Gin & Tonic

Tea type
Green Herbal Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Berry, Fennel, Ginger, Honey, Licorice
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Vegan
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Average preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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Gin & Tonic tastes just like the classic version… maybe even better. It may have taken us years to perfect, but oh was it worth it! With aromatic juniper, bright botanicals and zesty lemon, there’s nothing we want to sip more after a long day than this sparkling aperitif.

Kick back and enjoy it for what it really is—your next happy hour go-to!

WHAT MAKES IT GREAT:

Tastes just like the traditional Gin & Tonic, minus the alcohol.

This sophisticated blend was YEARS in the making!
Though the tonic (quinine) flavour was difficult to introduce, we emulated it with a bit of lemon, licorice root and bitterness that comes from green tea.

Experiment with tea mixology! Try this tea iced with a slice of lemon and/or a splash of gin.

Apple (apple, citric acid), Lemongrass, Licorice root, Green tea, Blackberry leaf, Natural (juniper, lemon) flavouring, Orange peel, Ginger, Cinnamon, Coriander, Juniper berries, Turmeric, Lemon verbena, Lemon peel, Rose pepper, Cardamom.

About DAVIDsTEA View company

DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

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2352 tasting notes

This is very herbaceous. I also taste too much licorice. Cold, I find the flavor a bit interesting, but I really wish the licorice were toned down more. The second time I had this, it was less herbaceous, maybe edging toward fruit or mint, but it was a little boring. I really wanted to like this one, but it sadly wasn’t for me.

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This was definitely a win for me, it’s bold and herbaceous with a hint of spice on the back end. I think it’s perfect for non-drinkers like me that still wanna be included in the party.

Flavors: Berry, Fennel, Ginger, Honey, Licorice

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Cameron B.

I was interested in trying this one, but never ordered because the Valentine’s stuff I was interested in all sold out. And now it looks like this isn’t on the website anymore, harrumph. :P

thereadersteacup

I know! I wanted to get more because I really enjoyed it but when you put it in the search bar it only comes in the subscription box :( Super sad about it, I thought it was really nice for an after-dinner treat.

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New Tea Alert!

This tea just launched a couple days ago, as part of an end of the year mocktail collection inspired by the idea of holiday and New Year’s parties as well as Dry January – a trend of completely or partially cutting alcohol from your diet throughout the month of January.

Usually our “mocktail collection” is a summer feature because of all the iceable, fruity profiles – so this timing was a really great way for us to explore some other alcohol inspired blends that might not have normally made sense during the peak of summer, like this G&T blend! Other teas in the collection include Brown Sugar Bourbon, Raspberry Mojito, Coffee Pu’erh (inspired by an Espresso Martini), Ginger Honey (inspired by a Hot Toddy), and La Vida Coco – which is inspired by fruitier “tiki drinks” and was previously introduced as an exclusive tea in the Around The World advent!

Honestly, I’m still impressed by this tea every time I drink it. It took a long time to finish the development for it – nearly four years. In fact, I remember tasting some of the earlier variations of it back during my first week working at the head office. There are some qualities that remained consistent throughout ever version, but definitely a lot of changes – the most important probably being the steps that went into nailing that tonic flavour! What I love is that there’s so many different botanicals in the blend that create this very seamless flavour of gin, but if you reaaaalllyyyy stop and think as you taste you can break down the components and see what they’re all contributing to the whole.

Overall, I’d call this a juniper forward gin profile with that distinct crisp tonic finish, but with hints of spice and lemon. Not really sweet at all, but still weirdly approachable and accesible. It’s great iced/chilled but I actually love it hot. There’s a quality to all the botanicals that give it this soothing “digestif” quality that I think will appeal to fans of other DT blends like Headache Halo, North African Mint, Cold 911, and Le Digestif.

I’m not sure that I’ve ever tasted a tea quite like this one, though a few that come close in their liberal use of juniper – but there’s more depth here than just being a juniper blend.

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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