This is much better than I thought it would be! I’m normally not a fan of rooibos, and thought the jellybeans would be gimmicky, but overall this is very nice. Fruity and light, and very appropriate for spring time. :)
“Well, no jellybeans for me! in the bag I bought anyhow. Oh well. I dunno if it’d have made the tea any better. It was so generic. You’re basic fruity rooibos. I liked it, but I did not...” Read full tasting note
“Well things took a turn for the excellent. This tea was delivered (read: thrown at my door) and my mailbox had a $110 check from AT&T sitting in it since they made me pay my final bill at my...” Read full tasting note
“This was enjoyable tonight with a bit of vanilla creamer. Mostly strawberry and coconut tonight, no pineapple or jellybean” Read full tasting note
“Maybe I did something wrong, but this really didn’t taste like anything to me. I steeped for about 10 minutes, had close to 2 tsp of tea, and even had a jelly bean in there. Well, I can taste...” Read full tasting note
A smile a sip.
One sip of this sweet, rich rooibos blend and you’ll know spring is right around the corner. It could be the sunny taste of pineapple, or the exotic creaminess of coconut. It could be the pretty calendula and cornflower petals. Then again, it might just be the jellybeans. You heard us right, jellybeans – that’s what gives this tea its irresistibly sweet and fruity kick. So why do jellybeans remind us of spring? Because they make us happy. Why else?
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I never cared for this tea, but then I’ve always been a milk-and-sugar kind of girl. Now I’m on an ultra-restrictive diet (WHICH IS WORKING, I MIGHT ADD), and forced to take all of my beverages sans adornment.
HOLYMONKEY’SUNCLE, this is a tasty tea! I let it steep for longer than I wanted and I let it cool down for longer than I’d intended, but my goodness, is that coconut a great little taste when paired with rooibos.
It’s so creamy and PERFECT!
Thank you, Jolly Jellybean, for making my diet easier.
My bag that arrived in the mail had two jellybeans in it. I figured there would be more closer to the bottom, so I used them both on the first two cups. Ah, well. They didn’t add anything anyway.
I’m not a fan at all of coconut. There are a few teas I like it in only because I can’t taste it (Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA for one), but with this one? Not only did it give the tea a terrible taste (for me), but also a really funky smell when steeped. No matter how long I steeped it (anywhere from 3 minutes to 10 minutes just to try to get it to taste better), that funky smell lingered. I didn’t get any strawberry taste, and not much pineapple (although, I could smell it quite strongly).
I definitely won’t be buying it again. Not anywhere near my top 10 of DAVIDsTEA teas!
Tried this quite a few times but it never seemed to be the tea I imagined it would be.I honestly just ended up picking the jellybeans out of the bag and ate them instead of making the tea again.
It was worth a try but I think this was TOO gimmicky as a tea.At the end of the day it’s a sweet rooibos and the jellybeans only come out in flavor if you leave them to dissolve totally in the cup and don’t leave them in the strainer.
Fun concept just doesn’t work in practice.Thanks for the jellybeans though!
I used 3 scoops of dry leaf for 473 ml.
Creamy on the finish. I really enjoy the jelly bean aftertaste. There is no overtly artificial flavours that stand out despite the use of entire jelly beans which do contain artificial flavours along with some other highly-processed ingredients. The flavour that stands out the most to me is the strawberry which is nicely complimented with the coconut and pineapple flavours delicately in the background. I keep getting hints of grapefruit on the after-taste.
Drinking it cold, I noticed that the flavour is juicy.
Cold-brewed for 12 hours the earthiness of the rooibos seems to be more apparent. The creaminess is still there but appears more at the end of the sip.
The first davids tea I went to didnt have this in stock, apparently it is very popular. The second place I went had it but didnt have it for samples. I decided to go for the 100g since it was a special edition. The canister of jolly jellybean barely had any jellybeans. I ended up with 2 jelly beans in a 100g tin.
At first I was kind of bummed out but then I realize I am paying 7 dollars for 50g and jelly belly’s cost 4 dollars or less per 100g. So not a lost at all, If you do buy this tea and there are not jelly beans, just buy jelly bellys from the grocery store.
I noticed that this tea needs to be steeped longer as the taste is quite mild. I enjoy this tea, it has a nice sweetness to it. The only down side is that it has tiny leaves and when I use my timolino I need to empty the filter then drink, or all the tea will be in my mouth. I think this would be an excellent tea to just leave brewing in the timolino if it werent for the tiny bits.
What I do is I put 2-3 jelly beans and some more additional candied pinapple as I like sweet and fruity makes it super delicious if you let it steep for a while.
Coconut and pineapple! I thought this tea would be something I would really enjoy as those are normally a good indicator of great things about to happen. Now, I should say that I normally sweeten my teas following a fairly consistent process, just as I did when I tried Jolly Jellybean. The result was a drink that seemed to be all sweet and very little actual taste, not at all what I expected from a jellybean tea. I am planning to give this one a second chance to see if adjusting the process will make a difference.
A teapal sent me a few teaspoons of this to try. Sadly, I couldn’t finish the cup. Rooibos on its own is not my friend. It’s such a pity because it had such wonderful fruity flavor (predominantly strawberry and pineapple flavors to me). There were quite a few jellybeans in my sample, so that was a pleasant surprise, especially after reading that so many people didn’t have any jellybeans in their bags. I’m glad I got to try it to see what all the fuss was about, but I’m not upset that I don’t care for it. So many of DT’s blends are a miss for me lately.