I received a sample of this tea from my DavidsTEA order. I found Forever Nuts to be slightly too tart for my tastes, already. This was like drinking liquid Sour Skittle powder. I think I may have to try a shorter steep time if I ever try this again.
“I couldn't stand the thought of having to drink another cup of this cinnamon hibiscus symphony to chaoskampf again. I guess I disliked it a lot more than previously thought. I only had a mug's...” Read full tasting note
“Another sip down from the advent calendar! By aroma, this one smells exactly like Forever Nuts. I'm not actually certain if I'd be able to tell them apart. It's a warm, cinnamonny, nutty aroma....” Read full tasting note
“Ah, newbies at DavidsTea, you're so cute. Yes, I am aware of the tea of the month, and I am aware of some old classics like Buttered Rum and Cream of Earl Grey. And yes, I've tried all of the...” Read full tasting note
“Well I decided to make a cup of this tonight as I am trying to work through some teas to get sipdowns and reign in my cupboard. I read my last review and I really liked this. However, I also really...” Read full tasting note
Falling snow, popping chestnuts, cold hands and noses…yep, winter has arrived. But don’t worry, we have the perfect tea to warm you up all December long. Cinnamon, apples, raisins, almonds, and hibiscus combine for a tea that is sweet, tart, and earthy. And beet pieces make it as nice and rosy as a caroler’s cheeks. So hop in your sleigh, snuggle up, and pass a thermos around. It’s lovely weather for a Sleigh Ride together.
Ingredients: Apple, hibiscus blossoms, candied pineapple, candied papaya, beetroot, cinnamon, raisins, coconut, roasted almonds, popped rice, artificial flavouring.
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Got this as a sample with my Perfect Mugs order – yay for samples!
I have to admit, the description had me hooked! It just sounded too adorable. I opened up the packet and OMG IT SMELLS LIKE CHRISTMAS!!! A very fruity Christmas.
Unfortunately, this tea just did not live up to its beautiful scent. I steeped it for a full 6 minutes but it tasted weak and one dimensional. It probably doesn’t help that I have a general meh attitude toward hibiscus teas…
Well, I don’t hate it but I don’t love it. It’s just okay. It smells sweet, noticeable almonds, but I taste tart apples, cinnamon, and, unfortunately, an artificial sweetness. I like the tartness, it’s the underlying sweetness that I don’t like. I didn’t drink this right away, as a result, I discovered that I prefer this cool. I will drink what I have, only 25 g, but I won’t buy it again.
I may despise winter, but I love the re-appearance of this tea! This tastes similar to Forever Nuts, which I also love, but is different enough to warrant a full tin purchase on the second day it is released, haha. Unless I am wowed by one of the new blends, this one remains my favourite winter tea.
For a winter tea, I was expecting it to have a nice cinnamon flavor that is warm and comforting, but this is really not the case, and I was a little disappointed. This tea has a lot of fruit in it, and popped rice (I didn’t even know this is possible)!
This tea is really unique and I’ll tell you why. It is sweet, spicy and tangy! How is this even possible? How can all this be tasted at the same time? Honestly I have no idea, but this is what I’m tasting right now.
My best guess is that the candied fruits add the sweetness, cinnamon add the spice, and the apples and beetroot make it tangy!
I honestly thought this was Forever Nuts! Both Forever Nuts and Sleigh Ride are in the Caffeine-Free sampler set, so when I happened to look at the bottom of the tin, I was flabbergasted. The thing is, I’d even been reading the reviews for Forever Nuts and agreeing with them, so…. Clearly Sleigh Ride and Forever Nuts were Separated At Birth.
Dry, this tea smells sweet, sort of reminds me of muffins. It brews up to a .deep pink-red color and smells like fruity cinnamon. It tastes like a tart apple pie- not super tart, but just a bit. The fruity apple-cinnamon flavor is nice and subtle. I found it relaxing at the end of the day.
I’m definitely going to have to try some Forever Nuts tonight… see if they’re different at all.