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I had a coupon for a free tea so I decided to reward myself with this one on Sunday. It tastes just like a chewy caramel candy! Well, not exactly. The flavor is noms, but it’s also watery. It kind of just falls out at the end of the sip. I thought that the lady had just underleafed it, but looking at the other reviews I am wondering whether more leaf would really have solved the problem. This particular rooibos base just might not be hearty enough to support the flavor. I would be open to playing around with this one at home to see if I can fix it.
Flavors: Candy, Caramel
So I may have gone a little tea crazy today because after leaving DAVID’s with an iced tea, I went back and got another iced tea…
I feel the name is appropriate as my first thoughts were “well, it’s green and fruity”. Took me a minute to warm up to it, but rather nice. Particular fruits don’t really come to mind, though I thought I picked up a little kiwi note at the end (clearly just my imagination). I find specific fruits come out more in the aftertaste. Particularly frozen peach/mango. I don’t know why, but this is really giving me a frozen fruit vibe. There’s a very slight woody note too. Given the fruits in this, I feel it had more potential. It just doesn’t come across as tropical as it should.
Flavors: Fruity, Wood
Post-exam pick me up! Stopped into DAVID’s to pick up some tea and had to get an ice tea to celebrate the beautiful weather.
So glad I didn’t add any sugar to this—it was WAY sweeter than I expected. Candied orange seems to dominate, but it’s also quite earthy. Definitely experienced a complete caffeine crash (or maybe it was staying up all night studying), starting to feel it kick in though.
Flavors: Earth, Orange, Sweet
Felt my energy ailing after lunch and brewed a 28oz pot of this. I got it as part of the David’s Tea Energize pack which includes ‘The Buzz’, ‘Jumpy Monkey’ and ‘Organic Guayusa’.
It tastes much different from green tea, somehow I expected it would taste similar. It’s extremely vegetal/earthy. Drawing any comparison to green tea, I’d say the smell, texture and mouth feel is similiar to Japanese Sencha, just with a lot more earthy notes. I have let this steep until cold and I’m glad I did, it doesnt become bitter and it’s delicious cool/cold! When cold there is a lot less flavor/nose but it goes down so easy. Energy is quite smooth and while I didn’t notice a kick, I just noticed that I’m not tired anymore. Interesting stuff! It would be awesome on ice with some sugar in the summertime as an iced tea substitute.
Flavors: Earth, Grass, Vegetal, Wood
Sample from VarieTEA. Thank you!
I was curious about this because I like creamy teas, but at the same time I wasn’t sure that an Eggnog flavored tea would work well on a green rooibos base. This also comes presweetened, which I don’t always appreciate. As it turns out, my concerns were well-founded. This is sweeter than I prefer, not all that cream, and tastes weird and artificial with the green rooibos base. I am not a fan.
Finally! a decent cup. thanks again Ost for sending this my way. hopefully my David’s tea order will arrive at the correct address soon so I can return the swap!
i had this while taking a nice, hot bubbly bath tonight. ahhh, a cup of candy and a bath bomb, just what the doctor ordered!
The rooibos isn’t as rooibos-y in this tea as some other dessert herbals I have had. i do get some of that honey/woodsy wierdness that comes from those little red sticks, but it was a quick, painless topnote. what i do get is sweet, sweet candy. there is a slight fruitness that reminds me of fruity pebbles, and a touch of cream notes in the body that makes me forget what cotton candy is supposed to taste like. but it is a fun cup of simple sweetness. nothing i would ever purchase for myself, but a good tea to mark off the ‘tea bucketlist.’
Flavors: Cotton Candy, Creamy
Thanks so much Ost for the sample! unfortunately I ruined the cup. I put it in my ingentuitea but didn’t realize as I was pouring in the water that one corner of the gravity steeper was resting on the end of a spoon. I was so confused, as I was pouring into the steeper, the water just went right through onto the plate I had it on. I made a mess and got water everywhere. I fixed it and brewed another cup, but the flavor was completely gone. It wash just colored water at that point.
This is a reminder to myself to try again!
Pumpkin Patch… Normally Pumpkin chai is the tea I go to for pumpkin flavour, but this one is pretty good. I like the pumpkin and the spices with it.
I do wish I had steeped it for less time, but such is life. I still enjoy the flavours. It’s nice to have a pumpkin tea that isn’t chai. I can see this making a lovely latte. I’ll probably try that next.
I had high hopes for this as I enjoy ginger and rooibos… but this tastes kind of like dirt to me, with a ginger aftertaste. I’ll try making it stronger and steeping a shorter time next time and see if that helps (it tasted too weak at first so I steeped forever).
Flavors: Dirt, Earth, Ginger
This is probably one of my favourite green tea’s, and one of my favourite hot tea’s ever. The smell is like a creamy vanilla-coconut dessert and the taste is like a white chocolate cake with hazelnuts and coconut shavings. SO GOOD.
Flavors: Coconut, Hazelnut, Vanilla, White Chocolate
It is with thanks to my wonderful international friends that I can proudly review this Davids Tea sample. From Canada all the way to the UK!
My first thoughts on this tea are of the scent, which I was met with as soon as I opened the packet. Sweet yet spicy cinnamon stick tones mixed with light herbs and wood with a dry, nutty finish. Chai like but super duper cinnamon-esque. As a huge fan of cinnamon I find it particularly charming!
In appearance the small/fine Rooibos blend is met with large, rough pieces of what I believe to be apple and cinnamon stick. Giving it a rocky, desert feel.
I followed the steeping parameters given by Davids Tea which can be found further up in the Tea Description.
Once steeped I am met with a delicious spicy cinnamon scent that reminds me of ‘Red Hots’ candy. My childhood was built around that candy! This scent takes me back.
In flavour the cinnamon bursts through with spices behind it before softening into a sweet, light, herbal blend that lingers in the after taste. It’s a little dry but still acceptable. In terms of Chai there is a spicy touch about it but the heavy cinnamon makes it completely different, it takes the idea of Chai to a new level. And similar to scent, this does have nutty notes which are increased by the dryness. Tried to consider which type of nut but came to the conclusion it tastes mixed and I couldn’t differentiate it.
Also I can’t help but taste ‘Red Hots’ candy when I take small sips of this. It’s pure nostalgia in a cup!
Overall I really enjoyed this tea. It truly is cinnamon heavy and though it does offer a spicy Chai element and slight Rooibos flavour (which others may find more pleasing) I am taken aback in awe by the simpleness of it. Plus it has to be said that this being Organic is the ‘icing on the cake’ so to speak.
Chai? Yes please.
Cinnamon Chai? Heck yes please!
Nostalgia? All the time. :)
For more information on this tea please view my SororiTEA Sisters post.