This tastes oddly like Five Alive. So I guess that’s good.
“This tastes oddly like Five Alive. So I guess that’s good.” Read full tasting note
“Whew, what a day. I had a pretty good job interview today, ran into a former coworker and had a nice visit, was bad and ate delicious food at the food court (feel terrible now but damn, that mini...” Read full tasting note
“I cannot keep this around long enough and sadly yesterday we used up the last of it in an iced tea. My family loves it! Dried it is the most delightful citrus smell. My children are confused by the...” Read full tasting note
“I drank this iced – 1.5 tsp leaf/500 mL cold water/45 minutes (I recommend steeping at least 30 minutes if you only use a small amount of leaf) This certainly stays true to its name. Lots of fresh...” Read full tasting note
Rise and shine, tea lover! Looking to start your day off on the right foot? This OJ doppelganger is where it’s at. One sip and you’ll feel like you can tackle anything life throws your way. Monday morning meeting? No sweat. 6AM swim meet? Bring it. But this juicy classic isn’t just for the breakfast table. Combined with tropical passion fruit, we’ve turned it into a refreshing iced tea you can enjoy 24/7. It’s sweet, vibrant and delightfully sunny – just like you.
Ingredients: Organic: Apple, raisins, carrot, beetroot, orange peel. With citric acid, organic orange and natural passion fruit flavouring.
Price per 50g: $8.98
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Whew, what a day. I had a pretty good job interview today, ran into a former coworker and had a nice visit, was bad and ate delicious food at the food court (feel terrible now but damn, that mini DQ Blizzard for Miracle Treat Day was for a good cause! And I’m not ashamed to admit that I enjoyed the Pizza Hut personal pan pizza), plus picked up this and a bunch of other blends for the sale price. I wanted to grab another steeper, this time for my mom, but can’t seem to find anymore of those $9 ones despite checking two locations over the past couple days. Oh well.
And psst, that maple fudge talk a few of us were having the other day? I picked up some Maple Walnut Fudge at Rocky Mountain Chocolate, plus some Chocolate Pecan fudge since it was BOGO half off. Ugh! So ashamed, but I won’t try them until tomorrow since I already failed at the calorie game today.
ANYway, onto this tea. I have tried this in store not long after it came out and I wasn’t too impressed. I liked it but it seemed a little too sweet. Something possessed me to grab a tin of it today and I’m glad I did, because brewing it at home, it’s a lot more orange juice-like. I get a swig of that infamous DAVIDsTEA passionfruit flavouring at the beginning of the sip but it rapidly dissipates. But I’m not upset about that because this hits the spot for those times when you want orange juice but don’t want to drink your calories, you know? It tastes pulpy.
I cannot keep this around long enough and sadly yesterday we used up the last of it in an iced tea. My family loves it!
Dried it is the most delightful citrus smell. My children are confused by the pale red colour it brews and how it tastes like oranges (my son believes this is because it is like the blood oranges he likes to eat). It tastes just like a glass of orange juice, it is amazing!
Flavors: Orange, Sweet
I drank this iced – 1.5 tsp leaf/500 mL cold water/45 minutes (I recommend steeping at least 30 minutes if you only use a small amount of leaf)
This certainly stays true to its name. Lots of fresh juicy orange (tastes like Tropicana orange juice!), some tropical passion fruit flavour, natural sweetness of raisins and dried apple. I like the balance of tartness to sweetness. I was worried this would be sour, but I’m happy to report this is sweet with a bit of natural fruit tartness (but not sour per se). It is well balanced and I recommend this blend to those who like fruity herbals but dislike tart hibiscus.
Flavors: Fruity, Orange, Orange Zest, Passion Fruits, Raisins, Sweet, Tropical
Finally caved and bought a tin of this one for at home.
I made it iced on one of my days off this week because it was so hot in our house, and I just needed something refreshing and sweet. I let the tea steep for way too long before pouring it over ice though; like, well over an hour. It was VERY intensely orange flavoured. Basically, it was like an orange juice concentrate, with traces of the more tropical passionfruit. I actually still liked it A LOT because as intense as it was, it was a REALLY natural flavour too. Maybe a bit carrot-y tasting, too?
I don’t think I’d go out of my way to brew it up as strongly in the future though – it loses that ‘Five Alive’ quality I so strongly like about it even if it gains a more in your face orange taste.
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.
This one sounded really good, so I got it to go today. It’s not bad, it has a nice orangey taste but it definitely needed sweetener. It also sort of does remind me of orange juice. Orange juice with a slight passion fruit flavour. I like it, but it’s not a huge favourite.
Flavors: Orange, Passion Fruits