Stopped at DAVIDsTEA on my way home from work today; I’m usually super on top of trying the newer teas but somehow I’m only just now getting around to getting samples of the Boardwalk Collection…
My haul today:
10g of Cotton Candy (I’ve tried this before; just wanted a bit to revisit it)
20g of Coco Colada
20g of Maracuja Mango
20g of Cinnamint Mate (Another that I’ve tried and just wanted more of)
20g of Chocolate Covered Banana
A few of the newer tea infused chocolate bars
And this, To Go and iced.
I didn’t get a sample of this one because I actually thought I’d dislike it – but I wanted to try it anyway so it’s what I chose for my iced tea for the bus ride home. I was kind of taken aback though, because it was really cool. It tastes EXACTLY like a grape freezie/slushie. And you all know what I’m talking about; it tasted like that sweet, grape candy flavouring that’s best described simply as: “PURPLE”. There was a bit of a playful tartness at the top of the sip (from the rosehips, I believe) but the rest was just very refreshing, summery grape freezie. Yeah, it isn’t the most natural tasting grape flavour in the world but anyone who’s going into drinking this and expecting a more natural taste grape flavour probably doesn’t fully grasp what DT was going for with this one.
That lovely, grapey body note is finished off with a mild grassy finish that lingers briefly in the aftertaste. It’s a nice presence in the sip because it kind of reminds me that I am drinking tea. The reason I actually expected to dislike this one was a combination of the base and the stevia but surprisingly neither were an issue while I was drinking this. If anything, I actually kind of regret NOT getting a sample in addition to my iced tea.
Kudos to DT for nailing the flavour they set out to.