Teapop Sipdown (376)
I drank this hours ago and can’t remember that much about it so that’s bad but I guess also good because nothing bad stands out.
“Teapop Sipdown (376) I drank this hours ago and can’t remember that much about it so that’s bad but I guess also good because nothing bad stands out.” Read full tasting note
“Sipped on this again today after making a large iced pitcher. I have to hide it from oldest though because she enjoys it far to much.” Read full tasting note
“I love a good rosé. This tea was pretty true to name in taste – fruity, a bit sweet, with a biting edge. Definitely better steeped for shorter amounts of time.” Read full tasting note
“First note I tasted was wine, its really delicious. Not a regular price purchase, more like a collectors set or clearance purchase.” Read full tasting note
To us, summer can only mean one thing: rosé in the sunshine. Sipping chilled wine on a picnic blanket? Bliss. This blush pink tisane lets you get your fix all day long. It’s a refreshingly fruity blend of apple, hibiscus, elderberries and currants, with a delicate sprinkling of blue mallow flower. And like its namesake vino, it’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart for all those golden, sunny afternoons. Cheers!
Ingredients: Apple, sultanas, hibiscus, elderberries, red currants, blue mallow flower, blueberries, black currants, artificial wine flavouring.
Price: $7.98 per 50g
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After last summer’s scarring experience with Sangria, I expected wine-flavoured teas to be completely off the table for me this year but unsurprisingly, I still ended up taking some of this home with me last time I visited DAVIDsTEA. The smell of this one was initially very off-putting – it smells very, very alcoholic. However, when brewed, most of the alcohol notes I smelled are no longer present, and I taste mostly raisins and red fruit. It’s a pleasant iced tea, but definitely not something that’s my personal taste, I don’t find grape tea very appealing. Overall, this is a nice herbal blend for lovers of grape-flavoured tea, the hibiscus and alcohol notes are not predominant, and there’s an interesting sparkle to the flavour to give it a bit of complexity.
Flavors: Grapes, Red Fruits, Red Wine
Day 2 of the home made advent tea calender: Fruity herbals
I’ve reviewed this one several times so I don’t have anything to write, but I feel the need to follow everyone else’s teas this month so maybe someone is interested to know which ones I’m drinking. :P
Flavors: Cranberry, Dried Fruit, Red Fruits, Red Wine, Sweet, Tart
I was really looking forward to this one, because it looks so pretty, and it smells amazing! It smells just like the wine… But when I tried it it didn’t taste the same unfortunately, and for some odd reason seems to have an aftertaste that reminds me of the Sangria tea from last year. Which I didn’t like at all. So while this tea is drinkable it doesn’t taste as good as it smells. I tried steeping it for different times as well, but I still get that same aftertaste. I’m not sure what it is. So overall this tea is okay.
Flavors: Alcohol, Red Wine
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.