As usual with delicate teas, I liked it more and more as it cooled off. Right now it’s nearly ice-cold and I love it, whereas a few hours ago when it was hot, I didn’t care for it. I need to just stop trying to drink them hot.
“This is such a FUN tea!!!! VERY colorful ingredients and highly scented! I can taste the green tea, sure, but there is a fruit...” Read full tasting note
“SIPDOWN! Not sure where my previous notes on this one went but thanks to raritea for letting me having some of this a short while back. This isn’t...” Read full tasting note
“I’ve been a wee bit absent haven’t I? Its not because I don’t love you all, or (gasp!) fallen out of love with tea, I’ve just been having so many issues with my medical...” Read full tasting note
“Yum! This is really good! Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some! This is quite sweet – almost candy-like in sweetness, but my sweet tooth happily...” Read full tasting note
Sweet and fruity with a dash of nutty flavour, this green tea is the saviour of elves everywhere. When they’re building to deadline in the workshop, they crave a drink that’s like dessert with a kick of energy. So we made a tea that tastes just like fruitcake in a mug. Add some brandy for the authentic cake experience – those tipsy elves always do.
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Christmas ElfTea Desire
Help WillCustom-Adagio Teas, Aun-Juli Riddle
HELPS Kids DreamsHELPS
Boss Elf / ElrondCustom-Adagio Teas, Cara McGee
Lend a Helping HandSteepster
Thirsty Elf Elixir BlendAndrews & Dunham Damn Fine Tea
My morning was really festive with this tea while listening to a Traditional Irish song.
Here’s the song : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exDcam6hcv0
(I know it’s from Lord of the Rings, but I do love this soundtrack.)
For the tea? Well. Fruitcake in a mug? I wouldn’t say so.
I hate Fruitcake but i’m in love with this tea. :)
The nose [dried] : Full of orange with [candy] berries.
The nose [infused] : It smell like rocket candy.
The taste : First, there’s the orange tones which is really prominent.
Second, there’s lots of fruit tones. I can taste cranberry and berries.
The fruit here feel like artificial flavoring without being too much aggressive.
Finally? The sencha basis which conclude perfectly this unique and memorable blend!
Try it out and you’ll see what I mean :)
OK Kay, one exam to go, you can do it!
Today’s companion tea – the wonderfully playful Elf Help. With a little dash of honey, just because. For some reason, I find it to be a tad tart today, not sure what may have gone wrong. Perhaps I should buy some of the new batch. (I’m still finishing off the huge amount I bought last year, just in case…). Yep, I’ll definately do that, so I can ‘vote’ for a tea I love, and because it seems to be the underdog this year compared to Santa’s Secret and Oh Christmas Treat.
I have a feeling my post-exam DT celebrations will be a bit pricey this year…
Sipdown # 3! I am trying to clear out my Davids stuff for the new teas this wednesday. It is getting crazy up in here, I’m going to do like 20 bags over the next 3 days. I won’t have any small samples left at that point.
This one is just ok for me. I really liked it initially, but it gets too bitter too quickly. Merry Cranberry is definitely sweeter and better. Maybe it is the orange but it just tastes like bitter green tea to me.
This didn’t really work for me.
It was on my list to try for a while, and Courtney sent me a sample last week. It was too sweet for me, and I think the overwhelming ingredient list was just too much. It wasn’t horrible, I still drank one cup and re-steeped it, and put the rest in the fridge to try cold… but I am definitely glad I didn’t order 50g.
Thanks for sharing, Courtney!
Mmmm. I haven’t actually tried this one yet. First trial of the variable-temperature kettle we got for Christmas, and the lowest setting seems perfect for greens. Did a short steep, which gave me a nice light flavour, not too overwhelmingly sweet. Lots of orangey goodness with a bit of tartness from the cranberries. A little too sweet for this late at night, but I was very pleasantly surprised by this one.
My last tasting note said very little on how I felt about the tea, but I have to say, today I’m in the same boat! I’m not sure if I’ve had this sample one year or two years, but either way, I’m not a huge fan. It’s definitely a strong green tea with a bit of fruitiness to it. I’m not getting a ton of fruitiness from it, but there is some there. I’m mostly getting the orange flavour, not much of anything else.
This one came in a sampler pack that my dad bought for me. I absolutely love that he buys me tea! It’s so awesome! Anyways, I don’t think I’d get this one again, but glad I got to try it all over again. I only have the smallest bit left so I shall count this as a SIPDOWN!
While I normally drink my green tea organic, super strong and bitter, and with no additives I’m not usually a fan of venturing off into the flavoured green teas… until now. I have tried this tea twice from the Davids Tea shop and I have to say the second time I had it was a million times better than the first time. Its a perfect balance between a fruity tea and a green tea so is perfect if you’re in the mood for somewhere inbetween the two.
On a side note: has anyone else noticed that tea is never as good in those paper to-go cups you get at cafes and tea places vs. brewed in a mug? The only downfall to grabbing a tea from Davids when I’m out.