I like this one prepared hot with just enough water, then add ice. I got a sample, so will certainly drink all of it. But WNRP since I feel like other herbals are better
“I like this one prepared hot with just enough water, then add ice. I got a sample, so will certainly drink all of it. But WNRP since I feel like other herbals are better” Read full tasting note
“Strange VariaTEA TTB – Tea #3 There were two lonely little sachets of this in the box, and I like mate and ginger so I figured I would give it a try! I quite like it, actually. The ginger is...” Read full tasting note
“(DavidsTea 2022: 31) 2022 Sipdown 34/365! Well… this is pretty much a big cup of nope for me. Herbally ingredients with a side of licorice? Not my thing. I have a handful of teabags of this, sent...” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown (226) T is for…The Buzz Nopity, nope. Its mate and me and mate just aren’t friends. I knew this going in so I am not really sure why I kept this sample.” Read full tasting note
Lately, everyone seems to be buzzing about this tea. But who can blame them? With so many super-energizing ingredients, it’ll probably get you buzzing, too. It’s got the stimulating kick of guarana, matcha and yerba mate, plus a hint of white ginseng – Chinese medicine’s key to vital energy. Add super-healthy green tea, zesty citrus and a spicy hint of ginger, and you’ve got an energizing blend you can feel great about drinking.
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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Strange VariaTEA TTB – Tea #3
There were two lonely little sachets of this in the box, and I like mate and ginger so I figured I would give it a try!
I quite like it, actually. The ginger is definitely the strongest ingredient, but it doesn’t burn my throat or anything extreme. Then I taste a gentle lemon note and the earthiness from the mate and/or guarana. I would guess there was turmeric here as well, which there doesn’t appear to be. I don’t really get matcha, though I didn’t see evidence of that when it was steeping either, and thankfully I don’t taste much licorice root. Ginseng… maybe a hint?
Anyway, I found it rather pleasant, and am surprised by how extreme a reaction some other steepers had ha ha. Maybe these sachets were older and had calmed down a bit! I would consider having some of this on hand, especially for sore throats, upset stomachs, or sickness in general. But it seems DT doesn’t offer this tea anymore anyway.
Result: Finished Off
Flavors: Earthy, Ginger, Ginseng, Herbaceous, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Lemongrass, Spices, Sweet, Turmeric
Samurai TTB #58
This tasted like something I’d want to drink when I’m sick…a bit of citrus, lots of spicy ginger, and a lingering aftertaste of licorice root. I think it would be soothing to a sore throat the flavor would be strong enough to cut through congestion. But since I’m thankfully NOT sick right now, I found the ginger and licorice to be a bit overwhelming and more like taking medicine than enjoying a nice cup of tea.
Flavors: Citrus, Ginger, Licorice, Spicy, Sweet
A sample from VariaTEA!
This tea really reminds me of New Moon’s Immune Defence or Surgical Recovery (without the enjoyable clove) where the ginger kind of outweighs everything else, but is at least mellowed out by the other ingredients. I was excited to try a yerba mate because I don’t think I ever have, but alas, I can’t pick it out of all the other ingredients here.
It’s a tasty ginger tea and I appreciate the chance to have tried it out!
I got this as a sample in my most recent order, and I really dislike it. I want to preface this by saying that I love sweet, dessert, and warming masala chai tea blends. I also enjoy bold flavours; however, this tea tasted strange and almost medicinal? It also had an unpleasant aroma. I do not see myself purchasing this again.
However, for me, although tea has health benefits, I mostly see it as a form of self-care. I love the process of making and smelling tea. And this tea was just not it for me.
Flavors: Medicinal, Spicy
I had a feeling I wouldn’t be too big of a fan of this tea because of the ginger. However, it was better than I thought it would be. The apple gave it a bit of a fruitiness and the ginger gave a kick of heat. I got it in one of Davids packages… I believe the energizing teas kit… I don’t think I’d buy it again. But it was at least worth a try… a nice afternoon pick me up.
Flavors: Apple, Ginger, Spices