Another look back at advent calendar teas I didn’t get to review, 7/24. On second drink, I like this better. There’s definitely more spices and flavors to it than mint. I like it, although I don’t know that I’d buy a bag of it on its own.
“I’m glad I had a cup of this. It’s been months and I always forget how good it is but the name just never gets me excited, but then when I finally do, I really like it! Now to check if...” Read full tasting note
“So I was perusing my cupboard this morning, and I’ve been feeling like sweeter teas lately but I didn’t want to use another sachet of Paris. So I decided to try to change my sweet...” Read full tasting note
“Made this one as a cold brew today. I was craving chai but I was trying to stay away from black tea today. When I had this one the first time, it really reminded me of chai, because it has chai...” Read full tasting note
“I’m finishing up my day with this one, since it tends to calm my tummy and headaches, both of which I have at the moment. I’m just not hungry today, which is weird and tells me...” Read full tasting note
An exotic journey
Explore Northern Africa, from its souks to its deserts, with this intense combination of spices and mint. It combines organic, fairly-traded green tea and peppermint with organic cardamom, ginger, licorice root, fennel clove and black pepper. Deliciously sweet, with all the romance of the Maghreb.
Ingredients: Cardamom, peppermint, ginger, Japanese-style Hojicha green tea, licorice root, fennel, clove, black pepper.
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Amazing tea! The strongest note is peppermint, which I am a big fan of, but the other ingredients make it more of a spiced peppermint. There’s the cool sensation of menthol followed by the slight burn of ginger and pepper. Fennel and clove are hard to detect alone, but their contribution is felt. I had this tea when I was feeling indigestion and nausea and it cured me completely of both. I adore it.
Part of the DAVIDsTEA permanent collection.
Flavors: Fennel, Ginger, Peppermint, Spicy
So. I am a mint tea FAN. I mean huge. fan. I’m always on the lookout for a new mint tea… chocolate mint, vanilla mint, and of course plain mint. But you can only have so many different “plain” mint teas until you realize they’re all pretty much the same. Wrong. Enter DAVIDs North African Mint tea… It’s such a lovely mint tea, but with a freakin fabulous cast of supporting characters to make this tea AH-MAZING.
Dry leaf: peppermint, ginger, black pepper, licorice
Liquor notes: fennel, ginger, black pepper, cardamon
Tasting notes: subtle mint, warm ginger, sweet licorice & fennel, warm cardamon, slight black pepper on finish
This tea is everything I want in a mint tea… Warming, yet refreshing, without the medicinal edge that can come from a mint tea that has so much else going on. The peppermint in the tea is balanced so nicely with the other ingredients; no single ingredient overpowers the cup, yet somehow each can be distinctly detected & savored.
Love. So happy to have discovered this.
Flavors: Black Pepper, Cardamon, Clove, Fennel, Licorice, Peppermint
Usually when I think of Moroccan or North African-style tea I envision something that’s pretty much straight green tea and mint with a sugar cube or lump of rock sugar. I certainly get the cool freshness of the mint though the green tea is a bit harder to find in the flavour profile. The spices add an interesting flare to the blend, the one I notice the most is the fennel and licorice root which gives the tea a sweet aftertaste. Not bad, I like this take on an old classic.
I’ve had a sorry excuse for a cold the past couple days. Just a slight sore throat and tickle, enough to be annoying but not as bad as I’m accustomed to — I should be grateful I suppose! Anyway, I sniffed this and felt like if anything in my collection could help in that department, this smelt like The One. It’s very soothing on the throat I’m finding, and has that nice cooling mint to it. Honestly I can’t pick apart flavours very well, but it’s a nice mellow spicy taste. My throat feels a bit better, I can’t say for sure if just any tea would’ve felt good regardless, but still.
… I couldn’t really see myself grabbing this on any old day, but for a sick day it’s a nice soothing cup, so I might keep a little pouch of this around.
I tried this at the mall about a week ago but missed reviewing it.
My friend had mentioned to me that this is a good tea, so I figured I’d try it. I tried it cold. I did not like it cold. This was just not a good experience. I LOVE mint teas. They’re my favorites. But I don’t know with this one. The licorice came through in an overpowering way. I think I’m just not a fan of licorice…I’ve had this, Licorice Twist, and Bravissimo all cold and the licorice flavor turned me off. If you like licorice this might be okay.
This tea has potential. It smells good, so maybe it would be better hot. I will try this again as a hot tea and write another review, but as of right now, I strongly disliked this cold.
Flavors: Licorice, Mint, Spices
How can this tea be rated so lowly on Steepster?! It’s amazing. A tried and true staple of my cupboard, and one of our all-time favorites. Erik loves the pepper, fennel, and mint. I love the roasty Hojicha and juxtaposition of warm spices with cool mint. Hojicha holds a special place in my heart. It’s not your average green. In fact, it’s closer in taste to Oolong than green. DavidsTea rarely stocks it beyond this blend, and it seems to be very seasonal elsewhere as well. Nice to see this tea included in the Cold Survival Kit of 2014-2015. That collection is brilliant! Love everything in it.