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It’s fall, so it’s the perfect time of year to try this Pumpkin Chai from DAVIDsTEA! I’m so excited. I’ve been drinking Starbucks’ spiced pumpkin lattes to get my fall fix. But I’ve really wanted to try this Pumpkin Chai from the moment I heard about it. Thanks to Kittenna for making it possible!
The dry leaves definitely smell pumpkin-y. Part of me really wants to grab these orange hearts out of the mix and pop ‘em in my mouth just to see if they do taste like pumpkin. But alas, I’ll have to wait until the tea is brewed. Pouring hot water over the leaves releases a whoosh of pumpkin spice aroma. Mmm, wow. This smells awesome!!
And it tastes just as delicious as it smells. Mmm yum yum yummy yum! I’m not sure it can replace my Starbucks addiction, but this is pretty incredible. I’m definitely going to have to stock up on this myself! Thanks again Kittenna!!
Surprisingly, this tea called out to me as I sit in this hot apartment waiting for the Canada Day fireworks to start with a cold face cloth on my neck haha. We live pretty close to where the fireworks will be, so I’m hoping I can see them right out the window. I haven’t had this tea in ages, and I really need to drink it more. The last time I had it, I tried making it with cold dripping ice on it, and it wasn’t very good haha. But this time I just made it hot, and it smells very veggie like and fresh. Just what I want at this time of night. Waiting for it to cool so I don’t over heat drinking it lol, hoping the taste is what I am craving tonight too, I steeped for 2 minutes this time to see if a shorter steeping helps me find the sweet spot for this tea.
Tonight, this tastes very asparagus-y, with butter melted on top. There’s a nice saltiness and slight brine flavor maybe at the end of the sip, very oceanic. Yay! Maybe I needed to steep this tea for less time all along. I will still hold off on rating for now, as I’m too warm to make a solid judgement tonight. Also, hot tea tastes hotter when you are hot. Lol, good night steepster!
Top o’ the mornin’! Happy St. Patrick’s Day steepsters! I am going to try to just drink green teas today! (with a notable exception being my Shamrocks & Shenanigans black tea, which I would have had for my first cup but it’s too sweet this early) So I decided to brew up this green! I don’t drink this one too often, I’m not sure why, I think because my go-to straight green is Laoshan green. But this one is still very good! I should have used my finer infuser, there’s a few too many green bits that made their way into my cup and it’s affecting the taste, but it’s still a nice and refreshing first cup of the day. Hopefully I don’t overcaffeinate today lol, I did a bit yesterday oops. Anyways, see previous notes on this tea, and I will continue my green tea day (and maybe have to have some green alcohol later as well lol)
I ordered this tea mostly for my boyfriend, as he loves pure green teas, and was a little wary of how it would taste because of the cost. Was hoping it would be absolutely amazing!
The dry smell reminded me a lot of seaweed, reminded me of the ocean. I steeped at approx. 75 deg C. The seaweed scent got a bit milder when water was added. Overall a nice, fresh smell.
As for the taste, hmm…this cup I made seems a bit stronger than the taste I had previously (bf made a cup last week to try it out). It might have been because I steeped it another minute for 3 in tot? Or the water was a bit too warm? Oh well. It still tastes pretty good, a lot of green veggies present. Reminds me of spinach, might be the color of the leaves as well. I love the color of the tea. Beautiful light green.
Update—I swapped cups with my guy, who just made a second steep. I actually can smell a creaminess in this one! The taste is much milder too, and yes, I taste that creamy veggie taste. Mmmmm. Must say, I prefer the second steep on this one, unless I just did something wrong with the first. Rating may change from future cups of this when I figure out how to make it exactly.
Overall, an above average green tea. Was hoping for a wee bit more, but it still is splendid. Definitely one of the better ones I’ve ever had!
I’m in an adventurous mood this morning, so I’m going to try something new. My very vocal kitty watched as I quickly brewed up this sample from Kittenna. The dry leaf aroma is chocolate and herbs and spices, while the brewed tea aroma is chocolate and licorice. Really strong licorice! No strawberry is detectable.
There’s lots of floaties that escaped from my strainer, and the liquor is a strange muddy, translucent brown. The taste is kind of strange too. I’m not sure what to make of it. The aftertaste is too funky for my liking. I guess chocolate, herbs, and licorice just isn’t my love elixir. Thanks to Kittenna for the chance to try it! Although I’m not sure it’s bothered me in the past, I think I share your opinion of licorice in teas now.
If anyone is looking for a true chocolate covered strawberry experience, go with Love Tea #7.
This tea always smells amazing, all spicy and mysterious. I just wish that it delivered. I have tried different steep times, from my usual two minutes up to a very bitter base, but the flavouring just never steps up. The florals – which I don’t usually like – are almost non-existent. It wasn’t a bad cup, just . . . disappointing.
This is my favourite straight black tea by far. It is such a bold flavour, with an almost malty sweetness to it. Once steeped it has almost a honey scent to it.
My advice is to let it steep for only 2-3 minutes, any longer and it will start to taste bitter. It is so finely chopped that the flavours and colour are released almost instantly. I was told that honey compliments this tea very well (as opposed to sugar) if you like your teas sweet, but I prefer it with only a splash of milk.
I am pleasantly surprised at how well this one turned out! This one is similar to birthday cake. I liked birthday cake as a tea but I’m not a huge fan of it’s rooibos base.
When tasted straight, it’s not too strong and not bland either, you can really smell the cakey-ness to it. I guess you could say it smells like red velvet. I’m just a sucker for cake scented stuff so this one is good in my books!
Throw in some milk/sweetener and I got myself a yummy cake fix without the extra calories ;)
Alright, second sample from Davids Tea. I love the smell of this one dry and wet. It smells like some kind of candy and I am finding myself fighting to keep from eating it. The sad part about this is that I am not too much of a fan of the taste of this tea. I like the notes of apples and the hint of blueberry. The thing I do not like is that the blueberry and apple taste’s are fighting to hard for the top spot. I might try steeping it for less time later just to make sure it tastes fine.
I actually drank this tea on my birthday! I bought it the day before and saved myself from tasting it until my birthday.
I can’t really taste the tea in this, but I’ve actually never tasted just Rooibos so I’m not completely sure. This tea is actually quite good. I don’t taste or see the ice cream bits that it say it has, but the sprinkles are plenty. The smell in intoxicating, both in the dry tea and in the cup. I’ve had some issues with the steep time though, but am trying to figure that one out.
This is plenty sweet though so it’s going to be one of my “special teas”
I was very surprised that a black tea could taste so good when blended! Davids definitely has the in on which black tea to use for their concoctions. I prepared as directed with 208 degree water and for 4 minutes. It was perfectly sweet and didn’t need any editing. Would probably be great as a latte too! Fortunately I have enough to try that next time.
Will for sure be ordering more of this wonderful dessert tea!
1.5 tsp for 250mL water @98C, steeped four minutes, drunk bare.
I got this in a gift pack.
It is good.
It tastes like red velvet cake, and like a mild China black tea. I don’t usually enjoy flaovured teas (though I keep trying one) but this one is lovely and actually satisfied my sweet tooth.
Whenever I make it at the office, everyone asks who made the cookies.
1.5 tsp for 250mL water @ 90C, steeped 5 minutes, drunk bare.
Yes, water at 90C. I’d set the Breville for oolong but changed my mind. I didn;t then change the setting because I thought water on the rolling boil would scald the sweet stuff in here.
It smells and tastes like red velvet cake. This is exactly what they intended. I catch the faintest touch of black tea on the back of my tongue.
I’m generally not a fan of flavoured teas, but I keep trying them. The DavidsTea Buttered Rum really appealed to me earlier in the week, so I took the chance on Red Velvet Cake. I’ll keep it on hand for when I want to eat something sweet and see if taking this tea instead saves me a few calories.
No matter how many tea i taste genmaicha always see me coming back ( in fact i got a cup right now ) can’t say if taht one better than the other i drank since i don’t have all them with me to taste one after another but that one pretty good ( and don’t have to wait 1 week to get if i forgot to buy more before drinking them all yay for having a tea store at less that 20 minute from home )
Genmaicha is probably my most favorite tea right now ( just after genmaicha with matcha ) Not much more to say this tea is yummy and i hope it’s will stay that way
Backlog – I had a cup of this last night in hopes of finishing off this bag. Alas, I still have enough left for one more cup. This tea was one of my first DAVIDsTEAs, and it is still rather tasty, but I have found other ginger teas that catch my fancy more often. I like the honeybush in this, it makes it taste unique, and it is very refreshing, but I won’t stock up on this, even though it is a last chance blend now. It was an excellent tea for one of my first ginger ones though, and I’ll gladly sipdown the bag soon :) see previous notes on this tea.