I don’t think I like this. It certainly has loads of flavour and I don’t like subtle teas. But another reviewer was right-I think it’s the hibiscus spice combo. I’ll keep it and have the rest of the gift tester tin but I won’t buy this one.
“I couldn’t stand the thought of having to drink another cup of this cinnamon hibiscus symphony to chaoskampf again. I guess I disliked it a lot more than previously thought. I only had a mug’s...” Read full tasting note
“Another sip down from the advent calendar! By aroma, this one smells exactly like Forever Nuts. I’m not actually certain if I’d be able to tell them apart. It’s a warm, cinnamonny, nutty aroma....” Read full tasting note
“Ah, newbies at DavidsTea, you’re so cute. Yes, I am aware of the tea of the month, and I am aware of some old classics like Buttered Rum and Cream of Earl Grey. And yes, I’ve tried all of the...” Read full tasting note
“Well I decided to make a cup of this tonight as I am trying to work through some teas to get sipdowns and reign in my cupboard. I read my last review and I really liked this. However, I also really...” Read full tasting note
Falling snow, popping chestnuts, cold hands and noses…yep, winter has arrived. But don’t worry, we have the perfect tea to warm you up all December long. Cinnamon, apples, raisins, almonds, and hibiscus combine for a tea that is sweet, tart, and earthy. And beet pieces make it as nice and rosy as a caroler’s cheeks. So hop in your sleigh, snuggle up, and pass a thermos around. It’s lovely weather for a Sleigh Ride together.
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When I smelt sleigh ride I was taken away. It smelt fruity and nutty and delicious. I could totally use it instead of candles to make my house smell amazing! Unfortunately it doesn’t taste nearly as good as it smells. It tasted very fruity and very confusing. Maybe I just don’t like fruity tea’s? But I wouldn’t get this tea again.
Wow the reviews on this tea are brutal! It’s not the tea’s fault!
The bag, fresh out of the box, smells like a McDonald’s apple turnover (that’s a good thing) but only because you haven’t gotten to the hibiscus yet. Hibiscus in a Christmas tea? Yes! And it turns it a festive red color!
It’s appley! It’s kinda cinnamony! The hibiscus adds some bitterness so it’s not too sweet!
I tried it iced at ashmanra’s and it was even more appley! It didn’t have sugar but I’d bet it’d be delightful. I’m going to try making a pitcher of it iced with some sugar.
I liked it :-P
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Hibiscus
This tea reminds me of forever nuts.. which is one of my all time faves. But it’s much more tart. From other comments I’ve read, I’m gonna assume the tartness is from the hibiscus. That’s slightly disappointing, but doesn’t mean I don’t like the tea. I could not only taste, but also smell, the popped rice. Kind of like genmaicha smell. It was very subtle though. I didn’t get much nuttiness, more so tart fruit and hibiscus and popped rice. I think I’ll steep it for less time next time ( 5-6 minutes maybe- I oversteeped on accident) it’s yummy though! Not awful at all! This and nutty and spice are my fave holiday teas from them right now! I’ll have another cup of this tomorrow and see how I feel then. For now, I’m giving a thumbs up- although if I could I would ask them to tone down the hibiscus
Flavors: Apple Skins, Hibiscus, Rice, Tart, Toasted Rice
This tea was the first loose leaf tea I ever tried. I first tasted it in last year’s advent calendar hot and loved it. When I heard it was returning this year, I stocked up during the F&F sale. I ended up buying a full tin of 150 g. Since then, I’ve tried it iced and it is even more amazing that way. It tastes like cinnamon and fruit without the cinnamon being too overwhelming. It is my favourite winter/Christmas tea and I will be sad when my tin runs out.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Fruity, Nuts
I love the smell of this tea, for this reason it stands out a lot. It smells like “Christmas” and it is very relaxing. The flavor itself is good as well, I do enjoy it but I still find myself looking for something more. Definitely will buy again around Christmas.
Flavors: Butter, Cinnamon, Hibiscus