Why does this tea have such awful/mixed reviews?! I expected to click into this page to find this rated 85+ and to my shock and awe scrolled through a mixed bag of terrible and sub par reviews.
Well, let me just say, you should not at all judge this tea based on the low score. Nope, not at all! I was thrilled to get this in the mail today after wanting to try it for a while but having it not make the cut the last few DavidsTea orders of mine. It does not in the tiniest, smallest, slightest bit smell at all like any sort of paint or paint thinner (trust me, I work at The Home Depot, so I really would know!) Instead it smells like warm carrot cake, or (if you have ever had them) carrot cake bars.
The tea itself looks gorgeous and is a colorful orange mix that just begs to be steeped. The flavors are a yummy mix of cream cheese frosting and just out of the oven spongy carrot cake goodness. The lingering taste reminds me of a holiday spice cake, or almost of a fair/festival funnel cake or fried dough. I was worried with their being apples that the apple flavor would come across in the tea and over power the carrot and cake flavors, but that wasn’t the case at all.
So, I don’t know why this tea has all sorts of funky reviews, it’s phenomenal and I immediately dedicated a large tin to it as I am certain it is going to be one of my staple teas. Maybe DavidsTea altered the blend or something since all these reviews. Who knows. But I for one say give it a try! I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!