Midsummer Night's Dream

Tea type
Fruit Herbal Blend
Ingredients
Apple, Artificial Flavouring, Marigold Flowers, Rose Petals, Safflower, Spearmint
Flavors
Orange, Lemon
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 30 sec 4 g 18 oz / 547 ml

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  • “I haven't the faintest idea why, but I'm in a serious "everything is better with milk" mood these last few days in regard to tea. First the Cranberry Pear, and Love Tea #7 too - and now this one. I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “It's the first autumn in 17 years that I am not returning to school! I am a bit sad about this, it's so weird missing the first day of university classes and instead working. Ah well, a new chapter...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Finishing up the last of the cold brew as I watch Revenge. Not much more to say other than so long Midsummer Night's Dream. Also if anyone watched the most recent episode of the show, WTF JUST...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is actually a backlog from a day ago. I find it so peculiar that while drinking the same cup of tea, your own feelings on it can vacillate so much. My initial sips of this tea yesterday led...” Read full tasting note
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From DAVIDsTEA

Summer love
This citrusy-mint tea is refreshingly magical, with sweet apples, cool spearmint, tart gooseberries, orange oil, and petals of marigold and rose. But before you take a sip, we should probably warn you that it’s a bit of a love potion. For some people, it seems to turn regular summer evenings into dreamlike nights of romance and enchantment. Ice it and see what happens. Caffeine-free.

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I am back to the tealogging after a bit of a holiday break, and even though I have a bunch to catch up on I will start with the tea I am drinking right now.

Wow! I think this might be one of my new favs. I’ve been meaning to try it for a while, but always forget because it is muddled among the many other herbals at Davids. I may get a tin of it since I have some gift cards to use up there. I think it is nice both iced and hot. I will have to see how it holds up since I am making a big jug of it right now. It is minty and citrusy, a really refreshing combo that also works hot for me.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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Finally! A sit-down with a tea. I feel like it’s been so long for some reason. I have been doing other wonderful things though so I don’t feel neglected due to lack of tea (plus I sneak good tea whenever I can). Since it’s almost 12 and I will be getting up early.. I figured a herbal tea would be much better than all my new oolongs that I am absolutely longing to try. So here we are. With Midsummer Night’s Dream. A sample I picked up from my Davids Tea trip (where I also filled up on their Quangzhou Milk Oolong..possibly more excited about that than all the other teas I got.)
Dry: Pretty – I had a large gooseberry in my tisane. I enjoy gooseberries by the way. The first smell I get is KUMQUATS. Whoa. Honestly my favourite fruit. I can eat a decent sized bag in one go. They are my crack. Sweet but yet tangy at the same time. I showed this to my sister and she wanted to take the bag. I said no way, but offered to give her a sample of my sample to try. She declined and opted for a tea party date instead. I’m excited.
Liquor: Hmm.. first sip tastes like Neocitran. Then it quickly calms into a very sweet complex flavour I am trying to figure out. The afterward mouth-feel even reminds me of kumquats, though I suspect it is the mint lingering. This tea is alright. But it’s not really tea. I want real tea. It sweetens as it cools and the citrus mellows a bit more. I don’t feel like I’m being punched in the face with citrus anymore. Because this tea does not taste like a kumquat, I am a bit displeased.
I won’t do another steep tonight, but I will save the tisane for tomorrow. The rating may change based on a cold steep (as I hear that is good..). Maybe tonight I just wanted some camilla sensis of any sort… not herbal =\

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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I had this earlier today and was pleasantly surprised. It was quite juicy, but not in a hibiscus sort of way. It was quite fine hot, though I can see how this would be amazing iced. It smells and tastes so refreshing!

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2 tsp for 250mL tea @ 90C, steeped 5 minutes, drunk bare.

I feel terrible. I sat down with my family for lunch and nearly hurled at the table. Broke out in a sweat. Got dizzy. All round nastiness.

I knew I needed tea. I’m craving the new Ginseng Oolong from DavidsTea, but I’m in no fit shape to go out. Wuyi Rock is too dark for the moment, and the Tung Ting Vietnam’s buttery notes will just send me right over the edge.

So I made Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Makes no sense to me, either.

I’ve forgotten how much I like this strange, sweet blend. Normally I ice this one, but hot, it’s soothing on the stomach— probably the mint. The odd citrus thing this tisane boasts is distracting me from being nauseous. And the gooseberries give it a note that no other tisane’s got. I’ve been researching Elizabethan England and what they ate and drank; they liked to stew almost anything with fruit and berries. I think they might like this one, pun on the title aside, especially in winter.

This is a weaker tisane. The packet copy recommends 2 tsp for a cup, and yeah, you need at least that much. And a decent steep time. Herbals need a bit of coaxing.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Lynne-tea

I hope you feel better soon!

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Citrus, creamy, floral, minty and sweet. I’m really enjoying this tonight and am bumping up the rating a bit. I will have to end up getting more and trying it iced.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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I was really bummed that this tea wasn’t a permanent part of the Davids collection. I walked in to the store to restock and they were completely out! Then I rushed home and bought two 100g tins online. I was so pleased that i didn’t miss out on restocking this tea, because it is phenomenally good. I can’t get enough of it….. then it turns out it’s permanent. Yay!
My all-time favorite tea is Davids’ Exotica, so I knew I’d like this citrus tea, but holy moley, the mint really makes it pop. It’s like nothing I’ve ever tried/expected before in a tea. It gives the tea that that nice cool sensation at the end of a sip after the sweet citrus taste of a creamsicle almost. Even warm, this tea is refreshing on a hot day. I drank this tea all summer, even in 38 degree weather! It was THAT good. So glad I got the chance to try this and stocked up on a generous amount when I thought it was going to be gone for good.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Faith

It is permanent now…

Femo

Yes, I am aware! It was made permanent the week after I bought 200g of it online. It’s a good thing too, because I was probably going to end up being quite stingy with my stock.

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681 tasting notes

Hm the scent of this on both dry and steeped makes me think of a carbonated grapefruit beverage.

2 for 2 today. Geez. See what happens when I have to wake up at the crack of dawn and miss my morning tea? Bad choices.

If anyone’s interested in the rest of my 12g sample I picked up, you’re welcome to it.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
Courtney

Along with Rose Congou Green, Chocolate Chili Chai, Organic Kanpe Tea, and Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait.

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I received this tea as a sample with one of my latest DT orders. I was really happy to get a sample because I was considering buying a tin of the tea but decided instead to get Coffee Chai. A smart decision because my opinion of this one is a bit hazy.

When I opened the bag, I was hit in the face with a citrusy grapefruit smell. I didn’t think there was grapefruit in this tea so I was a bit surprised by that and grapefruit isn’t my favorite flavor to begin with. I did love the look of the dry tea with all of the little bits and pieces and whole gooseberries. I brewed this tea hot. It probably would be better cold but hot tea is my default. I was a bit surprised by the flavor. I thought it would be more intense than it was but it was a very mellow citrus with some floral notes. It reminds me of an orange creamsicle ice pop. Not exactly my favorite but not bad either.

I like this tea. I don’t know what’s keeping me from loving it but I am not quite there.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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This gets a perfect score because not only is it delicious, it never fails to make me ridiculously happy! It’s like a cupful of rainbows and unicorns and glitter.

This is, by far, the “gayest” tea I’ve found, in both meanings of the word. Not only was the play it’s named after full of men dressed as faeries and the like (because at the time it was written, only men were allowed to be in theater), but it’s a cup of supercharged fruity/sweet/tangy/refreshing goodness that just makes me think of my very flamboyant buddy every time I smell it (and even more when I taste it). It also happens to be said friend’s favourite tea, which makes it more meaningful.

I find that the tartness and a slight creaminess are most prominent when it’s hot, but the cool and refreshing quality of the mint makes it an incredibly satisfying iced tea too, complimenting the lovely fruitiness and accentuating the sweetness of the blend.

I enjoy mixing in a bit of Guayusa for a supercharged morning cup of rainbows.

I think next year, I’ll throw a tea party during Pride week, and make Midsummer Nights Dream cocktails!

Claire

This review made me smile! There’s actually some speculation that Shakespeare was gay. His early sonnets are written to a guy, and the only thing Shakespeare left to his wife when he died was his “second best bed”. Not much love there, apparently. ;)

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So the first time I drank this, I made steeped it in hot water, double strong, and then poured over ice. It was not good at all, very floral. It actually reminded me of the way one of my Lush bathbombs smells.
Since it had such good reviews here, I tried again. This time I cold brewed it in the fridge for 12 hours or so and added a little agave. Took it to work and drank it all day, and it was delicious! No floral notes really, just fruity apple and tart berry refreshingness. It was sweet, light, and tasty and I’m so glad I tried it again. I will never drink this one hot or brew it hot again because this one seems to love cold brewing!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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