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I just brewed Cherry Blossom for the first time. It is still pretty hot but man it smells amazing.
It also tastes pretty good. From the smell I was expecting a strong cherry taste but it is actually very nice the taste is there but in a more relaxed note.
Very impressed. I’m sure I’ll be enjoying this.
Finishing up the small bit I got of this and I’m realizing what it makes me think of. It really reminds me of a quality Genmaicha only without the toasted notes. Not my favourite green, but a lovely one for people just getting into straight teas, or who don’t want an overpowering flavour in their greens.
Another lovely green here. I liked the creaminess it holds, and didn’t find it overly planty. My only critique is that with such a low steeping temperature needed, my cup is cold before I finish it. I’m a slow sipper and this one lends itself to that, except I don’t really like cold straight green tea. :( If it wasn’t for that, I would have given this a higher rating.
Love the smell of this. In the store when I was swapping out some tea, I asked for some Alpine Punch, and the SA helping me (Sue, who is awesome, btw) asked if I’d seen Orange Blossom…she said if I liked Alpine Punch, I might like this. I think she also may have remembered that I’m not fond of rooibos, but I was fine with Alpine Punch because the rooibos takes a backseat on flavour. Anyhow, so while I wasn’t planning on getting as much tea as I did, I ended up getting a little of this along with the Alpine Punch and Amaretto (I want to do more comparing), Organic Nettles, and Buttercream (omg I can’t believe they still had some!).
I realized that I had no milk left, and opted to try it with eggnog. Yeah, not a good idea. As the concoction cooled, I got a greater juicy and creamy orange creamsicle flavour that I did not get while hot or without the eggnog. I did re-steep and use milk that DH brought home, but I think it got too weak by then.
I also think this one, by itself at least, might be a bit more rooibos-y for me than the Alpine Punch, but I think it sorta borders what I like and don’t like. I have enough for another steeping or two so, I think I’ll give it another go. I think it could have potential…if not for a hot tea, for an iced tea. I’m trying to watch my caffeine intake, especially later in the evenings, so I am trying to get a few good blends for that. Alpine Punch and Amaretto are fine, though quite similar, so I have been hoping to find a few others I like as much. This could work. I need to give it more time. And tastes.
Maybe I should give it a second chance, but really, I’ve never tasted a more underwhelming chamomile (and I usually love just plain chamomile).
I used a nice heaping spoonful and a half of tea leaves. Steeped it for about 5 minutes. Tasted it and found it watery/barely flavourful. Steeped it again and drank it with the leaves still in the cup. Added a bit of milk, a bit of condensed milk.
Nothing really helped its tastelessness.
Nevertheless, I drank the rest anyway and decided to never buy it (thank goodness the leaves were given to me as a sample).
Pear teas are the elusive flavour for me. I’ve yet to find one that captured what a pear means to me. And this one? Failed. Miserably. I was happy to have gotten it in a warehouse clearance and only paid 1.50 for the bag, because I was giving it away less than an hour after I brewed it. I didn’t get green tea or pear, instead I got a mouthful of . . . I don’t even know, but I do know I didn’t like it. Definitely won’t be buying this one again.
Lime Gelato, you were one of my first summer teas with Davids, and still are one of my favourites. Hot or cold, you are not too strong, not too mild. This summer I’m definitely going to try mixing in some of you brewed and turned into an ice with some french vanilla ice cream. I think that will be utter paradise.
Maybe I got some of a bad batch but this one tasted horrid to me. I got a taste that was almost burnt. Thinking maybe I’d burnt the leaves despite what I was pretty sure was the right temperature water I tried again with a lower temperature. And got the burnt taste even more. I tried adding some sugar to see what notes that would bring and it did change the flavour to more of a nutty and less of a burn, but it still wasn’t one I enjoyed. Having had this right after Dragonwell, which I adored, probably didn’t do this tea any favours.
Sorry Sencha Ashikubo, but with this experience combined with your price point, I won’t be adding you to my cupboard.
Mmmm I liked this one! This is what I expected of a straight green when I started drinking them (using bags, which omg were horrid). Slightly earthy, not grassy, and full of flavour without tasting like I’m drinking the water I boiled my greens in.
I can see why some people experience a buttery or a nutty note, I suspect that those are what I was experiencing as well, but I was just too happy to be sipping a straight green that I enjoyed to put more thought into the why!
Last time I had this one I was curious what it would be like milked, so that’s what I did this morning with my wakeup cup.
Guys? Don’t add milk to this one. It sucked out most of the notes and made it a very bland generic tea without much flavour at all. Next time I’m going back to black for this one!
Lowering the rating just a tad since I prefer my morning cuppa with some milk in it.
I enjoyed this one. I liked the blend of the teas, and did find it astringent, which I’m discovering I really like in my blacks for my morning pick-me-up. As the cup cooled it changed flavour slightly and gave me similar hints to what I enjoy in Red Rose. The Kenyan from Davids will still be my black looseleaf, but I can see me grabbing some of this as well for times when I want to play with blends. Am curious what it will do if I add some milk, now, as well.
I’m new to tea, I got this as a sample with the other tea I got from DavidsTea. It tastes like I poured in cream in my tea (and boy do I love that combination). Its absolutely gorgeous, great way to start teas.
Its great on the second infusion as well as the first. I steeped it with one of those enclosed strainers for lack of a basket, so I feel like I could have gotten a better taste if I had like the tea leaves unfurl to their full potential. I also ate one of the tea leaves after brewing, even the leaf is delicious!
This sample came to me courtesy of taite. The dry leaf aroma is invigorating!! Like fresh squeezed OJ. The jasmine flowers intrigued me. I have never had a tea with the actual flowers in it. The liquor is a pale yellow with a faint citrus aroma. I would compare the aroma to warm Orange Crush or Squirt. Initially the jasmine stands out. As it is cooling down though I’m tasting some nice citrus notes. I can see though how this tea might throw some people off. I’m thinking rather than the jasmine some vanilla would be killer in this. Almost like drinking a creamcicle. The second half of the pot has darkened a little bit. I have noticed this with greens lately too. Pale at first then a little more yellow. Theres a little more citrus coming out too. Almost like absolute citron, which may have been the goal in creating this tea. Or the flavor could be comparable to the scent of hand sanitizer. Either way I can tell this is one of those teas you like or you don’t. It’s pretty good but I’m not sure if I would buy a whole package of it. I am liking the chance some DAVIDs selections to my palette.