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I bought this tea for my mother, who is a really big fan of cherries. I myself, well, let’s just say cherries and I haven’t been friendly since I was in the fourth grade. I did give this one a try though. The smell in the bag was lovely so I thought it only fair to give it a chance. Even steeped, this tea smells lovely. The cherry flavor really does come through and it was sweet enough on its own. I second the smell of sour cherry gummy candies. That’s exactly what it smells like. How does it taste? Not exactly like sour cherry candies. It has a hint of a floral note and I suspect a longer steep would bring about an even stronger hibiscus note, of which I am really not a big fan, so I’ll definitely be sure to keep the steeping time at under 6 minutes in future. This tea was nice, but I think it would suit my tastes better iced. The after-taste is pleasant and fruity, but even after finishing two cups, the taste of white tea was nowhere to be found. I also can’t taste any of the mango. Regardless, as a non-fan of cherries, I really did enjoy this tea. Not amazing, but definitely nice.
I was really bummed that this tea wasn’t a permanent part of the Davids collection. I walked in to the store to restock and they were completely out! Then I rushed home and bought two 100g tins online. I was so pleased that i didn’t miss out on restocking this tea, because it is phenomenally good. I can’t get enough of it….. then it turns out it’s permanent. Yay!
My all-time favorite tea is Davids’ Exotica, so I knew I’d like this citrus tea, but holy moley, the mint really makes it pop. It’s like nothing I’ve ever tried/expected before in a tea. It gives the tea that that nice cool sensation at the end of a sip after the sweet citrus taste of a creamsicle almost. Even warm, this tea is refreshing on a hot day. I drank this tea all summer, even in 38 degree weather! It was THAT good. So glad I got the chance to try this and stocked up on a generous amount when I thought it was going to be gone for good.
The smell reminds me of key lime soda, if it tastes that good I’ll be impressed!
Tried this hot first, not really a fan. The flavour doesn’t stand out, but I can definitely taste the yogurt pieces…
So, I let it cool in the fridge and WOW! What a difference! This is a tea that is really supposed to be iced, all the flavours come out: lime, lemongrass, hints of pineapple, a creaminess which must be the yogurt, with the slightest taste of fresh green tea. Almost does taste like key lime soda, just without the fizz and the sugar-rush.
(Please note: I combined this tea with Ginger Pu’erh, to make a full pot of tea)
Good Gawd! I really read to get more of this for my cupboard for evenings where a little cinnamon is needed to calm me.
I would suggest against enjoying a bath with this tea, as I could smell the less appealing notes of the pu-erh. But the cinnamon taste ran right along the center of my tongue, from tip to back, and it did not take me long to polish off the entire pot!
Note, I used 1.5tsps for agave to sweeten the 32oz pot.
I tried to do two steeps of this one.. umm contrary to popular belief pu’erhs are not meant to be steeped more than once – or maybe this one is not of the right quality?
Either way, this tea is yet another that I will want to purchase more of, the cinnamon was sweetened by pu’erh tea and not as intense as the name suggested, but so yummyI think I inhaled rather than sipped and savoured this one!
32oz tea pot ~ Check
Nepal Black ~ Check
An hour to myself ~ Check!
I only put two perfect scoops into the basket this time, because last night I noticed that when I put three scoops of black tea in to the basket I ended up with a brew that is “too much tea” that I had an espresso black liqueur.
I could have used maybe a half perfect scoop more? Or maybe not? Right now it is perfect enough with 2 perfect scoops to not need any milk or cream. I should have bought a pot long ago because I am finding that I am brewing delicious pots, this tea has gone up a few points for me.
This one is another of my 10g purchase and I think I just might go back for more of this one!!
I also noticed this would be a pretty one to watch unfurl (or steep) in a glass bodum or clear glass tea pot as the leaves really open up as they steep. I should mention I almost passed on purchasing some of this because it had that mouldy grass scent that makes my stomach go BLECK and my face to pinch, but after a second sniff, I realised it was more sweet than mouldy.
Steeped it makes me think of orange pekoe in a way and I want to add cream to it and curl up with a book rather than go to work this morning. But alas one must do just that.
There is an astringency that I am learning to notice and it is not overly unpleasant, this is defiantly a tea that is going on the “Must buy more of” list, but I have to make it through all these other teas I have first.
Hello, my name is Erin, and I have a compulsive tea purchasing habit, it has been merely 12hrs since I last purchased tea…
I only purchased 10g of this today, as I am noticing I have a lot of teas in my cupboard from DAVIDs that seem to get forgotten or lost simply because they are not my “cup of tea” (pardon the pun)
This one smells like a coffee lovers dream come true, if they were ever to branch out from coffee. I have the cream in the fridge in case this one needs a little help. I also should mention that I only put in a tsp of this tea into a T-sac, as I find most of DAVIDs teas are slightly over powering in flavours. I have just enough left that if I need that other 1/4 tsp for the next cup it will be there.
The tea makes me think of Sunday afternoons reading a book on my Kobo while rain pelts the window behind my reading chair.
More on the taste after it finishes steeping.
I don’t quite taste the chocolate or caramel notes, but this is a tea I will certainly place on my purchase list, I will need more of this one. I might add a little cream just to see how it plays with the chocolate and caramel notes in the tea.
The dry smells very fruity and good. The steeped tisane smells tarter… like goji and lemon with a faint hint of melon -so it’s smelling pleasantly like its ingredients. Good so far!
Brewed as prescribed, this is another tisane that comes across as a bit watery. It is pleasantly and lightly tart, with a citrusy-berry flavor that lingers a little.
It’s another for trades, for me. I don’t care for it enough to have any more but could see how someone into tisanes might like it.
omg, OMG, OMG!!! Oh My God!!
I waltzed into DAVIDs today with the intent of buying 10g of 10 teas that I am not 100% sure I will be crazy for right off, and this was the tea I purchased as my “to-go” tea and why I did not get 100g+ to take home with me I do not know! I have yet to meet a tea at DAVIDs that has papaya in it that I did not like.
This will be on my permanent shelf for when I want something cold to drink, that does not have the incredibly high sugars of juice.
Last sip…. Oooooo, my GAWD!
Another white tea problem solved by using a lower steep temp + short steep!
I’m down to my last cup of this, not sure if I will get more once it is gone. It’s pretty expensive considering all the heavy fruit bits that take up space, plus I much rather Strawberry White’s subtle flavour. It is a nice “company tea” though, that always seems to elicit swoons whenever I serve it.
All-in-all though, this is a nice, fruity tea. If steeped according to DAVIDsTEA’s instructions I find that the cherry overwhelms the delicate white tea base, but once I steeped it using the 30sec @ 80°C method it mellowed out considerably! From my last 2tsp I was able to get 3 steeps all increasing in flavour! Hmmm… odd, but effective.
Initially this tea smells like sour cherry gummies, but what about the taste?
The first thing I taste are the cherries—tart, juicy cherries— with hints of apple and the slightest bit of white tea base, no mango though, although the description says that there is mango in this tea. Maybe I just need to mix up my bag a little better to get some mango bits in there for next time. All-in-all, a pleasant, easy-drinking tea. Not too sweet or overpowering, but I do wonder why they put such a strong flavour (cherry) with a base of white tea? Probably could’ve just left the white tea out entirely and it would have tasted the same…
I’m back! And boy, have I been busy since I last posted!
In baby news: a week after my son’s due date I finally went into real labour… after drinking gallons of raspberry leaf tea (to no avail) and going for a labour-inducing acupressure massage (which seemed to do the trick). Baby boy, Finntan, was born at 8am on April 12th. I won’t go into great detail about the labour, but it was one of the hardest things I have ever done. Thankfully we were discharged that night since:
a) my mom is one of the delivery Doctors and I used that to my advantage…
b) the hospital was short on rooms already, why keep us there when we had no complications?
c) it’s hard to relax and/or sleep when it seems like every time you settle down someone must check on you or the baby for whatever reason.
Settling at home, with a toddler and newborn has been smoother than expected, but my husband went back to work today and the in-laws leave tomorrow… so we’ll see how much of my sanity remains at the end of the week.
On our first excursion out we went to the mall and I just had to stop by the DAVIDsTEA to refill my Creme Caramel Rooibos tin (the tot has been drinking this one like there’s no tomorrow!) and pick up some others: Pure Vanilla and Bollywood Chai. Yet, lately I’ve been craving straight, pure tea and since I haven’t drank this since last year it’s about time I had some (plus it’ll probably get stale soon).
It’s smooth, lightly vegetal, hints of cream or butter, with a fresh, sweet finish that lingers and exactly what I’ve been craving during this crazy week of newborn/in-laws/adjustments.