So I received my order of a handful of Davidstea’s (mostly established favorites). This one I wavered on…. I was questioning the apple base fitting with the mocha flavoring. I didn’t want the apple to show up in the cup at all. I’m glad to report: it doesn’t. It’s mocha and slightly cocoa and slightly creamy and sweet. NO APPLE. So the blend does what I want it to do and I’m happy with it! How could I not be, with those cute tree sprinkles?? It will (hopefully) curb any sweet cravings and also taste mighty nice as a no-caffeine late night option…but with the flavor of mocha it will SORT OF keep me awake? It will trick me a bit. The lingering flavor is lovely. The second steep had almost the exact same flavor as the first. I think I steeped it perfectly. I’m glad I decided to go with this one when it was much cheaper than usual. The only thing is any splenda here might age this one quickly.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 5 minutes after boiling // 4 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 15 minute steep