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On it’s own, this tasted like a very mild coffee without any of the weird aftertaste. It got the job done as far as caffeine, no jitters. It didn’t really taste good so much as mild and a little pleasing.
Adding sugar, though, really brought all the flavor out. Wow! Suddenly I could actually taste the vanilla and chocolate.
I’ve found that I have some difficulty getting pu’er tea to consistently taste good. I’ve had a much easier time with this stuff and didn’t really end up feeling the need to go through any extra preparation. Sharing it with my coffee-lover boyfriend (who discovered the sugar trick), he declared that this was his favorite tea so far and he’s been asking for it ever since. I’m definitely going back for more.
I received this as a sample and gave it a try. It smelled a little artificial, which was to be expected because of the “artificial flavoring” noted on the label. It tasted artificial as well, though, and that flavor overpowered the whole thing. I didn’t finish my cup, tried to pass it on to my boyfriend. He made a face and didn’t want any either.
Like another tea-drinker mentioned, I seem to like this tea a lot more than the average Joe. Tastes a lot juicier than most teas, and I find it’s especially good on dreary weekend mornings when you really need that extra kick to get going. Like having your morning juice and your morning tea all in the same cup.
Someone else posted they would rather just have Mango Madness; I also have that tea, and to me the two don’t compare. I don’t know what it is about this one (maybe it’s the green versus white tea base?), but while I also really like Mango Madness the two are not interchangeable, nor could one be replaced by the other. I’d like both, please! :)
I have to admit: I’m not really getting the chocolate here. It smells and tastes quite strongly of coconut, and that mixed with the chamomile gives it a lovely sweetness that was very fitting for my after dinner tea. But it does go quite well with a bit of chocolate, even if it doesn’t taste like it.
I’ll have to try this with a dash of cream, or maybe even coconut milk.
This was the tea that started my love for Earl Grey teas. Prior to drinking this I’d always found Earl Grey a bit too bitter for my tastes and so I usually avoided it. However last year for Mother’s Day I decided to get my Mom some tea and on a whim got her this one.
Needless to say I tried some with her, and to my surprise I loved it. I think the fruit really complimented the bergamot in a way that appealed to me. It wasn’t long before I had to buy my own tin and this became my weekend morning tea. It’s now competing with a few other Earl greys but it’s still one of my favorites.
I must have a poorly distributed tin of this because I’m not getting any of the flavours the good reviews mention :( There is no nutty flavour in this tea, which is a bitter disappointment considering my favourite teas are nutty teas! It’s definitely creamy but there’s really no toasted walnut flavour. I get a toasted green tea, much like a genmaicha. Almost grassy? I don’t know how else to explain it really. Once cooled, the pineapple is more pronounced, but still not nutty enough! Such a shame. I really wanted to like this one.
Nope. Not good. Not at all. I’ve tried all kinds of things with this tea and I still can’t create something with it that I like. Iced? Cold brewed? Meh. Hot? Bleh. It’s oily and it smells painfully artificial. The dry leaf smells utterly amazing, but the tea itself has very little body and the flavour is underwhelming. Overall, it tastes like an extremely watered down version of the banana nut bread tea with a hint of a fruity kick to it, but not enough to keep me wanting more.
If I had to describe this experience in a word? Yuck.
This tea is decent iced but I found the taste is a lot more balanced when cold brewed. I cold brewed 1.5 times the amount of tea called for in a 1L mason jar with a tablespoon of agave for around 12-14 hours. It was pretty good. I wasn’t exactly wowed but I did enjoy it while it lasted.
Definitely not a keeper or one I consider worthy of restocking, but the description is pretty spot-on and it was an interesting drinking experience.
The first time I had this, it was in store and it was iced. It was delicious! I had it with a bit of sweetener. You can definitely taste the papaya ad peach, and the blend is perfectly balanced. It is perfect for a summery, fruity tea! Plus, I love the caffeine. It is my fave stimulant from Davids Tea. I went back to get some and am now drinking it hot. It resteeped good for a second cup, but I wouldn’t push it to 3. If you like fruity teas, and don;t mind the caffeine, I highly recommend it!
This is probably going to mimic the Pink Passion fruit review but it cannot be helped. I admit I have never tried Guava before. That being said my curiosity was perked for David’s Tea’s introduction to the pretty fruit. The dry mix is almost as tropically aromatic as the brew itself. I was blown away.
Now onto the flavor itself. The guava fruit I admit adds a semi-sweet nuance to the rose hued elixir akin to perhaps a kiwi? I can imagine it being a great popsicle if frozen. The next endeavor for the company for a summer treat. A Tea popsicle, purchased for about $3? What do you all think of that? Wow, almost went on a tangent there.
But yeah, I think the tea is grand and I thank David’s for introducing me to another delicious fruit. I think they’ve really pulled me over to the tropical side of the flavor tree with their spring and summer collections. I almost fear (with happy anticipation) what they have planned for the Fall. A return of Mama’s Apple Pie? We can all wish. :) Cheers!
I have to admit getting home to Victoria just in time for the second of the “Garden to Cup” series release was fantastic. The tea leaves smell refreshing and look so bright and green in their dry form. I can only imagine what it would be like to visit Shizuoka to see these leaves in person. This is the next best thing.
The flavor when brewed is smooth and very buttery to the taste buds. Yet the scent is very soothing to the spirits perfect for an evening stargaze. It is a worthwhile treat and priced just right for a fresh green tea such as this. Truly en par with the Gyokuro varieties that are available. Delish!
It was the day after the premier of Hangover 3 did I try this one and boy was it a refreshing fit. In comparison to the Valencia Orange that I tried when I came home and Mango Madness this one is the perfect blend of both. The natural goodness of a tart blend sweetened nicely by the nuances of pineapple. I have yet to try it cold but I can say with certainty that it would make a smashing tea pop or an iced tea.
On the note of a tea pop. This is also the time I tried the new tea pop at David’s. My first trial was the Lime Gelato. The combination of soda water and the tea was very refreshing I found. The flavors still came out just fine and worked great with the soda water without anything really getting muddled.
As for pricing, I can see why they charged $4 for the drink. It’s approximately $2 for the soda water and $2 for the tea. So it all evens out in the end and makes it worthwhile on paper. Especially if the clerk at the desk lets you experiment with the type of tea that you intend to use as a base. (The ones back home at my neighborhood David’s allow it and encourage it. :) )
I think it was mid-way through the week in Edmonton when I tried this tea. Yes, the Sunday when I went on the day trip to the Conservatory and TELUS world of Science. The creamy deliciousness that was Coconut Grove was what perked me up for the exploration. I’d say the vanilla notes are what made for the extra richness that was not in Coconut Oolong.
Not to say one is better than the other. I love both equally. But as I couldn’t naturally take my tea collection from home on the trip the Coconut Grove fit the missing spot that the oolong filled just nicely. It smelt fantastic in dry form but really shone once it was brewed. I just recommend if you are at a hotel with their coffee machine brew the water first rather than use their filter for the full effect.
It tastes more pure that way. Or if you are extreme or don’t plan on buying souvenirs bring your electric kettle from home. Haha, but I digress. If you liked the oolong you’ll love this. :)
It’s been awhile hasn’t it. May and June have been how you say “busy” with travelling for vacation in Edmonton. Although it was only ten days, scheduling the trip in the middle of the month makes it seem a whole lot longer. Wouldn’t you agree? While staying at the West Edmonton Mall I arrived just on the release date of the Summer Collection so the next few posts are going to reflect that. Hope you’re ready. :)
I have never tried passion fruit before so when I found out that David’s Tea was coming out with one for the summer I was very curious suffice to say of what it was going to taste like. At a first glance the soft rose hue of the elixir was enough to give a hint of what to expect but wow. It was sweet and light like one of those tropical flower petals.
The passion fruit gave it a very refreshing edge and made each sip a joy to the palate. It wasn’t too sweet and it wasn’t too tart. On the whole it was very cooling to drink both on the vacation and when we had that heat wave a week back. I can say for certain that cold or hot you’ll enjoy all the subtle nuances of this tisane. Cheers!