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I was starting to regret buying a whole 100g of this online. I only bought that much as I was worried it would be discontinued… I do like it, but since I haven’t had it in a few weeks, I was doubting whether I really liked it enough to have spent that much.
Luckily, it’s still good. I think Jessie’s Tea (which is mediocre for me) had replaced it in my head. This one has almondy and other intricate flavours though. And no off-putting overwhelming lavender scent. So while I don’t think I’ll be finishing it off quite as quickly as I had thought, it’s still a tasty caffeine-free treat.
Roomie used the teaball for a second steeping after me, so just one cup for me tonight :)
Another cup of this one to solidify some purchasing decisions. Extra almondy today (I think there was a large piece in the mix), but still sweet and delicious. I really wish this was permanent in place of, say, Creme Caramel Rooibos, so I could pick up 50g now and decide later whether to buy a larger quantity, but I don’t want it to disappear before I make such a decision… bah!
Erm, so kind of went on a tea shopping spree today. Picked up 9 samples… However, as teas-to-try are to be my reward, the roommate has all of them (save this one) safely hidden in her room so I only get a new one on the days where I am productive!
So, onto the review of Alpine Punch (which I actually have had before, in a little online ordering sample package I received at Christmas). To start, the dry tea smells pretty darn amazing. A bit nutty, a lot sweet. Steeped, it smells exactly the same. Very promising! And it tastes pretty much exactly how it smells, sweet and almondy (like amaretto as described by DaisyChubb), with the rooibos hiding in the background and subtly appearing mid-sip. Yum. I wish this was part of the permanent collection – I think I like it better than Creme Brulee. We’ll have to see how it compares to Creme Caramel Rooibos, which is currently sitting across the hall…
ETA: Second steep is also pretty good. I happen to be able to compare the two side by side, and the difference is essentially reduced creaminess (coconut??), in both taste and smell. The tea tastes fruitier and with more apparent rooibos, but is still quite smooth, sweet, and enjoyable.
I think I might have to go back and get some more of this… while the store still has some. I didn’t notice how much was left though…
I think I have to stay away from David’s fruit flavored teas. It’s an orange candy flavor. And there’s a funny artificial flavor that I couldn’t pinpoint until I read Uniquity’s review. It’s bubblegum. It’s orange candy and pink bubblegum. It is creamy and vanilla-y though. Overall, meh.
I do have to give them points for creativity, but it’s also important to make sure your flavors blend well.
My first chai experience… First of all I must say I am a huge cinnamon fan. Cinnamon Heart is my all-time favourite tea from Davids Tea. So when I first smelled Coco Chai I was very attracted to the cinnamony, spicy aroma. Once brewed, the smell gets very strong but the taste is surprisingly soft and mellow in the mouth! I can’t honestly distinguish the spices but there is a nice ginger aftertaste and the cinnamon warms me up. I added one honey stick to give it a little sweet touch and enjoyed that cup until the very last sip! Will definitely drink this again!
A couple of years ago, I ordered a mint tea in a Thai restaurant. To my enchantment, the waiter brought a glass full of fresh spearmint and poured hot water directly on the leaves.
The leaves being still attached to the stem, you don’t have to remove them, you just drink and watch those big vibrant green leaves twirl in the water. But the most amazing thing is the taste. Never had I tasted a mint tea so sweet in my life. That summer, I started growing my own spearmint. Iced or hot, that’s the only way I now drink my mint tea in the summer.
For the rest of the year, as a mint lover, I do enjoy pretty much any dry tea with mint in it.
However, I could never find that sweet fresh spearmint taste in any of the dry teas I have tried. But his one from DT is by far the closest! What a treat, I tell you, all mint lovers, you MUST get some-o-that!
And must I say, its angel breath benefits make it the perfect Valentine’s tea!
Love, love, love
Yep… this 52g bag that I was given from a store in BC last year is definitely a gooder. I have been basking in delicious chocolate orange aroma for the last couple hours, and the flavour is pretty darn amazing. The tea in this bag doesn’t even smell fishy, whereas the other batch I have (or had, I may have given some away) definitely did.
Either way, this is pretty darn good. Still getting that scritchy scratchy throat thing with this tea… not sure what that’s all about, but it seems to happen with flavoured rooibos sometimes too. Unfortunately, the knowledge that I have 1.5 Terry’s chocolate oranges sitting at home waiting to be eaten means that this tea is definitely NOT satisfying my cravings today… but it works decently the rest of the year!
Awesome, the first cup I remember having of this that is totally delicious, chocolatey, orangey, goodness with no fishiness! Absolutely delicious! I think I shall change my rating… the tea isn’t supposed to be fishy, and I’m willing to bet the cup I rated it on was.
Only downside is that my throat feels a touch scratchy while drinking it. Odd/annoying but oh well! Hit the spot today for sure :D