So, last week(ish) we had a big staff meeting at the store. Part of that staff meeting was trying a handful of the online exclusive teas that will be out this year with the winter collection! This was one of them, and it’s actually one that I’ve never had before so I was pretty excited to get to try it – since starting at DT I’ve been pretty obsessed with trying literally every tea that we’ve put out, and I’ve done a pretty damn good job. What can I say, I’m a completionist!?
I do think that this may have still been on the tea wall when I first started drinking tea at DAVIDsTEA – but at that point I wasn’t trying to be the very best like no one ever was, to taste them being my real test, finishing the tea wall as my cause. I just drank whichever teas interested me at the time…
I don’t hate this; it’s pretty simple in terms of flavour. Especially compared to a lot of the blends that come out now. Normal mix of chai spices, some vanilla, and… Oh. Wait. What is that!? A HURRICANE OF LICORICE ROOT in the finish of the sip. That’s kind of gross. If it weren’t for all the licorice root in this blend, I think I’d be into it. It’s just so much licorice root, though.
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.