Indian Summer

Tea type
Fruit White Blend
Ingredients
Acerola Cherry, Apple, Artificial Flavouring, Blackberry Leaves, Carrot, Figs, Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Pumpkin Pieces, Watermelon, White Tea
Flavors
Astringent, Bitter, Carrot, Cherry, Earth, Fig, Fruity, Melon, Sweet, Candy
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 15 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “I just finished the last of this tea today while emailing our real estate agent and distractingly watching the movie New Year's Eve (wow, that movie has a huge cast). I believe this was part...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is the last tea in the DT fall collection for me to try. Very, definitely FRUITY, almost smells like kool aid sitting in the cup. I am getting watermelon and carrot, for sure. There is...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I couldn't resist. I picked up the new teas earlier today despite telling myself to pipe down on the tea spendage for a while. I tried to make a compromise by asking for only 10g of each (and a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This tea smells AMAZING, but the taste is so much more subdued, considering there's a whole produce department in this tea. It seems incredibly mild for something with so much in it. I do get...” Read full tasting note
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From DAVIDsTEA

Summer love

In Germany they call it “Golden October.” In China, it’s “a tiger in Autumn.” And in the southern states, it’s the “dog days” of summer. Whatever you call it, Indian Summer is one of the nicest times of the year. And that’s just what inspired this white tea blend. With Bai Mu Dan, apples, cherries, watermelon, lemongrass, hibiscus and everything in between, it’s lightly sweet, with a fruity kiss of melon. And equally delicious hot or iced. Just another reason the dog days are man’s best friend.

Ingredients: Apple, white Bai Mu Dan, carrot, lemongrass, hibiscus, blackberry leaves, acerola cherries, fig, pumpkin, watermelon, peony petals, artificial flavouring*.

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I am quite confused as to why this tea is in the FALL collection.
First of all, it is title Indian SUMMER, not Indian FALL. Also, the taste of this tea reminds in no way, of fall.
I’m not saying I don’t like this tea, because do, but to me it doesn’t fit with this collection.
Anyway,

Taste- very fruity, watermelon, apples.

Dry leaf nose- ^

I don’t really taste any white tea. I mostly just taste apple.
I am not super impressed with this tea, nor will I be buying again. I am just a bit confused as to why this tea made it into the fall collection. I would have much preferred maybe Mom’s Apple Pie to be apart of the collection rather than this one.

Please excuse my rambling.
So, in conclusion, this tea tastes fine, but not outstanding. Also it tastes very fruit punchy and this tea does make a great iced tea. But is just a bit out of season. I would have liked it better if it were in the SUMMER collection :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
CupofTree

I was wondering this as well, why indian summer is in the fall collection.. hm. I’ll probably be trying it first because of that since I live in perpetual summer anyway and there’s no such thing as Fall here :(

Mac A.

yeah its quite weird

Angrboda

It’s because the definition of ‘Indian summer’ is a period of dry, warm summer-like weather occurring in late autumn.

Mac A.

ah.. okay thanks. Now i get it :)

CupofTree

me too lol makes sense now, thanks Angrboda!

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This is interesting, I’m pretty sure it’s an incredible disservice to white tea because it looks and tastes more like a tisane.

It’s very fruity, very tart since most of the fruits in here are tart…oh and there’s hibiscus.

I kind of like it. Not enough that I regret not getting some myself, but I like it enough that by the time it’s actually summer I’d love to have this iced.

Thanks, Cavocorax!

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I’ve had this a few times but it’s never been as good as that first cup was. I don’t know if they just steeped it better than I do,or what but I’m going to lower my rating so I don’t buy more.

It would probably be best iced, so I may adjust this again when I finish my pack up in the spring. It’s just such an odd jumble of flavours!

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Courtney sent me a large sample of this to try out, and I am actually surprised that I like it as much as I do. I don’t normally care for cherry-flavored anything, I find that it tastes too much like cough syrup. And even fresh cherries, not my favorite. So I was a bit hesitant about this one, especially after reading Courtney’s review about how she didn’t like the cherry in it.

For me, it’s the lemongrass that seems out of place. I normally really enjoy lemongrass, but it’s giving this tea a bit of a sharpness that I am not loving. I am really enjoying my first cup, though, and I am planning to toss the leaves in a jar overnight for a cold brew. Yum!

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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The eve of the Saanich Fair brings with it a chance to try this new white tea. The scent is refreshing and sweet. I would describe this as a more natural fruit punch without all the sugar and chemicals of the ones on the market. It tastes nice warm but no doubt it would work just as well on ice. The more I drink it the more delicious the notes are and perks the spirit, all I need is one of those little drink umbrellas and I’m set. Cheers!

Fjellrev

I didn’t even know about the Saanich Fair! I’m enjoying this one too.

Cassie Eng

It’s well worth the visit and an enjoyable way of spending the Labor Day weekend for certain. There’s a little something for everyone to experience. Kinda like this tea~.

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187 tasting notes

Dry Leaf Nose: Dry and fruity… reminiscent of fall.

Liquor: Rosy-pink and clear with a delicate fruity note.

Flavour: Very delicate. A fruity note pervades with a subtle, natural sweetness.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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253 tasting notes

Figs. Figgy, figgity figs.

And then the watermelon. But mostly figs.

This might also have to due with the fact that there was a sizable chunk of dried fig in the mix when I steeped it, so hopefully the overwhelmingly figgy taste is not true of the entire 10g bag I bought.

I’ll refrain from rating until I’ve tried it again (hopefully less figged out), but in the mean time I’ll say that it reminds me of a more pleasant Forbidden Fruit, but I still can’t get past the figs.

EDIT: Much better iced.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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Ok I am making a resolution to not buy any more tea until I get rid of 80% of my stash. I have SOOOOO many samples that I haven’t tried. I need to drink them away; or become a crazy tea hoarder……. nope.

This was one of the samples with my chirstmas order form Davids. It was pretty good. Though it is one of those teas that makes you wonder why it wasn’t an herbal. In my pack it was 80% herb, the rest white tea. I was also shocked when online and the pack they wanted me to use almost boiling water for a white tea mix………..WUT?

Anyways on the the smell. This tea smelled like Jolly Rancher watermelon, the wet leaf smelled like it, and the brew smelled like it.

This warm tasted pretty good, but this is diffidently an ice tea mix. The taste when it was cold was good. I mainly detected strong notes of watermelon and undertones of lemongrass. Also I think the apple pieces in it is what kept it from tasting sour. It does have an artificial-ness to it, much like JR candies, but it is decent. I kinda wish the pumpkin and fig flavors were there; don’t know why they are listed.

Overall it was good but not, “ER MER GERD”. It would be interesting to see what would happen if they took out the watermelon bit and try to up-play the fig and pumpkin flavors; also just scratch out the white tea and make it a herbal one…. would be cheaper.

I would recommend this to someone who likes JR watermelon, isn’t artificial sensitive.

My mom was a really big fan though. She kept trying to steal sips out of my cup.


Specifics

brewed at below boiling. First 5min then 7min and put both steeps in a cup

Pot: Porcelain
Water: 2x 8oz
Leaf: 5g
Sweetener: a bit of light agave but not necessary

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec
Sil

Good luck with the sipdown! I keep trying and my cupboard keeps creeping up.

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Okay, the dry leaves smell like candy. My sister and I decided on either Sour Patch Watermelons or Sour Punch Straws. Anyway, I couldn’t stop smelling them.

This was a sample included in my order. I’m not generally a fan of white teas. They’re usually too weak [if flavored] or vegetal [if unflavored] for me. But in the name of clearing out my stash, I decided to just brew the whole sample up (made two strong cups).

At first I primarily tasted the lemongrass and hibiscus. As it cooled, the watermelon became the primary flavor, which really popped after I added sugar. I suppose the other fruit flavors were there, but they all kind of converged into a syrupy, fruity flavored tea. If anything, I could only detect the apple and cherry, none of the berry, and especially not the pumpkin or carrot.

I’m not sure actually how much white tea was in this, as it was pretty undetectable to me. Overall, I don’t know what the primary flavor of this actually IS. It’s probably better iced as a sort of agua fresca. Overall, I didn’t dislike it, but I don’t care for it enough to buy some more, hence the lack of rating.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 15 sec

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This is a sample I was yet to finish from an order I did a few months ago. It’s one is tasty, but very fruity, almost lolly-like. Not very white tea-ish. But still quite drinkable. Probably would have preferred this as a herbal.

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