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One of the upsides to today was along with my purchase of Queen of Tarts and large filters, I ordered Goji Pop as a Tea Pop. My very first one!
Bright and sunny blend bursting with goji and apple, the topped off with the refreshing carbonation. I think the agave the associate slipped in brought out he melon flavours in this more, because I don’t recall that note last time I tried this.
I spent the next half hour happily skipping through Walmart next door tracking down the Beatles pencil case I saw on their site earlier whilst sipping on this ray of sunshine. I sense another purchase in the near future.
Pre-steeped it has that cocoa smell common in Chinese teas.
That changed the second I steeped it, the smell and taste here is pretty unique. I guess the closest thing I would compare the flavor to is grilled artichoke, and/or maybe marinated olives? Rich and robust, kind of surprised others found it mild. Creamy mouthfeel. Held up well to multiple infusions. A winner for sure.
Dunno where to start with this one!! I’ve had it in my cupboard for so long… I think I was hiding from it? The reviews are so polarized that I was worried about being poisoned by perfume haha.
But ya know what, it wasn’t half bad. I fully expected to be tossing the rest of my packet (one serving left! Mucho thanks to whomever sent this my way)
So you could say that I am pleasantly surprised. And eager to make my last cuppa iced!
Now, starting off with the negative points, it is a tad soapy and peppery, when hot… except as it cools, I’m getting a citrus and caramel association more than suds. Hence, why I think this will go better iced.
Oh! also, I went with a really short steep. Two minutes I think? so I may get a second one out of it to!
This tea is delicious! It tastes like all your favorite citrus fruits having a great party. It is very zesty, and sparkly (not so much transluscent) The smell of the dry tea is a great pick me up, and the golden elixir is just as satisfying. No need for sugar or any extras.
this was a sample that I got with my cyber Monday order, which actually weren’t in my order.
I’m still new to oolongs, especially unflavoured ones. let’s be real I’m new to unflavoured tea of all kinds. I took tiny sip to start & my immediate thought was, this is so yummy. my next sip it had cooled a bit because I was drinking another tea first, was ick, but then so good.
this is a really rich & buttery tea, and slightly floral. similar to cashews, something I could only have a little of at a time. I only steeped for about 3 minutes. not the suggested 5. definitely think I have to buy some of this one.
ETA: my 200th tasting note
I’ve been wanting to try this flavor for awhile, so I was really excited to see this in the Christmas swap package that Ninavampi sent me! The dry leaves are pretty, with large tea leaves and a pretty mixture of yellow coconut slivers and blue cornflowers – it looks like confetti! The tea itself smells a little like artificial coconut, and kind of reminds me of tanning lotion. One of my favorite decaf teas (Tropics from Adagio) smells just like tanning lotion and I love it, so this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The tea tastes nice even without anything added, and leaves a nice, toasty rum flavor in your mouth. The coconut flavor reminds me of coconut macaroons a little, or that may just be because I had some coconut macaroon ice cream last night. Although I like rum flavor, I’m typically not a brown liquor type of girl. However, I think this would the perfect Saturday night tea with a little rum and brown sugar, yum!
-Dry blend has large black tea leaves, pieces of vanilla beans, slivers of yellow coconut and blue cornflowers.
-Dry leaves smell like artificial coconut. Tea liquor aroma is of nutty coconut.
-Tea liquor is a medium orange brown color.
-Buttery malty flavor with a lingering baked coconut finish.
-Best with the smallest amount of milk and sweetener.
-Very good tea. Soft toasty coconut flavor.
SNOWSTORM NEMO SAMPLING DAY
While I drank this during blizzard Nemo I couldn’t log into Steepster. So it is a bit of a back log.
I have had trouble with Pu’erh tea in the past. I WANT TO LIKE IT! However, no matter what I did it just did not seem like my thing. HOWEVER, I REALLY like this tea. (As you can see from my copious USE OF CAPITAL letters!) The earthy pu’erh tea in conjunction with the citrus flavors was REALLY great. Also, I am not a HUGE licorice fan but the lingering taste in the back of my mouth of licorice was actually a nice flavor-feeling element. I put this tea in the shopping list and will savor the rest of my sample.
I got this as a sample in a swap with Aimeepopovacki. Thanks Aimee for sharing!
Let me officially introduce you all to Sooty (yes that name is official too).
Right now he is fast asleep and buried into my dressing gown by my side. He has taken a liking to me straight away and he wont leave me alone (not that I’m complaining). My other cats aren’t sure what to make of him yet so there is some hissing and low growling going on (mostly by the kitten) but it’s only been a couple of hours.
We are having a pot of Earl Grey to celebrate :) I really like David’s Teas – Earl Grey (original). So bold and strong, simply delicious!
Thank you Courtney for this Earl Grey. :)
Whilst raw this tea has a sweet and very strong bergamot scent that it also rather perfume like. Different to what I am used to…It’s a nice, strong, fresh smell but there is a sort of muskiness in there too.
Once steeped the tea has forms a classic Earl Grey scent. Sweet and citrus bergamot with earthy black tea that smells fresh.
With milk: The bergamot is very strong and a little waxy in the first few sips. I love strong Earl Grey. It’s also slightly sweet and floral with a strong bergamot after taste. It’s a little on the sharp side but I could drink this without sugar very easily.
With milk and sugar: The milk has lightened the sharpness of the bergamot and created a much smoother tea. The bergamot is still strong and not overly sweet but the waxy taste has reduced.
It’s delicious. More so than their creamy blend. Great for fans of strong Earl Grey.
Shinny! This tea looks amazing first off! I’ve never seen a tea literally shimmer…but this stuff did. It was like looking into a cup of stars. So pretty looking I almost didn’t want to drink it. And as I drizzled my honey in, the shimmers swirled around so elegantly…if that’s possible in tea??
Anyway, dry this tea has a nice sweet smell to it, but not too sweet. Looking at the ingredients (sugar crystals and gold sugar balls)-lots of sugar seemed to be added to this tea, so I was a little nervous about this tea being too sweet.
This tea has a nice aroma during/after steep as well. It reminds me of fall/winter teas. I wouldn’t mind buying another package of this tea.
This was from one of my samples from my last order from DAVIDs TEA. I was wondering how well this would taste with the chocolate in it. Chocolate teas don’t always seem to do to well. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Even with out any creamer it was very chocolaty. Plus the cinnamon in it was awesome, not too little, not too much. Just a good amount of cinnamony goodness. Though if your not a fan of cinnamon, you should probably pass this one up. I kinda wish they used a toasted mate instead of yerba.
Overall it was a good tea. Not something I am dying to go out and buy, but not bad by any means. I would recommend it to someone who likes hot chocolate and cinnamon.
Check out the full review on my blog.
Water: 8oz per steep
Sweetener: just a pinch of light agave
Upon hearing the AMAZING reviews this tea got, I knew I had to get my hands on some.
I love chai, and when I would drink coffee, pumpkin spice was my go-to during the holidays.
I must say that while it was good, and had a nice pumpkin aftertaste… it’s not the ABSOLUTE best chai I’ve had. Will finish my 2oz and maybe come back to it in a few months to change things up.
OH MY GOD. For the past few days I’ve been sampling multiple kinds of tea, and was becoming disapointed in my search for REALLY good teas.
Upon tasting this, my eyes widened and I frantically began to look for my baggy because I wanted to verify the name. If it wasn’t 10:09 pm, I’d run into a David’s tea and buy their entire ‘pure chai.’ YUMMMMMMM.
PS- it has a slight chocolatey taste which i assume is the nutmeg but the cinnamon is definitely in there too, SO GOOD.
It does what it says it will. This was my first time trying a nut tea. (And I am super happy that the girl who helped me encouraged me to get 1/2 oz so that I could truly sample with a clear conscience) It is exactly what it should be. A nutty tea. Beautiful aroma. But, I’m just not a nut tea person… if I were I would have scored it higher I’m sure.
Just finished a delicious CoEG latte. Steeped one heaped tsp for five minutes in 1 cup water, then added 1 cup skim milk microwave heated then whisk-frothed. This with the vanilla has a good innate sweetness which is a nice change to the slight tartness of the Earl Gray which I drink regularly.
I have two favorite pies in this world. The first is pumpkin and the second (and tied with the first) is apple. I love apple pie.. the sweet apples, cinnamon, flaky crust. Mmmm! A big slice sounds just perfect for this evening.
This tea smells like an incredibly tart bunch of apples. I immediately thought of Jolly Ranchers and became worried that it would just be apple Jolly Rancher candies. Beyond the apples there is an unmistakable buttery pie crust. How in the world did DavidsTea create this incredibly accurate apple pie scent? At this point I’m hoping that all of this wonderful scent translates to the taste.
Sipping… like most of DavidsTeas blends, the brewed tea is not quite as strong as the scent. I mostly taste watery applesauce with cinnamon. There is a little bit of that pie crust flavor at the end of the sip. This tea leaves a bit of an artificial aftertaste in my mouth, but I’m enjoying the apple pie flavor too much to really care. Could the flavors be stronger? Yes, absolutely.. but is this a good apple tea? Yes!
Am pretty glad I only got a small amount of this one. David doesn’t do pu’erh to my taste so I went into this tea with trepidation . . . and I was right, but for different reasons. Normally all I get from their pu’erh is fish and count me shocked to discover that I didn’t this time, dry or brewed. I love how this tea smells in the bag, all fruity and delish. But brewed its just too dark of a pu’erh for me and the more I sip the more I’ve decided I really can’t finish the cup.
Oh wow, I like this one…. A LOT! It tastes just like I am eating a piece of Big Red gum. True to its name it is pure cinnamon. There is some nice heat to it as well. This is how I thought Hot Lips would taste. It is also a great rooibos, not woody at all. I also love that it’s caffeine free so I can have it before bed without worrying about the caffeine.
This is pretty good. It’s a little bit sweet – I’m definitely getting honey – and a little bit malty. Very smooth, not particularly robust. Not much astringency and no bitterness. As far as unflavored black teas go, I usually stick to Darjeelings and while this tea is somewhat reminiscent of those I don’t like it quite as much. I prefer the floral undertones I get from Darjeelings to the honey ones here. This tea is nothing special and I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again, but I am enjoying it.