Come on, everyone knew it was coming – DAVIDsTEA has always featured a cocktail collection over the last few summers, and usually it’s a hit! I know that personally I’ve found many really great teas through the cocktail collection. Sadly, the two I most wanted to return weren’t back this year (Pineapple Mimosa and Mint Julep) but there’s always next year…
Of the four new teas this year this is the one that our staff, myself included, were most excited for. For once, the one I was looking forward to turns out to also be the one that I like the most! So, that’s kind of nice. Like all the teas from this collection, I made this one iced when I tried it out so here are my thoughts!
- A little initial tartness; you can tell there is hibiscus in this
- It’s got a strong grape flavour that separates it from the typical hibiscus heavy iced tea
- I think it tastes like Welch’s grape juice (which is a plus)
- And the rest of our staff seems to agree on that
- I’m not a big wine person myself but, to me at least, the dry leaf smells like wine
- Hints of currant in the finish and aftertaste
- VERY full bodied, strong and robust flavour overall
- Maybe a hint of something floral, too?
It was just REALLY good. I look forward to tweaking this a little bit next time I make it; I have a feeling that either a shorter steep time or a little less leaf would balance the hibiscus a bit more, and bring more focus to the unique grape in the blend.
Also, just kudos overall to DT for avoiding both cane sugar and stevia for the WHOLE collection! I know there are going to be many people out there grateful for that.
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.