88 Tasting Notes
The original Oh Canada blend from DavidsTea has the best maple cream flavor and I have hoarded a large amount of it. The original has no chunks of fruit in it, just lots of rooibos, a few maple leaf shaped sprinkles, and tons of maple cream scent and flavor. The new Oh Canada is mostly chunks of dried fruit and has a weird cinnamon taste. Maple Syrup Oolong tastes closer to the original Oh Canada. Maple Syrup Oolong has almost no oolong pieces in the 100g I purchased, and it appears to be mostly dried apples, raisins and nut pieces (the chicory root?). So this gets closer to the taste of the original Oh Canada than the current iteration of it. It’s like a softer, lighter maple cream taste with nutty undertones. Reminds me a bit of Forever Nuts as well, because of that nutty impression. Still, I miss the intense maple flavor of the original Oh Canada.
A very tart taste with the hibiscus, strawberry and hint of lemon. I like a sweeter strawberry flavor, like the one in Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, but this one is nice when that one is a bit too creamy and sweet tasting. This is more refreshing and tart. I’m not the biggest fan of hibiscus and haven’t reached for this one much, however.
Looks very pretty with the dried blueberries, blue cornflower petals and stalks of lemongrass. I like that it has a strong blueberry flavor and enjoy it for a caffeine free blend. I was surprised that the lemony flavor doesn’t come through much for me. It’s mostly sweet blueberry and pineapple, and you get a good amount of extra sweetness from the sugar coated, dried pineapple pieces.
Roswell Strange’s description of these as looking like little tumbleweeds is so accurate. They’re definitely cute and fun as far as the name and presentation. And I agree with kittenna that you only need one ‘eye’ per mug (I used two my first go and was overwhelmed by the sweetness, lol). I’m not the biggest fan of the flavor, to be honest. It tastes very sugary and herbal, sort of like I grabbed random, savory, dry herbs from my pantry and made a tea with them, and then added several heaping spoonfuls of sugar to the mix. I think I want to say it tastes sort of like oregano to me. Still, these were quite fun to try.
I’ve been drinking up the last of my favorite teas that I’ve been hoarding lately and I am so sad to see the last of this one go. I didn’t like the taste of black licorice when I was younger, but I love black licorice candy now and this tea smells and tastes like black licorice candy and creamy anise cakes (with that almost minty edge that black licorice has) with a toasty warmth from the black tea. It’s magic and is so deeply soothing. I feel like it calms down my fibromyalgia pain just a little (or else warms my heart enough to take the edge off). Definitely candied and dessert-like, but also grownup and complex to me. I think it’s safe to say that you’d have to actually enjoy the taste and scent of black licorice / anise to enjoy this, but it’s heaven if you do. A very unique dessert tea that makes me happy. I love the strong flavor and beautiful, deep gold shade of this tea.
I am sitting here drinking the last of my Apple Custard tea and feeling sad that I cannot currently purchase more. This is one that I should have stocked up on and I hope that it returns soon. I actually let this steep for 12 minutes (a DavidsTea employee told me to try 12 minutes for blends with lots of fruit and/or nut pieces) and then let the water go cold, which I know is not a preferred method for many, but I like letting most teas cool before I drink them. Anyhow. Hot, this has a very dried fruit, raisin-heavy flavor and reminds me of a granola bar. Cooled, this tastes just like my favorite apple struedel cheesecake and is super creamy and dessert-like. Just heavenly. It’s as close as I will ever get to drinking a vanilla cheesecake with golden apple topping, lol.
I was so excited for this one, and it does not disappoint. I really enjoy the DavidsTea blends with banana chips in them, as I love the creamy sweetness that they add to the mix. I also love grapefruit, and it’s done perfectly here, reminding me of pink grapefruit sorbet. So refreshing and sweet. I get a good amount of the tropical mango as well.
Creamy banana, sugared pink grapefruit, and tropical, perfumey mango. I love the scent of this and wish that I could get it in a perfume, and it tastes as good as it smells. It’s sweet, but not overly so, and makes me feel like I’m on vacation at a tropical island. I’m usually not wild about fruity teas, but this one is hitting all the right notes for me, and I’m definitely going to be stocking up.
The tropical scent is wafting all around me from my cup this morning and it just makes me feel happy :)
I am a big fan of floral teas (and floral desserts in general) – the more jasmine, rose, or lavender flavor, the better. I’m also someone who doesn’t add extra sugar to their tea. Lavender Buttercream is both not lavender-y enough for me and too sweet for me, with its big lumps of sugar crystals in the mix. My first few sips of this, I actually recoiled at the lingering, chemical sweetener taste that it leaves in the mouth. I like it much better cold than hot, for some reason, as that aftertaste seems to dissipate quite a bit when it’s cold. It’s sort of like birthday cake and buttercream frosting, but with the taste of dye and chemical something amped way up in that frosting. The lavender is a barely there afterthought, just a hint of floral. I prefer their regular Birthday Cake tea, and their Lavender Swirl tea is absolute heaven.