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I don’t drink alcohol because I don’t react well with it.
I was surprised with the taste of Bubbly…I didn’t expect DAVIDsTEA to get close enough to a champagne (others will probably disagree). I got that dryish smell like most wines do. I steeped the cup and I found that the taste is exactly like it smells! I got the dry sort of taste with some fruitiness to it. I really enjoyed this one, too bad it’s not a wall tin!
Note, I only used one tsp, it’s a strong tea.
The official description of this tea mentions that “this is the kind of tea you spontaneously want to cozy up to on a cold winter afternoon.” Well, it’s somewhere around -30 right now, or so I hear, and the wind is howling. Plus, I was in the mood for a cup of green tea. Thus, this one sounded perfect.
I actually really like this tea. It’s sweet and nutty, calming and understated. Everything comes together very harmoniously, and it is, indeed, a nice relaxing tea for a cold day. Good job, DAVIDsTEA. Good job.
This tea tasted quite good. Subtle, mellow… I’m not sure if I’d recognize the flavour as walnut, but enjoyable nonetheless. It’s not my favourite tea ever, but I think this is more a matter of personal taste than the tea itself — it’s quite nice, I just prefer some other flavour combinations.
Steeped it for 3 minutes the first time, and… longer the second time, but enjoyed it through original and re-steeping.
The third of my birthday teas from my lovely partner! (The second was genmaicha, which I neglected to log since I was drinking it while frantically studying for finals) To celebrate being done finals, I decided to try this last tea. From the smell alone, it was the one I was most excited about.
I read on here that many people prefer this tea steeped for less time, and the long recommended steeping time (5-6 minutes) made me a bit wary, so I taste tasted it after 30 seconds of steeping. I couldn’t really taste a whole lot at that point, and was hoping to be able to taste the strawberry a bit more, so I steeped it for another 30 seconds. Unfortunately the strawberry comes through more from the aroma of the tea then the taste, but I like the flavour of the silver needles which does come through quite well so I don’t mind too much. I am planning to try resteeping for the recommended time after I finish this cup, to see if it brings out the strawberry any more.
Edit: Tried a longer steep time, it didn’t really bring out the strawberry any more, so I’ll probably just stick with somewhere between 30s – 1 minute. It takes best when I take a deep inhale to get the strawberry smell as I drink. Still quite enjoyable, will definitely be drinking this again soon.
I received this tea as a sample in my recent DAVIDsTea order. I never jumped on it at the store, as after smelling it, it wasn’t "wow"ing me and I voted to get more interesting teas on those shopping trips.
This is my first time drinking lavender.. I’ve had it in cookies and my oil diffuser, but not in my tea. This cup I can really taste the lavender (flavour wise… not the minty sharp like a lavender oil) and the coconut smooths it out. I’d say it is a mellow, relaxing, smooth tea. The rooibos isn’t noticed much (which I don’t mind).
In the end… it was nice to get a sample. It’s not bad, but I don’t think it’s my kind of tea, nor did it “wow” me. It’s different, but I won’t go and buy more of it.
I’m really tired today. It’s been kind of depressing. I totally needed an uplifting tea. Citrus always struck me as a cheery scent so I gave this a try. THe smell totally reminds me of chinese yogurt drinks. It’s also like Pink Berry, which I love. The lime is a really nice complement. I didn’t really like it hot, probably because of the slight tartness. I loved how it felt creamy though. I like it a lot better now that it’s cooled down.
The smell is great but the taste, not as great. It was alright, but I probably won’t buy any more.
hurrah! i’ve been wanting to try this one. i got some for my dad and he really likes it, and when i smelled it dry, it reminded me of almond roca (my faaavourite christmas treat!) plus green tea, which is always welcome.
nice! less of that creamy smell when steeped but you get that lovely nutty overtone. the flavour really comes through nicely as well. this would go great with some kind of really sweet, chocolaty dessert i would imagine.
not a huge fan of earl grey’s but i do love vanilla black teas and citrus, so this one makes sense.
smells nice – a light hint of vanilla and that classic earl grey taste.
probably would be good with some sugar and milk, might break boyfriend of his ‘i only drink earl grey’ habit
I’ll give this the highest praise I’ve ever given any chai blend: Not disappointing.
Ever since warming up with “real” chai on a cold rainy day in Ithaca, NY during a road-trip to Albany, I’ve never found one that comes close to what I had at that Indian restaurant. I think it’s my preparation, I’m told that infusing the milk with the spices for a long time (~1 hour) before adding the tea is the secret to chai success. As soon as I can remember to buy all of the whole spices, I’ll try it ;-) I don’t think I’ll ever find a chai blend that can reproduce that taste without the extra hassle.
I tried this without milk, not my usual method for making chai. This tea tastes sweet and spicy, and the cinnamon is not overpowering (Like teavana’s chai…stay away, just trust me!). It needs to cool off a bit before everything levels out, it’s rather misleadingly musky out of the pot. The oolong is barely noticable to me on the first steep, but there is a solid base behind the sweetness and spice.
Maybe a second steep will tone down the spices and let more of the oolong through?
Just tried this in the complementary tea for one DT sent us to make up for a mildly bad experience at one of their stores. Did I mention that they also included 60g each of Black Walnut and Chocolate Rocket as well? Wonderful customer service, guys, they’ve really set themselves apart from other companies with this.
The tea is fantastic, just chocolaty enough, and the chicory and light raspberry works very well. I do need to get a teaball/strainer of sorts, as my cup had quite a few floaters (I just put the tea loose into the pot because, well, I’m lazy).
Wow apparently I have not had this tea since last December. Let’s see how well it has aged!
Without even drinking it, I can tell you well. I am basically drooling waiting for it to cool down because it smells like candy canes. I really wanted something minty after loading up on the most amazing soup I have ever made.
Think baked potato soup…but using cauliflower instead. I LOVE cauliflower soups, this is hardly going to last 3 meals for me. http://traceysculinaryadventures.blogspot.com/2012/10/creamy-cauliflower-soup-with-bacon-and.html
I at least hope it’s supposed to make 4 servings, but I don’t even care.
Now I am freaking out looking at Twitter, like the stuff coming out of NYC is SO SCARY. Like every picture is more terrifying than the next.
I can’t tell if it’s just bad or what, but it tastes really, really astringent, and I can’t figure if that’s because it’s 11 months old or oversteeped…I steeped it for 3 1/2 minutes and didn’t use boiling water, knowing it’s DT.
Blahhh it feels really weird on my tongue too, do not want. May just have to get rid of this one…or seriously does it take like a 2 1/2 minute steep to get this to not be nasty and I never realized it?
Ok looking back, I didn’t like it at first, and steeped it SIX minutes and liked it. Yeahhh…probably not happening.
I am so upset because my new order from Davidstea should be here but the tracking has not updated since yesterday afternoon. IT’S RIGHT HERE. Stupid UPS. I can’t win. I avoid the postal service after this woman at my office was beyond rude and now UPS can’t even do things right in the city in which they are headquartered.
I know where you live, UPS.
So for now while I cry, I am drinking a cup of Santa’s Secret. There’s also this random pop-up thunderstorm right now and it sounds like someone is shooting a cannon outside. Oh and it’s also sunny. Happy March in Georgia indeed. So I really need something comforting and this is doing the trick.
I love how creamy this tastes without adding anything, and the peppermint adds this nice comforting smoothness. I love this tea. It seems so simple, and yet it’s so so good.
And now I’m going to go find out if maybe UPS decided to completely bypass my door, tracking, and everything logical and leave the box at the office, so then I can be angry and sad all over again and need more of this…except it needs to make it till this is available again because it’s a keeper.
Once again I find myself sitting around way too early drinking tea. Perhaps as a big ball of nerves I should be doing this more often earlier in the day instead, but what happens happens…that and it’s been nearly 70 for the past 2 days and it’s disgusting so 5am is a perfectly acceptable hot tea time.
The first time I made this I was not wowed by it like I expected to be. I had actually eaten one of the little candy canes the day before and I was pining for one. For some reason when I went to the store then I didn’t even buy any. And then this tea disappointed me.
So this time around I went for 6 minutes, which is a really long time when you’re pretty much just sitting there for the tea. So much better. The black tea base isn’t bitter at all from that long of a steep either.
I don’t know why I just wanted it to be in your face pepperminty (that’s what plenty of other things are for). And the spicy notes of it are kind of weird. It’s like pepperminty and peppery. It’s sweet and minty, then as soon as it goes down, it just ever so lightly bites your tongue with the spice. I like it. I wasn’t getting that before.
You have won your way into my heart, Santa’s Secret. And good thing you’re energizing since I am being suckered into going to the outlet mall in a couple hours, incentivized with the best donuts I have ever eaten. Too bad they won’t have more of this tea.