I coldbrewed this little beauty and it turned out so good! Maybe I was wrong about no longer liking rooibos, maybe I’ve just needed to drink a good rooibos.
It smells like cough syrup but tastes like berries. Love.
“My study cup for my weekly midterm sigh, almost at a sipdown for this one, probably enough for one more cup. Still tasty and most importantly caffeine free, although I will probably be crazy...” Read full tasting note
“Okay, I’m 90% sure this came from Invader Zim So thank you! (And if I’m wrong, then thank you to whoever swapped me this!) It smells really interesting – like the inside of The Body Shop or...” Read full tasting note
“I’m increasing the rating for this a little, because it’s really growing on me the more I drink it. It never called to me so it took me a while to try it, and then it took me a while to warm up to...” Read full tasting note
“Thank you Invader Zim for this generous Sample! Tonight I decided to do a LONG brew of this Rooibos. I read the reviews first, the discriptions of the rose, lavender and strong red rooibos but I...” Read full tasting note
A little rustic glamour
The scent of lavender never fails to evoke the south of France, with its fabulous mix of tiny villages and celebrity-filled beaches and yachts. So imagine yourself in Aix or St-Tropez, leisurely sipping on this smooth blend of rooibos, rosehip, black currants, rose leaves, lavender, raisins, red currants, rose petals and dried blueberries. It’s filled with sophistication and antioxidants.
Price per 50g: $6.75
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After reading several of the reviews I can’t quite figure out how I ended up not liking this tea!! I brewed up a pot of this tea before a movie. At first sniff I was immediately was taken back to my childhood, being sick and my mom giving us shots of Robitussin. Weird… right?? Anyways. It steeps for a minute or two. My mom comes in to check if it’s ready. I give her a sniff and the first words out of her mouth was Robitussin?? I pour us each a cup and start the movie. As it cools I can’t stop sniffing my cup!! At this point all I can smell is medicine. NOT the good, flavored kind either. I wait for mom to take a sip and I can tell just by the look on her face…. that we have a pot of brewed fail. I take my first sip and yep!! Robitussin. I get about half way thru my first cup and can’t take it anymore. I’m taken back to being a kid, sick in bed, covered in some kind of gooey vapor rub, drinking Sprite and having to guzzle down Robitussin. Ick!! I wanted to like this tea but it’s just not going to happen…
On to the next!! :)
I asked DavidsTea to recommend me a tea that had lavender in it (I was on a lavender hunt, because of a certain lavender earl grey latte I had at another place) and they showed me this one. I had this steeped in my travel mug but I never got to try it because I had forgotten it at work. It did leave a nice after smell to my mug after the wash, for some reason I thought it reminded me of bubble gum. Maybe that’s just me.
I will give a better note when I actually get to try it.
The Rooibos in this one is really strong, a bit too strong for me. The lavender and currents do add some interestingness, and it does remind me of France. Lavender tends to knock me out, so I have been using this as a before sleep tea some nights.
I got this as a sample, but I don’t think I will get it again. I like the uniqueness, but it is just too red-rooibos-y. I much prefer some of the other Rooibos blends that include Green from DT, such as Green and Fruity or Birthday Cake.
To start off—I don’t like rooibos. I was recommended this tea from a friend. From the bag, it smells really amazing because of the berry smells. Unfortunately I can’t get over the taste—I’m not a big fan of it. I really hate to say this, but the taste reminds me a bit of soap. I really wanted to like this one, but unfortunately it won’t happen :(
So yesterday I tried this tea iced – my first time trying it!
No, at least as far as I’m aware, this tea isn’t coming back any time soon. So how did I get to try it when it’s been retired for quite some time now? Well, my coworker Sarah has a pretty massive stockpile of it since it’s her all time favourite tea to ever be made by DAVIDsTEA and when she mentioned this the other day I told her I never actually had a chance to try this one before it was retired, so she brought me a sample of it on our last shift together.
Just going on dry smell alone, I could really get a strong sense of the lavender and rose but the fruity notes seemed a bit more abstract to me. Steeped up though, the blueberry REALLY strongly comes though and I have to say that I adore the sweet, juiciness of it contrasted against the smooth, delicate rose notes and stronger lavender. I do tend to enjoy, in general, pretty well every blend DT has made with blueberry though. Blueberry Jam is obviously my favourite, but Dark Chocolate Delight, Buchu Superfruit, Bear Trap, Serenity Now, Blueberry Matcha, and even to some extent Blue Lagoon have all been teas I enjoyed. Only one that jumps out as a blueberry tea that I overall disliked is Blueberry Muffin.
I do wish I could taste the currants in this a little more – they’re rather lost in between the blueberry and floral notes. This is super hydrating and refreshing though, and in my opinion pretty damn well balanced. I 100% see why it’s Sarah’s be all and end all. That said, I also feel like I get why it was retired too. There’s a lot of overlap between this one and Serenity Now as far as flavour goes: both prominently feature lavender and berry notes while also both being caffeine free. It makes sense to only carry one when they’re filling the same position in the wall, so to speak. How they picked which one? Well, that part I don’t know. I enjoyed this but I also enjoy Serenity Now and I think I’d be happy seeing either on the wall, personally.
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 regarding the teas, and not the company’s.