Grapefruit Rose Starburst

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Oolong Tea
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Floral, Fruity, Grapefruit, Hibiscus, Orange, Rose, Citrus, Tart
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Bulk, Loose Leaf, Sachet
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Kosher, Vegan
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The best way to kick off a party? With a glass of this mouthwatering citrus oolong tea. We love its bright grapefruit juiciness – but it’s the fragrant notes of rosewater and tart hibiscus that make it a real star. Refreshingly fruity and delightfully floral, this classy blend is sure to wow no matter how you serve it – hot, iced or with a splash of bubbly.

How it tastes:

Tart, fresh grapefruit flavour rounded out by sweet and fragrant notes of rose

What makes it great:

● This super juicy tea tastes great hot or iced.

● Made with lightly oxidized oolong for an additional pop of floral.

● Hosting? Impress your guests by serving this tea with a splash of bubbly for a classy cocktail.

50 g of this tea makes around 10-12 16 oz cups of hot tea and 5-7 16 oz cups of iced tea.

Oolong tea, apple, pineapple (pineapple, sugar), orange peel, hibiscus, rose petals, natural grapefruit and rose flavouring.

Certification: Kosher

About DAVIDsTEA View company

DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

8 Tasting Notes

1185 tasting notes

I was tempted to get it sachet since Roswell raved about it, but since hibiscus is hit or miss for me, I got a pour over ice and was satisfied for the hot day. The flavors play very well together-going from the tart citrus of the grapefruit to the Turkish delight refreshment of the rose and hibiscus. I did not taste too much oolong personally, but its there in as a green background that’s smooth and hard to notice. I deeply enjoyed it as an ice drink without any additives and highly recommend it as a summer one. I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much hot due to the hibiscus, but that’s a personal preference.

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I was super apprehensive about this tea. DT’s grapefruit blends are either absolute favorites (Ruby Red, aka Grapefruit Squeeze) or completely vile (Grapefruit Granita). On top of that, I don’t really love super floral teas, and I’m not particularly partial to oolong blends.

What on earth possessed me to even try this tea? A 20% discount and the hope that the hibiscus in the blend would, somehow, make it magical.

Well, it did. It’s light. It’s refreshing. The rose flavor is so subtle, especially when iced, that it’s not overly floral. The oolong flavor grounds it just a bit, but it really takes a back seat. The grapefruit and hibiscus play soooooo well together to my tastebuds. There’s a little extra hint of citrus from the orange peel and a slight sweetness from the pineapple and apple (without noticeable apple flavor, which I LOATHE in teas that aren’t apple teas). I love a tart tea, and this is a winner. #teamhibiscus FOREVAH!

Flavors: Grapefruit, Hibiscus, Orange, Rose

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4753 tasting notes

Apprehensive about this one, as grapefruit can be too bitter for me, but this smelled really good in-store. Brewed up, the grapefruit is less intense but quite prominent in the flavour profile, although I got vibes of citronella when I first took a sip, which threw me. The florals are not too strong, and clearly rose.

Although I’m not sure I would care to keep this around, I actually think it’s quite a well-done blend. It actually tastes like what it’s supposed to – grapefruit and rose – and doesn’t have a million other flavours clogging things up. It’s probably irrelevant that it’s an oolong, as it’s not really all that noticeable to me (the tea is over half fruit, so there’s not much actual tea present). Would definitely recommend this to lovers of grapefruit, and the rose isn’t so strong as to be offputting for those who aren’t keen on florals.

I think Lavender Swirl was my favourite tea of this collection, but this is a close second. I particularly enjoyed that these were all “unique” blends, and not just reworkings of the same old things (see: the iced tea collection, new melon tea, etc.)

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10840 tasting notes

From earlier in January, during my holiday break…

Made a big mug of this tea to sip on while indulging in a baked brie topped with red apple jelly and rose petals. It worked quite nicely; the rose was a good tie in, the apple jelly was delicious, the brie was super gooey and creamy and the acidity of the grapefruit in the tea kept the whole thing from being too rich to the point of over indulgence.

It was a different take on a tea and brie pairing than I’ve done in the past, but I loved it.

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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