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Oh my god, I’ve died and ascended to Fólkvangr and the goddess Freyja. Life is amazing. Life is beautiful. Life tastes exactly like pumpkins.
Very rich and flavorful with a taste that lingers on your tongue. I’ve yet to steep this just in steamed milk, as is how I often enjoy my chai, but prepared as a black tea with a bit of milk and honey added to it as you do, it’s still divine.
This is one of the few instances in which I really do like the tea more than the dessert. Or rather, my experience with the brûlée part of crème brûlée has been mixed at best, where was this is pure yum. It seems sweet and creamy and with just the right flavour to it to represent the dessert mentioned.
I will note, though, it’s not as good cold. This is a tea that reaches its pinnacle while still hot, so don’t let it sit for too long!
Day 69 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge. Catching up on the backlog!
3-ish tsp in my two-cupper.
Yummm. This tea has a really interesting flavour, in a very good way. I was surprised to find the citrusy hint , but it added really nicely to the flavour, and definitely did reflect some of the notes found in the real treat, from what I can recall from my few encounters with it. For a red tea, it’s resteeped quite well as well; I still got the creamy, citrusy notes after a second and third brewing!
I look forward to finishing off the sample I have. It might be another one that I want to restock soon!
Day 70 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge. Catching up on the backlog!
1.5 tsp in my teaball, brewed in-cup.
This is easily my favroutite minty tea that I’ve tried so far (perhaps tied with Santa’s Secret, but that’s more of a chocolate mint…). The green tea mutes the mint just enough to make it delicious but not as overpowering as I sometimes find mint to be. Second steep was just as good as the first.
This is a great tea for relaxing at night, I find. Definitely something worth having in a tea stash.
Day 64 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge. Catching up on the backlog!
I had this as a cuppa in-store.
This… tasted far too much like coffee for me. I don’t mind having coffee in my tea — look at coffee pu’erh. I actually rather liked that, because it balanced the coffee in chocolate. However, this tasted more like a slightly watered down cup of coffee, which, as someone who really doesn’t like coffee as a beverage… didn’t really make me enjoy it at all.
Coffee lovers may enjoy this tea, but those of us who enjoy tea but not coffee? Well… perhaps this is one to pass on.
Day 63 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge. Catching up on the backlog!
This was had as a cuppa in store.
I was amazed by how rich and layered the flavour was. It was very intriguing and stimulating, mentally, trying to figure out all the different levels of flavour I was getting in one mouthful.
Certainly an interesting tea, and worth trying. While I’m not sure if I’d add it to my regular collection, I’d definitely like to have another cup of it sometime in the near-future.
Day 62 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge. Catching up on the backlog!
Bought a cuppa of this in-store.
I found this to be a really nice tea. It was a little mild, but that matches well with the flavour profiles it’s portraying — it would be odd to have them too strong.
I’d love to have more of this soon, it’s tea-licious. (Yes, I am that lame.)
Day 61 of my 101 days of DAVIDsTEA challenge. Catching up on the backlog!
Cuppa bought in store.
I have to say, I wasn’t expeting to enjoy this as much as I did. I’m not a coffee fan, and expect to dislike things that include it. However it tasted rather like a coffee crisp, which is something that I actually quite enjoy! I suppose it’s the mix of chocolate and other flavouring along with the actual coffee. Chocolate just makes everything better!
The one major downside of this tea was… it had an odd chalky texture to it…. Outside of that, I quite enjoyed it!
If we were rating teas strictly on a “looks” scale, this would be the supermodel-perfect-10 of teas. Holy crap, is this tea gorgeous to look at. Beautiful big brilliant pink rosebuds, petals, a scattering of fennel seeds, and chili threads strewn throughout.
The taste doesn’t quite live up to the promise this tea has dry. It tastes rosey, but not as overwhelmingly so as the dry smell would imply. It is tempered quite a bit by the fennel, which gives it a bit of a licorice aftertaste. It is quite yummy, but perhaps a bit too strange for an “everyday” tea.
Sweet banana heaven!
Kay, this is now my new favourite oolong from DT. It’s just so…ugggghh, amazing. Why the “ugh”? Because I only bought 50g of this, not nearly enough for a lifetime supply, and I can’t really afford stuff I don’t need (damn my prioritizing ways!). Srsly tho guise, this stuff is really good! I agree with everyone else here in that the banana and oolong really compliment each other in the best possible way. I already like banana everything, but this tea has brought banana to me in a whole new way. I lurve it c:
So so so sweet and creamy. The liqueur is thick, just what I prefer when it comes to oolongs. I’m in buttery oolong heaven when I sip this :D I love that I can squeeze four great infusions out of this bad boy too! Ahhhh….and the scent! If you’ve ever had that wonderful Japanese dessert where it’s tempura banana with coconut ice cream…it’s just like that.
Out of the four new oolongs that DT introduced I say this is the best one.
Has it been so long since I’ve reviewed any tea? We visited Davids Tea while in New York. The description of this tea is right up my alley, but oddly enough, it was my boyfriend who purchased it (He That Shuns All Sugar). Now I wish I purchased some for my own personal stash. It shimmers so prettily in the cup, you don’t have to add any sweetener, and just a touch of milk does soften it a bit. If the golden bits were pink, it’d be the Hello Kitty of teas. Delicious!
Just another strong peppermint tea.
good for upset stomachs and sore throats and is a staple for wellness
tastes like any peppermint tea bagged I’ve had(harsh but it’s my opinion)
if you do not have any bagged peppermint tea this is better because loose leaf is always better and it’s organic to boot.
Not the right mint taste that I adore.
Would be good for my wellness tea cupboard when needed.
Mmmmm, sweet and only lightly tasting of rooibos, which works well. Perhaps not quite creme brulee though, to be honest – it just tastes kind of caramelly. Which is ok with me. I definitely seem to lean more towards artificially sweetened creamy/sweet/caramelly rooibos blends (e.g. Birthday Cake, Alpine Punch) than fruit-flavoured ones.
Anyhow, dropping the rating a few points on this one simply because it was one of my first-rated teas, and compared to other rooibos, it’s not at the top, and I had it rated rather high. Big plus for it, however, is a lack of little candies floating around in it that make the tea scummy.
Mmmmm, another creamy tea winner for me. Bonus because this one is caffeine-free, therefore perfect for before bed when, say, Cream of Earl Grey or Buttered Rum wouldn’t be such a good idea. The dry leaf smells ok, somewhat creamy, but not hugely appealing to me. Luckily the tea is another thing entirely. The smell is sweet and creamy, just like the taste, although the somewhat fruity(?) rooibos flavour peeks through mid-late sip, which makes it a bit more three-dimensional than just sweet and creamy!
ETA: The second steep (~5min) loses much of the creme brulee qualities in my opinion, and mostly just tastes like a smooth rooibos. Not unpleasant, but certainly nothing special.
I personally think I prefer Toasted Walnut and Buttered Rum to this one, but due to the rooibos instead of caffeinated base, I think it will hold a nice place in my cupboard unless I find a better caffeine-free desserty tea!
Bugger, Steepster just ate my note about this tea. Basically, same method as Coconut Cream Pie, it smells lovely like sweet buttery rum (although it’s muted since it’s cold), but unfortunately has a plasticky taste, which is not likely due to being steeped in a plastic cup as it’s the first time I’ve tasted it. Basically, I concluded that icing teas may not be for me, although I do tend to like teas warm or at room temperature. I’m so annoyed right now; all day I’ve been typing up notes in Word, and I decide not to, and get the darn kettle when I try to post my note. Argh.
Oh yes, and I added a bit of agave which improved the flavour, but that plasticky taste is still there and it bothers me.
Comparing this one to Market Spice’s Rum Butter, this one is a little sweeter and more candy-like in aroma. Sniffing it, I am also reminded of some of DavidsTea’s rooibos blends. Not sure if it’s a flavouring association (although in this case, hopefully, since the bases shouldn’t be similar!).
Flavourwise, it’s a bit astringent, but sweet and rummy-tasting. There is coconut in this one, and it does come through a bit – perhaps that’s part of the flavour association? I should compare this to coconut cream pie as well. Haven’t had that one in a while since my bad experience one day in the field (using uber crappy field station water), which turned me off all teas I had that day (Malted ChocoMate, Jane Austen Mafia, Coconut Cream Pie, Blueberry Rooibos).
Although this is an unintended comparison, in terms of a desserty flavoured black, I think I liked 52teas Pot O’ Gold better than either of these. And although this one is sweeter and more desserty, the base of Rum Butter is definitely more appealing. My choice however, might be Pot of Gold… (I should do a direct comparison with Rum Butter though, as those two are the most similar. I guess it’s because of the butterscotch flavouring being pretty similar to buttered rum). So, bonus for coconut haters!
Another downside of this one is more oily scum on the top – Rum Butter barely had any. It’s possible that it’s due to the coconut flakes, though.
Second infusion (96C/5min): tastes a bit sweet/buttered rummy, but not a lot of base tea. Not bad, not great.
Dropping the rating here; I had it quite high but really wasn’t enjoying it as much as I apparently had previously.
Ohhhhh yes. This one is just divine. I love love LOVE vanilla in tea, and this combination of a good black tea and amazing creamy flavours is just fabulous. Of course, I had this tea a couple months ago as part of the advent calendar and noted “Very Good” on the back of the box, but didn’t write any other details down. Have to wait until it cools to really give it a good review, but today’s teeny taste of the hot stuff was creamy and great. Eeeee, I love the guilt-free nature of tea treats… in stark contrast to the WHOLE Terry’s Chocolate Orange I devoured last night :/ (It is really too bad that I don’t like Oh Christmas Treat, as that would solve many of my problems…)
Ok, this is definitely just as good as I remember. The more it cools, the more deliciousness emerges. The smell is a light, sweet butterscotch and the taste is gently sweet and buttery, with a light background of the black tea so it tastes grounded. I’m not sure if I taste rum; to be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever had rum straight before, as I’m not a big fan of alcohol. I’ve had it in pina coladas, but there are too many delicious flavours there to be able to distinguish it if you don’t know what you’re tasting for!
ETA: Second steep, for which I had low expectations as the tea ball smelled like nothingness, is actually decent. Reduced smell and creamy taste, but it’s still there; it hasn’t just turned into something tasteless. I’m impressed; probably worth the second steep most days! I don’t think I’ll go for a third, or at least not tonight, given that it’s past 11pm and I should really have switched to caffeine-free by now.
ETA (again): Third steep (5.5min), which I stupidly have tried even though it’s 3am, amazingly still retains a bit of the buttery rum flavour, but at this point I’d rather brew a fresh cup of something else as it just isn’t flavourful enough, and I don’t believe that a longer steep would have improved the flavour much more.
Overall an excellent tea if you’re craving a sugary-sweet guilt-free treat! Large tin, here I come!
Hot-brewed and chilled this one to use up the last of it. Still not working for me though. It’s not bad, just really meh. It does taste pomegranate-y, but there’s really no white tea at all, and the hibiscus scares me. Another tea I’m not sad to be finished with!
This one’s not too bad today. Still too weak for my liking even though I probably used 2+ tsp of “leaf”, aka sticky pomegranate aril-ness with tea leaves. A bit of tartness shines through, and it does make me think pomegranate, but it won’t be making a reappearance in my cupboard once it’s gone. Other fruity ones are better.
This is my second time trying this tea, and I’m already feeling better about it than my first try. I added considerably more dry leaf than recommended, and made sure to get not only the sticky pomegranate chunks but some tea leaves as well. Have to wait for it to cool now though… I like my teas warm, not hot (i.e. cool enough to gulp down if I want, but warmer than body temperature so there’s still a warming effect as it goes down!)
Ok, so finally getting the chance to drink it. The flavour is very weak, although pleasantly sweet and pomegranatey, as is the scent. I’m not familiar with the taste of straight white tea, but am not really detecting any tea flavour beneath the fruitiness, which is disappointing, as there is consequently no real point to having this as a white tea instead of a herbal. Definitely doesn’t taste bad, but given the amount of dry leaf I put in, I was expecting something a bit stronger. Have put the tea ball back in to the remaining half-mug to see if I can coax something else out of it. Not too likely to buy this tea though, as it’s a bit more expensive in general, and moreso because I use more of the dry tea than for others.
Ok, after a few more minutes of steeping, I’m tasting more tartness (which I like), but also perhaps a bit of bitterness from the tea leaves. I am attributing this to the tea and not the hibiscus as this isn’t a flavour I’ve ever tasted from a tea with hibiscus (and trust me, I steep my herbals pretty much until I finish the whole cup, which can be as long as an hour+).
All in all, not a bad tea, and I won’t have too much trouble finishing my sample bag, but I won’t be buying this one again unless I have some intense pomegranate craving (and then, I’d only buy a sample-sized bag).
This one just didn’t cut it. I generally prefer full bodied black teas with noteable earthiness. This one was just too light… and a little musty. The dry leaves had a bit of an alfalfa type scent to them along with the traditional (but lighter) black tea scents. This one didn’t steep up very strong, and more time did not improve the flavour. I’ll be leaving this one on DT’s shelves instead of taking it home to mine.