85
drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
1824 tasting notes

Why have I never tried this before?!? I know, because it never sounds all that appealing. Luckily I have read a whole bunch of awesome reviews on it here on steepster (I am looking at you Roswell Strange!) so I decided to try it. I figured buying 10 g, the worst that could happen is I wouldn’t like it and I would just pass the rest off to Roswell Strange in one of our swaps. However, what is left is staying right here with me and might even be joined by some more because this is good! Sweet and creamy and oh so delicious! Seriously. I have no idea how or why but this is a thick, creamy, cup of fruity yummyness. Thank you Roswell Strange for all your tasty sounding notes that made me finally give in.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

uh.. i think i have more of this in my “take it away” bin so see me before you go buy some..

VariaTEA

It will be a while before I get more. If you want to get rid of it, you can toss it in the eventual swap in which I send you CaesarsTeas :)

Roswell Strange

I love this one! If I had realized you had yet to try it, I would have forced some upon you in a swap and guilted you into having it! It’s a great pear tea! You definitely need to try it with milk – although it stands on its own too.

Sil

yeah i’d rather it went to a home where it will be loved haha

mewakeling

I am glad you gave it a shot. It is one of my favourite fruity black teas!

VariaTEA

Roswell Strange, I thought you might be entertained that I finally tried this. I was always so tempted to ask you but I felt bad because it seems to always be sold out where you are and I didn’t want to rob you of your precious tea :P

And Sil, that is how I feel about so many things. Better to give it to someone who will enjoy it than for it to sit in your house and go stale. I think that is why I sent Cavo a surplus of some Teavana teas in our last swap.

Roswell Strange

Usually it’s in stock in at least one of the two DAVIDsTEA stores in town (I’m fortunate enough to have more than one) – but I can’t often be bothered to go to the Lawson location because it’s on the complete opposite side of the city and like a two hour bus ride. Plus, the downtown people know me fairly well.

VariaTEA

When I walked into CaesarsTea today, the girl instantly recognized me. I found that pretty funny especially since I had not been in there in months.

Roswell Strange

But didn’t you get like 25g of like 25 different teas? I’d think that’d be pretty memorable. The sales lady at David’s in Regina (where I moved from) recognized me when I was there earlier this month. My very last day in the city I went to David’s with a friend and bought 100g of about 10 different teas (still working my way through a lot of those)… I suppose that was memorable.

VariaTEA

Yeah I did. She told me no one had ever bought so much tea before and then I added to my purchase. I bought 5 more today. I have a problem.

Kamyria

How is the pear taste in this one? Can you detect it or is it overshadowed by the cranberry? I don’t know why but I’m obsessed about finding a good pear tea… lol

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Comments

Sil

uh.. i think i have more of this in my “take it away” bin so see me before you go buy some..

VariaTEA

It will be a while before I get more. If you want to get rid of it, you can toss it in the eventual swap in which I send you CaesarsTeas :)

Roswell Strange

I love this one! If I had realized you had yet to try it, I would have forced some upon you in a swap and guilted you into having it! It’s a great pear tea! You definitely need to try it with milk – although it stands on its own too.

Sil

yeah i’d rather it went to a home where it will be loved haha

mewakeling

I am glad you gave it a shot. It is one of my favourite fruity black teas!

VariaTEA

Roswell Strange, I thought you might be entertained that I finally tried this. I was always so tempted to ask you but I felt bad because it seems to always be sold out where you are and I didn’t want to rob you of your precious tea :P

And Sil, that is how I feel about so many things. Better to give it to someone who will enjoy it than for it to sit in your house and go stale. I think that is why I sent Cavo a surplus of some Teavana teas in our last swap.

Roswell Strange

Usually it’s in stock in at least one of the two DAVIDsTEA stores in town (I’m fortunate enough to have more than one) – but I can’t often be bothered to go to the Lawson location because it’s on the complete opposite side of the city and like a two hour bus ride. Plus, the downtown people know me fairly well.

VariaTEA

When I walked into CaesarsTea today, the girl instantly recognized me. I found that pretty funny especially since I had not been in there in months.

Roswell Strange

But didn’t you get like 25g of like 25 different teas? I’d think that’d be pretty memorable. The sales lady at David’s in Regina (where I moved from) recognized me when I was there earlier this month. My very last day in the city I went to David’s with a friend and bought 100g of about 10 different teas (still working my way through a lot of those)… I suppose that was memorable.

VariaTEA

Yeah I did. She told me no one had ever bought so much tea before and then I added to my purchase. I bought 5 more today. I have a problem.

Kamyria

How is the pear taste in this one? Can you detect it or is it overshadowed by the cranberry? I don’t know why but I’m obsessed about finding a good pear tea… lol

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

Location

Thornhill, Ontario

Following These People