This is a toasty coconutty goodness. Quite nice. I can understand why this was one of the top rated teas on Steepster a few months ago. The coconut flavor is natural and sweet tasting-the black tea base is not astringent.
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This is very nice. Sort of a rich, syrupy tasting golden monkey (and both are made in the Fuijian region). I am not sure if I picked out any cocoa notes, but more like a deep malty flavor. This is very nice. The best part? This is a strong tasting tea similar to an Assam but no sugar/milk needed. This is a perfect cup – for a first drink in the morning.
This one is just odd tasting. For some reason, the strawberry flavor is not coming thru to me. I can’t taste any chocolate. I am just getting an icky sweet taste. But I am the oddball out as the other reviewers liked this tea…
Sweet! Sweet! Sweet! W a hint, just a hint of caramel…smooth and creamy. W milk and sugar, a delightful dessert tea. Thanks to French Vanilla for this sample.
Have to agree w others reviews. This is like infusing trail mix. Got this one as a free sample -likely won’t reorder it. Tasted of a mild banana flavored tisane. But if you like bananas give it a try…
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This tastes like a wonderful creamy pumpkin pie! More pie than chai.
Best tea ever! But why does it have to $25 for 25 grams? I could drink this every day! It is naturally sweet w/a starchy background. Oddly I detect a subtle sugar cane (like the kind that you chew and suck the sugar out of….) – yes that is what is tastes like- the starchy flavor of sugar cane.
Been trying shorter steep times: 30 sec, 1 min, 1,5 mins. – 2 tbs, 16 ozs. So far, flavor is strong.
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Do NOT steep for more than 2 minutes. Like the other reviewers said, this one is best steeped for a shorter time. Otherwise, that pu’erh flavor is “too much”. But w/a brief steeping, this approximates a coffee flavor and the pu’erh adds an extra dimension of flavor.
wonderfully roasty, full of flavor, impossible to oversteep or understeep , tastes different each time. Has become one of my favorite am teas.
True genius. Often blends just mask /ignore the tea base. This one accents the inherent malty flavor of the high quality yunnan w/the malty flavor of the whisky. So, this blend ends up tasting like an intense golden yunnan w/a hint, just a hint of cherry. Very good and highly recommended if you like yunnans.
Very mild tasting tea. Well so is butter pecan ice cream. The vanilla is very subtle. Pecan flavor is not bitter. W/sugar and milk., just some comforting goodness.
Whoa! This is a strong tea. Not really a rose flavor. But an odd, intense sweet strawberry liquer flavor- sort of like a strawberry schnapps (if that exists) w/a hint of chocolate. I need to try this one more time before I rate it. I am not even sure if I like it.
This has a wonderful buttery and sweet flavor. Not exactly coconutty- but a creamy buttery flavor. This is a delight!
This tea tastes like a mix of concord grapes or punch. Naturally sweet, w/again the high quality oolong in the background. Light and refreshing and summery.
Like a creamy minty refreshing goodness. No mint leaves are in this blend so it must be infused w/some oils. But the sharpness of the mint is mellowed by the green oolong. And it is good for several infusions…
This tastes like a creamy pu’erh. More creamy than cocoa-y but very nice. very nice indeed, With the earthiness and richness of the pu’erh , no need to add any milk to give this a full mouth flavor. This blend has coconut BUT the coconut is not discernable. But this does not take away from the pleasure of this blend. Oh and if you are not sure about pu’erh this is a good, well great first one to try, as NO FUNNY, fishy tastes AT ALL. I have several teas to try from David’s teas and I am looking forward to trying them all.
This is a mint tea w a note of chocolate. Like a desert mint tea. Maybe it is the chocolate- maybe it is the peppercorns, but those additions give a mildness and sweetness to the peppermint. I would recommend this tea.
this is an acceptable oolong. I purchased a sample as I am trying to “grow my palate” and appreciate greener oolongs. First, this one does have a discernable flavor. But like the previous reviewer, it can benefit from longer steeping times. It is quite mild and has a pleasant creaminess. I doubt I would order this one due to my personal preferences but I would definitely say this is of decent quality.
This one’s bright strawberry flavor puts Marco Polo to shame.
This is a wonderful white tea when cold brewed overnight. The dried fruit flavors are coaxed into a suprising butter-y flavor. Yum!
First cup – very raisiny. Second cup- can definitely taste the chocolate. But the raisiny grape flavor predominates. As the brew cools, then the chocolate comes out. If you like 52teas buttered raisin toast, then you will like this blend. If it were even more chocolate-y , it would be perfect.
The cream gives a “creamy” well (duh!) flavor to this blend. The chocolate flavor is pronounced as well. This is wonderful and a distinct chocolate flavor. This has become one of my favorite chocolate teas and have been drinking this one all week.