Dreamsicle Darjeeling

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
Natural Flavours, Orange Peel
Flavors
Cream, Herbaceous, Orange Zest, Spices, Vanilla, Citrus, Creamy
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec 23 oz / 682 ml

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Orange you glad we didn’t just do another ho-hum Orange tea? Oh, my darjeelings, we couldn’t do that to you!

Instead, here’s a blend of real Margaret’s Hope Estate Darjeelings blended with real orange peel and natural orange and cream flavors. It’s a Dreamsicle Darjeeling. There’s some purists out there who might find it an outrage that we would create a flavored blend with what is known as the “Champagne of teas”, but we’re not scared. Give this a shot and you’ll be wondering why no one has attempted it before.

Just remember that Darjeeling is a bit more delicate than most black teas. Some tea nerds would argue that it is technically an oolong, as it is only oxidized about 90%. The upshot of all of this is that you have to steep it in water just below the boiling point (180-190°) for three to four minutes only.

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At 52teas.com, you will find unique, hand-blended artisan loose leaf teas: a new limited edition creation every week of the year. We pride ourselves on offering truly unique, one-of-a-kind tea blends that you won’t find anywhere else.

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1015 tasting notes

Until today my experience with Darjeelings was limited to having tried 2 different first flush Darjeelings which were okay but not my favorite tea. I have always wanted to try a Margaret’s Hope darjeeling though…I mean, I almost HAVE to since my name is Margaret.
This is tea 1 of 4 from my most recent 52teas order. The dry tea smelled more like an Earl Grey to me than a creamy dreamsicle flavor, but that was remedied after brewing. I originally tried this plain which was very nice with a light creamy orange flavor complemented by the muscatel from the Darjeeling. However, I think this tea is meant to have a bit of half and half. I was careful to put just a tiny bit because I didn’t want to overpower the subtle notes of the Darjeeling.

This tea really rocks with the addition of half and half! It is truly like eating a Dreamsicle while sipping on a cup of Darjeeling. Wow, I can’t believe that I waited so long to order this! I really think I’ll be more likely to seek out different Darjeelings now, as long as they aren’t first flush which really isn’t my thing. Another standout from 52teas, I will be shocked if I ever have a tea that I don’t love from this company.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
Lori

One of my faves!

Meghann M

I’ll have to try it with a drop of cream. I did without and found it quite wonderful, and if wonderful can get even better I’m all for it!

mpierce87

@Meghann, I technically had a touch of cream and a tiny, tiny pinch of sugar…it was really amazing though. In fact, I have had 2 other teas since (plus one more unopened tea to try) but I am still thinking about this darjeeling….

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558 tasting notes

Decupboarding today with one final teapot. I will have to try more darjeelings as this one is so good! Thanks again to Jillian for the opportunity to try this winner.

Jillian

I can send you what I have left, if you’d like – it doesn’t do much for me, I’m afraid. :(

Meghann M

Sure, I would love to have more of this on hand. Do you have my mailing info?

Jillian

Yes I still have your address. I’ll package the tea up and hopefully get it mailed out soon. :)

~lauren.

I like your word: “decupboarding” !!!

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6770 tasting notes

Well, I can really taste the Darjeeling today – not so much the cream or the orange…but then again my taster is off…but I think I am on the upswing…fingers crossed

Jaime

I want to try this so badly. I may have to do another order…

TeaEqualsBliss

I just finished up the little bit I had or I would have gladly shared! Sorry!

Jaime

That’s so sweet of you! I really wish Frank would do sampler packs. I’d be all over them!!

TeaEqualsBliss

Not sure if he still has that clearance sale going on! That was a winner!

Jaime

Already did that! Hopefully they’ll be here soon! Who knows? Maybe this will be my surprise tea!

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4550 tasting notes

Yay! My order arrived today! 52Teas has the fastest FREE shipping ever! Woot!

OK when I first heard about this tea (Thanks Stephanie for alerting me to it!) I knew I had to try it. I LOVE Darjeeling… and there really aren’t a lot of flavored Darjeelings out there (yeah – they don’t really NEED flavoring because they’re so complex and flavorful without the flavoring, but, I’m always interested in trying something a little bit out of the ordinary … in case you haven’t noticed from my tasting note archives).

Mmm… creamy… mmm… sweet and orange-y … mmm… Darjeeling! This is really good!

It tastes like someone dropped a Dreamsicle into my cup of Darjeeling! YUM!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

sounds good

Shugi

Sorry to ask, but being not a native English speaker … what is a dreamsicle? Orange ice cream?

LiberTEAS

a dreamsicle is a popsicle brand frozen treat on a stick – orange sherbet on the outside, vanilla ice cream on the inside. :)

Shugi

Thanks :) Never seen that combination here in Central Europe, have to look out for it, sounds nice :)

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328 tasting notes

Just like the description reads- orangey and creamy. Very good. And the darjeeling taste comes thru..

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221 tasting notes

Dreamsicle Darjeeling, you dream! The orange creaming soda overwhelms you as soon as you rip open the foil bag, which instantly made my mouth water. Of course the flavour of the brewed tea didn’t disappoint at all, this is perfection in a cup! And how delicious would this be iced? I don’t know as its currently 5 degrees outside, but I imagine it would be just as good (if not better).
As an aside, I wish darjeeling was used more in flavoured blends. I think the characteristics of the tea could lend themselves well to certain flavours. Especially this one!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

I’m so looking forward to this one! I’ve been ruminating on it forever and just ordered it today—can’t wait!

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432 tasting notes

Thank you Doulton for sending me this sample. Can’t believe it took me this long to try it. Better late then never.

First, this has such a sweet flowery orange maybe like orange blossoms at their peak. I also can taste the creaminess very well and when I drink this all I think about is my trips to Arizona with the memory of the desert sun, not a cloud in the sky, warm, and beautiful. It is a nice tea that helps me go to one of my happy places.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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1622 tasting notes

I hadn’t intended to open this one quite yet, but I decided to send some away in a swap so I figured now would be as good a time as any to give this a try.

I’m not too fond of the smell – it’s creamy and orangey but it smells a bit spoiled to me as though the cream part has started to go off. Not that I think the tea is actually spoiled, but that’s how my nose is interpreting it.

The flavour is more likable – the astringency and mild sourness of the orange goes quite well with the natural muscatel flavour of the Darjeeling. It’s not too drying like I found my last (plain) Margaret’s Hope tea to be. I noticed that it also has a nice sweetness that doesn’t block the other flavours so everything is pretty well balanced.

The scent’s still a bit off-putting though. :(

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Yes, indeed i doubted if that combination could work – me being a Darjeeling-“fan” since ages. But, in fact, it does work. The flavouring adds some nice extra to a good Margarets Hope Darjeeling (although i’m not too much into Margarets Hope to be honest). In fact this tea is something very unique, something i guess i will drink now every day as long as it lasts :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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314 tasting notes

Just jotting down some quick impressions:

Citrus rind. Lime-like. Orange pith. Grape-notes. Champagne? Milk or cream?—not much. Slight potpourri-ness. Grapefruit.

I guess I sort of like it? …it’s very delicate with an unusual non-bubbly “effervescence”…..but it’s a bit bitter and slightly sour. :(

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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