any attention to it, which I’m sure was not its intention, but here we are.
Ah well. Another one out of the sample bowl, and out of my cupboard.
I want to like chocolate tea but watery tasting chocolate just doesn’t do it for me. I thought maybe the spicy aspect of this would make me feel better about it, and it does, but still, not really at the top of my list. In the future, I think if I want a hot chocolatey drink, I will just have hot chocolate. Marking this a 55 because it is better than other chocolate tea I have tried. Also, I think it’s my taste preference here, not the quality tea. I do think it could be spicier though.
I have realized that you cannot measure Davidstea mixes with the huge pieces of fruits or spices like you would tea. Instead I try to make sure I have a good mixture of the different components, by eye.
The first steeping was 5 minutes and had a wonderful spiced flavor, the apple was the third flavor. But it was very tasty. The second steeping retained the spices flavor but the apple and fig became much weaker. I think that both steepings are recommended.
Flavors: Anise, Apple, Cardamon, Fig
I had really high hopes for this one, it sounds so perfect. I love carrot cake, and it sounds like such a good warm spicy blend for fall. And it smells wonderful, very much like carrot cake. Unfortunately, the taste when brewed just doesn’t live up to the smell at all. No carrot flavor at all, no desserty/cakey flavor, and you’re left with a mild nutmeg-y/cinnamon tea. Unfortunately I think carrot is just a really hard item to get a flavor out of in a tea. Its not terrible, but I probably won’t repurchase.
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This is the nicest coffee-ish flavored tea I’ve had from David’s. It is very mild on the coffee flavor and actually tastes a lot like a watered down hot chocolate, which is perfect if you want the warmth and flavor of a hot chocolate but without any of the calories. Perfect tea for when Im in the mood for something like coffee but its late and I don’t want the huge bolt of caffeine from coffee. A really good staple tea, at least for me. I’ve already repurchased a second batch of this one.
Apparently I am the stereotype of an old person because in an attempt to google this tea for recommended brewing parameters, I ended up texting “Davids royal white peony” to a friend. She was confused to say the least. Eventually I did figure it out and ended up dumping the whole sample directly into the mug and steeping it at 170F. So now I am taking a break from watching Scream Queens to drink this grandpa style and while listening to the song suggested by Roswell Strange.
The music pairing for this tea is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff4KLQEbJ9Q
So this tea is very rich in pea flavor. Seriously. It’s as if I boiled peas and am now drinking the water left over in the pot. There is also a slight sweetness which compliments the upbeat nature of the song.
However, I must say that I don’t know if I would consider this the right tea for this song. I think something more summery and bright, although this does have a summery quality to it, would be better. I feel citrus notes or even more floral elements would better compliment the breezy romanticism of the song. That’s just me though. So despite enjoying the exercise, this pairing was lost on me. I love Mika though so I was more than happy to listen to the song on loop while I thought this out.
Thank you Roswell Strange!!
A good black tea, though perhaps not a great one. I did two full sized mug steepings of 3 minutes. Compare this one with Nepal Black and see which one you prefer. Notice the difference in the amount of tips. I would really hesitate before paying the 20 bucks / 50 grams that they were originally asking.
This tea is an absolute life saver. As someone who deals with anxiety issues, one way I like to bring myself back down to earth is by brewing a huge cup of a calming herbal tea. This one is just perfect without being too sweet. I could drink endless cups of it. Living out in the middle of nowhere, I’m only able to make it to David’s Tea once every few months or so. I’m never quite updated on what’s available these days, but I sincerely hope this one is never discontinued. It may be my favourite herbal tea of all time.
Flavors: Fruity, Herbs, Lavender, Sweet
My mom is not feeling well and so this morning she handed me a recipe for soup she wanted me to make her. She then proceeded to be completely underfoot as I tried to do random tasks around the house. After yelling at her to go to bed and having my stepdad pick up the soup ingredients, I got to work.
As I made the soup, the proportions in the recipe seemed off to me so I sort of followed the recipe as a guideline and just winged it with the amounts. My soup ended up looking more like a stew but that’s fine. It means it will be all the more filling when she eats it.
While cooking, I decided to mix up some matcha milk since I was next to the milk frother anyways and had a couple minutes to kill between steps. Since I had been eyeballing everything else today, I just dumped in matcha and went on with my business. Unfortunately it seems this should have been the one thing I measured because when it came time to drink this, it just tasted like frothed milk. No matcha. No mocha. Just milk.
Hand made tea is a luxury, and it is no different with this variety. I had the tea brewed for me in store with two steepings of 3 minutes each. I added sugar to both steepings. With this tea you could simply enjoy the aroma and it would be enough. The scent is a little different from other jasmine teas that I have had. It is reminiscent slightly of bubble gum. The flavour was fairly light, but enjoyable as well. I will have to brew this at home to really see what it can do.