As usual with delicate teas, I liked it more and more as it cooled off. Right now it’s nearly ice-cold and I love it, whereas a few hours ago when it was hot, I didn’t care for it. I need to just stop trying to drink them hot.
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Last Christmas, my aunt-in-law sent us a pretty, but vaguely useless, hot chocolate maker. Okay, gee, thanks, putting on a shelf for the rest of ever.
However, one part turned out to be extremely useful…a milk frother! (Some people are apparently far too intense about their hot cocoa, especially since the instructions included using cocoa from Swiss Miss.) Anyway, this allowed me to experiment with making lattes at home! Yay!
This is my second one, because I love this tea, even though I’m afraid of it. 9/10 it turns out bitter for me, but when I do manage to get it right…yum. It’s the tea that made me love DavidsTea.
My latte actually turned out a bit weak, but it was a resteep of my wife’s bag this morning and I only left it in for 2.5-3 minutes (again, fear of bitterness, I has it). But it turned out tasty enough to encourage me to try again! Maybe I’ll have my wife make the actual tea part when she gets home….she knows this tea better than I do. But the creamy vanilla mixes so beautifully with the milk and it just….mmm. Yes, I definitely need to try this again.
I used about two tablespoons of plain soy milk and a teaspoon of sugar (I know, I know).
Woke up feeling like someone had made me swallow broken glass…it is definitely a Bravissimo day!
Taking the rating down a lot, the more I sipped this tea, the more I hated it. The cooler it got, the faker it tasted…blegh.
Every time my wife and I go grocery shopping, I slow down in the tea aisle and look out of force of habit. Since discovering looseleaf, I don’t use bags unless it’s my only option, so there’s really no point in me looking. It’s part tea snobbery and part common sense. If I know for a fact that I don’t enjoy bagged teas, why waste my money on them?
I started to walk away and my wife goes, “Honey, look! Goji Berries!” Mmm….goji berries. That’s almost enough to tempt me, but then she added, “with raspberries!” and I was lost. I live for raspberries. I wish DT had more (or better) raspberry teas. So we picked up a box.
It smells yummy, but it also smells….fake? I dunno, the fruit smell didn’t smell like raspberries much, it smelled like what candy companies think raspberry is supposed to smell and taste like.
It’s not terrible, but the fakeness carries over to the brewed tea. It tastes kinda bland with little to no tea flavor, which is to be expected. I think I might let it get cold and try it the, since I tend to like the delicate teas more when they’re cold. It might be good for flavoring sun tea, but I don’t think I’ll keep it in stock. I also think I’ve just been spoiled by DavidsTea flavoring their tea with actual Goji berries.
The in-laws strike again! And a significant number of my drinks yesterday were decidedly Not Tea (St. Paddy’s)….the wife and I are going on a bit of a Detox binge. This has become my go-to tea, it’s so delicious, I’m happy to sit here and sip it all day.
This tea is delicious! I could happily wake each morning to a cup of this. It’s coffee without being overwhelmingly so. I don’t really have a flavor in mind to compare it to, I just know I’m really enjoying it and if definitely worth trying if you’re an excoffee drinker OR if you just plain enjoy different teas.
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I think I’ve just been overwhelmed by choice lately, and tea just…I don’t know, I haven’t been craving it like I usually do, and nothing I made tasted quite right or hit the spot.
Until this tea. I love peaches. I can’t say it enough, I love, love, love peaches. As a girl raised in Tennessee, which is darn close to Georgia, I could never get enough of peaches. Drinking this has me ready for summer and sun tea and the sweet tea I keep in the fridge that my wife won’t touch. Reminds me of home and hot Southern summers. Makes me long for a big plate of barbeque…I love this tea.
Used a super yummy cup of this in my Scott Pilgrim Shepard’s Pie today and it turned out delicious! I love using this tea for gravies, it just makes it all the better.
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Resteep of last night’s leaves, still just as yummy as ever. I’ve got to stop eating out with my inlaws >.<
Resteeped leaves that had been kicked around in a tupperware all night…actually turned out pretty good! Definitely going to try for a third steep. Another night of gross overeating and I need another round of tasty detoxifying teas! STAT!
I love this one so much, though. The blueberries and the white tea…guh. Reminds me of when i was a little kid and we’d go blueberry picking in Michigan and make blueberry pie. For me, it’s a very, very light blueberry pie without the fattiness and sugar of an actual pie. I love it cold (which is good, since my mug holds a good three cups of water and I keep forgetting about it). I just want to crawl into the cup of tea for the rest of ever.
Ugh. Following a fight with a friend, I desperately needed something to lift my mood and this has done the trick. I always forget how much I love this tea until I make a cup. I let this one go for 3 minutes and 30 seconds, but I think that was thirty seconds too long. Will stick to 6 minutes on the resteep.