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I’m really not a pumpkin lover… I think. I’ve never actually tried anything pumpkin before this tea – that’s right no pumpkin pies in this household… And before you get on my case, let me say I blame my parents and that (again) British upbringing where you stay with the tried and true and never sway from the norm… That being said, I am the adventurous one in my family – no boring every sunday is roast and potatoes, every monday is… well you know.
So skip forward in time to my introduction to David’s teas less than a month ago. I bought the fall sampler, got a whiff of this tea, tried a cup plain (no milk no sugar – ahhhh those ancestors love me for that), and liked it enough to by 100g. Then decided I really like it so bought another 100g on my last order…
Did I mention I’m not a pumpkin fan? So why do I LOVE this tea? The smell is amazing and the taste? Amazing too!
So tonight this not-a-pumpkin-lover freak made a Pumpkin Chai Latte and am in heaven. Definitely glad that I made the extra order before it went out of stock!
(For those curious made the tea with 1.5 tsp tea steeped in boiling water with a squirt or two of agave syrup added to steamed and frothy skim milk)
got this as a sample from my last online order from davidstea! i love the tiny sample tins.
anyway, doesn’t smell like much dry, but i get a very fragrant blueberry smell once steeped.
honestly, not much of a flavour at all aside from the white tea, which is very nice by the way.
but i dont have many white teas, so this is a nice addition for the time being, until my sampler runs out
Sampling time :D
Got a sample of Green and Fruity to try and after a long, very windy day at work (BC Coast windstorms crazy action!!!), I think this might hit the spot. The dry tea smells deliciously fruity and very tropical… The instructions said to steep this tea for 4-7 minutes, so being cautious to not over steep I went for 5 minutes.
The first smell of cup of tea? Definite exotic fruit! Smells wonderful, good enough to “eat”… So I take the initial sip and I get the slight hint of the exotic fruit, and a very light rooibos taste. Really like this combination so far, and am glad the rooibos isn’t overpowering. Plan on re-steeping this one and letting it sit longer to see how that goes ;)
I have to admit, I read the back of my 24 Days of Tea box to see what was in this one before I made a mug. It didn’t clue in at first that all the flavors were the same as Earl Grey (it’s been a long week). Anyways, so I made it, and my first sip tasted like green tea, second sip tasted like earl grey (!), third sip green, fourth sip earl grey, and so on. And I have to say I LOVE it!
I’m a big fan of my earl grey, and I especially love my London Fogs/Earl Grey Lattes, but I can’t drink much black tea… the caffeine wrecks me. This is an amazing alternative, and I love the flavor! This totally rivals my Twinning’s Lady Grey addiction!
This is my day #5 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.
agh why does vanilla do me wrong?! I want to like vanilla… and I don’t mind other vanilla flavoured tasty things, but somehow in tea it just turns me off every time pouts
The second steep was better, I have to admit… I didn’t mind it too much. The fact that it was so very smooth made me forget the vanilla hanging in the back after every darn sip. I also felt like the vanilla did something to the black tea base that made it taste “green” to me, which made me wrinkle ma nose even more… gah.
I didn’t mind the sample in the store, and I got mine with milk, but it’s not worth paying for a whole cup just to find out if that makes enough of a difference for me.
Well, I guess I had high expectations for this tea, after reading some of the reviews on this tea last night. It is… interesting. Haha. I couldn’t smell the chocolate as much as I thought I would, when I first opened the tin.
This tea, tastes like banana bread. With chocolate chips. I swear. It’s spot on! I didn’t mind it. The flavor isn’t over-powering, and I got most of the chocolate as an after taste. I feel like there are maybe too many competing flavors in this tea. I could do without the nuts, I think. Altogether, not bad. I’d have another mug, but probably won’t buy any. Personally, I think I ended up liking the Read My Lips tea more than this, in terms of chocolate flavor.
This is my day #4 of the David’s Tea “24 Days of Tea” advent calendar.
I love the bitterness to this tea. It doesn’t make me sleepy, but it actually aids my digestion issues. Whenever I’m not in the mood for bitter, I mix it with The Immunizer for a deliciously herbal cure-all. The cinnamon in The Immunizer sweetens it just enough to make this tea perfect!
I was definitely expecting more lavender flavour in this mix. The fruitiness is delightfully pleasant, but it won’t be my go-to caffeine free tea. Good for a rooibos, quite sweet but I’m not getting the floral notes I wanted. And it doesn’t make me feel like I’m in France, which is what the girl at the store told me would happen.
As I’m smelling the dry leaves i feel like whacking the bag on the table! this smells exactly like a terry’s chocolate orange!
steeped it looks like liquid chocolate, smells orange and chocolate but i smell the earthyness of the pu’erh as well.
time to taste: mmmm chocolate oranges. Maybe i did something wrong cause the pu’erh really hits you at the end there mine is very strong. still i love this! great job david’s tea another hit!