1090 Tasting Notes
Mmmmmm, yep. I’m still in love with ice wine teas. I have three now and want more, more, more! De and I went out for breakfast (nom!) and when we got home, she began filling the thermos for her day at work, so I made a cup for myself while she was at it. I didn’t know what I wanted, so I broke out the tea game she made me for my birthday. I got a card that told me to pick something with raspberries….done! This was exactly what I didn’t know I was craving XD. I drank about half my cup and then got distracted by a two and a half hour nap. Ooops. When I got up (and rescued the tea from Pekoe), it was ice cold and equally delicious. I might need to invest in a larger amount of this beauty. Thank you so much, Dinosara!
Mmmmm. This is my Grandma’s butter cookie-press cookies. It smells like them, it tastes like them…and I only want to have it around his time of year XD.
That cardamom…why are you in there? I’d enjoy this tea much more if it were gone…I might just pick out the remaining pods. Also, I feel like the marketing could have been so much better on this one. I expected something like a fruit punch out of this. A description about almond cookies or some such would have been much better, in my opinion. But what do I know? ;)
But as others have said, this is just a big cup of beautiful almond-y goodness.
So yesterday I was doing some Christmassy-type things and longing for the egg nog I am no longer allowed to have…or the candy cane hot cocoa I can’t have…so I settle on a cup of this. Mmmmm, just right. Exactly what I needed to continue that happy Christmas feeling. So much <3. Definitely taking my tin to the in-laws over the holiday.
Ah, newbies at DavidsTea, you’re so cute. Yes, I am aware of the tea of the month, and I am aware of some old classics like Buttered Rum and Cream of Earl Grey. And yes, I’ve tried all of the winter teas, and yes I am aware that Fantasy Island is coming back from the dead. All easily forgivable, how are they supposed to know I’m a DT fangirl?
However, I was offered a sample of this and it was horrible. Tart as sin. The hibiscus completely took over until I couldn’t taste any of the other ingredients she insisted on rattling off. Seriously, I tasted absolutely nothing but hibiscus. So if you’re like me and can’t stand the stuff, please do try this tea, but not in-store and be sure to keep an eye on the steep time.
(not adjusting my rating because it’s not the tea’s fault, bless its little heart.)
Shock! I’m not a huge fan of Earls, occasionally I like a cuppa, but overall I can take ‘em or leave ’em. This surprised me this morning. It’s one of my wife’s favorites, so I had her make the pot this morning. It was light and delicate and very refreshing! I was very, very happy with this.
I don’t know if it’s mind over matter or what, but so far I’ve come across two teas in the advent calendar I didn’t really like (Creme de Menthe and this one) and the days they were in the calendar, I enjoyed them! So huzzah! I look forward to the rest of these beauties.
My wife was very pleased to see this one and ended up making 3 pots, of which I only had 1 cup XD
Derp! As long as I’ve been drinking tea, I’ve taken it with sugar. All tea, no exceptions. That’s just how I do it. However last night, while I was making tea for myself, my wife, and loading the dishwasher, I somehow managed to forget the sugar. I’m almost to 700 tea reviews on this site and I’ve never forgotten. Derp.
That being said, it wasn’t bad! I did take a sip and wonder where the flavor had gone, and I can totally see now how people who are used to sugary drinks and taste unsweetened tea and think it tastes like lightly flavored water. I’m sure if you’re used to unsweetened tea, it’s amazing. I just needed a touch of sugar in this to be happy. But it was very good, and even though I messed it up, I enjoyed it. I will rate it next time I make it my usual way XD
I don’t know if they adjusted the blend, or if my wife just stumbled upon the perfect steep time/temperature combination, but I really enjoyed this one last night. Unfortunately I couldn’t drink very much, as it was already 9 pm and I needed to sleep at some point last night. I don’t think I’d consider rebuying due to the wife hating it so much and I recently swapped a nearly-full bag away, but it was nice to leave this one with fond memories.
I love this tea. It’s fruity and creamy and just sweet enough for me. My wife thinks it’s too sweet, but it was one of the first DTs that my brother said I had to try if I hadn’t already. (Silly boy…of course I’ve had it before!) So I guess my family just runs a bit sweeter than hers ;). Anyhoo, I prefer this one in the summer, nice and cold….mmm. It’s so incredibly refreshing. But the wife and I are still really enjoying the ritual of sharing a pot of tea every morning…though I suspect we’ll be sharing our tea tomorrow evening, as we both have to get at work early. I’m opening it in the morning, though! Too many people are quick to review their teas and announce the daily tea from the advent calendar. I like the surprise, darn it!