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So iced this is reminding me a lot of Buddha bamboo. There’s a hint of the herbal base but that is far more subdued than in the hot cup. The ginger is also muted and there is a generic fruity sweetness to the whole thing. This isn’t my favorite tea and I doubt I am running out to get more anytime soon but it’s nice enough. I think the last of this will be cold brewed to see if that makes a difference.
Apparently I wanted the ginger peach combination this evening since I made this at the same time of my Ginger Peach Rose tea and didn’t even realize. This one is certainly different from the sweeter and more floral tea I had before. This, though still sweet, is a lot more herbacious with more warmth from the ginger, for sure. The peach is much more in the background. I’m getting lemongrass as well as ginger flavor, in addition to the warmth, and I am not sure what Moringa is but I am assuming that might be what is contributing the herb flavoring to the mix. It’s not bad but this isn’t the kind of tea I typically drink and for that reason, I probably won’t restock once I finish my sample. Next time though, I will try cold brewing to see how that works with this tea.
Edit: As this cools, the peach is coming out a lot more and has more of a peach candy flavor as opposed to the fruit
Very delicious! The right mix of mint and chocolate (with a bit more chocolate than mint flavor). The chocolate has some artificial undertones, which is why I didn’t give it a perfect rating. But it’s very tasty, especially hot! Perfect for a chilly winter day.
Flavors: Artificial, Chocolate, Honey, Mint
This is got to be one of my favorite teas. It gives off a lovely smell of dark chocolate (makes my whole team at work drool), tastes chocolaty and nutty, and has one heck of a caffeine punch. I would drink this over coffee any day.
Flavors: Almond, Dark Chocolate
I didn’t pick any of this up around Christmas time because I really disliked Adagio’s Candy Cane and figured this would be similar. But this one is actually quite good and kind of a more caffeinated, less chocolatey version of Tea Guys’ Peppermint Chocolate Vanilla. It’d probably be fantastic with chocolate chip cookies.
It’s minty, but similar to Andes candies, the mint doesn’t take over, there’s some creamy notes to it and it’s comforting in a strange way. It really enjoy this one because it’s actually blended quite well and you don’t get the whole picture in one sip.
Flavors: Cream, Mint
Sipdown! A tangy, tart tea that I enjoy hot. I haven’t tried this cold yet, but this was a surprising sip. I never know what to expect with DavidsTea herbal teas but this was a nice surprise. The scent is enthralling, and thankfully the taste also delivers. I prefer my drinks quite strong, without sweetener or milk. The yogurt scent and taste is a good additive. I’m trying to steer away from teas with added flavourings, but it is quite difficult to wean myself off of these flavourful blended teas… Unfortunate. A new contender for my top tier of fruit teas.
Flavors: Strawberry, Yogurt
This is my go-to tea for sore throats. I work backstage at a theater and always keep some of this stocked for when actors are feeling under the weather and need a little kick. It has a really soothing honey flavor on its own, with a really mild lemon tang.
This tea is pretty good. Although I think it smells better than it tastes. It has a nice chocolatey aroma, but does it taste like hot chocolate? No. It’s chocolatey, but not rich. I find adding a touch of milk helps with this.
I normally don’t like the pu’erh from David’s, but I don’t mind this one. I guess it’s because the tea taste is lost amongst all the flavourings and stevia. Haha. I’m glad I tried this tea, but I won’t need to re-stock when I run out.
Flavors: Chocolate, Earth
Shockingly, this is amazing. The staffer told me she too was surprised with it, so I grabbed some to check. No sweetener needed, it’s rich, it actually tastes like a crumbly apple strudel. I’d say this is one of the first apple read teas I’ve really enjoyed.
Flavors: Apple, Cake, Coconut, Creamy, Sweet
I detest licorice and anise, so I am probably biased. But even beyond that, this tea just tastes confused. Muddy, sour in a bad way, and any somewhat pleasant floral notes are drowned in spice. It tastes spoiled somehow. I’ve tried to like this, I’ve tried different preparations, and it always turns out foul. I dunno. Maybe this would appeal to people that like a smorgasbord of flavours, but for me all the notes are confused and unpleasant.
Flavors: Absinthe, Anise, Herbs, Lemongrass, Licorice, Molasses, Rosehips, Sour
Back on the matcha after yesterday’s blip. I went with one of my favourite combinations so far – 1/4 tsp whisked into a shot glass of cold milk. It taste just like vanilla milkshake, and I love it – no chance of queasiness with this one! It begs the question, though – what will I do when I run out of Vanilla Matcha?
This, I think, is my final pick from the EU TTB. I knew I wanted to try it, and as I’ve not that much experience with matcha I set it aside for a later date. It turns out today is that later date. There are a couple of reasons for this.
Firstly, it’s no secret that I’ve not been feeling great recently. I’m tired a lot of the time, and I never feel like I have enough energy to do all the things I need to do in a day. My doctor will only recommend vitamins and early nights, both of which I have already. I’ve lost interest in a lot of things, probably because I’m so tired, and I know something’s likely wrong by I don’t know WHAT. I’ve also had what’s becoming a permenant headache for the last week or so, but I’ve been drinking less tea so I’m sort of thinking that might partly be the reason. I do get headaches if I don’t have caffeine. That’s reason one – if I increase my tea intake so it’s near where it used to be, my headaches should clear up a bit. If they don’t, then it’s back to the doctors for me.
Reason two, specific to this tea, is that people tell me matcha has energy-giving properties, and I could seriously use some energy right now. Teapigs have a matcha challenge which I’m going to take – at least one shot of matcha every day for two weeks. I figure it can’t hurt to try, so that’s what I’m going to do.
Today is day one, and I’m starting with a matcha latte. I used 1/2 tsp of matcha whisked into boiling water, topped up with heated, frothed milk. I’m using an aerolatte whisk for now rather than the traditional kit, but if it turns out that matcha is my thing then it’s something I might look into. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’m actually really enjoying it. The vanilla flavouring is pretty strong, so it doesn’t taste too much like milky green tea. It’s sweet, creamy, and mostly reminiscent of vanilla milkshake. The powder combined well, with no clumping, which is always a bonus in my book. I’d definitely drink this one again!