This tea is quickly becoming one of my go-tos. I just love it. A bright juicy burst from the cherry that isn’t overly sweet or tart, with a sturdy black base that always picks me up.
“This tea is quickly becoming one of my go-tos. I just love it. A bright juicy burst from the cherry that isn’t overly sweet or tart, with a sturdy black base that always picks me up.” Read full tasting note
“So, when you work in retail the holidays definitely have a different schedule than the rest of the world’s… when it comes to Halloween, in the retail world that kicks off in August. Ugh. So at the...” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown (96) I love black cherry soda so now that I have my new found tea pop making skills, I could think of no better way to finish off the leaf. I’m actually impressed because this does taste...” Read full tasting note
“Hmm, I thought I had already reviewed this but I guess I didn’t so I’ll do it now. I’m having a iced cup of this since I don’t have it too often and I’m starting to get into the iced tea season...” Read full tasting note
This sweet and refreshing black tea perfectly captures the taste of a black cherry soda. For a summer treat, try it over ice with a splash of sparkling water.
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So, when you work in retail the holidays definitely have a different schedule than the rest of the world’s… when it comes to Halloween, in the retail world that kicks off in August. Ugh.
So at the store I work at; we’re doing Halloween set up this week. Basically, a third of the sales floor converts to Halloween stuff. We’ve already done take down last week so this week has just been receiving our Halloween shipment and getting it up. In order to do this, we’re working in two (voluntary, because this is all over time) crews: an evening crew and an overnight crew. I’m on the evening crew which runs from 5PM to 10PM after my normal shift of 7:30AM to 4PM – the overnight crew works from 9PM to 5AM. Instead of sleeping at my place, I’ve been staying at my mom’s because the commute to and from work is MUCH easier: if I was going back to my place I’d get home from work at midnight and then have to get up FOR work at 5:30, like usual. Nope – not doing that.
So last night I came ‘home’ from doing Halloween and my mom saw I was just exhausted from unpacking pallets of stuff and offered to make me a cup of tea. No one ever offers to make me the tea so how could I refuse!?
This is what she picked out: honestly, I don’t actually remember when this tea got released!? DT has been releasing so many teas recently that it’s just hard to keep up with them all but even still I just genuinely have no recollection of this one. It’s from her stash, not mine. Anywho, she made it with milk added which isn’t a choice I probably would have made myself but who am I to complain when someone else did all the work for me.
It was pretty good; I want to say it reminded me a lot of those Sour Cherry Blaster candies but the creaminess of the milk negates that just a little bit. Agh; milk just doesn’t have a place with this blend! I mean, creamy cherry is totally a thing but if you’re going for a creamy cherry flavour you definitely have to commit and this isn’t committed to that profile/geared towards that sort of flavour. The cherry notes were good though! Bright, just sweet enough – a cross between realistic and candy. I don’t know; it’s kind of punchy? I’m looking at the ingredients list right now (which I didn’t have last night) and it’s got licorice root in it – I’m impressed though ‘cause I definitely didn’t taste it. So, you know, it was good for how it was prepared for me…
It’s still hurting my brain that I can’t remember when it was released…
Flavors: Candy, Cherry, Fruit Punch, Fruity, Sweet
I love black cherry soda so now that I have my new found tea pop making skills, I could think of no better way to finish off the leaf.
I’m actually impressed because this does taste pretty similar to a black cherry soda, albeit a more watered down version and with a slightly stronger taste of carbonation. It’s also slightly astringent at times. Still, I can definitely get black cherry from this and that’s pretty awesome. A great way to say good bye.
Hmm, I thought I had already reviewed this but I guess I didn’t so I’ll do it now. I’m having a iced cup of this since I don’t have it too often and I’m starting to get into the iced tea season now. This is much better iced than it is hot. Nice cherry & licorice flavour. Although I’m careful about the steeping times, since it does tend to get bitter quickly. I like it though.
Flavors: Cherry, Fruity, Licorice
I purchased this tea while travelling this summer! I figured it would be a good refresher for the long travel days! I first tried it cold in store. Though I enjoyed it, it wasn’t as strong as I would have liked. I love my black teas extra strong. Because of this, I purchased 50g to have to make my way! I like it stronger much better, especially when it is iced. I don’t think it really needs it, as the tea itself is pretty sweet, but I love this with a little bit of sweetner in it. Definitely helps bring out the soda flavour.
I also tried this tea hot and enjoyed it, but I would say that it is a lot better cold than hot.
All in all, I’m glad that I purchased this tea, and I’m glad I still have some left. I won’t be heartbroken when my stash is gone, but I will have enjoyed my time with it!
Flavors: Astringent, Cherry, Fruit Punch, Fruity, Sour, Tobacco
I’m really torn with this tea… I picked up 30g of this to try because the dry leaf just blew me away! It’s so nostalgic and delicious smelling… I could just wear the bag of it around my neck all day huffing it.
Dry Leaf: CHERRY! Cherry punch/soda, sour cherry, cherry tobacco
Liquor: a bit deeper smelling… Still unabashedly cherry-full
Tasting notes: ICED- black cherry syrup, blackberry leaf, sour cherry
So as I said, I’m torn with this tea. Dry leaf & liquor wise, the smell is fabulous. It’s important to note that I made teapop out of this, so my review isn’t going to be 100% legit, I realize. However, I made double strength and used plain sparkling water, iced. The flavor was good… I wanted to love it. I didn’t hate it, but it didn’t blow me away. There was something in the background that threw me off… Possibly the blackberry leaf? It made everything go askew. It started off tasting just as I hoped then, blech, something off. I also wished there was more sour cherry flavor once steeped & iced.
All in all, I will eventually power through all 30g, as it’s summertime, but I’ll be honest… I may pawn some of it off on ice tea for my daughter. Probably wouldn’t purchase again… Unless to use for fragrance sachets! lol!
Flavors: Cherry, Cherry Wood, Fruit Punch, Overripe Cherries, Sour, Tobacco
This tea is a totally different animal when cold steeped! Much more enjoyable and refreshing. It still has that weird tang that leaves me suspecting stevia like a couple other David’s Teas that have sugar added. The tea is sweet, but has a slight sour tang or pucker to it. I’m still not head over heels about it, but if cold steeped, I can easily finish the rest of this sample.