218 Tasting Notes
Who doesn’t love vanilla? It is in almost every sweet food we love and the smell is the go to aroma for most people when choosing their own personal scent. Never have a I heard a disparaging remark about this lovely sexy thing.
Now Rooibos is not a main thing for most people I did not even register it as drinkable until my buff introduced me to it only a few years ago and I’ve been 30 years on this earth !drinking tea all that time!
Now this smells like straight up sexy sweet vanilla no real hint of rooibos until brewed and steeped. I of course overloaded my perfect DAVIDsTEA tea spoon and steeped 7 minutes for full body and flavour.I’ve never been a fan of straight rooibos the taste is not something I look forward to but this smells nice…I can tell its a rooibos but it doesn’t have that dry muddy smell it’s been liberated by the vanilla and they as ingredients complement each other nicely. The perfect couple? We shall see.
The taste is surprising in that it tastes like rooibos but for once I like it.it doesn’t feel heavy or earthy just warming and instead of being bitterness there is a sweetness at the end of every sip.there is also a floral kiss that is nice and subtle.
This tea is for you if you love rooibos and it is a great drink to start someone off with their rooibos discovering journey.I’m going to give this to my bff Linda Irvine since there is no bigger rooibos lover.I do feel conflicted about it though which surprises me even more!
I’m not going to buy more but I’ll never turn down a glass of it!
So I have literally been dying to try this tea because when I was little I remember the texture and taste of the dough left over from my mother’s baking..I would roll it into balls and drop them on my tongue the texture and sweetness I can still remember to this day and every time I am near baking of any kind I salivate in remembrance.
Of course dry it smells nothing like dough which worries me ..smells chocolaty sweet but has no resemblance to what my memory possesses.
I did a full 7 minute steep so full flavour should be the forecast.
Once steeped it smells smells sweet and malty bright notes of sweetness fill the air and the liquor in my glass mug is honey like with sediment.As it cools the aroma becomes more and more like cookie dough imagine my nostalgic delight! Not a perfect representation but it does the job nicely.
As for taste…..so light..creamy and sweet..it is like Buttercream but with less heaviness..I think this would be a lovely iced tea..I do wish it was heavier but it is lovely.
This tea is for people who crave sweet tea but don’t want to add sweetener. It is also for people who loved Buttercream.
Not sure if I will buy more I need to experiment with making it more everything..sweeter…maltier and heavier.
This tea smells like the freshest moistest dark chocolate pieces with banana hidden inside.Can’t wait to try it.It is sexy dark and silky smelling.
I’m not usually a fan of banana in my tea but the chocolate is selling me hard on it being a delightful addition.
As for taste it is chocolate banana with a astringent black tea base.
Once steeped it gets dark liquor wise and the aroma is even more beguiling.
I’m not sure I love it it seems pretty bitter ( like dark chocolate we which I’m not a fan of).
If you don’t like dark chocolate you will dislike this tea a great deal.
If you like it then you’ll love this.
First off Pretty Pretty name.OH and WHITE CHOCOLATE ARE YOU KIDDING ME….drool drool drool
Star anise has been a real star in a few DAVIDsTEA concoctions lately maybe a bit of a bromance going on.
Dry it smells chocolatey and deeply sensual with notes of cocoa and star anise
Ooohh I am dying to tie you up and spank you my dear…yes I said it my tea depravity knows no bounds.
As for taste it is silky sweet and much more delicate and then I was anticipating a very light spiciness lingers on the tongue and there is definitely a nudge of licorice that stays on my taste buds long after the tea is gone.I steeped for 7 minutes and put in the recommended amount and it did not get bitter so that’s a first with DAVIDsTEA black teas..an improvement.
This tea is perfect for cold wet and dark January days and late nights in summer before a night out or after.it is gentle enough for the licorice shy and noticeable enough for licorice tea lovers like myself.I’m not in love but it has my attention and we may be sending shy glances to each other as 2013 moves on.
I have neglected my beloved steepster for far too long!
I am back and wish you all a wickedly good new year and hope you got spoiled with tea for Christmas.
I’m starting with an herbal for 2013 still from my obsessive relationship with davidstea ….oh my love may we never be parted.
Soooo merry cranberry dry smells like those dried fruit bars like healthy fruit roll ups!
I ate a dried cranberry from the tin and it was nice as cranberries usually are( better then raisins).
As per my habit with fruity teasI steeped longer and put more in ….full flavour or get off my boat…or is it bus?
Once steeped just smells like tea..smells like I may have accidentally made it bitter oh well first flop of 2013 ? We will see.
As for taste it is actually nice it has a fruity fuzzy robe on for sure but it’s the black tea that centres it.it has a nice tartness that overshadows any bitterness and I think it would work with a good icing in the summer.it is no Paradise Found but its decent in it’s own right it’s what I wished Pu’erh would taste more like less earth dirty and more rich dark tea leaves steeped in history.
I will definitely be trying it again but I am rating it nonetheless that’s how I roll.
Cheers my tea loving friends drink deep and well and never stop :-)
Bizarre combinations sometimes completely win me over I’m looking at you Strawberry Ginger and you Exotica..(2 of my absolute faves)I even like Splash!I am not a big fan of ginger but apparently it can actually be nice when balanced off other flavors.
The pouch smells kind of like a very old fruit-rollup with almost a tang of something licorice like.
Once brewed it is totally clear with a slight gold finish..the smell of strawberry is totally there and something else that I can’t place at the moment it’s also got kind of a syrupy or honey vibe.
The taste is very very light wasn’t that flavorful there’s no spice to it..I can see the potential perhaps..I will try again but put way more in then I originally did ..I always heap the perfect spoonful in and steep fully so it amazes me how weak this tastes..it’s like a very very very watered-down impression of a photograph of DT’s Exotica..It’s basically hot water with an aftertaste..
Will try again..but I’m still rating it if it improves I will do my duty..I wanted to do a “if you like this then you’ll love this” type of thing but it seems that all I can recommend is Exotica
EVERYONE knows that I am obsessed with DT’s various renditions of Earl Grey and other classic teas.They do SUCH a profoundly good job it would soften the hardest of hearts and make the most particular tea lover reconsider their good taste.Yes they are THAT good.
This tea smells like a lovely earl grey profile but it’s a green tea and and the orange oil and bergamot just burst with a freshness and lightness that doesn’t smell usual or predictable.It’s pretty similar in smell to the Earl of Lemon just not as citrusy and not as deep and sexy as the Cream of Earl grey.It smells just lovely.
As for taste it’s nice..not mind-blowing like other earl grey types I’ve tried but good.It’s perfect for people that want something classic like an earl grey that usually only exists in a black tea to be a green tea instead.I think this would also be the most able to take a good icing out of all the other earl greys..it’s just light enough.