Green Seduction (organic)

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Green Rooibos, Green Tea, Natural Flavours, Pomegranate Seeds, Rose Hips
Flavors
Berries, Grass
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 364 ml

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  • “Interesting. I first tried this tea 8 months ago, apparently, and wrote that I thought that jasmine was the dominant flavour. Odd! I'm really not picking up on that now, I'm getting a light...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Using a free sample obtained from David's Tea during their recent birthdy party. Intriguingly, this sample has no fruit pieces in it, which I remember featuring in the blend. This was one of my...” Read full tasting note
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    Uniquity 696 tasting notes
  • “Cold brewed this for my drive up...of course I got way too involved in driving (or yelling at people too, there are pull overs for a damn reason people) and now after getting here, just saying hi...” Read full tasting note
    pandamanda 1199 tasting notes
  • “I was a little less impressed with this tea tonight. I paid attention to steep time and water temp and still got a slight bitterness. I do like the berry and rosehip notes I am getting, but the...” Read full tasting note
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    mewakeling 487 tasting notes

From DAVIDsTEA

Give in to it

Ah, the pomegranate. In Greek mythology, Hades, god of the underworld, used pomegranate seeds to seduce Persephone, goddess of fertility. In Biblical circles, many think that Eve was actually tempted by a pomegranate, not an apple. What a fruit. We’ve used it to create a green tea that’s just as powerful. Sweetly tart, and seductive on every level. (MK Kosher)

Ingredients: Organic: green tea, black tea, green rooibos, rosehips, pomegranate arils. With natural flavouring*.

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Interesting. I first tried this tea 8 months ago, apparently, and wrote that I thought that jasmine was the dominant flavour. Odd! I’m really not picking up on that now, I’m getting a light fruitiness (I can be convinced that it’s pomegranate) on a nice green base, that unfortunately is kind of astringent. I wonder if I thought jasmine because the green base does taste like the jasmine green from a Chinese restaurant? Hrm.

Anyhow, this is rather tasty, but clearly a bit finicky as well, as I thought I was pretty careful with the infusion time. Perhaps 2.5 minutes would give a better result (and also perhaps using a thermometer for water temp, but I was lazy and my thermometer was still packed from my holiday).

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec
Amariel

I’m having this now, and I can see where you might have gotten jasmine, tbh. There is a little bit of floral, from the pomegranate likely.

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Using a free sample obtained from David’s Tea during their recent birthdy party. Intriguingly, this sample has no fruit pieces in it, which I remember featuring in the blend. This was one of my first DT favourites, one of the few I have refilled my tin of. However, apparently I haven’t had it in almost a year. A year later, I wonder what I think of it. I’m starting to think that perhaps knowing too much about tea ruins my enjoyment of it…I used to just try anything and give it a go, but now I have certain prejudices against ingredients, base teas, and additives. So when I noticed green rooibos in this (which I surely wouldn’t have when I first tried it) I was uneasy. Also, there is green AND black tea in this. Now I think that’s weird. I’ve steeped this as a green, to be safe.

Smells…like green and black tea. Kinda hard to explain, but they are both present in aroma with a fruity something sticking around afterward. Tastewise, I am disappointed. I might have over-steeped it for a black, or steeped it too hot for a green but this is a little bitter. The fruitiness is very vague, and I mostly get a sense of slightly burnt black tea, not of exceptional quality, either. I think a hint of sweetness would save this cup, but I’m not much for that. I am pretty certain it is the black tea that is throwing this off… Will try again under better circumstance another time. I really do remember enjoying it!

Devilish

It is indeed weird that they blend black with green tea! :0 I haven’t tried anything like that before, and I am not sure whether I want to… so the best steeping temperature is maybe… 90 degree Celsius (average of green and black tea steeping temperature)??

TeaEqualsBliss

There are some GREAT black and Green Blends out there :) Some are convinced there are additional health benefits by blending the two :)

LiberTEAS

I recommend using the steeping parameters for the green rather than the black or an average, only because the addition of the black tea doesn’t make the green tea any less delicate, and you may still risk scalding the green tea leaves using water that is too hot. My suggestion would be to use a lower temperature but a slightly longer steep time.

Devilish

Thanks LiberTEAS for the tip :)

Cattibrie

I am confused. Where do you see that it has black and green rooibos in it? The package doesn’t say anything about that. It just says it is a green tea with green tea steeping info. Sorry if I am being dense. I really enjoy this one personally. But maybe the difference is that mine has lots of pomegrante pieces (seeds?) in it.

Uniquity

If you look up the ingredients on the website (http://www.davidstea.com/green-seduction) it lists (organic) green tea, (organic) black tea and (organic) green rooibos. And some other stuff. : ) I have had this one before and used to really like it, but never realized just how much is going on in it.

Cattibrie

Thanks Uniquity. I wish they would list that info in the little blurb aboiut the tea. Or have a section for mixed teas. I really thought this was just a green.

Uniquity

I love David’s Tea, but their blurbs are a little cagey. I think they’re cute, but highly inadequate, because the only way to see ingredients is to ask in store (if the clerk knows) or check the website. Except, once they discontinue a tea they take it offline and then you’ll never know. Their ingredients lists are really helpful once you find them though.

Cattibrie

I left a message on their facebook page about this and was told that they are in the process of getting the ingredients to print out on the labels. Hope it is soon since there are way to many teas for the staff to be able to know what is in each one.

Dravistich

A black-green? Maybe this could transition me to green tea. (I am accustomed to black tea, especially Twinings…mmmm)

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Cold brewed this for my drive up…of course I got way too involved in driving (or yelling at people too, there are pull overs for a damn reason people) and now after getting here, just saying hi to five people seemingly at once has worn me out.

So I’m back drinking this up and hoping to get in a short nap. This tea isn’t too remarkable, it’s a pomegranate flavored green. Nothing much else to report. It’s not ridiculously juicy like Pom Power, so that’s good, but it’s just kind of underwhelming. I can’t pinpoint what, but I’d just sort of expect more from the blend of teas going on here.

What it seems to need too is just a little bit of sweetener to make that pomegranate pop. But sadly I do not have any unless I go get like whatever is in the lobby, and it’s already like the lobby is 10 miles away so this will have to do. It’s drinkable though, but I think it could be a bit more.

Thanks, Kittenna!

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I was a little less impressed with this tea tonight. I paid attention to steep time and water temp and still got a slight bitterness. I do like the berry and rosehip notes I am getting, but the astringency is not impressive. I am going to try a steep tomorrow at an even lower temp and just for a minute or so and see if that gets me anywhere, here’s hoping!

Flavors: Berries, Grass

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Not seduced. It was bitter. I did get a slightly floral juicy note, but that was it. Happy it was free with my Timolino for Earth Day yesterday.

Nitoo6of6

I thought the same thing when I had it at work today. Mine was an odd bitter flavour.

Amariel

Maybe it was just brewed wrong or something, or it got too strong in the giant pot they use, but yeah, so not seduced, though I might be if I did it on my own.

Nitoo6of6

I brewed the tea myself and tried to be careful but I have a bit of my sample leftover to try again. Could be me cause I don’t often have luck with flavoured greens.

skillet

you probably steeped it for too long. some teas can steep forever but this is one kind that gets very bitter if you leave it in too long. Try steeping for 3-4 minutes (no more) and see how you like it then.

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So, I am on this. After a few days of taking Reactine (Zyrtec for my US friends) as well as a Chlortrimeton/Sudafed mix and still sneezing to the point of pain when I step outside, I am looking for more natural ways to beat my allergies. Of course, tons of vitamin C, but also green tea is supposed to help. My mom brought up local honey, which seems so obvious when you think about it. Local honey is made from local pollens, so it helps your system build an immunity to them. Oh darn, I have to eat some honey every day. My life is so hard. XD.

So, when I thought of green tea and vitamin C, I immediately thought of this tea. I’d been avoiding it because, well, greens are too much trouble for my tastes and even when I do manage to brew them properly, I’m not overly fond of them anyway. So it’s a lot of work for not much payoff. But this one has surprised me, especially since I had it as a to-go cup and we all know that the to-go teas from DT usually don’t turn out so great. But I’m drinking this one iced and I’m really enjoying it. It’s light and it’s super refreshing, just what I was looking for. And if it means I get to breathe, all the better.

I can taste the earthiness of the green, but it’s a good thing, it’s not overwhelming, and the fruitiness is what takes to a better place for me. I am truly enjoying this tea and look forward to more of it!

(For those hoping to fight allergies naturally, any of the cold remedy teas also have a lot of ingredients designed to help the symptoms, if not the cause.)

Preparation
Iced
Jessie

I’ve read a few different places that rooibos is good for allergies. Does it help you? Good luck fending them off!

aisling of tea

Well, yesterday I was outside for a good 3-4 hours. I took one Reactine and one does of the other pills at 6:30 am and didn’t take anything else that day except Green Seduction and local honey, so…who knows? Maybe it does work! The true test will be tomorrow when we’re wandering around Toronto for Father’s Day.

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I cold-brewed this overnight.

It’s quite nice iced. I think I prefer it this way. However, it ended up a tiny bit bitter which is strange. I like this tea but don’t love it. I also can’t decide if I actually taste pomegranate in it. It’s very fruity but I would probably guess it to be more of a berry flavour.

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I got a cup of this a year ago and never picked any up until now. It’s a good afternoon green tea. It’s light with a hint of pomegranate. I had no idea this had black and green rooibos teas blended in, however neither fight with one another, unlike Lupicia’s Happiness. I fancy this.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec
keychange

I actually smelled this in store yesterday and liked it. I might try it sometime.

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Sample sip down!

ARGGGHHHGG! I got the hiccups and they are bothering me! GO away! /hiccuphiccup! I got a sample this with my last DavidsTea online order. I cold steeped this tea for like 7 hours.

Ehhh, it’s okay. The pomegranate is really light as an aftertaste with a snippet of tart. The main flavor is the strong green mixed with a bit of black tea richness in it. I’m oddly picking up some floral, like jasmine. My roommate thought this was a jasmine tea as well.

Drinking this makes me miss Pom Power – now that’s a pomegranate tea!

Preparation
Iced

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299 tasting notes

Last bit of this one. I miss it already. :P

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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