Honey Black

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Black Tea
Black Tea
Earth, Honey, Malt, Sweet, Green, Wood, Salty, Broth
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 5 g 9 oz / 256 ml

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Oh, honey honey

This beautiful black tea is a seriously special treat. It comes from a small garden on the east coast of Taiwan – an area usually reserved for growing oolongs. But the fresh air, clean water and abundant sunshine come together to create some deliciously flavourful black teas as well. To create this luxurious cuppa, each gold-tipped leaf is hand plucked and twisted, for a stunning tea that looks just as beautiful as it tastes. Our favourite part? A sweet and lingering hint of honey in every sip. Now that is sweet.

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23 Tasting Notes

8686 tasting notes


I have 100% had this tea before, and it is delicious. However apparently I’ve never actually logged it in Steepster? So, I’m basically just drinking a small teacup of it right now so that I can refresh my memory on the tasting notes present and get some documentation of it up to continue my streak/stretch of trying and writing about every tea currently sold by DT in store or online or that has been since I started working there…

The body on this tea is just lovely; so smooth and creamy. Flavour is rich and sweet; a mix of creamed honey/malt, cocoa, raisins, and freshly baked bread. Maybe a tiny touch of cinnamon? It’s hard to picture how anyone could dislike this type of profile – and I wish that DT had brought this back instores in addition to having it online. It just wasn’t feasible though, in terms of how much they would have needed to source to supply every store with it. Same reason it was discontinued all those years ago when it was core; supply was too small for the demand.

Which is tragic.

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.

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10295 tasting notes

Sample from omgsrsly I thought i’d tried this one from David’s before but it appears not. Brewed this one up today since i’m trying my best to get through a couple samples today while i work from home. This is relatively decent. there’s a sweetness here. It reminds me a little of a lesser version of some of the teas from TTC. I’d drink this one again :) thanks omgsrsly!

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1124 tasting notes

Thanks Evol! Brewing it up Gong Fu, and the first sip is mostly malty with a slight honey aftertaste. Nice body and texture with a little bit of a chocolate covered raisin thing going on, but I get malt, honey hints, and smooth texture more than anything else. Malty black tea overall. The same can be said for the later steeps. A little flat, but again thick and smooth in terms of texture. I did not enjoy this one as much as the other samples you gave me Evol, but it is not bad.

Evol Ving Ness

I preferred the other DT blend which you sampled the other day as well.

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316 tasting notes

This tea is a good straight tea, another one to be careful with steeping. It has a little honey taste to it, perhaps it would be even better if I added honey or milk to it.

Flavors: Earth, Honey

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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47 tasting notes

I got this as my frequent steeper reward. I was like mwahahaha, I’m getting a $17 tea for free! Still, I feel nervous about drinking a tea so expensive. And while it’s good and I can tell it’s good quality, I don’t think I’d buy it for the price. It’s not mind-blowingly amazing. I definitely get the sweet lingering taste at the end but I don’t actually taste it as honey, per se. Just a general sweet flavor.

Maybe fancy blacks aren’t my thing, and I’ll just stick to flavored teas.

Flavors: Malt, Sweet

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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1758 tasting notes

Mostly getting a note of malt here. The honey note, maybe a little. This is reasonably nice but not spectacular.

Brewed this one time in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 4 min.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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8 tasting notes

Nice. Just getting into tea, but this is in the top 5 so far. First and second steeps very pleasant with a little raw honey and a bit of milk.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 0 OZ / 0 ML

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3 tasting notes

Gorgeous flavor, doesn’t need sweetener or milk. The honey flavor is so subtle and unexpected that it livens the whole experience. Magnificent tea.

Flavors: Earth, Green, Honey, Wood

6 min, 15 sec

I agree! Thanks for the glowing review.

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1040 tasting notes

Thanks OMGsrsly for sending me a sample of this Always interested in trying new straight black teas – thank you.

I’m going to be perfectly honest here – the worst thing about this tea is the price. It’s way too expensive for what it is. Sure it’s a nice Taiwan black – it’s mild with just a hint of honey, it’s pretty starchy (potato ish). For this price it should he oozing in honey notes. I have others that I like better that are about half the price.


i haven’t tried it yet but that’s kinda what i figured it would be like..


It’s fine – it’s totally drinkable but at 14.50/50g is should be more than that. I like the Hans Ecological one better and it’s way cheaper. IMHO


Yup. Definitely too expensive for what it is.

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1184 tasting notes

This is a decent straight black tea. I found this tea very malty. Being named “Honey black,” I was expecting the honey notes to be a little more prominent though. They were present, but very much in the background. There was also a little astringency, so I would maybe try brewing for only 3 minutes next time.

The price tag is a little high. This won’t be a cupboard staple for me but I wouldn’t refuse a cuppa this.

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec

Have you had Beautiful Taiwan Tea’s Honey Black? Or Green Terrace’s? Curious if you could compare them.


Shoot Nicole, no I haven’t. Sorry


I wonder if they are less expensive than David’s. Although shipping is always a factor if you are lucky enough to just be able to go to a David’s in person. :)


There is a DT at our downtown mall, so I generally drink a lot of their tea (it’s convenient)

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