A lovely vanillaish iced tea. The orange is there, but not obtrusive. A great dessert tea.
“sipdown! which leaves me still at 224 because i snuck a tea to keep out of the travelling tea box A. ;) I figured that while i’m doing a good job of not increasing my cupboard tonight with the...” Read full tasting note
“My hubby loves the smell of this tea; he says it reminds him of orange flavored Campino candies. I’m not a huge fan of orange flavored anything and I’m even less of a fan of orange peel, so I’m not...” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown! 799. Again because the rest goes to Sil. Muahahahahahahaha. Two can play this game! I think I’m a bigger fan of the Joy’s Teaspoon version of this (Creamsicle), as it’s definitely creamier...” Read full tasting note
“This tea is amazing. Sweet and creamy…orangey without setting off my acid reflux, vanilla-y without being fake or cloyingly sweet. This is perfection in a mug. I think we may end up with a tin of...” Read full tasting note
Blended by angels, this is one enchanting tea. It’s a subtly sweet rooibos blend of orange peel, orange blossoms and currants, all kissed with vanilla bean creaminess. Grown among the clouds in heaven and harvested by cherubs, it tastes like a golden ray of sunshine. One sip and you’ll find yourself running along a beach at sunset, surrounded by turtle doves. Don’t believe us? Steep a cup for yourself and see where your imagination takes you.
Ingredients: Rooibos, currants, orange peel, orange blossoms, vanilla pieces, marigold blossoms, safflower petals, natural flavouring.
Price per 50g: $6.50
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If you are in the mood for a not-too-sweet creamsicle, this is the tea. I wouldn’t call it a dessert tea because it’s not too sweet or too rich. You can really taste the orange and the vanilla, but it’s a good balance, and not too citrus-y or tangy. It’s very creamy and would taste amazing iced.
I have mixed feelings about this one. When it’s prepared right, it’s delicious! Like a mixture of creamsicle and bubblegum. But I made it iced with too much leaf once, and it was really, reeaally bad. Really strong rooibos, chemical fakeyness, too much sweet orange flavour to the point that it was all really cloying all together. If you get the ratios right though, it’s pretty magical!
Got this on my first venture into the local David’s Tea yesterday.
I was looking to try another kind of orange-flavoured tea, because I really loved the “Orange Lemonade” herbal from Tealux. (I see now that the Tealux blend is a whole different kettle of, um, tea — not a flavoured rooibos like this one is.)
So even though this one is a rooibos base, I thought it might work because the dry leaves had a really heavenly orange and floral smell. I was following my nose. However, when the tea was steeped, the orange disappeared and the other flavours really faded a lot. I don’t think I’d want to drink a strong floral, but I did wish for the orange to carry over into the brewing.
So the steeped tea wasn’t awful, but nothing at all to write home about. Just blah and disappointing.
The package said steep for 4 to 7 minutes – I went for 7, thinking to maximize the orange flavour. Maybe that was too long. Next time, I’ll try shorter.
Got this one in the caffeine-free pack and it is lovely. It smells bright and orangey when dry and tastes like vanilla and citrus in the cup. I’m not big on adding sugar or milk to my tea, but I added the tiniest pinch of honey and it instantly transformed this into Creamsicle… Dreamsicle? the ice cream bar that was orange sherbet and vanilla cream together. If you liked that as a kid (or an adult!), you’ll love this tea.
From what I can tell by letting it cool down in the cup, this would also make a great iced tea.
So this is my very first entry in my tea journal. My brother bought me a tasting set of 12 David’s Teas, which I have never tried before. I thought I would start with the Orange Blossom because it smelled really good dry.
Hot tea: As soon as it started to steep I could smell a strong orange scent. I loved the first few sips where I could subtly taste the sweetness and vanilla, but as I was nearing the end of my cup the sweetness was very strong! It tasted like candy or bubblegum, not really what I was expecting with a “subtly sweet” rooibos. I still really enjoyed it and will probably take it with milk next time.