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I love how this one smells. That was what convinced me to buy this tea in the first place, as I felt that if it smelled half as good as it tasted, it would be a good tea. And it is! There’s actual little blueberries in with the tea leaves, which I liked.
It’s got a lovely fruity flavor, but it isn’t overwhelming. You can still taste the black tea in it very well. This probably won’t be in my regular daily rotation as I prefer teas I can add milk to, but it would make a good afternoon tea, or an iced tea.
As a side note, I did try this with milk (I questioned myself the whole time I was prepping it, but I had to try). It tasted like creamy blueberry, sort of like your milk in a fruity cereal. So, folks that prefer milk teas: it’s not bad with milk. I found it kind of weird, but I could see how some people would like it. I might try it again sometime with milk.
I first tried this tea when it came out as a hot tea, and I didn’t like it. But since it smells so darn good, I figured I’d give it another try, iced this time. It was really delicious as an iced tea! Definitely a blueberry taste. I’ll have to stock up on this one for sure.
Flavors: Blueberry, Floral
I received a sample in store while I was getting some new teas to try. This tea smells like champagne and it tastes like it too. It really tastes like there’s alcohol in it and I noticed a hint of pineapple too. I didn’t freak over this one-probably because it felt weird to drink a tea that tastes like alcohol but for 1$ iced tea days in the summer (with the purchase of a special tumbler), I might try it again.
From OST’s stash sale.
I’ve been smelling this tea every time I opened this box, and decided to finally give it a try. I like maple syrup, but it’s not a flavor I tend to crave, and I’ve been a bit wary of Maple teas in the past since dessert teas are sometimes too sweet for me. I decided I was in the mood to try this today though. The first sip of this was disappointing because I could taste some good quality rooibos, but no maple. This tea is fairly lightly flavored, but that’s a good thing since the flavor builds on your tongue as you sip, and gets stronger as the tea cools. This is probably the perfect amount of flavoring since it wasn’t cloyingly sweet by the end of the cup. I grew up in Michigan, and now live in Maryland – both maple syrup states – so I’m very familiar with the taste of maple. This is a very realistic tasting maple flavor, and it is really a good complement to the rooibos. I like this one a lot more than I expected to. It’s probably one I wouldn’t drink often, but it would be nice to keep in my cupboard when I’m craving something sweet.
Flavors: Maple, Maple Syrup, Rooibos
Tried it iced in store and was not overly fond. I think I would have been more ok with it had it been sweetened more. I find that melon teas just don’t really do it for me because compared to other fruits, dried and re-hydrated melon just does not retain much flavour. Not sure. Maybe this would be really nice brewed strong, well sweetened, with some crushed fresh mint? I could see that. But I don’t know if I’ll be buying this.
Flavors: Apple, Carrot, Lemongrass, Melon
Was not expecting to love this tea as much as I do. When it first launched a month or two ago, I was looking at it like “Really?” “Did this really need to be a tea flavour?” Well – I was pleasantly surprised because it’s quite tasty. I am not a fan of lemongrass but the lemongrass in this takes a backseat – thankfully. This tea contains some artificial flavours – I know a lot of people get really wigged out over that, but honestly it doesn’t taste that way. More of a “I wonder how they did that?” kind of thing. Upfront is mostly that “baked” flavour found in some other dessert teas, and lemon. The oolong is mellow and …I want to say floral.
Got this in the breakfast collection. Debating on buying a bag of this on its own now :)
Flavors: Butter, Cake, Lemon, Lemongrass
If you love the Quangzhou Milk Oolong this takes the flavor up a notch. With the addition of Jasmine it is very calming and soothing after a long day of exercising and managing all the little daily tasks life brings. I find also when I am in need of a bit of creative inspiration I need just to steep a pot of this and I get that good feeling needed. You really do almost feel like a Monk with this tea I find, haha.
Flavors: Floral, Milk
A more subtle and natural flavor than the Raspberry teas that some can find in a big box store. Or in those Iced tea bottles (that have too much sugar). It was a delicious choice for the Mother’s Day collection. I bought some for my mom for her birthday (which fell on the same weekend) and for myself and we both loved the lightness. It blends perfectly with the Lemon Pound Cake tea. It tastes great hot and cold due to its lighter flavor nuances. It is also very calming thanks to the Chamomile. I love it.
Flavors: Floral, Raspberry
It’s been awhile since I wrote a review. So I hope everyone enjoys. After finding out I was type two Diabetic in January I have embraced tea even more (if possible, especially after a 20 minute jog). Being able to enjoy cake via tea has been amazing. Especially when it comes to the classic refreshing lemon pound cake that I loved for afternoon tea. It has the creamy flavor of a Quangzhou milk Oolong but with the lemony twist that is so heavenly for the summer.
It takes all the flavor nuances up a notch I find. It tastes great hot and is a lovely iced tea as well. I have also tried this blended with the Raspberry Jam tea to emulate Starbucks’ Lemon Raspberry loaf to a fairly successful match. Magnifique.
Flavors: Cream, Lemon
A nice, quite dark oolong. Undoubtedly overpriced, but good oolong nonetheless. The leaves are dark like a black tea, and the taste is almost as strong. The dry leaves are loosely rolled curly strands.
The taste is fruity, earthy (but clean), and balanced. Prominent flavors of dried plum and raisin, fruity but not sweet. An touch of toasted grain. A slight bitterness to balance things out.
The texture is clean and smooth, low astringency.
Flavors: Plums, Raisins
So it’s a big peach day for me. Just finished up my tin of peach paradise from Silk Road this morning and this afternoon it’s the last of my Just Peachy bag from DAVIDs. I’ve tried it several times in the last couple of months but didn’t have the opportunity to write a review for it. The tea has a pleasant fruity aroma to it. I don’t really taste or smell the apples in it, but the blackberry leaves are prominent and add just a hint of tartness to the mix. Overall, it’s quite a sweet tea though. There’s an almost artificial aftertaste that detracts a bit from the experience. I’m reminded of those fuzzy peach candies with each sip. I think it would make a good iced tea.
Flavors: Blackberry, Fruity, Peach, Sweet
Thank goodness for Friday afternoons. I love my job, but weekends are glorious. I’m starting the break with a new tea, one I learned about somewhat accidentally from Plunkybug. I was browsing her wish list a while back and this one caught my eye. Another DAVIDsTEA tea I found on her list became a fast favorite, Nepal Black, so I’m thinking this one definitely has potential.
This is a green tea blend, but looking at the dry leaf there isn’t much green tea to be found. It’s mostly popcorn (how unique!) and cubes of dried fruit. I picked around a bit and was able to find at least one tea leaf to put in my cup. There may have been a total of three or four in the final scoop. The aroma is sweet and savory, reminiscent of a buttered popcorn jelly bean. (My husband always gives me those when he comes across them so I’m pretty excited about this.) After steeping, the popcorn has all but melted into the blonde liquid. It still smells incredibly buttery, but I’m not getting any caramel or toffee notes like I thought I might after my husband told me that it smelled to him like Cracker Jack.
I’m going to take it slow with the honey on this one. I’m used to adding a bit more in the black teas I usually drink, but I tend to overwhelm the lighter teas when I’m not being careful. Less is definitely more here. The flavor is light, but I can taste the butter notes so it still seems savory. There is a nuttiness there that I think must come from the popcorn. It absolutely tastes exactly as it smells. I don’t taste the apple at all, which surprises me since that’s mostly what this blend consists of. I might normally try a second steep of this, but since it’s really mostly fruit pieces I think I’ll skip it. If I change my mind, I’ll add a note back in later.
Flavors: Butter, Candy, Nutty, Popcorn, Sweet
I got this as a cup to go of iced tea because I had a coupon! They added just a smidgen of agave sweetener
I got that this is a tropical fruit punch but I found apple and cranberry to be quite prominent. The pineapple is there but the papaya is way in the background. I don’t think I would buy a 50g bag but it was good to try. Good for a free tea!