This one smells delicious and peachy.
The taste is pretty good, creamy peach, if not a touch artificial tasting.
This is great iced as well.
That is all
“Strraaange. This one tastes like smoky peach today. Not sure why; it's in its DT bag and therefore shouldn't have been contaminated. Ah well. I'm definitely not feeling DT's peachy flavourings...” Read full tasting note
“ICED TEA MODE! I just spent 40 freaking minutes stirring a dark roux for gumbo and managed to burn my finger in the process - note to self and others, roux gets VERY hot, do not try to taste...” Read full tasting note
“Wow another win with me and DT today! Thank you *Cedes* for this sample! I rather like this one a lot! Its creamy, sweet, and note I do not normally like the Stevia in DT but this is fitting...” Read full tasting note
“I tried making this cold, but it still is just so gross. It just tastes like a really bad, cheap alcohol drink. If the stevia and/or the yogurt drops just weren't here this might not be so...” Read full tasting note
She’s a peach.
If you order a cup of tea in the south, don’t expect a piping hot mug. Southern iced tea comes tall, sweet, and extra cold. And that’s just how this fruity black tea is best enjoyed. With big sweet pieces of peach, creamy yogurt drops, and sweet stevia leaf, it’s the perfect companion to a big bowl of peach cobbler on a warm September day. One sip and you’ll swear you’ve been transported to a porch swing in Georgia. Seersucker suit and panama hat not included.
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Southern BelleTantalizing Tea
Jingle BellsSouthern Serenade
Southern Iced Tea BlendThe Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
I think that ties me with VariaTEA on tasting notes again? This would be easier if I had smaller teacups (as it is, I just have mugs), and didn’t have a tendency to write long winded tasting notes…
Anyway, this comes to me by way of Kittenna who was super magical and managed to provide a cups worth of this for me to try! It’s especially cool because when I first found Steepster what seems like ages ago, I was using it find blends from DAVIDsTEA to try out – and this was the first blend I found where I thought to myself “Damn, I really want to try that”, but unfortunately it was discontinued. And then, the longer I was on Steepster, the more I realized this hadn’t really been a popular blend that people wanted to hoard, so not a lot of people had any left to swap for.
But low and behold, I have a piping hot mug sitting on my kitchen table right now thanks to Kittenna!
Steeping parameters were the whole sample from Kittenna (a little more than 1 1/2 tsp.) in a 10 oz. mug, steeped in boiling water for five minutes! This has an oily surface and lots of little whiteish floaty things which I’m going to say are bits of yogurt. The smell is super creamy peaches, kind of like peaches and cream oatmeal which is my favourite breakfast food.
I’m hesitant to try it, just in case I don’t like it. That would probably feel really disheartening…
But trying it out, I’m not really disappointed at all, thank God. An initially creamy taste from the yogurt and a thicker mouthfeel is followed by a semi-sweet peach taste that mostly reminds me of fuzzy peach candy, but less sour. The black tea base it kind of most present in the end of the sip, and is pretty good. I think that honestly about sums it up: this is really good! Should this ever be brought back by DAVIDsTEA I’m definitely going to be getting some more.
Thank you so much Kittenna!
EDIT: As it cooled down it was still really good, but I managed to be able to taste the black base a little more. Just ever so slightly smokey? Still worked pretty well with the fuzzy peach vibe I’m getting.
I had my lukewarm, which was perfect.
I’m not sure how I feel about this tea. I opted for agave instead of sugar, which…I dunno. Agave adds a thickness and burnt quality to tea for me. I need to get a bit and try it out at home, but personally I didn’t see much difference between this and Long Life Oolong.
I got this one out of the traveling tea box as well.
It’s peachy, but also appley smelling. The yogurt chips make the tea really cloudy. This tea smells peachy, but not artificial peach which tends to smell like cat pee, however not quite like a real peach.
This is quite good, but I’m sure would be even better iced. Too bad I don’t have any left.
This is one I would definitely like to keep around for the summer.
Tried this again today iced, and I’m still feeling disappointed. It’s better iced, but I didn’t like the flavours in the hot brew to begin with. To me, the aroma from the bag and tea liquor is just off putting. It might be the yogurt, but something just doesn’t seem right when I drink it. I like the strong peach flavour, but that is about it.
Since peach is one of my favourite fruits, I’d really like to enjoy Southern Belle but it just isn’t happening. I don’t regret trying this once, but I’m happy to have only bought a 25g bag.
Okay they must have oversteeped at my place because I thought for SURE that this was a rooibos. For reals. Anyways!
It’s peachy! It reccomends it iced (that’s how I’m drinking it), but I really want to try it warm. I imagine it to be deliciously creamy due to the yogurt! Even as iced, it has this creamy tartness
at the back of the tongue that reminds me of yogurt. It takes a while to taste it, but when you do it’s really unique!
I’m loving this tea, but I really need to take a little home to see how different it tastes when I brew it before I buy a lot. The stevia leaf sweetens it just perfectly without having the aftertaste I usually associate with stevia drops.
As the rain clouds part and show me a little sunshine, I feel justified in drinking this super yummy iced tea. I great contrast to the fall teas! Try eet.
It gives the same wonderful aftertaste that I get from the Long Life Oolong – this fuzzy peach sort of taste that is delightful
After a nice long evening soak the allure of something sweet called out to me. The winner this night was “Southern Belle”. I first came across this one in the last fall collection. It still captures me with its intoxicating peachy perfume. The taste is quite similar to enjoying a bowl of fresh orchard peach slices with a dollop of whipped cream. Like with many dessert teas the flavors are enhanced nicely while hot. I have tried this cold during dance rehearsals as a refresher too and it works wonderfully to perk the spirits. I can see how it fits the image of September, the tea is the perfect representation of the transition between the seasons. Not too bad at all. Delish!
Bleh. The dry leaves smelled fairly peachy and just a little weird, but the tea smells totally plasticky and off to me. Maybe it’s the yogurt bits? I’ve heard this is better if you take them out. So I’ll try that next time. But yeah, the taste is plastic and weird too. I’m not even really getting any peach at all. :/
After it cooled a little I started eating some mint chocolate with it and it actually tasted better. Huh. Still hopeful about this one, gonna try it iced too.
EDIT: The second steep was much nicer and lighter on the weird stuff, but still not all that great :\
Last year when this came out I loved it. I drank so much of it in the late summer early fall as I clung to those last warm days. I revisited it today by brewing up what was left in my cupboard as a cold brew iced over night.
Disappointment is the best way to describe what I’m feeling with it. Something tastes off. I’m not getting the peach I remember as intensely and the vanilla seems . . . old? Maybe it was just some old tea and that was why so I’m not going to rank it, but still. Sadness.