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drank Gold Rush (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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I liked this, but was expecting more from it. It definitely has a nice creamy caramel flavour going for it. And I was expecting it to be heavy on the additions and light on the tea from others’ reviews, but I actually didn’t expect this! It was basically all mulberries with a few coconut shavings and a very few tea leaves. Something about paying 11.50 for, basically, 50 grams of dried berries with some added flavouring does not sit right with me. And paying what seems to be the “white tea” price for something that is really just honorarily a white tea is also silly. I think if this was priced as an herbal it would still be obscene, but more affordable.

It was tasty but not outstanding, and I feel ripped off so wouldn’t buy it again. While I found it underwhelming, though, the man-of-the-house volunteered that it was “really good” (as opposed to his usual “it’s good” when prompted). But the berry carnage in the Breville’s brewing basket freaked him out when I asked him to go make the next batch of tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 7 min, 0 sec
SimpliciTEA

I hate to say it, but your description of, too many flavoring bits, and too little tea, reminds me of Teavana. I hope Davids Tea is not going the route of Teavana!

Jessie

I hope not, too! Teavana is already opening here in Toronto.

papabear

I also found this tea rather expensive to the about of brew you are able to make out of it.

Drunk From Tea

Really!? Theres a Teavana opening here in Toronto!? Where??!!

Jessie

Holt Renfrew, apparently! I think I’ve heard rumour of other locations, but saw this a few days ago: http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/ret/2881407102.html

Magda

As far as expense goes, I think the mulberries themselves have more to do with the cost than it being “white tea price”… recent DT white teas have only been $16-20/100g (Checkmate, Cherry Potion, Mango Madness). However, the Caramel Spice blend in the Fall Collection was priced higher than black teas usually are, and it also contained golden mulberries. Perhaps mulberries are high-priced because they have so many benefits – http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/mulberries.html

Maybe this perspective will help you feel less ripped off! :)

Jessie

Hehe! Thanks! It would, except I think my issue is 1) dried fruits and berries don’t steep up a whole lotta flavour and 2) I noticed on my last trip to Bulk Barn that their mulberries were something like $2.25/100 g. But I will tell myself that GOLDEN mulberries are much more luxurious and thus worth it. :)

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SimpliciTEA

I hate to say it, but your description of, too many flavoring bits, and too little tea, reminds me of Teavana. I hope Davids Tea is not going the route of Teavana!

Jessie

I hope not, too! Teavana is already opening here in Toronto.

papabear

I also found this tea rather expensive to the about of brew you are able to make out of it.

Drunk From Tea

Really!? Theres a Teavana opening here in Toronto!? Where??!!

Jessie

Holt Renfrew, apparently! I think I’ve heard rumour of other locations, but saw this a few days ago: http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/ret/2881407102.html

Magda

As far as expense goes, I think the mulberries themselves have more to do with the cost than it being “white tea price”… recent DT white teas have only been $16-20/100g (Checkmate, Cherry Potion, Mango Madness). However, the Caramel Spice blend in the Fall Collection was priced higher than black teas usually are, and it also contained golden mulberries. Perhaps mulberries are high-priced because they have so many benefits – http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/mulberries.html

Maybe this perspective will help you feel less ripped off! :)

Jessie

Hehe! Thanks! It would, except I think my issue is 1) dried fruits and berries don’t steep up a whole lotta flavour and 2) I noticed on my last trip to Bulk Barn that their mulberries were something like $2.25/100 g. But I will tell myself that GOLDEN mulberries are much more luxurious and thus worth it. :)

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