This is the flavour I expected DavidTea’s Super Chocolate to be! It’s a dark chocolate flavour with hints of black tea and definitely delightful. It was a great way for me to finish off dinner tonight!
442 Tasting Notes
Wow is this one floral! I’m not usually a floral girl but I was intrigued by this one, and it is really lovely. I only did two infusions since a little floral goes a long way in my cup, but I definitely enjoyed them. It brews a lovely mellow yellow, the colour of the underside of a daffodil. I can see myself looking for spring as I drink this.
Wow, Indigobloom, you weren’t kidding with the strong on this one. Heeding your warning I gave it a short steep of two minutes. And while it isn’t bitter, it is extremely strong. I am getting a fermented grape note under the strong black tea base, and can definitely see wine drinkers who enjoy tea really loving this one. Me, I’m not a wine drinker at all but couldn’t resist the grape smell. It smells heavenly, but if you aren’t a fan of a strong tea I recommend doing an even shorter steep than I did!
Thanks go out to Erin for me being able to try this one. I’m glad I did, too, because it is so unique and odd and I like it. Berry and mint aren’t two flavours I normally would mix, but here it actually works for me. There is a tartness here, thanks to the ever present blend ingredient of doom, but the mint helps to offset it. I’m really curious what this one would be like set in vodka — I wish I could drink to try it out!
I’m a sucker for blueberries, so thank you SO much SimplyJenW for sending me this one! I had to dive in as soon as I saw it. Dry there are definitely blueberry notes, which raised my hopes even more.
Once brewed the leaves are less blueberry scented, but definitely not a bad scent. The tea itself doesn’t seem as solid a quality as some of the ones I’ve been drinking lately, but in a flavoured blend that doesn’t usually bug me so much.
My first sip I got blueberry top notes with a black base. Smiling now, I sipped some more. The black tea dominated but there were definitely blueberry notes there, ones that tasted like blueberry pie filling. Yum!
Once the cup started to cool, I got a cream flavour added, and the blueberry became more dominating. I think I like this one better just a tad cooler! I’m curious now what I’ll get if I add milk and sugar, and if I brew at a lower temp!
A lovely tea, thank you so much Indigobloom! I did three steeps out of the leaves and the third was definitely my favourite. The first was lovely, with just a hint of vegetal notes and something else I still can’t identify. The second wasn’t quite as flavourful, despite me letting the leaves sit, but the third? delicious. The third is everything you could wish in an oolong. Slightly milky, slightly buttery, and just oh so perfect.
Yup, definitely malty! I can see why Indigobloom loves this one so much. If you’re into affordable quality malty blacks, this is a must try. Myself I love my malts with milk and sugar, but there was no milk in my house so it was a tad dry for me today. That said, I still really enjoyed it and can see myself wanting more of this one soon.
I’m beginning to think that every hibiscus tea tastes the same. I did get some citrus notes here but I got mostly hibiscus. Maybe a five minute brew was too long? I’m also in a bit of a cranky slump today so that may have something to do with it. Not rating this one because it may be my crankiness. If you like citrus and hibiscus, definitely go for this one as it is lovely that way. I just feel like I’ve had the same flavour before in other teas and therefore this one didn’t whelm, either over or under.
Another member here of the Toronto Tea Party, sipping our first outing’s tea. I’m getting mostly raspberry from my cup, with a strong black tea base behind it. In fact until I added some sugar, the fruit notes were extremely hidden. The sugar brought them out to the party, though, and now it is a lovely cup. Sorry Indigobloom I’m not getting the hibiscus you had either — maybe you had a random bit in your bag or something?
This is definitely a lovely tea for fruit fans. I’m glad I got to try it. Am curious how it’ll blend with my other raspberry black now, as well!
Went to try this one today at work, but the tea fought back! I’d just brewed a nice hot cup and was carrying it up to the information desk when the elevator jolted and made me spill! My hand got burnt and I have to admit I couldn’t drink more than about two sips afterward ‘cause it was totally all the tea’s fault. Never mine, right?
Totally stole some of this one from Indigobloom to compare to the one I already had in my cupboard. Despite what the directions on the package said I used a full teaspoon since I had a big cup to fill. In the true style I added some sugar and off I went with my tea to work.
Hot, this tea is nice. The mint is strong but not overpowering, allowing the tea flavour to shine by its side. I found that it was slightly dry, a note that was emphasised the more the cup cooled down. By the time my tea had cooled completely I found that I wasn’t enjoying this quite as much. It is definitely a nice tea, but one that really needs to be enjoyed while still hot.
This one brews so pretty. Which is so sad since it is so bitterly full of hibiscus. I tried adding twice the sugar I usually do, and still all I could taste was hibiscus with ever so slightly a hint of raspberry. Thank you for the chance to try this one Indigobloom!
Sipping off the last of this one tonight. Definitely a nice tea, but as Indigobloom stated in her review, it is dupeable. Lovely but not memorable.
Got this one as a to-go today since I was picking up a cup for a friend while on lunch. Today’s brew was a little lighter on flavour than usual, which surprised me. It had all the notes just . . . less of them. And I left the bag in, too! It was still as sparkly as ever though, and a much needed lift on a not-so-awesome work day.
I must have brewed this one wrong this morning. I got a mellow roasted mate but no chocolate or malty flavour. Which is sad. I’m going to have to play with tihs one and see what happens. Maybe a latte will bring me my malted bliss?
Finished this one up today on my walk to work. I’m going to miss it but I have soooo much tea right now I can’t replace it right away.
Another great one that I got from Indigobloom. After my first sip I said out loud “oh wow I like this one.” Halfway through the cup now and I still feel the same way. The fruit notes blend to the point that I can’t distinguish but you know what? I don’t care. I’m being lazy on trying and proud of it because this is a delicious tea and I just want to enjoy it. And yes, Indigobloom, I’m going to try a second steep!
Had this one during the Toronto Tea Party today, iced. It was a nice unassuming tea with a raspberry and hibiscus flavour. I didn’t realize it at the time but apparently my teas of the day had a theme!
If you don’t like hibiscus, avoid this one. It doesn’t dominate but it does consistently fight for control in each sip.
Got this one from Aisling today when she let me choose something from her tea wallet. It was not very vanilla, but there were definite raspberry notes. I’d score this one higher if it wasn’t for the hibiscus that came out dominating on the second steep.
I have a love hate relationship with this tea. Love because it does taste like what it is called. There are definitive blood orange notes in with a smooth rooibos tea flavour. But I wanted more. I wanted more smoothie and less rooibos. The rooibos is definitely strong here and if you aren’t a fan of it, you aren’t going to like this tea at all. I’m curious what it would taste like if I mixed it with some of my other orange flavoured teas. I may have to try next time since I can’t add milk or cream to this one.
It is all the fault of you guys that I bought this one yesterday. I was at Whole Foods just browsing and this was there and calling to me. So of course I pull out my phone and read the reviews, and here are all of you singing the praises. Needless to say, the tea came home with me.
Sipping it this morning I can’t help but feel I’ve had this one before. It tastes identical to the Lemon Cream Rooibos from The Tea Haus, which isn’t a bad thing. I loved that tea, but found that it wasn’t one I reached for on a regular basis. I suspect that this one is going to be the same. The lemon here is delicious, and I enjoy the creaminess that comes with it. I’m not getting meringue so much as cream, but it is still yummy.
So yes, a lovely delicious tea but one that for me is unmemorable.
Running out of this one, woe! Just one last cup after this. :(
This time there was more tea than fruit, it wasn’t bad but I think I prefer it more fruity.
Made this one up today and stuck it in the fridge to drink iced. It is one of my favourite teas to drink cold, because it really is deliciously perfect. The lemon balances with a strong Ceylon black to create a cup of what I like to think of traditional iced tea. I added some agave this time and it really made the tea pop. Like most Tea Haus blacks there isn’t a dominating lemon flavour here, just one that plays so well in the black tea sandbox to make magic.
(Brewing details are for how it was brewed before cooling.)
Iced today, cold brewed and unsweetened. Nom.