A mild smooth tea flavor with lots of floral and fruity notes.
“A few months back I shared some TARDIS tea with a coffee-loving friend who also happened to be a Doctor Who fan. He was really hesitant about trying “my fancy...” Read full tasting note
“Finished up this one today. Steeped approximately 3 minutes at 80 degrees (because I remembered there is green tea!) it was quite nice. This is one of those ones that I enjoy, but get annoyed about...” Read full tasting note
“We meet again Three Wishes, for one last cup in my stash! This time I went really conservative, 2.5 mins, 175f. Much much better! Very floral, peachy with depth of the black tea. The black tea...” Read full tasting note
“This tea confuses me… It says it is black (Admitedly blended with green) but tastes entirely like a green tea with tasty peach flavoring! Not bad, overall a great green pech tea. But not...” Read full tasting note
I wish, I wish, I wish
In old Arabian tales, there was always a genie around ready to grant you three wishes. In comparison, the modern world seems a bit dull. So how do you escape reality? Try this rare tea. Its exotic fragrances of jasmine and rose water will transport you to the time of Ali Baba. Enjoy it chilled, or look into the hot steam and dream of genies.
Ingredients: Chinese green tea, black tea from China, sunflower petals, jasmine blossoms, rose petals, artificial flavouring*.
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Oh wow, this is fruity. Fruitier than I was expecting to be honest. Predominantly VERY juicy cantaloupe (a favourite of mine), but there’s also peach and a hint of grape (both very juicy as well). There’s a hint of floral elements as well, but considerably in the background.
I will note that I completely ignored the brewing instructions, fearing 96 degree water would burn the green tea in it. Probably a good move as even 4 minutes at 85 brought out the slightest hint of bitterness (barely noticeable, but I might go for 3 or 3.5 minutes next time).
Overall a rather nice tea. I do love the cantaloupe. I might prefer this as just a green tea; the black is a little heavy for the fruit. Will give it a go iced as well to see how it fairs.
Flavors: Cantaloupe, Floral, Grapes, Peach
I was recommended this tea because I like Buddha’s Blend. She probably suggested it because they both have hibiscus. But they do not taste the same. Unfortunately this one tastes like watermelon and I hate watermelon! Oh well, at least I only bought a very small amount. Moving on.
*surprise ending * So I bought this tea, but a foodie friend prep’d it for a group of us. Unfortunately, he’s not much of a tea drinker, so the ratios of water to leaves and temp remain unknown to myself. Supposedly, he followed the directions, but I think the tea to water ratio may have been off as it was quite strong. That being said, the tea itself was a lovely balance of green and black; slightly crisp yet floral, with a heady peach aroma that paired with the more robust black tea perfectly. It was slightly sweet and very warming. What he didn’t tell us until the pot was done was that he had added a couple table spoons of Spicebox whiskey to the mix! No wonder it got Ohhs & Ahh’s from the crowd! Ive had it a couple times since, made with out the whiskey, and I can honestly say I’ve enjoyed it tho since I don’t have a cup infront of me that’s all I can say bout it now. If you have a chance you should absolutely try a pot with some Spicebox you wont regret it, I promise :)
So normally I’m not a floral/jasmine scented tea sort of person. Too fancy when I usually just want a solid cup to sip at while killing demons in D3 or surfing Tumblr. Lol! But last time I was in DavidsTea, while I was debating on getting more Buddha’s Blend, (debating since since I was more into black tea, I wouldn’t drink it as much), the lady at the counter said that this tea was very similar, but it was a black/green blend. So I figured what the heck and bought a bit….and then it just sat in my ‘to try bin’. XD
The smell is floral, but also fruity, which I wasn’t really expecting. It’s very pleasant and if it was a perfume or a candle or something I think I’d totally wear/use it (And I’m definitely not a perfume or candle sort of girl).
Unfortunately, tastewise, if I didn’t know this was supposed to have a black tea in it, I would never know because I can’t find a black tea taste in it. It tastes like a green tea, with that weird, green plant (not particularly veggie or grass, just plant) sort of taste to it. Overlaid with a floral/fruity vibe. It’s….not exactly bad, but I really wish there was more black than green tea in this because the current ratio just isn’t doing it for me.
Kinda bummed out about this, but so it goes.
Edit: I’m also apparently allergic to something in it since now I’m all itchy/reaction-y. Ugh. /mopes off to take a pill/
I don’t get why DT put 98 degrees as the recommended steeping temp for this, considering the green tea. I did 92 as a compromise but probably would do closer to 85 or so next time.
I mean, if there was a next time, but I don’t think there will be.
I bet this tea would be amazing iced, or even hot for someone who likes fruity teas which apparently I no longer do.
It’s very peachy, it’s kind of hurting my teeth. I also just recently within the last hour realized that I have a mild headache, and I can’t help but associate that with drinking this.
Sooooo, another one for the pile!
Drinking lots of teas I don’t overly care for lately, and it’s sucky.
I find myself unsatisfied.
I’m not sure what to make of this one… I (mostly) liked it, but I don’t think it was spectacular. Maybe I’m just not as fan of floral teas as I am the fruit ones? Or maybe I steeped it for too long – I seem to do that with anything that has green tea in it. I generally like most of the other types of tea nice and strong, but I keep forgetting I don’t need to steep green as long.
At first I didn’t love this tea, but after returning to it a few weeks later, I couldn’t get enough! The refreshingly light, flowery taste is uplifting, without taking away from the definitely present flavors the black tea is meant to give. I highly recommend this pick-me-up!