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drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
856 tasting notes

Attempting at a sip down. Attempting being the key word here. This as a cold brew fooled the pants off of me.

When I went to take the first sip, I initially thought that this worked way better as a cold brew. The questionable underlying floral note is virtually invisible, and I get mostly cherry. But give it just a few seconds.

Then the aftertaste hit me. COUGH SYRUP. I took a bit of a break and just poured my second glass—because I’m a masochist and all—and it’s now cough syrup through and through. I feel guilty for being wasteful, but I think I’m just going to dump the rest of the 1.5 litres I have left. Why force myself to drink that when I have 2984205845 others to try.

Lowered the rating, too.

TheTeaFairy

Cherry seems to be so hard to capture properly, it turns out icky easily I find…I’m still on the hunt to find the perfect one cause I love cherries so much…

Starfevre

Cough syrup usually doesn’t bother me if it is sweet enough but I’m not sure how I’d like it as tea in large quantities. Cherry flavour is really difficult apparently.

Fjellrev

That’s just it. I actually don’t mind cough syrup either, but to drink two litres of tea that tastes like it? No thanks.

Theoretically, you would think if blends had actual dried cherries in it, the tea would have really good cherry flavour…

gmathis

The perfect cherry tea…it’s got to be out there somewhere…

aisling of tea

My wife had some of her cold brew of this today, we added a touch of vanilla agave and she seems to like it! I’ll poke her into posting a tasting note.

TheTeaFairy

You too, gmatis? Let’s make sure we let each other know when one of us finds it!!!

gmathis

A work friend gave me a bag of “Cherry Blossom Tea” from a visit to Washington DC; it was repackaged/relabeled from Eastern Shore Tea Co. Wasn’t entirely natural, but it wasn’t cough syrupy either. I can’t find my own review here on Steepster—I’m sure I did, but K S posted on his blog: http://theeverdayteablog.blogspot.com/2013/10/eastern-shore-tea-company-cherry-blossom.html Still isn’t the cherry nirvana I’m looking for.

CrowKettle

Oh, gross! I think I’ll avoid making this as a cold brew then..

TheTeaFairy

That’s it, I want cherry nirvana, don’t we deserve that? And so true Fjellrev, why aren’t there cherries in most cherry blends? All I seem to find is rose petals!!!

Fjellrev

Glad your wife likes it, aisling of tea!

A friend of mine swears by a sencha-based sour cherry tea a local store here blends. I haven’t tried it yet since I keep spending my money on e-tailers, but it too only has cherry flavouring. When I get around to it, I’ll let everyone know the verdict, and if it’s good, I can send some to the Steepsterites on the hunt for that perfect cherry tea. :)

Dexter

What kind of cherry tea are you guys looking for? Cherry Tisane? Cherry green? Chocolate Cherry Black?

Starfevre

Some of RLT’s cherry matchas are nice. I liked Black Cherry.

Fjellrev

I’m personally open to any of the above options with cherry, but particularly a chocolate cherry black sounds good. I know of the Tea Spot’s Chocolate Cherry Bomb but shipping is ridiculous.

I’ve heard mixed reviews about RLT’s cherry matchas but Black Cherry does sound tempting.

TheTeaFairy

I love both, sweet black cherries and sour. I too love to pair black cherries with chocolate, but it’s never really done right. Rivertea is not bad though I must say, but not overly cherry the way I’d want it to be.

The sour cherry teas/tisanes I’ve had always end up being overwhelmed by evil hibiscus. I love tart , but somehow hibiscus takes over everything else. But that’s just me :-)

Chocolate cherry bomb??? Don’t I wish, that’s what I’m looking for, but in a non deceptive way…

Dexter

My favorite Cherry Tisane is Cherry Goddess from Tealux – I think it’s really tart – but I like that. The other one that’s really good is Pondi Cherry from NMTC – it has hibisus too but it’s not quite as in your face as the Tealux one. I add cherry tisane – which ever one I happen to have in the house to all kinds of things – straight black, green, white teas – I’ve added it too cherry chocolate teas – Cherry Cordial from Culinary Teas wasn’t cherry enough for me, but it was a decent cherry chocolate – then I added a bit more cherry and was pretty good….

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TheTeaFairy

Cherry seems to be so hard to capture properly, it turns out icky easily I find…I’m still on the hunt to find the perfect one cause I love cherries so much…

Starfevre

Cough syrup usually doesn’t bother me if it is sweet enough but I’m not sure how I’d like it as tea in large quantities. Cherry flavour is really difficult apparently.

Fjellrev

That’s just it. I actually don’t mind cough syrup either, but to drink two litres of tea that tastes like it? No thanks.

Theoretically, you would think if blends had actual dried cherries in it, the tea would have really good cherry flavour…

gmathis

The perfect cherry tea…it’s got to be out there somewhere…

aisling of tea

My wife had some of her cold brew of this today, we added a touch of vanilla agave and she seems to like it! I’ll poke her into posting a tasting note.

TheTeaFairy

You too, gmatis? Let’s make sure we let each other know when one of us finds it!!!

gmathis

A work friend gave me a bag of “Cherry Blossom Tea” from a visit to Washington DC; it was repackaged/relabeled from Eastern Shore Tea Co. Wasn’t entirely natural, but it wasn’t cough syrupy either. I can’t find my own review here on Steepster—I’m sure I did, but K S posted on his blog: http://theeverdayteablog.blogspot.com/2013/10/eastern-shore-tea-company-cherry-blossom.html Still isn’t the cherry nirvana I’m looking for.

CrowKettle

Oh, gross! I think I’ll avoid making this as a cold brew then..

TheTeaFairy

That’s it, I want cherry nirvana, don’t we deserve that? And so true Fjellrev, why aren’t there cherries in most cherry blends? All I seem to find is rose petals!!!

Fjellrev

Glad your wife likes it, aisling of tea!

A friend of mine swears by a sencha-based sour cherry tea a local store here blends. I haven’t tried it yet since I keep spending my money on e-tailers, but it too only has cherry flavouring. When I get around to it, I’ll let everyone know the verdict, and if it’s good, I can send some to the Steepsterites on the hunt for that perfect cherry tea. :)

Dexter

What kind of cherry tea are you guys looking for? Cherry Tisane? Cherry green? Chocolate Cherry Black?

Starfevre

Some of RLT’s cherry matchas are nice. I liked Black Cherry.

Fjellrev

I’m personally open to any of the above options with cherry, but particularly a chocolate cherry black sounds good. I know of the Tea Spot’s Chocolate Cherry Bomb but shipping is ridiculous.

I’ve heard mixed reviews about RLT’s cherry matchas but Black Cherry does sound tempting.

TheTeaFairy

I love both, sweet black cherries and sour. I too love to pair black cherries with chocolate, but it’s never really done right. Rivertea is not bad though I must say, but not overly cherry the way I’d want it to be.

The sour cherry teas/tisanes I’ve had always end up being overwhelmed by evil hibiscus. I love tart , but somehow hibiscus takes over everything else. But that’s just me :-)

Chocolate cherry bomb??? Don’t I wish, that’s what I’m looking for, but in a non deceptive way…

Dexter

My favorite Cherry Tisane is Cherry Goddess from Tealux – I think it’s really tart – but I like that. The other one that’s really good is Pondi Cherry from NMTC – it has hibisus too but it’s not quite as in your face as the Tealux one. I add cherry tisane – which ever one I happen to have in the house to all kinds of things – straight black, green, white teas – I’ve added it too cherry chocolate teas – Cherry Cordial from Culinary Teas wasn’t cherry enough for me, but it was a decent cherry chocolate – then I added a bit more cherry and was pretty good….

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