How have I never rated this tea? My mind boggles. This was my absolute first looseleaf tea and I still love it. I just finished up my stash tonight and am very sad to see it go. The flavour is creamy and tart and this is possibly the only pear tea I truly enjoy with every cup. Plus its affordable, so its even better!
442 Tasting Notes
I used to think that I was a huge fan of honeybush. Now, I’m not so sure. I find that a lot of the ones I’m trying these days are a lot darker and more earthy than the ones that inspired my initial love, and this tea is not an exception. I had to add sugar to be able to remove the harshness of the roasted bush, and be able to enjoy the hazelnut flavour that is there and pleasant.
Overall not a great cup, and one I’m not planning on buying again.
ETA: Halfway through and the artificial flavouring is making my stomach queasy. Definitely not one for me.
When browsing for candy at Bulk Barn (best way to get munchies I swear), I found a sign in the tea section advertising this new addition to their tea lineup. I haven’t been overly impressed with most of their teas, but it smelled too delish to not bring home and try.
Since of course there are no brewing recommendations, I went for a 76 degree water, for 1.5 minutes.
The tea is sweet and doesn’t need sugar added. There are definite green notes there, as well as green, and something else that blends it all together. I guess that’s their mojito flavour. I’m drinking this one hot and it is nice, but I am actually really curious to try this one iced. I think it’ll bring out the mint and make it really pop. I just see it in a pitcher with ice cubes that have raspberries frozen in them for some reason.
For the cost, it is definitely worth giving a try. I got more than enough for at least twenty cups for just over two dollars.
In an attempt to work through a bunch of my teas to clean up the cupboard a bit, I tried this one as my breakfast tea. I added half a teaspoon of sugar automatically and on first sip really wish I hadn’t. This is a naturally sweet tea, extremely so, and now it is too sweet. There are definite vanilla notes here, and I can sense something possibly fruit like as well. Overall a nice cup, but not a black for first thing in the morning, and definitely not one that I’ll be sweetening again.
I was lucky enough to get 50g of this free last weekend from DT in their newsletter sale (yay free tea!) and am I ever glad I did. This is a great mellow but flavourful black that I am really enjoying as my first cup of the morning. I love a black that I can drink without any milk or sugar!
I am officially perplexed. The only nuts I enjoy eating are cashews, with the occasional peanut. So why did I fall in love with this tea? The nut flavours round out with the tea deliciously, and I am really happy that this was my morning tea choice today. Yum!
I first tried this one hot, and it was interesting. There were definite root beer notes, but I wasn’t sold on the flavour. So instead of giving up I tried it iced. This time it was a lot better. I think I’d prefer it to be a straight root beer instead of float, though, as the cream factor is still slightly offputting for me. That said, I am going to try this with ice cream and see how that goes!
I got this one in a mail exchange recently, and so gave it another look. The first time I tried it was before I had a variable temperature kettle, so I felt it definitely deserved another look. I’m glad I did, because tonight it was an enjoyable cup to sip as I talked with friends. The flavour was dominated by pineapple, but not enough to turn me off since it is far from my favourite fruit. I definitely don’t see this becoming a favourite tea for me, or even a restock, but I’m not going to be trading it out of my collection, either.
I tried this one today in my one dollar mug. I ended up tossing most of it because I truly thought I was drinking a broth of pure rose petals. I knew I wasn’t going to enjoy this one, but damn did it taste like I was eating a flower.
(Also, hi guys! I miss you!)
Okay, I had this one iced and wow, what a difference. Bumping it up much higher now since iced it tastes just like jam. Om. Nom. Nom.
This tea smells absolutely amazing. Sadly the hibiscus steals the show after brewing. There is a mango flavour to the tea but there is just too much tartness for me to enjoy the cup. I’ve cold brewed up the rest and am hoping that this takes the tartness out a bit. We’ll see!
I’ve had this one a couple times now, and while I’m not loving it straight, you know how it is delicious? Make up the matcha a little strong, then add vanilla ice cream and fruit in the blender and whirl for a minute or two. That my friends? Is what I’m drinking right now and dang is it good!
(I’ve been a bit awol lately . . . RL kind of ate me. Hoping to get back and active now!)
Walking home yesterday my umbrella busted in a windgust, and so I used it as an excuse to justify popping into the mall to pick up this tea. Blueberries are a favourite of mine and I tend to love them in tea, so I was super excited about it. It was my first cup this morning and mmmm what a nice way to wake up. This is a true blueberry flavour, and it is a strong one. There is still a hint of tea flavour to it, as well. The girls in the store were drinking it today as a latte. Ugly as sin colour, but it tasted delicious! This by far surpasses any other blueberry black I’ve tried. Thank you, Davids, for finally bringing us good teas again. I was getting worried!
Another pear tea that doesn’t stink! And it has hibiscus and yet still doesn’t suck! It doesn’t even brew pink, it brews up a pale yellow colour. The flavour to me is mostly pear, with hints of lemon. Think if you’ve cut up a pear and put it in lemon juice so it wasn’t brown by the time you at your lunch at work that afternoon. It tastes like that. I’m looking forward to trying this one iced, I think it may be even lovelier.
I think I’m addicted to this tea. In the last week I’ve made about ten liters of this and drank it all. Cold steeped, hot steeped on ice, hot, it doesn’t matter. With a dash of sugar it tastes like koolaid to me and that? Is drink heaven.
Tried this one, hoping that the hibiscus wouldn’t kill the cinnamon baked good smell that it has dry. So far I’m not impressed, but I have some cold steeping to see if that saves it. We shall see!
This has become one of my favourite teas, because I discovered the joy of making it into a latte with the addition of strawberry matcha. Seriously, strawberry milkshake of deliciousness and health. Double strength tea, a third a cup of milk, and one perfect matcha scoop in the blender. Yum.
Made this to try and kickstart my morning. While the matcha failed on that account, it was delicious enough that I could drink it as matcha rather than having to latte it. Yum.
Cold steeped perfection in a cup. Yum. Had about a litre of this tonight, and didn’t even need to sweeten it since the melon is already so delicious. So very very glad that this one came back for the summer, and I am making sure I get about a pound of it before it disappears on me again!
Brewed this one up tonight to split with De, since she’s here a-visiting this weekend. It was exactly what I needed after eating too much beef at Five Guys. The mint and green worked together to soothe and relax. Mmmm. This is still my favourite of the mint teas, no matter how many I try.
I don’t hate this one! A pear tea I don’t hate! Sadly though, I don’t love it either. There is something . . . chemical in this one that I could only remove with liberal amounts of sugar. Sweetened, it was definitely a lovely pear flavour, but I am on the lookout for teas that I don’t need to sweeten to enjoy and sadly this one doesn’t quality. So no, Perfect Pear, you aren’t perfect, but you were much more pleasant than I expected.
Tried this one again, both hot and iced. Nope, not for me. The first of the sip is lovely and berry-ish but I find that it is chased after by a very strong fake chemical flavour. Looks like I’ll be ordering more Blazing Strawberries instead for my strawberry fix this year.
Okay, I had this one tonight and maybe it was just a bad brew cause I was nowhere near as wowed as the other reviews I’ve seen. Going to try it again before I rank it to give it a fair shake.
I took my entire 25g of this one that I had left and cold steeped it last night, making a huge pot of it for work today. And man did I need iced tea to get through the day. This one was a lovely one to have iced. Not too sweet, and a nice natural strawberry flavour that wasn’t overpowering. I may have to get this one again!