1231 Tasting Notes
This, so far, is the only DAVIDsTEA I wanted to return after the first taste. Then I tried it 2 more times and felt the same way. I don’t even want to regift it. It’s got that cool hit of bamboo, then tingle of pepper heat… and tart strawberries. The cool and heat and tart was just a bad combination for me.
I’ll try it iced in the summer, months away from now for me to remember this was a “bleck” reaction for me.. maybe that will go better.
From the description of this tea (and a DAVIDsTea newsletter of making it like hot apple cider) the smell of the leaves wasn’t exciting… very light spice smell and apple.
I don’t smell the caramel apple at all. Maybe it’s a bad batch or I got a scoop of all the lightweight bits?
Steeped, I find it to be a mild citrus taste and a bitter after taste. Not spicey or appley. shrug I had high hopes for this one >__<
I’m not sure what orchid tastes like, but I find this tea to taste like an overpowering cherry – but cherry is the last ingredient! With that said, a bit of a disappointment if you want a orchidy /strawberry/raspberry tea as promised and it smells and tastes like cherry. Other than that, it is pretty nice cherry taste…