Third tea from David’s teas. They’ve all been hits so far, and this one continues the trend!
I’ve noticed that for me to enjoy a flavored tea, I must enjoy the underlying black tea. Some companies seem to use a bitter/low quality black in these blends, and I never enjoy them. Whatever David’s is using agrees with me – it tastes like tea, but it can handle the longer steeping time I think the other flavors need! I will certainly be ordering more of their flavored teas, as I have been quite disappointed in some other brands.
The dry leaves smell like a candle I have in my living room, which freaked me out and made me worry that the tea would be cloying. I steeped 5 minutes at boiling, and added my usual amount of milk and sugar (chocolate teas need creaminess to feel real to me!)
I’m not getting any rose to speak of, but the strawberry is there! I love fruit, but generally don’t like fruit teas (too tart) so I’m pleased at how true it feels. The chocolate comes across as more of a vanilla to me for some reason, but it is there. It’s lovely and light – I really enjoyed this cup, and wanted to immediately make another (but I’ve already promised “Read my lips” a go in my travel mug for rehearsal tonight… I love my mint teas when I sing!)
I’m interested in to try this again and see if I get a different mix depending on my scoops.