Starting off the morning with fruit and some fruity tea!
“Less is more with green teas. At least that’s what I’ve found so far with green teas and their steeping times. So after having this one for a year, I finally am diving in. I...” Read full tasting note
“This was one of the first teas I’d ever bought from DAVIDsTEA last year. Today was the first time I had tried it. I wasn’t disappointed, although I wouldn’t buy this again. The...” Read full tasting note
“Pass The Stash TTB Sweetened and iced. This is a little grassy, a little grape jolly rancher-y and a little plastic-y. I’ve noticed the plastic note...” Read full tasting note
“I first tried steeping this tea hot and I wasn’t impressed. This time I cold steeped it and it is much better! I get a wheatgrass tang from this at times and a really strong flavor that...” Read full tasting note
The grape escape
We’ve fallen hard for this fresh, tangy, grape-filled blend. In fact, it’s David’s new favourite flavoured tea. Why does he love it so much? There’s just something so luxurious about it. With green tea perfumed with Muscat and concord grapes, it’s a drink fit for royalty. Just brewing a cup makes you feel like you’re floating on some fabulous yacht in the Mediterranean or along the French Riviera. Try it iced in champagne flutes for the full effect. Something tells us we’re into something grape. Limited edition.
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Meh. This tea is not bad. In fact, it smells delightful, and it goes down fairly well. However, it does not taste especially interesting, and certainly doesn’t taste like raisins or grapes. I won’t be sad to see this one go.
Icing it brings out the grape taste slightly more than serving it hot, but not enough to satisfy my taste. Super disappointing.
Flavors: Grapes, Grass
Can’t base my review on much since I just tried a sample in the store, but…I have mixed feelings. I bought a small amount because it SMELLS so good. The taste as a sample was a bit of a let-down, so I’ll have to write a more complete review after my first cup I make myself. Don’t know if I’ll get around to trying it iced, since I bought so little (the stackable tin…24g of tea, so about 5 cups?). We’ll see.
Verdict so far: great smell, less great taste.
Back from the future in-laws! I went prepared this time, with my Timolino and some tea, but I didn’t have any the entire time I was there. I’m thinking of getting an electric kettle for my fiance’s mom so that she can make tea more easily and I will be able to make tea when I go over. (I swear, my own selfish desire to feed my tea addiction did not play into the formation of this idea at all …)
Anyway, I was desperate for tea when I got home. In keeping with my goal of trying the whole spring collection before I place another DAVIDs order, I made some Grape Expectations. (Insert pun-filled joke about this tea’s name and my hopes for its taste here.)
Dry and brewed, this tea smells like grape Tootsie Pops. Hooray! I like those! That’s the flavor I usually pick if I have to eat one! The taste of the tea, however, is sadly lacking. It’s edging on bitter and floral. It sweetens as it cools, but the bitter edge becomes more pronounced as well. Ick. I’m going to sweeten the second steep and see if that helps any.
So far, I’ve been mostly disappointed with the spring collection, which is just depressing. I was really hoping I’d find at least one tea that I absolutely loved. Maybe I’ll have better luck with Cool Cucumber. :-/
(Edit: Second steep with sugar is all bitter nastiness. Yuck.)
This morning I’m needing an energy boost. We have a lot to do today. I received this sample maybe a month ago and have finally decided to try it now that we are moved. Wow as soon as I opened the package, BAM! Grape! It does smell quite like artificial grape but I love grape. It smells like grape pop or grape freezers mmmmm!
Steeped it smells so much like natural grape! I’m amazed ! It’s like perfect! I am ver impressed by this tea, definitely exceeded my expectations. I will be purchasing this soon.
This tea has a grape kool-aid flavour to me, but I like it in the best way possible. I’ve been assured that this does not taste like Grape childrens cough syrup (I love Currant Affair, but that is what it tastes like and I loved that taste as a kid).
I prefer this one hot, believe it or not. However, it does make a nice iced tea as well.
Good job, DT!
This is not bad at all. The dry leaf smells really strong and fruity with a grape soda type of flavour. I steeped this exactly as per package directions because I didn’t want it to be bitter, and it wasn’t! The grape flavour is not prominent and pairs well with the light green tea base. There is less grassiness in my cup than I expected. This definitely does taste like grape, but weirdly, the aftertaste of this really reminds me of lychee!!! Overall, it’s not very “juicy” since the green tea base is pretty dominant and the grape flavour is pretty light. But I think it’s a good, refreshing tea for spring! :)
I’m going to try this iced/sweetened next!
Flavors: Grapes, Grass