Cotton Candy

Tea type
Rooibos Tea
Brittle, Green Rooibos, Mango, Sprinkles
Mango, Sweet, Cotton Candy, Candy, Rooibos, Sugarcane, Vanilla, Marshmallow, Powdered sugar, Sugar, Wood, Burnt Sugar, Creamy, Tropical
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine Free
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190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 30 sec 5 g 13 oz / 384 ml

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Some people call it fairy floss. Others go for spun sugar. We like the classic “cotton candy.” But whatever you want to call it, we can all agree on one thing: it’s seriously delicious and ridiculously fun. And this tea was developed with our favourite carnival treat in mind. It combines nut brittle, candied mango and cotton candy sprinkles with a smooth, sweet base of red rooibos. The result? All the fun and flavour of the real thing, at next to no calories. It’s a carnival in a cup.

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1367 tasting notes

This tea is delicious iced. This is a very sweet blend of I guess mango and green rooibos. Not entirely sure where they get cotton candy from as I don’t think that was mango flavored. I guess they get the cotton candy from the added sugar to this tea. It is sweet and very good iced. I bought their iced tea pack of this when it was on sale for $2.50. So I brewed 64 oz of this overnight in the fridge with one pre measured package of tea. This is tasty enough iced that I would consider a purchase for iced tea purposes. I don’t know how good this would be hot.

I brewed one pre-measured ice tea pack in 64 oz water overnight in the fridge. Don’t know exactly how much tea I even used. It’s whatever they think is correct for a 64oz iced tea pitcher I guess.

Flavors: Mango, Sweet

64 OZ / 1892 ML

I tasted this in store. It defintely tastes like cotton candy. Try the Watermelon one too.


I don’t get to David’s Tea often. The store is not convenient to me, maybe 20 miles away. I ordered this online. Their shipping in the US is good, it originates in Upstate New York, not Canada.

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3 tasting notes

I absolutly love this tea iced!!!! I have tried hot as well and its still delicious. This tea is also great for kids given its caffine free and pretty healthy, my younger sister loves it i make it her 2-3 times a day haha.

Flavors: Cotton Candy, Sweet

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16 tasting notes

I’m not sure how I feel about this one. I did like it, but I wanted to love it. I just had one sample packet of it to make, and I really wish I had another. I want to try it again to figure out whether I want to buy it or not. Hmmm.

One thing about this tea that some people might be opposed to is that it was pretty murky. Like… it made the water more opaque than see through. That doesn’t bother me, but just a heads up, if this bothers you.


Make an iced tea latte with this one next time-it sure rocked my world and I did not like it too much just brewed with hot tea. I followed DavidsTea directions for an iced latte and added just a bit of agave nectar as a sweetener. It is my liquid dessert lol


That sounds heavenly!

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32 tasting notes

So I went to the store yesterday and they happened to have this tea as one of the TOTD (tea of the day), so I decided to get it as my $1 iced tea. This tea straight tastes pretty good, despite my expectations. I never bothered trying it last year, but since it was so popular, I thought I might as well. It tastes just like the name, cotton candy. It’s sweet without being overly sweet. Actually, this is probably one of the first teas I don’t need any sweetener added to. I could drink it straight. And it would likely be good any way you want to prepare it (hot, latte, iced) Overall I decided to actually buy some, so its winning me over.

Flavors: Cotton Candy, Sweet


very well said.

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559 tasting notes

I was surprised at how authentic the cotton candy flavour was. The rooibos is nice, although a white base would have been tasty too.

There is a lot of sugar cane/caramelized sweet flavours. There are some nice vanilla notes too. It is a sweet tea (which should be obvious because it is called Cotton Candy.) I really like this with milk or almond milk.

Flavors: Candy, Cotton Candy, Rooibos, Sugarcane, Vanilla

1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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67 tasting notes

This tea is surprisingly good! Not overly sweet, but still has a really “authentic” cotton candy flavor.

Flavors: Candy, Cotton Candy, Sugar

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208 tasting notes

So. At the tea festival, I bought three clear glass travel containers: two with glass interior and plastic exterior and one with double glass. When I was living in China, I had a fantastic clear plastic one that was a daily workhorse. I haven’t been able to find one like it here, so I keep buying and hoping.

My intention was to use them for continuous in-jar steepings and cold steeps, the latter being a novelty for me.

This tea was not a hit for me hot, so it seemed like a good candidate for cold experimentation. And it was. Score!

I used about one and a half or two spoons per 14 oz approximately and left it near a frosty window overnight.

It tastes good. Very close to candy floss, with all the imitation flavours that one can expect from that as well.

And now this tea is gone. I won’t be repurchasing it.

Flavors: Candy, Cotton Candy

2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

three! haha go you!


Which teas are best for continuous steeping? Top 5?

Evol Ving Ness

Generally, based on my experience in China, I find oolongs and some greens are good because multiple steeps which you can top up throughout the day . Silver needle is usually good. White bases usually go bitter, but it depends on the tea. Anything finicky that needs exact timing would not be a good bet. As for flavoured, I have no idea—discovering this just now.

Evol Ving Ness

Sorry I can’t be more specific yet. However, I will be posting my findings as I find them. :)

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34 tasting notes

I’m not normally the biggest Rooibos fan; typically I prefer something black, but every now and then, I find a tea that I just can’t resist taking a chance on bringing home with me. This is one of them.

Unfortunately, it sat at the back of my tea cupboard unloved for a long time after that, but today it saw the light of day once more, and I think that perhaps because I wasn’t expecting anything earth-shattering this time, I was able to enjoy it just a little more.

The overall flavour of this tea, I would say, isn’t necessarily of cotton candy – but the aroma certainly is. The tea itself is a little bit subtler, though it is certainly still sweet. Still, I actually enjoy the sweetness. I typically dislike the taste of sugar in my teas, or even honey, though I do enjoy dessert teas on the whole. Something about the colourful little gems of brittle (which are gorgeous to look and delicious to simply pick out nibble naughtily) doesn’t translate to the sharp twang of sugar in your tea. This, I can deal with.

Maybe not a whole pot of it, but in small doses, certainly. Which is good, because the original packaging, with its adorable carnival-themed boxes, enticed me to buy two packs!

Flavors: Sweet

5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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9 tasting notes

I love this tea iced and often describe it as having the flavor of cotton candy without the cloying sweetness. . .which is ironic since cotton candy is spun sugar. The loose leaf tea is so colorful, and the finished product is refreshing. It doesn’t taste how it smells, however, as the grassiness of the roobios doesn’t come through when steeped. A great summer tea.

Flavors: Cotton Candy, Sweet

180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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226 tasting notes

Smells like cotton candy and I love that about it. What’s even better is it tastes wonderful like cotton candy as well. It is a sweet tea. I tried it last year and did not like it. I refused to let that be the case so I tried it again and I swear my taste buds have changed since then because it is my new favorite! I tried it iced at the store.
*Update: OMG!!!!! I tried this as an iced tea latte and it is SO DELICIOUS! I did not add any sweetener it was perfectly sweet on its on. This is a perfect dessert for me! This was my first attempt at making a tea latte and it was so successful. I can’t wait to try others. I’m thinking oh Canada! would be a good one to try next.
*Update: I now add agave nectar-just a bit- and it totally rocks my world!

Flavors: Sweet

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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