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The spice of life

For the past four years, all we wanted for Christmas was a gingerbread tea. Every winter, we’ve pestered David for a spicy-sweet, festive tea. But he just couldn’t find the perfect blend…until now. And with its warm, comforting aromas of ginger, cinnamon and molasses, this rich rooibos tea totally worth the wait. It has the most nostalgic aroma you can imagine – like gingerbread cookies baking in the oven. And the taste is everything we hoped for and more. Thank you David! Now…what will we ask for next year?

Ingredients: Rooibos, green rooibos, honeybush, cinnamon, currants, ginger, pineapple, safflower petals, natural and artificial gingerbread and molasses flavouring.

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869 tasting notes

To me, this tastes a little bit more like molasses than gingerbread. I did really enjoy this tea. The rooibos base was a good choice with the honeybush. Certainly not a permanent staple, but I would maybe buy more


I haven’t tried this one yet. Maybe next time I pop into Davidstea, I’ll get a cup.

Aimee Popovacki

I do like this one, i think the best of their winter collection.. its between this and coffee cake.. i find coffee cake a little sweet though so i don’t like it as much

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919 tasting notes

This isn’t as bad as I was expecting. I quite often have issues with ginger teas. I actually like this better than some of the others I’ve tried. Having said that, I still don’t think it’s good. The flavors are just fighting each other. I’m getting ginger, cinnamon, rooibos – none of the red velvet cake that others are talking about. I’m ok with this, but again, glad it was a free sample, and I won’t be rushing out to get more.


the only one that ever worked for me was by yogi teas and it was as hot as a third degree sunburn: no cake…. just flu fighting power. seriously, last time i had that stuff it made me sweat crazily! subtle it is not.

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97 tasting notes

Dearest Gingerbread, you always make me feel so warm and fuzzy inside. After having a stressful morning and trying a tea I wasn’t so big on, you are heaven to my mouth. ♥♥♥

Love, your admirer and fan

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Jen M

Really?! You like this one? lol
I was so disappointed :(


Oh yes, it’s one of my favourites…I had to run out and get a tin of it before it was gone. :P Sorry you didn’t like it!

Jen M

You’re a weirdo. >:-| lol
It’s tolerable. But it tastes so much like candied ginger. And I. Hate. Ginger. If I liked ginger, I would probably like it.


Oh, I won’t deny you that! I’m pretty weird. Loool
I’m a big fan of ginger, always have been. Same with ginger snaps, which is what this reminds me of. Yum yum.

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255 tasting notes

Dry Leaf Nose: Gingerbread and dark molasses.

Liquor: A rich, reddish-brown colour with notes of gingerbread and molasses.

Flavour: Very true to good old fashioned gingerbread. The flavor holds well on the palate, lingering but not cloying. There is a slight buildup of the flavour as the cup is consumed with the ginger becoming more prominent.

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Great with a bit of milk in it. Superb as a latte.

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286 tasting notes

The idea of gingerbread anything makes my mouth water…sweet spicy goodness. I was really excited when I saw this as part of the holiday collection and thought I’d never have enough of it.

The first time I tried it a few months ago, I found it wanting, so I just put it aside for more favoured tea’s. I went back to it this morning, and found the same the thing. A little weak on flavour. I did find some effects of a ginger tingle in the aftertaste, but overall…meh.

When I was at Chapter’s picking up some books, stationary and other things, I found some mulling spice by the Spice Hunter on sale. Purchased it on a whim.

After finishing my meh gingerbread tea, I thought to myself, should I try this with mulling spice? Yes! Let’s see what happens. This is what the blend was missing…mulling spice (and a bit of maple syrup)! So much tastier.

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255 tasting notes

Last night, Jake and I decided to take this for a spin while he made us up some fantastic nachos. I ended up enjoying the nachos a lot more than I did this tea. It reminds me a little too much of a truly terrible pie I made a couple Thanksgivings ago… that I couldn’t get anyone to eat – bourbon molasses pecan pie. It would help if anyone we knew actually liked bourbon!

While this tea doesn’t taste like bourbon, that strong molasses is certainly coming through… after the rooibos and honeybush, that is. That pair are the dominators of this tea, only allowing the gingerbread flavors to pipe up after they have had their say.

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116 tasting notes

I’ve been meaning to brew up another cup of this for a bit now, I wanted to finalize my thoughts on it since I’m sure that DT will pull it in the next little while now that Christmas is done.

Unfortunately, it just didn’t suit me tonight… It’s still gingerbread (well for me it would be more accurate to say that it’s a molasses cookie with a touch of ginger) but the taste just doesn’t hold up to the scent and I was looking for a bit more pizazz. I find this to be more of a subtle tea and I can’t quite get over the artificial bread/cake flavors (though I had the same issue with Red velvet so it could just be me not mixing well with the DT cake flavoring.)

I really wanted to love this tea but it wasn’t meant to be. :(

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513 tasting notes

I can’t believe how much I enjoy this rooibos. I am not a huge fan of most rooibos blends, or tons of ginger, but this has such a great balance. With a bit of sugar, it tastes like a liquid gingerbread cookie. It is not a flavour I want to have every day, but I enjoy it once in a while.


Mmmm…one of my favourites! Enjoy :)

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2108 tasting notes

I ordered the Steeper just prior to Black Friday after my ingenuiTEA had an accident and this was one of the three free samples they included with my order. The flavor of the tea is a little odd, it doesn’t really taste like gingerbread to me, it reminds me more of fruitcake. The pineapple seems like an odd addition and perhaps that is what is throwing me off because I can really taste the fruity aspect to this tea. I didn’t particularly like this one, I wish the spices stood out more and the fruit less.

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555 tasting notes

I tried this at David’s Tea today. It’s not bad, but not something I felt the need to buy either (even at a 40% discount, though I am a little tea shopped out after Black Friday).

It starts out nice and ginger-y, not very strong but definitely present. It reminds me more of gingerbread cookies than gingerbread proper. After a while, the flavor becomes creamier, almost like dunking a gingerbread cookie in milk. A creamy, slightly ginger-y flavor lingered for about 10 minutes after I finished the cup. I think the big issue with this one is that it tastes too artificial for me. Oh well. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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