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The dry leaf aroma is pure almond extract. The brewed tea aroma is almond and green tea. The flavor? A delicious, buttery, almond green tea. It’s nothing unique or out of the ordinary. It’s just almond. But that’s why it’s perfect.
This is a welcome change from DAVIDsTEA’s tendency to over-flavor their teas. There’s nothing complicated going on in this cup. The ingredients list is green tea, almonds, marigold flowers, cornflower petals, and natural almond flavoring. That’s it!
DAVIDsTEA, keep on this track because this is what tea should be. Added flavoring that is natural and complements the base. Nothing artificial. Not an overabundance of stuff that masks the tea and overwhelms the cup. Just good tea. Yum!
The dry leaf aroma is overwhelming. It smells cloyingly sweet. There are lots of scents in here: lemon peel, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon. I’m not sure what to think. The leaves also look dirty. By that I mean that there is a lot of flavoring dust in here. There’s chunks of things you’d expect to see in chunk form: cardamom pods, coriander seeds, bits of lemon peel, and the leaves themselves. But what’s all this granular sand looking stuff? Some of it is sugar, clearly, but is all of it sugar? That’s a lot of sugar! Note: If you buy this tea, shake the tin/bag before measuring out the leaf. DAVIDsTEA recommends doing this to help distribute the flavoring evenly.
The brewed tea aroma is spot on French toast. I can smell the egg and the cinnamon. This is promising! One of my favorite parts of 52teas’ French Toast with Cardamom Maple Syrup tea is that you can actually smell and taste the egg, which is what gives it that distinctive French toast flavor. Without the egg, it becomes plain old bread.
First sip! Hmm, the flavor is overwhelming. There’s a lot going on in this cup! It tastes like French toast made in a lab instead of a kitchen. There’s a bit of artificiality that I’ve come to expect in DAVIDsTEA blends. But it’s not all bad. It’s actually quite good, although I think it could use some maple syrup. That’s not to say it needs sweetener. It’s quite sweet on its own. In fact, I wish they wouldn’t have added so much sugar. But it’s missing that maple flavor component of real French toast.
I added a tiny dollop of maple syrup and skim milk. It’s much more to my liking now. But I have to say that 52teas’ version is significantly more natural tasting and therefore significantly yummier. I really need more of that one. This one strikes me as a good latte tea. I think its artificial abundance could be tempered with lots of milk. Plus, who doesn’t love creamy lattes?
I tried a second infusion for seven minutes. There’s much less flavor, which is actually an improvement. But now I think it’s a tad too weak. Maybe I’ll try a two minute steep followed by a five minute steep next time. I think it might turn out better if the first steep is shorter.
My last comment is about the skinny tin that this tea came in. It is so cute! It’s much smaller than I expected considering they stuffed a full 50g in here. It takes up no space in my cupboard at all! I love small cute tins. I’m not sure I’ll be able to reuse it though because the tea was put directly into the tin. There’s no barrier between the leaves and the metal. So I think this tin might smell like cardamom and coconut sugar forever. But when I’m done with the tea, I’ll try washing it out with vinegar and water to see if I can get the aroma out.
The final verdict? This tea is good not great. I’ll enjoy what I have, but it certainly won’t be replacing 52teas’ version in my cupboard and I won’t be buying more.
The dry leaf aroma is strong, yummy peppermint with noticeable cocoa. Mmm! I’m excited to try this one! When I took the brew basket out of the cup four minutes later, my husband took in a deep breath and said, “Something smells good!” Haha, well it’s all mine! :P
It certainly is a fragrant tea. It’s filled the whole room with a lovely peppermint aroma. Wow, this is super strong! It’s mostly mint with chocolate lingering in the background and especially in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is cooling minty refreshment.
As it cools, there’s something rather bitter that makes its appearance. And the aftertaste is fairly artificial tasting now too. Sadly, I’ve found that many of DAVIDsTEA blends can taste artificial. It’s their fault for not using natural flavors. So I can’t say this tea is a complete winner. But it was a fun sample to try, if for nothing other than the peppermint patty potential and those sweet snowflake sprinkles! Yeah, alliteration!
I only have this as a sample so I’m already out and I’m really sad :( This tisane is sooooo good! It’s like drinking an apple pie/apple crumble! It brews a bright pink color due to the beet root which I think is neat. There is also a slight tang that I get from this tea – not sure if it’s from the apple or the beetroot, but it’s nice. I need to go buy myself some more of this asap.
Flavors: Almond, Apple, Cinnamon, Nuts, Nutty
I grabbed a cup on this on my way to a craft fair that I go to every year with my mom. I’ll admit, I was mostly focused on all the things I wanted to buy and not so much on this. Mostly got buttery caramel with a noticeable but pleasant (and maybe slightly astringent because I left it steeping a few minutes longer than I’d have liked—hard to remove a teabag in a moving car) base. It doesn’t stand out as being bad, but wasn’t good enough to distract me from other things.
Flavors: Butter, Caramel
The dry leaf aroma smells like red rooibos. The brewed tea aroma smells about the same. The flavor? Sweet rooibos. Where the ginger? Where’s the mate? Where’s the cookie? This is disappointing. Maybe I shouldn’t have followed the brewing instructions, which call for 185°F water. I’ve got to say that surprised me. I expected it to be boiling.
There’s a bit of maple in here. No pineapple, currants, or white chocolate even though the ingredients list says those are in here. I don’t know what kind of gingerbread cookies DAVIDsTEA staff are used to eating, but you wouldn’t find any of those ingredients in MY gingerbread cookies. And why did DAVIDsTEA label this as a mate tea when it’s mostly rooibos? This whole tea confounds me. It’s not bad it’s just nothing like what it’s advertised to be. If you like sweet rooibos teas, then you’ll like this. For myself, I’m glad I only got a free sample and not more.
Flavors: Maple, Rooibos, Sweet
I’m not generally a fan of mate but for whatever reason, in this particular tea, it actually works for me. I suspect it’s because it’s a blend with rooibos. I don’t like this enough to want it in my cupboard permanently but it’s nice – a good balance of gingerbread to make it come across much like a cookie would.
My first impression is milk. Then milk chocolate. Then toasted coconut. Followed by the creaminess of coconut. Then light-ish black tea infused with coconut.
It’s a lovely tea. Not one that I reach for all that often, but one that I enjoy when I do. A bit sweet and very comforting.
Flavors: Chocolate, Coconut, Milk
Very accurately named! This smells and tastes exactly as it claims. The cranberry and orange are made more dessertlike by the presence of rich cinnamon and other spices that mull down the tartness. The initial sip is fruity, with a decadent aftertaste of bakery goods. A perfect flavour for fall and arguably the best member of the fall collection, second perhaps to pumpkin chai.
Part of the DAVIDsTEA Fall 2015 collection.
Flavors: Cake, Cinnamon, Cranberry, Orange
One of my co-workers always makes this one at her desk and whenever I walk over to their area in the cube jungle, I always think someone made cinnamon buns. She is the one who inspired me to try the David’sTEA so of course I had to give this one a shot!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. Next time I make, I plan on steeping it a little longer to get more of the delicious almond taste. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
Flavors: Almond, Cinnamon, Nutty
I decided to have this as my morning tea today at work, and while I was pouring the hot water in, THREE separate people in our kitchen asked me what it was because it smelled so great.
The scent is ABSOLUTELY heavenly, I use a larger mug (16 oz) so I used 3 tsp of the tea.
Now that I am actually DRINKING the tea- I am even more in love. It has just enough sweetness from the cane sugar, and definitely reminds me of the French Toast my dad made me growing up.
Going to have to buy this one IN BULK for sure. (*Edit: The winter teas including this one from Davids are on sale right now- 20% off! Nov 20-22nd only!)
Flavors: Baked Bread, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Sugar
This tastes horrible. I feel like I’m drinking chemicals. How could something that sounds so delicious taste so awful? How can you go wrong when combining peppermint and chocolate?! Is it the sprinkles that taste like melted garbage? I love the minty coolness, but it’s just too disgusting otherwise. Is there anyone out there who loves this tea and wants a nearly full 2oz bag of this?
Definitely an interesting tea! There wasn’t a ton in the bag because of the large pieces, which was a bummer- so not sure I will buy all the time, but it was a nice treat! It was also a little sweet so I definitely wouldn’t put anything in it!
Flavors: Banana, Nuts
Out of all the teas in the winter collection, this one is my least favorite. I’m beginning to find that I’m not a huge fan of green teas to start, and this one is no different. Almonds and green tea are an odd combination. I don’t taste either with this tea. It was just a cup of…bland. I’ll give it another shot, but as of right now, I’m just drinking this tea to get through it.
I’m not a fan of mint and chocolate whatsoever, so trying this tea, I was a bit wary. However, upon taking my first sip, I found it quite enjoyable. This is probably because the mint overpowers the chocolate, as others have mentioned. There’s definitely a hint of it there, but it’s not as prominent as the peppermint (which makes no sense because of all the cocoa that’s in this tea). It’s got a smooth feel that’s nice and creamy. Right now, I’d recommend it but I’ve only had one cup. I’ll get back to you with an updated review.
Flavors: Chocolate, Peppermint
I got this tea in the Winter Collection box. I’m slowly making my way through each tea, deciding whether or not I like each one.
This one was the first I tried, and in all honesty, I wasn’t sure how much I liked it. I made it again today and each sip makes me giddy. I have no idea what cardamom tastes like, but I’m sure that comes through, and paired with the cinnamon, I definitely get the feel of a french toast. I’ve sweetened the tea with both honey and agave nectar and found that agave nectar really brings out the coconut and cane sugar.
Overall, I’m really enjoying this tea in the morning and I definitely see how it fits into the Winter Collection.
Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon
This tea is interesting. I have little experience with mate and I don’t really taste the mate in this. I get strong notes of chocolate and notes of cinnamon with this. And I seemed to get a note of apple cider early on. They suggest trying this as a latte and some time in the next few days I may do so. I am not entirely sure what to think of this tea. I do seem to like it.
I brewed this once in an 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 5 minutes.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon