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i love chai tea and this one is pretty good. Similar to something I was once served when visiting a lovely elder Indian woman in a foreign country. She made the tea blends herself with fresh spices and served it with loads of sugar. This tea is pretty good, probably better than the Tazo chai they serve at starbucks had before. It is very spicy, however there is a certain…mustyness? woody-ness? to it. i’m not sure how to describe it exactly, but it leaves a flat taste on your tongue. I think this is from the fresh cinnamon bark. I like to drink it with a bit of milk and a lot of sweetener (either sugar or agave nectar- whatever is available) i would recommend this to anyone looking for an authentic chai tea experience. :)
Desperately wanted to enjoy this but couldn’t. All I could taste was overly sweetened, almost synthetic coconut. I tried a mulberry out of the bag, to see if they were any good on their own, and no dice there, either. Quite a disappointment. Will not buy again.
This tea is really cute to look at with those colourful sprinkles.
It smells really sweet, a little apprehensive about it being too sweet.
Colour: reddish brown
Taste: sweet but not too sweet. I get a liitle bit of cake flavour, but also butterscotch/vanilla. I guess it tastes a little like icing.
I certainly wouldn’t drink this every night, but nice to have something sweet when I really feel like having dessert.
This is certainly a more calorie-wise choice than real cake!
I have a love/hate relationship with tea depending on how it is brewed. If brewed well, it is delicious, full of flavour and fruity and not even needing sweetener (although I do love it with some agave.)
If its brewed badly, this can taste . . . just gross. And I also find that if you add sugar it ruins it. Luckily tonight I remembered all of this and brewed it really nicely and perfectly, and with a dash of agave. A litre later, I’m a tea-logged happy girl.
This tea is almost overwhelmingly pink grapefruit smell when I open up the bag. I couldn’t believe it! I’ve been fighting a headache off and on for the last couple of hours, so I didn’t really know if I should attempt this one but something in me decided I should.
It is lovely! I know I say that a lot about the teas that I try, but that’s such a great way of describing how I feel about it.
Brewed it still has a strong pink grapefruit smell. It also has this rich pink colour that is gorgeous.
Taste… MMMMMMMMM I added sugar. I always add sugar. But it took any major tart flavour that I knew was going to be in there out. It’s now just a nice refreshing citrus-y tea. I bet this one would be nice iced.
A tea I didn’t care for – along with a story of a company I care for very much! Story first, because it happened before I drank the tea!
So I went into the Downtown Davids, which I will call the DTDT, for the first time! It was little and busy, but I really liked how there were little tables to sit at. So I picked up my big green teapot to buy, my little gong fu teapot, and some on-sale tea packets and got in line.
I got to the front of the line and asked for an iced cup of Jungle Ju Ju, as I had never tried it before O: . I also inquired as to if there were any matching green cups for my pot, as there were some display ones but none in boxes. There were none, but the awesome girl wrapped up 2 of the display cups for me to take home! Yay!
Secondly, as she was ringing through my stuff, she opened up the gong fu teapot box… it was empty. Man am I ever grateful for that!! She said it seemed light, it must have been the display model box, and it was, so she ran and got me a box with a pot in it. (I am so so so grateful for that – I thought it was light naturally because it’s a tiny teapot made of glass!).
So! I got my bag of goodies and we leave, I thank her for taking such good care of me (after inquiring about a job as well haha), and we walk about a block and a half away, when I go to take a sip of a tea I left there and totally forgot about. “My tea!” I exclaim, as I turn around. And there she is running towards me with my tea. I felt soo bad!! But I wished good karma on her that day, because she was honestly 100% awesome all the way!!!
Well, I didn’t really like the tea that much. haha!
I found it a bit bitter – which may have come from us forgetting about the tea, but I’m guessing it’s the guayusa base. It’s not bitter in the traditional sense, but it’s quite overpowering. Almost earthy… but not in a puerh way. hum.
I can taste the fruitiness, it’s almost equal but then is overpowered by a strange taste. So I’m not sure what’s going on there, but I will say that I feel very lucky to have such an awesome place that I can frequent, and maybe one day work at, we’ll see!
Thank you David’s Tea!
I’ve always had my Chai teas as a latte so I wouldn’t really have much of an opinion on whether if this is a good or bad straight Chai. I can note that it’s not as spicy as the ones I’m use to but it was probably the amount I steeped. Overall it’s decent to me and fills my chai latte cravings especially for night since it’s caffeine free. :D
This one’s a semi-sweet peach delight! The peach is just right, and certainly not overpowering and the yougurt adds a nice sweet touch to it. Quite happy with this one, I’ll most likely supplement my sample with a tin :). It’s like the Long Life Oolong but more relaxed and not as strong and overpowering. One of the ones that’ll be on my shelf constantly. Yummy!
EDIT: Definately got a tin! They also had a fresh arrival when I bought it and it’s just awesome. :)
I have always been curious about this tea! I love the idea of ingredients tasting like something else entirely.
Brewed up, I get a coffee-chocolate smell. I don’t really like chamomile so this is promising.
I can taste chocolate, but I’m also really glad I can definitely taste the base teas! It’s not hot chocolate heavy on the chocolate flavor, but it’s there.
Thanks for the sample, Krystaleyn!
Had the most disappointing mug of this yesterday; very little cinnamon, and obviously a bigger piece of hibiscus than usual, resulting in a less flavourful, more tart than usual, cup of tea. Extra disappointing because I only have about a serving’s worth left now, and then it will be gone forever :( :(
Why couldn’t this tea have come back instead of gross Cherry Blossom? :(
Anyways, getting down to the last of this. I love it so much. It’s so hard to know which teas you will regret not purchasing more of… this one, Banana Oolong, Caramel Spice, Checkmate, and now Mango Lassi. I’ll probably wish I had more Apple Custard too, but I did get 250g of it, so at least I tried.
Er, got derailed there. Anyhow, such a perfect fall comfort spiced tea. Sigh.
I have two packages of this, but being bought over a year apart, they got separate entries, thus this actually counts as a sipdown, woo! There was a lot of dust in the bottom of the packet… and I just drank a sip of the tea and something tastes gross and rather off (not astringent, which is what I would have expected). I might just have to dump the rest of this one and start on the new packet. Bleh, that’s very disappointing, since it smelled quite good. :(
ETA: Turns out it was definitely my travel mug causing icky flavours. However, the second infusion was too “spiced” for me; too much cinnamon, so I dumped it. The new pack awaits… :D
Yeeaaaah, so even though I’m now a cup away from a sipdown on this one, it will be a fake sipdown, since I ended up caving and buying another 50g pouch from DT, since this one is so good and probably will never ever return. I still think it’s way overpriced for what it is, but… it’s so tasty!
Oh yes, so… speaking of, you know, too many teas and such. I fixed a couple tea things in my spreadsheet and have come up with an unofficial count of teas in my cupboard, so that I can keep track of my sipdowns (you know, since everyone else is doing it!)
There are currently approximately 801 (ahahahahaha) teas in my cupboard, which includes both swaps and full-sized teas (and in some cases, multiple iterations of the same tea, but from different people, or bought at different times). I do say approximately because I don’t have the time to double check everything, and also, I never did count up all the teas in my box from LiberTEAS, so I just called that 50 samples. My numbers will be subject to change as I sip things down and discover they were not initially counted, but oh well! Maybe I can get to 500 sometime soon…?
Travel mug #3. Almost gone :( I wish I could justify picking up more of this one, because it’s one of my favourite strawberry teas. Hopefully they’ll bring it back one day. I’m probably going to hoard my last cup until it is flavourless D: Perfect strawberry crisp flavour. Never really did pick up the rhubarb, but also never really cared.
ETA: So glad this one resists a second-infusion oversteep. Mmmm.