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I was hit with one of those awful mutant cold viruses just as the new year approached. It got to the point where my throat was on fire, I could barely breathe and had no energy. So I mustered up all the energy I could and went with my cousin to David’s Tea to see what stuff they had for sickness. The Cold Remedy tea was recommended and my god is it delicious. I love love love ginger tea and the combination with lemon was very soothing. After drinking about 2 cups a day for 3 days, I began to feel significantly better!
Now I know this tea is “technically” a Christmas tea, the name being Santa’s Secret and all, but I’d like to dispute this. I stocked up on this deliciously sweet blend during the holiday season after discovering how tasty it was, but I’ve already blown through my entire stash, leaving a sad and empty tin on my shelf where Santa’s Secret once sat! I’m a big fan of peppermint teas in general, which gives me a bit of a bias on this tea review, but the addition of orange peel, cinnamon and clove to this black tea gives it a kick worth raving about. I like to steep it till it’s quite dark, and then add a bit of raw cane sugar and some vanilla soy milk to top it off; it also makes a delicious latte. Even if you’re not a huge mint fan, you may still want to give this one a try: after all, who can say no to a tea with miniature candy canes floating around in it?
I don’t think I have ever managed to finish a cup of this tea. I love the taste, but it knocks me out! It’s a mystery because I’ve had lavender in tea before. And I’m not even a fan of coconut but somehow in this tea it just works for me. There is just something about this tea that relaxes me right to sleep and I wake up to a half full cup of cold tea.
I wasn’t expecting much from this tea mostly because I am not a big lavender fan. The girl at David’s Tea convinced me that I would love it, so I bought it. First sip… not bad I must admit, even though it smells like lavender, it definitely takes more like coconut and boy do I love coconut! It is tasty!
Hm, this one is not quite right this morning. Maybe I still have mouthwash taste going on from brushing my teeth, but it’s been a while. It’s surprisingly oversweet at the end of the sip, with the tartness of the hibiscus coming in right away but then fading off. Still yummy, but not my best mug of it. Maybe because it’s been steeping for an hour in my travel mug, but I do that often. Hm.
Upping the rating. Had a travel mug full this morning to start my work day. The sweetness of the fruits and berries mixed with the tart hibiscus is making my mouth dance. I think of it more as a summer tea than a spring tea, but that’s semantics. Mostly I just think of it as a delicious delight.
I don’t know anything about goji berries, but there is one really sweet juicy flavour, that I assume must be goji, since I don’t remember having it in any other tea. My only qualm with this tea is that it’s quite heavy, and therefore on the more expensive side. For now, it’s a lovely treat, and likely to be cycled with my regulars for take to work tisanes.
200th tasting note, brand new tea. Obviously the tea buying ban was temporarily lifted today. We had planned to go to Sawadee tea house, but ended up at David’s instead. The beau smelled this one and proclaimed we had to have it – and now we do!
Steeped a cup this evening. My tastes are still a little off (thank you, cold…) but I really enjoyed it. The hibiscus got a little too dominant for me, but paying better attention to the steep would really help with that. A dob of honey would probably do it too.
The smell is intoxicating, and the taste is delicious. Wish the hibiscus would back off a little bit, but it’s not too over-whelming. I found it on the middle of the sip, if that makes sense. Will try again soon when taste buds are re-aligned.
I adore this tea. Everyone I let try this one adores this tea! It’s a naturally sweet green rooibos with big chunks of apple and papaya fruit in it. The fruit flavour comes through nicely when this tea is steeped and it is very aromatic. It only gets better the longer it steeps and I like that it’s caffeine free so I can have this any time of day. This is my go-to teas when I want something fruity (but not berry-based).
I’m in the minority here – but I can’t stand this tea! I thought it was something I was doing wrong so I ordered a Coco Chai Rooibos Tea Latté at a David’s Tea store hoping they’d do something differently to make it suddenly amazing – alas, it is not to be.
There is a spicy-chai-ness to this tea but the undertone tastes really unpleasant to me. To me, this tastes like when I’ve blown my nose and gotten mucus in my mouth… I usually love rooibos teas but this one is a disappointment to me.
I am trying so hard to love this one, it just misses the mark. I am not a fan of bitter tea’s at all, and I feel the dark chocolate chips used in the blend adds a lot of bitterness. I would love to try it with milk chocolate chips instead. Milk and sugar didn’t really help my case with this one…as other have said it may be due to the Chinese base instead of using a traditional Indian one. Crank up the heat and the sweetness and this will be a real winner.
I really wanted to like this Chai, as a good Chai is pretty special. It smells great, but I found, once brewed, the cinnamon to be a bit overwhelming. The cinnamon was also very candy cinnamon-ey, like cinnamon gum, not cinnamon stick if that makes any sense. It really didn’t let the spiciness to come through, not the black tea base. I still like a cup once in a while, but find it more of a cinnamon tea than a Chai.
I remember now why we got a tin of this, despite is being a heavier tea and thus more expensive per cup.
Because it is gorram delicious.
My wife had a Moment last night when she got home from work and actually drank all three teas I had set aside for her from my coldbrews. Bear Trap disappeared in a matter of seconds! She liked it more than this tea, but I disagree. I love Goji Pop.
It’s melon-y and fruity and light and refreshing. It’s summer in a cup and just plain wonderful.
The wife and I head to the mall where I work to do a DavidsTea restock run and I offered to snap a cuppa for the poor soul who did have to work today. Then I decided I wanted a cup too, something juicy. So, of course, Goji Pop was the obvious choice! Yum. It didn’t have as much sugar as I like, but that’s usually the case with in-store teas from DT. It still really hit the spot.
During the winter, I crave cold tea because I get so dried out…ugh. My little penguin humidifier is the only reason I can sleep at night.
This is one of my favorites to drink cold. It’s beautifully refreshing and as long as you keep an eye on the steep time, not too hibiscus-y. It’s sweet and juicy and wonderfully full of berries. Love.
My wife says I ramble in my reviews…do I ramble? looks at last two reviews and blushes Yeah, okay, I ramble.
Well, anyway, a few days ago I was in DavidsTea, and the lady next to me was buying Goji Pop. The employee opened the wall tin and the whole room was filled with this little beauty and my mouth started watering.
Cut to yesterday morning. I wanted something with caffeine, as I was working an 11 hour day and my wife and I had been up until all hours of the night the night before, so I made a thermos of orange blossom with mate. But I was also craving something juicy and, frankly, non tea-like. So I made a cup of Goji Pop in my travel mug to start the morning with. Oh man, it tasted good. Juicy and, well…pop-y!
Now I have a liter bottle of it chilling in the fridge…mmmm that will be amazing tomorrow morning!