Another Herbal TTB special, smelling strongly of strawberries, mostly. The taste is much the same. I wonder, though, how it would taste cold?
“Cold steep! Fruity berry deliciousness! It'll be better once it's sat overnight. 4 hours really isn't long enough. Still, it's refreshing and hydrating.” Read full tasting note
“I steeped this last night then put it in the fridge for later. Now is later. Obviously. It definitely needed something sweet, so I added in some wildflower honey. Kind of amazed at the difference...” Read full tasting note
“Iced this one over the last day or so, a little too tart for me right now. Probably won't refill this one again when it's gone; I think there are better teas for icing out there. Ooh, just...” Read full tasting note
“I have been having serious anxiety issues lately while writing my "coming out as transgender" letter to my family, and this is the only tea that has even remotely calmed my nerves. The first...” Read full tasting note
It’ll work every time
Seriously, this might be the best way to stop a bear in its tracks. They love berries, and this tea is full of them. The aroma of black currants, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries is totally irresistible. Plus it’s calming, which is important when taming wild animals. Just don’t try to take it away from them.
Ingredients: Elderberries, apples, rosehips, blackcurrant, raisins, strawberry leaves, lemon verbena, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, papaya (papaya, sugar), natural and artificial flavouring.*
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Cinnamon BearThe NecessiTeas
Bear BerryTea Leaf Boutique
Black Bear DarjeelingThe Tao of Tea
So this was meant to be my “safe” tea pop because I fully expected to not like the Lapsang Souchong one (and I was right) and this seemed like a good fit for something tasty, plus I had never had it before so trying something new seemed appealing too.
Honestly, I really think that I may have liked the LS one better! I drank half the LS one but I don’t think I even cracked a third of this one. I just felt like gagging the whole time and I had the most difficult time placing why. I got distinct berry flavours from it; especially raspberries. And normally I’m really a berry fan, so what was the deal? Well I had forgotten that there are quite a few raisins in this which is WHY I’ve never had it before. I think that may have been why it was so unappealing to me.
I don’t know; it’s hard to explain. Now that I’m looking at the ingredients list I can see how nearly everything listed was noticeable: blackberry, elderberry, raspberry, apple, cherry, black current, papaya, etc. but I really found the whole thing muddled and gnarly when I was blindly drinking it. I don’t think the carbonation helped much either.
So this one isn’t for me and I think I pretty definitively know that now. It’s a shame; I’d like to like this one…
Flavors: Raisins, Raspberry
Iced tea sipdown!
I’m anticipating getting a lot of stuff in the mail soon – swap packages from others, plus my RiverTea order – so I’m trying to finish some one-offs. Up next was this tea.
I tried it first steeped hot, and that tasted really rosehippy, so I decided to do the remainder iced. It’s still quite tart, but the flavour is… deeper, somehow.
Also, I really wanted something cold after trying to force all of this hot tea down my throat. Need something a bit gentler.
I like this better as a coldbrew, so I’m bumping up the rating a bit.
I’m a little disappointed in this tea. Not that it isn’t good, because it is. But it tastes very similar to the Redberry Tonic, also by Davids Tea. The two smell and taste nearly the same to me. If I was blindfolded and given a sample of each tea, I don’t think I could tell the difference.
I brewed this according to the directions and sweetened it with a little rock sugar. The tea is lovely, but the lack of variation is a bummer. Buy one or the other if you like this style. No need for both.
My husband ordered a to-go cup of this and I coerced him into letting me try a sip. It was okay. A bit weaker than I expected. The barista hot steeped it and poured it over ice, unsweetened per the hubby’s request. I’ve taught him well. ;) Anyway, I’m glad this was his tea and that I got something different. I much preferred the Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait. Although I’m sure if I had steeped the tea myself, I probably could have gotten more flavor out of it. I usually overleaf my teas, especially if they’ll ultimately be diluted with ice. But the hubby enjoyed his tea more than mine, so I guess we picked the right one for ourselves!