drank Grilled Pineapple by DAVIDsTEA
2221 tasting notes

I got sucked into a DavidsTea the other day, and since this one is being discontinued, I thought I’d give it a go.

First things first, though. WTF is up with their new shitty steeping directions? 1-2 “PS”? “Hot water”?! Way to be freaking non-specific, DavidsTea. No wonder you have to add stevia and candied fruits to everything to make it taste OK.

Now.. the tea. It smells kind of OK in the bag. A little toasted, fruity, and I can smell rooibos for sure. Steeped, it’s… sugary-sour, rooibosy, and a little toasty. It’s not good. Really, not good.

Now.. the tea. It smells kind of OK in the bag. A little toasted, fruity, and I can smell rooibos for sure. Steeped, it’s… sugary-sour, rooibosy, and a little toasty. It’s not good. Really, not good.Oh gods, that is terrifying.

Now.. the tea. It smells kind of OK in the bag. A little toasted, fruity, and I can smell rooibos for sure. Steeped, it’s… sugary-sour, rooibosy, and a little toasty. It’s not good. Really, not good.Oh gods, that is terrifying.My tongue doesn’t know what to do.

Now.. the tea. It smells kind of OK in the bag. A little toasted, fruity, and I can smell rooibos for sure. Steeped, it’s… sugary-sour, rooibosy, and a little toasty. It’s not good. Really, not good.Oh gods, that is terrifying.My tongue doesn’t know what to do.It tastes burned from the toasty rice and rooibos. There’s some fresh pineapple, but it’s not a nice pineapple flavour. Sweet from all the candied fruit.

Now.. the tea. It smells kind of OK in the bag. A little toasted, fruity, and I can smell rooibos for sure. Steeped, it’s… sugary-sour, rooibosy, and a little toasty. It’s not good. Really, not good.Oh gods, that is terrifying.My tongue doesn’t know what to do.It tastes burned from the toasty rice and rooibos. There’s some fresh pineapple, but it’s not a nice pineapple flavour. Sweet from all the candied fruit.Not nearly as bad as cherry cola, but this is bad.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
OMGsrsly

Oh gods, and it’s weirdly SOUR too. D:

Mookit

“No wonder you have to add stevia and candied fruits to everything to make it taste OK.”

LOL. I totally agree.

Fjellrev

Ugh, this one terrified my taste buds.

OMGsrsly

Wow there are a lot of repeats in my post on my phone. What fun.

This was awful. I still have some but I’m not sure a cold brew will redeem it.

Plunkybug

I just got more of this today to try…I forgot it has blackberry leaves. I hate blackberry leaves in tea. I seemed to remember liking it last year, so I wanted to try it again before it is gone. And…

“First things first, though. WTF is up with their new shitty steeping directions? 1-2 “PS”? “Hot water”?! Way to be freaking non-specific, DavidsTea. No wonder you have to add stevia and candied fruits to everything to make it taste OK.”

Agreed. WTF? I finally figured out that PS is perfect spoon (the one they sell which I don’t think is anything different than a teaspoon)…but the temperature of the water is CRUCIAL for the right cup of tea! I hate that they are adding stevia and sugar to teas…I don’t mind the coconut sugar so much, but criminy…let ME add the sugar or sweetener of MY choice, IF I choose to. I told an SA this today, and I need to mail them about this too. This plus the new directions and so on…Ihave definitely sensed a shift in the company over the last few years…not for the better though. Except for sloth mug…sloth mug replaces my beloved kids mug that now has several cracks all inside and is now useless.

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OMGsrsly

Oh gods, and it’s weirdly SOUR too. D:

Mookit

“No wonder you have to add stevia and candied fruits to everything to make it taste OK.”

LOL. I totally agree.

Fjellrev

Ugh, this one terrified my taste buds.

OMGsrsly

Wow there are a lot of repeats in my post on my phone. What fun.

This was awful. I still have some but I’m not sure a cold brew will redeem it.

Plunkybug

I just got more of this today to try…I forgot it has blackberry leaves. I hate blackberry leaves in tea. I seemed to remember liking it last year, so I wanted to try it again before it is gone. And…

“First things first, though. WTF is up with their new shitty steeping directions? 1-2 “PS”? “Hot water”?! Way to be freaking non-specific, DavidsTea. No wonder you have to add stevia and candied fruits to everything to make it taste OK.”

Agreed. WTF? I finally figured out that PS is perfect spoon (the one they sell which I don’t think is anything different than a teaspoon)…but the temperature of the water is CRUCIAL for the right cup of tea! I hate that they are adding stevia and sugar to teas…I don’t mind the coconut sugar so much, but criminy…let ME add the sugar or sweetener of MY choice, IF I choose to. I told an SA this today, and I need to mail them about this too. This plus the new directions and so on…Ihave definitely sensed a shift in the company over the last few years…not for the better though. Except for sloth mug…sloth mug replaces my beloved kids mug that now has several cracks all inside and is now useless.

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