Went on a short end-of-summer holiday (we realized we’d done nothing all summer and decided something needed to be done about that) and got to go to an actual DavidsTea store for the first time!!! I think I sniffed at least 40% of the teas from the shelf, but the sales associate was so enthusiastic and bubbly and didn’t make me feel like a pain in the butt. I loved it, there was no upselling or pressure, just enthusiasm for tea. Great experience, I REALLY hope we get a DavidsTea in my city. Even the SA commented that she was surprised that there wasn’t one.
Anyways, ended up with a bag of this (and got one iced for the drive home). Iced I found it a tad bitter, but I suspect it was just because of the way they make iced tea there- concentrated over ice. I usually like to cold brew my iced teas, but for obvious reasons they can’t do that in store.
Tonight I tried it hot with a tsp of agave and it was delicious! Very berryish without being artificial tasting. I’m not even a huge blueberry lover and this was delicious. Nice balance of tea and berry. I was afraid that since summer is drawing to an end that a berry tea would be too summery, but I think this will do nicely in fall as well; the berry isn’t the tart artificial overpowering kind but more the juicy, deep, real kind that doesn’t take over too much. I really enjoyed this and am glad I got a full bag of it. I’ll have to try cold brewing it, although who wants to with fall right around the corner and it being so yummy hot.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Recently graduated sociology student trying to decide what to do with her life.
I don’t drink tea every day, but I do love tea and trying out different flavours. My favorite is black tea, followed by white and mate teas. I enjoy rooibos and oolongs, but haven’t tried enough of them yet to determine how much I like them compared to other types. I don’t like straight green tea, but if it has a good flavour added to it I can enjoy it quite a lot.
Mostly I drink DavidsTea since its Canadian and they tend to have stronger teas and more interesting flavors than other places I’ve tried. I don’t care for what I’ve tried from Teavana for the most part; their teas seem weak and overpriced in general as far as I can tell. The exception is My Morning Mate, which is incredible.
My city has not a single specialty tea shop, so DavidsTea online ordering is my friend. I highly recommend their Perfect Mug. It really is perfect. Nice thin lip, large hand, larger than average mug without being too big, and I have it in clear so I can see the beautiful colours of my teas as they steep. The strainer that comes with it is my favorite because it doesn’t let any tea through, and its metal and dishwasher safe. Love it.

Location

BC, Canada

Following These People