38 Tasting Notes
This was really good with a splash of milk. The scent of the dry tea leaves is overtly “apple” – but the flavour is much more mellow. You can taste the black tea, but with a crisp apple taste and very subtle rose as well. The rose was my favourite part. The two compliment each other very well. (p.s: The tin is so elegant!)
Flavors: Apple, Rose
Give me all the milk oolong — and all the sticky rice oolong!
I only asked for a cup-to-go of this – as I was curious. It was one of the few new DTs that isn’t over-saturated with sugars and artificial everythings. The idea of a rice flavoured tea that was different than toasty genmaicha got me interested!
I thought it was yummy. Reminded me intensely of rice pudding – YUM – the smell was absolutely boiled sweet rice, or yes – rice pudding. It was a unique, simple tea and I wish DT stocked their shelves with more like THIS and I would visit far more frequently.
~I am wanting to try Wha-Cha’s sticky rice tea as I have heard the cost is far less prohibitive.
Flavors: Rice Pudding
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Finally – a flavoured green tea by DT where you can taste the actual green tea!
Okay, firstly, the scent is EXACTLY a strawberry yogurt/smoothie. YUM. Just delicious. The scent filled my whole cabinet! The taste, happily enough, is just as it smells (not always the case with DT, like their caramel corn tea which smelled great but tasted bleh to me). It’s a smooth, strawberry flavour – not tangy, but strawberry milk-y… (think strawberry Campino hard candies) and it isn’t overpowering like many of DT’s flavoured teas. You still taste the base of green tea.
Also noteworthy is the lack of added sweetener which IMO is only a bonus as it makes it refreshing rather than sickly ( I am of the mind that if you want sweetener, you can add it yourself to your liking. I detest sugar/sugar substitutes added to the teas themselves).
Lovely addition – the only one of the three “milkshake” teas that I enjoyed enough to buy 100g of (and maybe more later!) <:
The loose leaf is so colourful and autumnal. Unlike most chais it isn’t just black tea and spices — it is predominantly pumpkin!
I love all of Davids Teas packaging for this Pumpkin Chai with two different containers (50g in a pretty orange mini tin and the 100g collector’s tin).
I bought 100g but I can easily see myself coming back for more over the next few months!
EDIT: As of 2017, the taste is different somehow. Sweeter. I like it far less than last year’s. Hopefully they didn’t change the recipe. :(
I don’t care what the popular opinion is on this one, but I love it and am sad they are discontinuing it. I like the strong cardamom, the anise, and the fact that it is not as strong on the licorice (bleh) as The Spice is Right. I feel refreshed. It reminds me of my 5:00 AM mornings studying anatomy in the autumn before the sun comes up. I have a lot of little memories when I drink this tea. Perfectly spicy!
I’d love some recs for good cardamom-heavy teas for September and onward! Anyone? Any brand will do. Exploration time!