Made a batch of this flash chilled tonight. Shared it with a friend. It’s SO delicious. Once my Passionfruit is gone, I’m refilling the tin with this!
OM NOM NOM.
“Sipdown! Made a batch of this flash chilled tonight. Shared it with a friend. It's SO delicious. Once my Passionfruit is gone, I'm refilling the tin with this! OM NOM NOM.” Read full tasting note
“Darn, I haven't written a note on this one of it by itself yet, and I've drank it a few times. This morning, I mixed 1.25 tsps of this with about 1 tsp of guayusa. It's a Monday, so caffeine is...” Read full tasting note
“Haven't been drinking much tea lately. These antibiotics I'm on have been making me feel nauseated and the thought of anything but water doesn't sound great. But this is nice! I cold-steeped a...” Read full tasting note
“So, I _really_ debated picking up some gin yesterday (even though I've never had it) because it was incredibly hard to resist the pun "Gin and Redberry Tonic". I passed on it though; I already had...” Read full tasting note
Ladies and gentlemen, step right up and get a taste of our revitalizing, tantalizing, exhilarating, invigorating tonic. Put some zip in your sip with tart and tangy hibiscus, rosehips, lemongrass and immortality-boosting goji berries. But that’s not all! We’ve harnessed the power of the legendary sea buckthorn wonder-berry, prized for centuries in Chinese, Indian and Tibetan medicine. You’ve got to see it to believe it folks, so get your hands on a cup today.
Ingredients: Apple, rosehip, hibiscus, lemongrass, sea buckthorn, goji berries, natural sea buckthorn flavouring.
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Darn, I haven’t written a note on this one of it by itself yet, and I’ve drank it a few times. This morning, I mixed 1.25 tsps of this with about 1 tsp of guayusa. It’s a Monday, so caffeine is needed..my weekend was not the best, and I feel very tired today. I also tried Grappa for the first time last night, so that might be adding to my not as chipper state this morning lol. Anyways, this tea is quite tasty on its own, tart and juicy, and with the guayusa added it retains those qualities but I guess there’s now the sweet guayusa rainforesty flavor in there. I thought it was weird at first, but it’s actually not bad. Oh, and on a sad note, my tea is barely hot, my timolino’s vacuum seal must be slowly fading..boo. Anyways, this is a nice refreshing beverage this morning. Hopefully I’ll get some energy, although I’ve been having chips and candy for breakfast, so that is maybe helping as well (don’t even ask lol).
Haven’t been drinking much tea lately. These antibiotics I’m on have been making me feel nauseated and the thought of anything but water doesn’t sound great.
But this is nice! I cold-steeped a whole jug of this overnight and it’s essentially sea buckthorn Kool-Aid. None of the other notes come out, like the lemongrass or apple, but nevertheless, if you like a mellow berry cocktail, try this out.
And to all the hibiscus h8rs out there, I can barely taste it in here. The berries are definitely the prominent note here. Good job, DAVIDsTEA. Another good herbal.
So, I really debated picking up some gin yesterday (even though I’ve never had it) because it was incredibly hard to resist the pun “Gin and Redberry Tonic”. I passed on it though; I already had an embarrassingly large amount of alcohol to take with me on the bus ride home.
I did add some alcohol to this though: I had a cold brew going in the fridge and as I was straining it out last night (11 hour cold brew) I added a couple shots of vodka. The vodka mixed decently and the drink was fruity and fun with lemony notes, but I found the overall taste to be really weak: more than anything, I think that’s because the original cold brew was pretty underleafed to begin with. I only used 1 tbsp. of leaf and considering RBT is a fruit blend I know I should have used more.
Something to consider again in the future: I still have lots of dry leaf for this blend and many more cold brews ahead of me.
AughhhhhhhH!!!!! Steepster ate my note. And now I haven’t got time to write another. Grrrrrrrrr.
Here’s the short version:
This is nice, I like it. May buy some more if I can clear out some herbals.
It reminds me of a dragonfruit tea I had from Tealish once. Yum. Very sweet and berry like. Not heavy on the apple which is great, as that is the first ingredient and I am not a huge fan of herbal apple blends.
This was a bit of a hodgepodge steep, as I used half hot and half cold water, since my regular vessel was being used for the oolong, and I was in a rush.
I don’t know what buckthorn tastes like and I’m not seeing any goji notes though. Well, a hint of goji in the middle and aftertaste but I may be imagining that. Who knows.
Oh and one more thing. No artificial ingredients. Wohoo!!
So I am finishing up the small sample of this tea I have. The dry blend is always deceivingly sweet smelling and though there is some sweetness from the apple I find the tartness of the hibiscus takes over the cup. In some teas I do enjoy hibiscus but when I make this I always hope for the sweetness from the dry smell but it never delivers (which is probably why I enjoyed it with the Honeybush Mango tea). Although I enjoy the cup, this definitely won’t be missed.
I cold steeped this one over night last night and had it for lunch today. I have to say this was a really pretty color and was really neat to watch it steep. The color bleeding into the water. The smell reminded me of a citrusy fruit punch. The flavor the same with a touch of tart. I really enjoyed this one. So far DAVIDsTEA has not let me down:D I’m loving having summer as an excuse to make all these iced teas everyday:D I wish the flavors were stronger, but some how I just can not get the hang of steeping in boiling water and then turning it into iced tea. I never get it right. :/ It always tastes funky. Any tips?
Dry Leaf Nose: Fruity with a very fresh aroma.
Liquor: Red clear liquor, very bright red.
Flavour: No cloying sweetness here, here just a fresh and fruity sweetness that passes from the palate quickly and leaves the mouth refreshed and wanting more. The sea buckthorn brings its own distinct character which is lively and acidic.