Not my cup of tea…
“Sipdown (203)! Somehow this one keeps finding its way back to me, despite my not wanting to have it in my cupboard. this was one of the three free samples from the DAVIDsTEA order sent to me, so...” Read full tasting note
“Yes.... this is my favorite of the Winter Collection (which, isn't saying much?) The flavour combination makes me think of Christmas festivities. The only downside is the weight. It's basically 10g...” Read full tasting note
“I'm back in my city after a weekend at the bfs parents, and I am having this tea as my first one back. I almost didn't get this one, as it's so darn heavy, 22g is enough for only 2 cups. Sigh. Well...” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown! Well sort of, there was about a tsp left so I gave it to my roommate to eat. This blend makes water cloyingly sweet but doesn't add any flavor. It went down the drain.” Read full tasting note
What’s the fig idea?
Let’s face it. Figgy Pudding is a holiday must-have. In fact, the tradition goes way back to medieval England, and in 1714, pudding enthusiast King George insisted on a plum pudding at his royal holiday feast. Our version combines cranberries, almonds, dates, cloves and big, luscious pieces of fig for a holiday treat that’s pure satisfaction at next to no calories. Try it hot with a splash of brandy and a cinnamon stick.
Ingredients: Apples, cranberries, black mission figs, calimyrna figs, dates, almonds, rose hips, cloves, natural vanilla flavouring
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I got this one as a free sample with a David’s tea order. It has this amazing smells so I couldn’t wait to drink it. To be honest, I was disappointed because I put the whole sample (5g) for my cup and the taste was so weak, I would’ve needed more. So I let it steep forever, until I finished it. At the end, the taste was more present and I can say it was like spicy molasses, which I liked. But still, I didn’t get what I wanted because of the too small quantity in the sample. I will wait to try again before I rate it.
The fact that my 15 g bag gave me about a cup cheesed me. I knew it was going to be heavy, but damnnnnnnnnnnn.
So, onto flavour, I taste predominately almonds with a slightly spicy tone to it. Nothing amazing, but very enjoyable. But not enjoyable enough to have something this expensive. At this rate I might as well get a Starbucks drink. It’ll be a good cup but not a repurchase.
The smell is wonderful but even after using more than they suggested and steeping it longer, it is still just sweet water with very little flavour. My 50 gram pouch made 3 cups of tea and it’s still too wimpy. I wish it steeped up as wonderful as the smell is. Not buying it again and was extremely disappointed. Thought of buying some dried figs to throw in but decided to just use it up and forget about it.
I was sent this tea as a sample in one of my online orders. I really really wanted to like it, but the 5g they send you isn’t enough to do much of anything with. I steeped it 3 times for 10 mins each time and the flavour was still weak. I think this tea has potential, but I don’t like that you have to use 10g to have a decent cup of tea. I think I’ll pass.
I have never had figs in my tea before, and I can sincerely tell you that it’s marvellous! The only spice in here is cloves, and it is very prominent in this tea. The figs (and the other fruits in here) add a lovely sweetness to the cloves. I love this tea so much! It gives me a nice warm and comforting feeling inside, perfect for winter!