Popular Teas from DAVIDsTEASee All 773 Teas
Popular Teaware from DAVIDsTEASee All
Recent Tasting Notes
my own special version, which is where i take the chamomile stems and flowers out of the tea.
cuz i don’t like chamomile very much and this improves the flavor greatly in my opinion.
RIDICULOUS i know!
but i do like it this way. and it’s yellow warm and yummy nana flavor goes nicely with today’s overcast sky.
who cares about this tea. i don’t wanna talk about this tea.
what i wanna talk about is that i have a davids tea order coming soon and i can’t wait!!!
it includes Movie Night, Vata Ayurvedic, The Chocolate Collection*, The Winter Collection**, the 24 Days Of Tea*** box, AND a new forlife Asian Style Tea Cup!! this means i can have a super rad tea sampling party with my sister over thanksgiving! (and obviously any duplicate teas procured will be included in the guest’s party bag) OMG YAY!
‘* Chocolate Orange, Mint Chocolate Rooibos, Red Velvet Cake
’** Cookie Dough, Banana Dream Pie, Chocolate Chili Chai, Alpine Punch, Cocomint Cream
’*** Buttered rum, Chocolate Rocket, Coco Chai Rooibos, Salted Caramel, Cream of Earl Grey, Glitter and Gold, Crème Brûlée, David’s Organic Breakfast, Hot Lips, Detox, Kiwi’s Big Adventure, Forever Nuts, Green & Fruity, Goji Pop, Japanese Sencha, North African Mint, Checkmate, Toasted Walnut, Read My Lips, Santa’s Secret, Sleigh Ride, Sweet Dreams, The Skinny, Vanilla Oolong
Hiccup – Buke and Gase (as covered by Anna B Savage)
This is one of my favorite mates, and reminds me of morning because of its delicious orange juice aroma. You just take a whiff of this tea and the morning and its magic.
The taste is not for everyone. It can be very bitter (I don’t know if that is just because of how I steep it, but I like it either way) but still fruity. I would say I prefer it to Simply the Zest, but I think they are both on even footing to me. If I want something more refreshing than chocolate rocket in the morning I’ll have this.
My friend made me discover this tea a while ago and I thought it smelled fantastic, but I could not describe the flavour. I later bought 50g of it and I absolutely fell in love with it! Before steepes, it smells like apple pie with a hint of a nutty flavour. But once steeped, the experience begins. We smell the whole nutty part of it with a cinnamon smell that fills your nose. The taste is somehow very complex: a soft taste of apple in the background that then changes with sweet hints of beetroots, that is mixed with a cinnamon smell. That is all completed with notes of nuts.
It’s an amazing herbal tea. That’s the only way I can describe it.
This one is as said in the description, light and piney with a little spice and other fun things. I find it very slightly resembles Quangzhou Milk Oolong (A great one if you haven’t tried it!) but I wouldn’t say they are similar, just a few notes the same (because they’re both oolong obviously) This tea has a very mild gentle calm taste which is what I like sometimes so I quite enjoy it. I sort of agree with Canadianadia where there is an increasing bitterness as it goes on, what I found was there was a little bitterness in the middle of my cup (just slight so it didn’t bother me any) but in the top & bottom it was fine and delicious! I will be buying more of this.
I’ve never had Pu-erh tea before so I figured I’d try this. Dry, it smells amazing, just like those chocolate oranges you get at christmas time. Steeped, it smells really odd and a bit off. The taste however, isn’t bad, it’s not as full bodied as I expected (by comparing it to the dry smell) but it tastes alright and would be nice in the morning or nighttime.
First reaction to the dry leaf is a delicious vanilla-y sweetness. I can smell the butter creaminess. It’s such a pleasant scent.
I’m new to the world of re-steeping, but am going to give it a go with this. I don’t have a variable temp kettle (Yet! Getting one tonight!) so I have no idea how hot the water was. I let it boil & unplug, put some peanuts out for the birds, dished out my tea, then poured the water. I put a bit extra tea in and let it steep for 1 minute the first go ’round.
First sip is quite vanilla-y with a hint of that delicious butter creaminess. Fairly light flavour, which I expected for a first steep. In terms of vanilla, people were accurate to mention to think vanilla bean ice cream or yogurt, NOT extract! Oh gosh this is just so delicious. Every few minutes my rating slider creeps up a bit. I’m trying not to gobble this up, but I’m so impatient for a second steep! The after taste is pleasant and mild.
Second steep. I totally forgot to time it. 2 minutes? Maybe 3+? Dang.
Anyway. A definite change in taste. Still getting the vanilla, but it’s taken a backseat and now the oolong is coming through. Fascinating! After taste is now more tea-like. (Astringent? I’m not sure on the word I’m looking for, still new to this!)
I feel like a third steep might be too thin. Next time I’ll pay more attention to my second steep time. (plus I’m getting a bit full of liquid and don’t want the leaves to sit out)
Definitely picking up a bigger bag of this.
Another sample that I got and haven’t logged yet.
I’m starting to find that I don’t care for the English Breakfast teas. This is the second one I’ve tried and I just think it’s not really my thing. I prefer an orange pekoe as it’s a bit milder. I think I just find the English Breakfast teas to be too much. They are quite strong and I don’t really enjoy them the way that I would want to. Gonna leave the last bit of my sample for my hunny to try. He said he tried some this week of a different brand and seemed to enjoy, so he might like this one.
1.25 tsp for 250mL water @90C. 1st infusion: 3 minutes. 2nd infusion: 5 minutes.
1st infusion: A lovely genuine vanilla scent and taste here — vanilla bean, as several others have said. Something lactic, too — vanilla yogurt, again, as others have noted. I found the finish very clean, almost cool. I didn’t get much oolong.
Liquor is a lovely sunshine yellow.
2nd infusion: less vanilla, more orchid, more oolong. Clean and mineral finish. Much prefer the second infusion.
This 30g packet came to me as a gift from the DavidsTea fan who initially suggested this recipe to the company. She sent it in months ago, they played with it, then released Vanilla Orchid. Tea geekery!