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I still enjoy this one (apparently significantly more than others on Steepster). It’s more of a Spring/Summer tea for me, but I’ll still probably pick up an occasional sample if it’s available during the rest of the year.
It’s tasty as a hot tea, and even better iced. In my opinion the water temperature suggested in the directions are way too hot though- I find I have to lower the temperature significantly otherwise the leaves burn and the tea tastes bitter.
I’m surprised how well this one did in my travel mug and thermos today. It was a lovely hot tea, but it was also nicely refreshing when it cooled down. I kind of want to try it iced, but part of me fears that it might be a tad too light a tea for that. I somehow didn’t get any bitterness at all this time, so I must have gotten the steep time, the temperature, and the amount of leaf just right. I really do love my black teas, but it’s still kind of nice to throw a light tea like this one in there every once in a while.
Today the weather warmed up a little earlier in the day than it was doing last week. I’m tempted to brew up some iced tea for tomorrow. I’m not sure what it is but I really don’t like drinking cold tea in my travel mug. If I want to take it out with me, I have to put it in a bottle, otherwise I have to just drink it at home in a glass. Of course my reusable bottles are packed up somewhere in a box for the duration of the reno, and I don’t think I’ll find it until we move back into our home in September. Hmmm…do I go out and buy another one, or just sit tight and hope I run across the right box?…cue the Jeopardy theme…
I’m getting a touch of bitterness this time, but it’s my own fault for using too much leaf. It was too much for one pot, but not enough to leave behind, so I just dumped it all in.
This had been my all time favorite tea for a long time, but now that I’ve tried some other teas there are others that I would say that I like comparatively, depending on my mood.
I’m finishing this sample off today – it’s definitely making my re-stock list.
AHHHH…this is the reason I fell in love with Davids Tea. To me this tea seems to mimic one of my favorite apples (the McIntosh), but mixed with a bit more sweetness, kind of like those individually wrapped rectangular apple flavored jolly rancher candies. I used to love getting those at Halloween when I was a kid. Do they even make jolly ranchers like that anymore? I’m not sure why my rating seems so much higher for this tea than other Steepsters at the moment. I wonder if there might be something even better out there? gasp! It’s not possible…is it? If so, please enlighten me. I can never have too much good apple tea in my life. In any case, the next time I go to DT, I will be getting a full-size of this stuff…sigh…I’m in love! ❤ ❤ ❤
Oh my! the smell is just heavenly straight out of the bag and also while brewing. The taste of apple is obvious although it didn’t have the tartness that I expected, which I thought was a nice alternative to other apple teas I have tried in the past. To me it seems to have tones of butter caramel in there somewhere~ yummy-yum! Maybe that’s just my palate though? I will definitely buy this one again.
There is something about this tea that makes me think a bit of apple cider and it really is a great brew.
I’ve tried it both hot and cold. To be honest, I find that it’s just not as good cold; it really seems to lose something. Having tried it iced, I think my opinion of this tea has been slightly soured, which is a shame.
Gotta say, I definitely prefer it hot and unsweetened.
This tea smelled like a ripe, juicy pear as it was brewing and I was eagerly anticipating that first sip. Too bad the intial impression was that the tea tasted very tart and nothing like the scent at all. It tasted like it had a ton of hibiscus in it, but when I looked at the ingredient list there’s nothing on it that should be causing such the tartness. 0_o
After that first burst of sourness faded I could taste some actual pear flavour, but it was subtle and left behind more tartness in my mouth after I swallowed it. I’ll try icing the rest of this cup to see if that improves the taste at all. Stay tunned until tomorrow.
This was the tea of the day that they were featuring iced. I’ve never had iced mate before, but it turns out well evidently. I have been searching for a chocolate mate to replace my beloved chocolate rocket. I am starting to find that the raspberries are overwhelming the chocolaty-almond goodness :(
Anyways, I think I may just have found it! Chocolate and cinnamon and roasted mate make an excellent combination. Hot, I think it will taste just like cinnamon hot chocolate!
I happened to be in the area of a DAVIDs today with some time to blow, which I qualify as a very happy coincidence. Had read about this one in the newsletter and I was excited to try it. I always need an energy boost so I gave it a shot.
Anyway, it was quite tasty. I can’t really describe the flavour of the Guayusa, its somewhat similar to a green mate… But the chai was good! A nice blend of spices that wasn’t too spicy, and the guayusa complemented it well.
And, what i was really looking for, the beloved energy boost, did happen!
I was told be the store girl to let it brew for a quite a while and so I did. The resulting colour was almost black, but the flavour was great!
This tea tastes like honey mixed with vinegar. I’m pretty sure I’ve had mate before and it didn’t taste like this. I’m not sure what this flavor is from but I don’t think I can bring myself to drinking this tea ever again. The honey flavor IS really good, and I wish that was the only flavor because then I would love this tea. Maybe something bad happened to this poor tea? I don’t see anyone else mentioning this flavor.
I have a bit left, so if anyone else is interested in it, please let me know. Even though I haven’t exactly made it sound delicious! :P
Ok, I admit it. My facination with earl grey tea started in my early childhood and it is completely Captain Picard’s fault. A nerd through and through, and too young to know any better, I drank it because I thought it was the cool thing to do. Now, it’s turned into a sort of comfort-tea for me, turned to when you need something a little snuggly.
This tea was one of the first loose leaf teas I’ve ever tried. Until recently I had no idea that there was a world of tea beyond the bagged grocery store pickings. So, naturally this was one of my first picks.
At first, the smell really surprised me. I’d known that earl grey was all about the bergamot, but until I smelled this tea I had no idea what the heck it was. I suppose my tastebuds and my nose just couldn’t figure it out. Maybe it was the fault of the store-bought brands, or it could be I’m just a complete newbie when it comes to tea. Either way, when I opened up this particular tea, boy did I figure it out quick.
I hate to say it, but I really did not like it. It just hit the tastebuds in all the wrong places, I suppose. I was dissapointed and determined not to like it. It got shoved aside for quite some time. But recently, that little tin keeps wiggling it’s way to the front of my cupboard. I keep giving it one more try…over and over again. I’ve come to realize that with a just a little bit of milk and sugar, I kind of like it. It’s grown on me so much that kind of liking it has turned into a daily thing, and I’m sad to say my tin is almost empty.
I may be a tea newbie, and not too sure about the finer notes and flavors…but I’m learning. I’ve learned to love this tea, and I’m sure the tin won’t be empty for very long.
Urgh, I knew this would happen. I just knew it! Baby #2 is currently waging war on my ability to hold anything down longer than an hour: prenatal vitamins? Nope. Captain Crunch? Bye, bye. Applesauce? At least it tastes nearly the same down as it does up. Oatmeal? Not a chance!
I had my fingers crossed that this pregnancy would be different, but no, “morning” sickness—more like all-day-and night sickness—has kicked in. BIG time. Thus I’m on Diclectin, which takes away the nausea + vomiting, but leaves me super drowsy! So drowsy that I couldn’t wait to put my 19-month-old down for her after-lunch nap so that I could have one too!
Which brings me to tea. I’ve been craving it like madness, but then the thought of getting the kettle boiled, tea in cup, water over tea, waiting for steep, etc, was enough to send this pregnant gal back to bed. Too much work? Hey, I’m growing a human here. It takes a lot of effort! Plus, I never know if I’m going to open up some tea-pouch and have the scent send me reeling to the bathroom.
My solution? A tea that has a short steep time (pregnancy makes me impatient) + it has to be fruity (fruit doesn’t set off my nausea) = BIG APPLE. I erred on the side of caution by only steeping it for a minute, which turned out to be the right choice since this tea is light and apple-y, with the tiniest hint of caramel. To me, so much more satisfying than Baked Apple or Mom’s Apple Pie.
Now, fingers crossed this drowsiness subsides so I have the energy to brew more complex teas again…
This tea taught me that just because it smells good doesn’t mean it taste good. I bought 50g of it online, and I wish I didn’t because now it’s just sitting there.
I’m a coffee drinker and I bought Coffee Pu’erh to see if I could find coffee’s equivalent in tea form. Sadly this is not it.
It smells like chocolate and coffee, so good. But once it’s brewed the taste just doesn’t work. It tastes odd… I can’t really explain it. Not quite like coffee, maybe like a bad hot chocolate with a caffeine aftertaste.
I tried it both hot and cold, added milk and creamer, tried steeping it longer/shorter and still didn’t like it. I guess this tea just isn’t for me!
I can’t explain how much I love this tea! It was the first tea I tried from David’s (thanks Karen!) and I always end up restocking this one. It’s definitely a staple. I drink it cold, and kanpe is basically like drinking fruit punch! Not to sweet or over powering but very enjoyable.
I received two samples of this tea when I ordered from Davids online. I drank it cold both times. It tastes exactly like watermelon, fruity and refreshing. I wasn’t a fan of the aftertaste at first—it kind of tasted a little like medicine. It may just be in the way its brewed because the second time I made it, I used a little less tea then recommended and I enjoyed it a lot more! No medicine like aftertaste and just as refreshing.