250 Tasting Notes
Finished off the rest of this today.
Tried steep.it‘s suggestion of only brewing this tea for a minute. Turned out much less bitter, but altogether not that different. It’s alright for a green tea, but not spectacular enough that I will be restocking, genmaicha is still the best everyday green tea in my books.
This tea must be magic!
I completely forgot about it while my 13.5-month-old threw a fit about not being able to climb on the bookcases. Sigh. I nearly panicked when I realised that it’d been steeping for nearly 20 minutes and I only have a limited supply left. Amazingly, it was still warm, creamy and delicious. No need to add milk or sugar.
It’s a Christmas miracle… just not Christmas anymore…
Another white tea greatly improved with a lower temp + short steep.
Steeped only 1 minute (would’ve been 30s but the timer went off and then I puttered around forgetting what the timer was for in the first place!) and it came out delightful and sweet. It’s creamy, light, floral… and so much tastier than I remember it being! I suppose there is something to steep.its white tea recommendations, DAVIDsTEA should take not of that, seeing as all their recommendations for white teas seem to make them taste not as satisfactory as they could be!
I’ll make this short, since I have reviewed this tea multiple times already.
Went into my local store to see if I could buy up any remaining stock, but they’re already out! However, they assure me that it’s not being discontinued, just re-blended. Let us hope the re-blend tastes just as good—if not better—than the original.
Alas, I am down to my 2nd last cup of this, with just enough loose tea for a final cup sometime in the future. As usual it’s dreamy and luxurious with the perfect balance of strawberries and white tea. Please, oh please DAVIDsTEA… don’t screw this one up!
Have you smelled this tea? Well, have you?? If you have this tea in your possession go smell it immediately… it’s okay, I’ll wait.
I know, right? A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! My sister suggested this to me after hearing about my trouble with Alpine Punch and how I was Jones-ing for a flavourful replacement rooibos. At first I was skeptical, the brewed tea just tasted like plain old rooibos. Then I added some milk + sugar and SWEET MERCY it’s like liquid caramels, for reals! Liquid. Caramels. Why have I not tried this tea before?
Another tea I wish I could drink, but leaves my head aching and spinning.
I was so excited about this tea—it sounds delicious—but I won’t rate it since I can’t properly judge this tea flavourwise. From what I did taste, the licorice seemed to overpower the chocolate & strawberry flavours I was looking so forward to, which makes me sad since I absolutely cannot stand licorice in tea. It reminds me too much of Stash and their penchant for adding licorice flavour to absolutely every tea they have.
Sigh… hopefully you all have better luck with this tea than I did.
It’s a sad, sad day when I have to admit defeat on a tea… Alpine Punch, that is.
I’d tried and tried and tried again to make Alpine Punch work, it tasted so good! But without fail I would get a headache 3-4 sips in and then have to dump the rest. So, the other day I walked into my local DAVIDsTEA in shame, a bag of Alpine Punch to return. The sales-girl helping me was more than accommodating, giving me plenty of suggestions and recommendations.
In the end I exchanged for this tea, since I’ve been looking for yet another black tea to put into rotation with Nepal Black, Buttered Rum, and my collection of Earl Greys. This has a nice body that holds up to milk and sugar, which actually seems to get better as it cools. Right now it’s lukewarm and downright delicious! Nepal Black is still my favourite, but it’s nice to have a break once in a while…