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Yeah, that’s right, I’m drinking some Buttercream. Mmmmmmmm. But I need to sleep and not be making trips to the bathroom all night, so I think I’ll leave the rest of my cup until the morning.
PS: Super huge thanks to all three of you that so generously sent me Buttercream, so I should have enough of this tea to last me a while!
I hate how much I adore this tea!!! It has quickly progressed to being one of my absolute favourite flavoured teas, and it’s completely unavailable, aside from a few generous Steepsters who have sent/are sending me some. I wish I could petition DT to bring it back, but I’m pretty sure I would be unsuccessful. Oh well, I’ll enjoy it while it lasts…
Although I still have a cup’s worth of this left from Awkward Soul… I started in on my large baggie-ful from Robyn tonight! Thanks SO much for sending me so much of it… I should have at least enough for a few more cups, which makes me super happy!
I accidentally oversteeped this one a bit tonight (4.5 min), so can taste just a hint of bitterness, but it’s still delicious. I’m not sure what exactly it is with this one that works so well for me, but I love it. Absolutely wonderful. So creamy, and savoury, and sweet without being… sugary. Mmmm.
Blaahhhhh, I wish I had 100g of this one! This is my second-last cup of it, and I’m worried that I’ll miss it quite a bit once it’s gone! :( So, so, so, sooooooo good! And very tolerant to random steeping parameters. I paid no attention to anything today (just that it wasn’t boiling water, and didn’t steep for like 10+ minutes), and it’s just as delicious as before.
Interesting, just read a previous tasting note of mine, and I suggested a comparison to Whisky White. Forgot I had that tea! Maybe I’ll have it tonight as well…
Not going to lie, I’ve been dying to try this one for a while, so when I found out Awkward Soul had some to swap…. !! So glad I managed to nab some! :D
This one smells pretty delicious both dry and steeped. Creamy and delicious. Steeped, it gets a peachy sort of aroma as well.
Ohhhhh goodness. This is super delicious. Tastes just. Like. Buttercream. But less cloying! Sweet, coconutty, creamy is what I’m getting, plus a flavour that reminds me of Dulce & Banana and must be the chamomile(?) Delicious creamy/caramelly/butterscotchy aftertaste. Ahhhhh, I wish this was still available!! Anyone have any spare Buttercream they want to be rid of???? :D
Thank you so incredibly much, Awkward Soul! At the very least, my curiousity has been satisfied and I can understand the hype about this blend! On the downside, I only get about 2 more cups of it, but I will live :) I feel like I should also compare this to Whisky White before it’s all gone… I have a strange feeling they may have similar flavours.
ETA: Re-steep is really yummy too. I do quite like this one, why is it gone :(
Another floral from my swap with Kittenna! I’m making progress. This is one of the ones I requested since I love floral teas, so I was confused by this when I sniffed it. It’s so… peachy. The description doesn’t mention peach at all, nor is it explicitly in the ingredients, so what gives? I mean, it’s not lightly peach, it’s VERY peach. You’d think they would mention that.
Peach surprise aside, this is a pleasant blend! There are some big jasmine pearls in there, but the taste definitely is only mildly floral in mine. I think the peach kind of masks some of the other flavors, since I’ve lost the subtlety I’d expect from a white blend. The jasmine is there, but only faintly, and that nice “fresh” almost grassy/springy taste from the white seems to be hiding. It’s allllmost there, but it’s hard to pick out individual notes when your entire cup is all BAM PEACH. Funnily enough, this is one of the best peach flavorings I’ve tried, which is odd… why don’t they market this as a peach blend?
I’ve never had white hibiscus, but there’s a soft sharpness (oxymoron, but it makes sense… sort of) going on. A bit tart, so it’s reminiscent of a not-yet-ripe peach. Okay, that doesn’t sound so great, but you know when fruit is almost at its peak, and still has quite a bit of firmness left but the flavor isn’t as strong? That’s honestly when I like fruit best, I like ‘em very firm and that mushiness associated with fresh peaches is a big consistency problem with me. I’m fine with them in baked goods, but fresh… too squishy! So I do like the memories the white hibiscus brings up. I do wish it was less fruity and more floral though, so I’m going to give it a shorter steep! Or perhaps cold brew the rest of my leaves.
Since I’m a fan of chocolate and mint, I decided to buy this tea. The taste is refreshing and there is some sweetness as well. There is a more minty taste than a chocolaty taste. I prefer to add soy milk to it which gets rid of some of the bitter taste from it.
Whoo! HAd this iced as the tea of the day – it did leave a little to be desired, but I brought some leaves home because I knew I could coax some more flavour out of it.
I was right! Lovely natural pineapple flavour with a delicious oolong base (possibly the same base as banana oolong? either way I’m a fan!) Creamy, yet light and refreshing.
Pineapple is not my favourite flavour, but I can say this was done well! Now, strawberry or mango oolong and I might go bankrupt, I’m just sayin ;)
Had this earlier today, got it as a sample from my last order. I love it when free samples are included!
This was alright, not a favorite though. Definitely did taste like strawberry and a bit vanilla/cake-y. My cup was cloudy though, not sure why or if that’s normal. Wish I had a chance to try this cold, but I used all my sample up. :(
This one’s a sometimes-tea for me. Another blend we have for my boyfriend’s benefit in the house. I find this blend very dark and rich, but not earthy. There’s a light note from the “buttered” side, but generally I find this one a little strong for me. A nice tea for wintertime, but not my favourite!
This one is a Love it/Hate it situation; my partner loves it and I cannot stand it.
I’m afraid I personally have nothing good to say about it; something about this blend makes me feel nauseous when I drink it, which I can’t say I’ve ever experienced with any other tea. It smells SO LOVELY and like a banana-coconut blend dry, and I don’t pick up the whisky at all. But once the water’s in, it transforms into something much stronger, earthier, and, for me, over-powering. Even with milk added, something about it is just so strong I can’t handle it.
That being said, as stated before, my partner does really like this, and it may be his favourite from DAVIDs TEA’s Cigar Box collection.
This tea is suh-weet! I don’t mind it hot, but I’d rather drink something else. But iced? It’s perfection!
It is so delicious, with a great medley of fruity flavours great for an iced drink that is very sweet. There’s the softer flavour of strawberries, apples, there’s a lovely soft floral accent, and then a citrusy kick! It’s neither plain and sweet nor too tangy – it’s a playful, zingy blend of both worlds.
If you have kids, I’d say this is a great alternative to sweet drinks loaded with additional sugars. Plus you can always throw in some lemon if you like to taste! I made this in my home (no kids here) where we rarely stock iced tea, and it disappeared in no time! The bright red/pink colour, too, will probably trick kids into thinking they’re drinking their Kool-aid wannabe stuff. But nooo… It’s tea! So great! It looks like summer, it tastes like summer; good all ’round!
Flavors: Berry, Citrusy, Floral, Lemon, Strawberry
This spicy tea is just lovely! I got it from my sister (!!) when it was being discontinued (tears were shed!) but then it came back!! But because of its rarity back then, I drink this tea quite sparingly, and generally only for special occasions! Which is ironic, because now it’s quite readily available… (And haven’t they changed the old sparkly dragees to little sparkly stars? Adorable; DAVIDs TEA always thinks of the aesthetics, which I adore.)
The dragees add a cute, very “David’s” element to the tea, and when you steep it, look into your cup, you’ll find a gentle shimmer glimmering from the surface of your cuppa! I always love special little details like this, despite the dragees/sparkles seemingly doing nothing to the flavour.
This is such a great blend for cold winter nights leading into Christmas. I never was a fan of cloves growing up, but once I started drinking Glitter & Gold, I found myself developing a deeper appreciation for them that I now seek out in my holiday tea blends.
I never knew until recently that people make dried oranges (or other citrus fruits?) with cloves in them, and I’ve never personally made them, but if I did, I wonder if I would find myself surrounded by Glitter & Gold flavours – there is that very soft hint of citrus in this tea that doesn’t really seem to take centre-stage, but rather accents the more earthy flavours of the black tea and cloves. It’s a light accent that helps those flavours shine more brightly.
Did I mention the sparkles? I love the sparkles. Never stop sparkling, DT.
Perhaps the only downside to this tea (which is a personal preference issue) is that adding milk substantially detracts from your ability to see those lovely sparkles. I guess you have to pick your battles.
Flavors: Citrus, Cloves
STEEP THIS BABY, AND STEEP IT LONG!
I find it’s not nearly as satisfying as the smell if you don’t steep the heck out of it, but that could just be me. A lot of people seem to think the scent beats the flavour, but who knows! I guess you’ve got to try it.
To think that it’s flavoured with white chocolate kind of shocks me; I don’t care for white chocolate, but it really works nicely to give it a sweet, creamy flavour. Don’t expect it to blend perfectly into its namesake popsicle flavour, but you can always try! If you want, a neat thing to try is making a latté with vanilla soy! I find it really… Wow. But not always something I’d want!
I don’t like raspberry teas, and I generally dislike coconut. But you know what? Sometimes two wrongs DO make a right!
Every time I drink this I could SWEAR there was a hint of dark chocolate in there, but it doesn’t appear there IS, so I guess that gives you an idea of how this can taste. It’s sweet, dark, and deep. Really great, I think, for the coffee lover who enjoys sweet things. I’m always surprised by this tea because I really do like it so much – but if I let myself break it down in my mind and separate the flavours so I can taste them distinctly, I start to dislike it – but then I let them meld into one once again, and it’s lovely.
Another great tea for the colder months, this one just warms you up from within. Again, I want to say it’s the dark chocolate but THERE IS NONE!
Flavors: Coconut, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry