958 Tasting Notes
As a licorice-despiser I was anxious about trying this, but I’m happy to say that whatever licorice in there is tolerable and unnoticeable. HOORAY! My favourite kind of licorice!
This is the perfect tea for me to be chugging in the lead-up to cold season. I’m scandalised that my body is being immune to the cold viruses running around so far this year. I thought you were weaker than this, immune system! What’s going on!? I’m not ACTUALLY complaining.
This tea smells delicious. I wanna eat it up. Delicious nutty and sweet dry leaf. The steeped tea smells near to the same, excellently enough, and even the tea itself tastes pretty darn close. Minimal licorice, almond is a legit flavour rather than that awful artificial flavour like in Alpine Punch. Winner winner all around. This is a nice mix of medicinal/tasty tea, it’s tricky for me to find one that’ll fit that double description!
Edit: it seems to get even tastier as it cools. I wonder if this could be quite nice as a cold brew…
Another emo nostalgic sipdown. My very first DAVIDsTEAs are done and dusted… I’ve probably already told this story, but I’ll tell it again, as this will be my last chance to do so now.
Three years ago my family and I started talking about having a white Christmas. Around 12mths ago we finally locked it in and decided on Quebec City (followed by NYC, because when in Rome/North America). DAVIDsTEA was at the top of my to-do list, because tea.
Five weeks out from the trip we’d been planning forever, I broke my ankle.
I went on the trip anyway because I am a masochist and also hate missing out on things, and even though my expenses would have been covered by insurance, my family sure as shit would have still gone and had a ball!
Because of the broken ankle I was pretty useless in the heavy snow of Quebec City. I got into a Davids when we went to Laurier shopping mall but the store was SO busy pre-Christmas that I was overwhelmed and got outta there.
But on Christmas Day I opened up a 12oz Timolino from my sister, and a tin each of Coffee Cake and White Chocolate Frost from my mum. And it was the best ever and I was super happy.
And now I don’t have either of those teas any more :( but all good things must end, so here’s where I leave the nostalgia behind! (Though I’ll probably hoard the tins forever now anyway, and huff them until the scents are gone, because DANG Coffee Cake smells soooooooooooo good.)
Another green flavoured tea… please. Please stop. No, it’s fine. I guess. But two in one Mr. Earl box in one month, when there are only ever three teas a month… some more variety, please!
This one’s like a combination of a green tea and a bedtime tea, to be honest—face full of calendula and chamomile. It’s fine. it’s a green flavoured tea.
First cab off the rank for the Mr. Earl May subscription trio! This was the one I was drawn to the most out of the three because it smells divine, like strawberries (funny because I’m not actually crazy for strawbs in the great berry ranking).
This is a wonderful alternative to T2’s Strawberries & Cream, I think, or even Green Rose. Light green tea base with lovely fresh and fruity flavours that don’t overpower the green.
Ranked as I did because I’m just not that crazy about greens. I really wish I was. I’m definitely going to try this one cold brewed as well, I think it’ll be lovely! For a green.
WELP, I was looking forward to trying this after cold brewing overnight in my lovely new More Tea bottle but then the bottle didn’t survive my bike trip into work.
Internal glass shattered. Devastated.
And I only had a one cup sample of this tea, too! Sigh. Not a great start to the day. Can only go up from here, right?
For a positive spin, that’s technically another sipdown. I so wanted to get under 70 before my Butiki order arrives, but I’ve just received my Mr. Earl May teas so the challenge intensifies AGAIN!
So this is definitely a BEAUTIFUL portable tea carrier, yes. But it only carries a small amount of tea! I guess it’s not much more than my timolino. But carrying around such a bulky thing when I can clearly (zing) see how much liquid is in there and it’s not a lot is a bit of a bummer. BUT seeing the tea in there is really pretty! But also straining leaves out if you need to is kinda annoying. Buuuuuuuuut it’s awesome for cold press.
I’m so torn. I think it’s everything I want? Or it would be if it held a bit more liquid. I’m just getting into this when I run out of tea.
EDIT: and with my second steeping ever, a jolt to the bottle has smashed the internal glass. Ouch. Changing my rating. Bit heartbroken!
My adage seems to be “if you don’t like it hot, cold brew it”. It’s saved many a blend for me and this one is no different. I swapped away the last of my supply of this to a friend last week but saved one last hurrah for my newfound cold brewing joy, and drinking it tonight it is fresh and tasty. True, the almond scent is still putting me off on approach, but heck—we’ve come a long way, baby.