223 Tasting Notes
Had this as an online sample, and in the advent calendar. I’ve now tried it hot and cold. I enjoyed it hot, but it really comes to life cold. The fruit flavours are much fuller when iced. I also found that a large cup of this iced helped with dehydration as promised (but that might’ve just been the hangover talking…).
How do you revolutionise tea making? By using the Steeper – tea brewing is quick, easy, and mess free, and you get to watch your gorgeous leaves unfurl and dance through the clear BPA free plastic! Just a genius device, and the joy of watching the liquid disappear into your cup never gets old ( or I’m just very easily entertained!). Thank you DavidsTea and international shipping!
Was quite underwhelmed by this one. The smell was amazing, but the taste did not match my expectations once brewed. Couldn’t place my finger on the problem, but thinking it might be the yoghurt drops. These work much better in something like DavidsTea’s southern belle than this one. Won’t repurchase.
I really enjoy this one! It’s a nice fun tea for Christmas with the candy canes in it. The minty taste is strong when it first hits your mouth, but doesn’t linger too much, so is quite enjoyable. I often find when eating actual candy canes that the peppermint taste just gets stuck in your mouth and throat, and after a while it isn’t enjoyable – not the case with Santa’s Secret. A fun addition for Christmas.
Unsure about this one. I like actual chocolate oranges, but this tea leaves me… unsure. I think perhaps it’s the fact it’s a pu’erh. I’m not a coffee fan at all, so I think it’s the earthy tones in the pu’erh base that’s putting me off. Will give it another try on a cooler day ( if we get one in the near future, not looking likely though!).
This was my favourite new tea from DT’s 24 Days of Tea. A sufficient hit of chocolate for this chocoholic, and the raspberry tones sweetened it perfectly so extra easn’t required. Anything that means I get to have chocolate with breakfast is a keeper for me! A nice punch of energy, in a chocolatey coating – what more could I ask for! My small tasting tin was devoured in 3 days, each cup got 2 steeps (in one of those handy DT Perfect mugs).
Brewed in accordance with the instructions.
Tastes just like rum without the burning sensation in the back of your throat! Very creamy and flavourful, a nice warming treat. My father in law enjoyed it greatly too (I think his rating would be 100!), might have to order him some for winter.
The temp/steep time functions are not massively user friendly on the iPad, so I’ll update my ratings later. I used boiling water, and around a 5min brew.
Wow. This one certainly is minty. Don’t think I’ve ever had anything with quite as strong a mint taste. Even the herb itself. Got it in the 24 days of tea advent calendar, but haven’t been game to go back. Might try it next time with half the amount of tea, or in a cocktail.
Steeped according to DT instructions. Will try again at some point an re-review.
I really like this tea. I got a sample when it was Tea of the Month, and loved it so much I had to order more. It’s sweet, without being overpowering. Comforting both hot and iced, this one has a permanent place on my shelf. Has been very good iced this week while it’s been so hot.