Honey Drop

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Apple, Elderberry, Ginger, Honeybush, Mallow Flowers, Natural Flavours, Orange Peel, Peppermint, Rooibos, Stevia Leaf, Vervain
Flavors
Ginger, Honey, Lemon, Orange, Melon, Orange Blossom, Sweet, Apple
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Bulk, Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Perry Papadopoulos
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “I do not like this tea. I don’t like honey, so really…I’m not sure why I ordered it. It doesn’t really taste like honey though. It’s just a light, bitter, unpleasant flavor, and adding sugar only...” Read full tasting note
  • “I bought this tea because it claims to be an immunity boosting orange, ginger, lemon tea. I do not typically like citrus based teas, however with honey being in the name, I was hopeful for some...” Read full tasting note
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  • “So this was a tea I missed trying when it came out; I recently saw it on the tea wall and asked a tea guide if it was new or a rename of an old tea… he thought it was not a rename, but didn’t know...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is a mild, sweet herbal blend that has the added benefit of providing a boost of vitamin C. And it really does taste like the traditional Ricola throat drop flavor, as purported :-) It reminds...” Read full tasting note
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From DAVIDsTEA

You don’t need to be under the weather to enjoy this immune-boosting caffeine-free orange tea. With vitamin C, moringa, ginger and peppermint, it tastes just like a cool and comforting cough drop. One sip of this delicious all-natural blend and you’ll be soothed, strengthened and satisfied.

Apple (apple, citric acid), honeybush, orange peel, peppermint, ginger, moringa leaves, rooibos, vervain leaves, mallow leaves and petals, elderberry petals, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), stevia extract, natural flavouring.

Price per 50g: $9.98

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392 tasting notes

I do not like this tea. I don’t like honey, so really…I’m not sure why I ordered it. It doesn’t really taste like honey though. It’s just a light, bitter, unpleasant flavor, and adding sugar only makes it worse. It is honeyish, but there’s some very disagreeable ingredient in there. Of course, I made a huge mug of it, which I suppose I’ll suffer through, but I’ll likely swap the rest. Maybe this is one of those teas you’re only supposed to drink when you’re sick, but I like the flavor of throat coat even when I’m feeling well. I’m tempted to rate this one really low because I find it to be quite bad, but everyone else enjoys this one decently, so maybe my honey bias is kicking in. What to do…

Kawaii433

“I don’t like honey, so really…I’m not sure why I ordered it.” hehe I do that all the time with flavors I don’t like. After I sip it, I think the same thing. lol

AJRimmer

Yep, exactly! Sometimes I’ve been happily surprised, but other times, it’s like this.

gmathis

I don’t think I’ve ever had a honey flavored tea that was very convincing.

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I bought this tea because it claims to be an immunity boosting orange, ginger, lemon tea. I do not typically like citrus based teas, however with honey being in the name, I was hopeful for some sweetness that would counteract it.
I travel on the subway a lot and so an occasional immunity boost would be a welcomed edition to my routine.

The smell of the tea before being brewed made me a little worried, but after I left it to brew for a good 6 minutes or so, the smell was more of a lemon citrus honey smell and I was pleased.

The taste was nice, well balanced not really sweet but certainly not that tartness you get from lemon and orange . I could taste the honeybush as well as a little bit of ginger.
I enjoyed this cup and it was better than I had expected. It is just not something I would reach for on a typical night. If I was feeling ill, or traveling or had a co-worker come in ill, I could see myself drinking several cups of this a day with no problem. (however I cannot vouch for how well it will keep me from getting ill).

Flavors: Ginger, Honey, Lemon, Orange

Preparation
6 min, 15 sec

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So this was a tea I missed trying when it came out; I recently saw it on the tea wall and asked a tea guide if it was new or a rename of an old tea… he thought it was not a rename, but didn’t know if it was new. I guess he was new, as Roswell very helpfully noted that this came out 4 months ago! So it was indeed a tea I had missed.

Anyhow, I thought it was okay. Had that “honey” flavour that can sometimes be a tad cloying, but it wasn’t too bad, and there was also a nice pop of citrus. I think there were also other ingredients (haha), but I drank this quickly and don’t remember. Not bad when feeling well, and probably reasonably good when sick. I’ll likely put it in the pile to finish up when I’m not feeling well.

Roswell Strange

Haha, I try to get entries up for new teas as soon as possible after they’re released! Sometimes I’m a little late – but usually I’m on top of it :P

Kittenna

Yeah, screw reading the newsletters, I just need to keep on top of reading your Steepster stream!

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13 tasting notes

This is a mild, sweet herbal blend that has the added benefit of providing a boost of vitamin C. And it really does taste like the traditional Ricola throat drop flavor, as purported :-) It reminds me a bit of another herbal DAVIDsTEA, Midsummer Night’s Dream. This will be a nice fall/winter go-to tea in the morning and/or evening, to boost immunity during the flu season.

Flavors: Honey, Melon, Orange Blossom, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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314 tasting notes

This tea didn’t smell like much upon smelling it, but I bought 15g to try at home. Since I have a cold, I thought it was a good idea. The tea guide also said it is better than Throat Rescue, which I don’t really care for. I added a bit of sugar, and had it hot, steeped for about 2 mins or less. It’s actually really good. I taste the apple and ginger, orange and also the honeybush. Maybe a hint of peppermint, but it’s not really noticeable. Overall I really enjoy this tea, and I managed to get 2 steeps out of one PS. I will definitely buy more of this! I hope it is part of the core collection.

Flavors: Apple, Ginger, Honey, Orange

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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I am currently sick. Boo. I also blame all my co-workers who came in sick, coughing and sneezing all week. Oh, well…I decided to go into DavidsTea after work and stock up on some cold teas. I got Cold911 as usual and received a sample of Honey drop to try in store. I really liked the sample so I got some of this tea as well to take home. I also caved and bought two mugs (they were on sale 2 for $40!). I got the Llama and Toucan mugs. I am in love with them! Well, back to the tea…this is one refreshing cup of tea. I definitely taste the orange with a hint of sweetness, mint and ginger. I think I would like this one even if I wasn’t sick! I hope this one sticks around for awhile!

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Our, sort of, ‘joint’ Thanksgiving & Comfort (ie. Cold&Flu) collection launched today; there are several cute mug designs in this collection – including soup mugs, a ton of core teas being featured for the season, and some new samplers/kits and things. However, the most interesting thing for me is always the new tea – and this is the new one for this collection!

Based on the name, I expected this to me pretty sweet but also mints/potentially eucalyptus tinged – sort of like a cough drop? Something that would be soothing on the throat or good for congestion, like Throat Rescue and Cold 911 but maybe a little more pleasant tasting!?

In practice, I definitely do think this tastes way more pleasant that either of the two aforementioned blends, and I was sort of correct in what the ingredients/profile would be. I mean, it definitely has mint in it but it’s also pretty floral and has a surprisingly strong amount of orange in it as well. The orange is the strongest flavour, in my opinion, though – and it’s actually a really pleasantly sweet and natural orange. I mean, we’re talking really juicy here. As a partially related tangent, there’s this whole weird “thing” on Reddit about eating oranges in the shower – it’s fascinating and I recommend both looking it up and actually trying it. My point here, though, is that the sweet burst/pop or orange flavour reminded me of the intense sensation of eating an orange in the shower…

https://www.reddit.com/r/ShowerOrange/

Apart from a truly magnificent flavour of orange, the finish is a little honey like in its sweetness and there’s a VERY mild tint of mint to everything, that I think accents the sweetness of the orange and adds this extra layer of refreshment to the flavour. I definitely, based on this first cup, wouldn’t describe it as a “minty tea” though. More fruity, for sure.

I’m not currently sick, but I will try to remember next time I have a cold to pull this one out in place of my standard triple strength Cold 911 to see if it does anything for me in terms of in the moment “feel better”-ness. I am glad, though, that there’s a “cold and flu” sort of tea in our line up that I actually like enough to drink when I’m not sick, though!

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.

annie

I was creepin’ on the DT website earlier (-too antsy for Halloween items-) and saw the Matcha Miso, is this also a new flavour? is it….have you tried it yet?

and thanks for that reddit link, there truly is a subreddit for everything!

Roswell Strange

We’ve had the Matcha Miso since January – but it’s being refeatured this month as part of the “Cozy Collection” (a mix of cold&flu, soup tea, and Thanksgiving items). All of the soup teas are sold in prepackaged amounts; either a larger individual bag or a kit that cups with a mug and single serve samples of all three flavours. Personally, I really enjoy the Matcha Miso (I own it) and Tomato Turmeric – the Spicy Rasam is a little too spicy for me personally, but I’m a wuss. I should have reviews up on Steepster for all the different flavours though :)

Cameron B.

I saw the new collection, LOVE the cobalt latte mug but no idea what on Earth I would use it for! QQ

Roswell Strange

A coworker ended up buying one for her morning cereal! It is gorgeous though (reminds me of rabbit fur glaze, but a little more iridescent) – makes me want a matcha bowl in the same style! I haven’t grabbed on yet; but it’s so pretty that I might have and get one for non tea related purposes.

Arby

Sort of unrelated, but I saw in an email DT isn ot doping custom sachet boxes? Will that be available online or just in store, and will they offer all of the flavours in sachets?

Roswell Strange

I’m not sure if they’ll be integrated online or not; and not all stores are getting the BYO Sachet Box unit in store either – I think something like 1/2 all stores are getting the unit? I know the store I’m at has had it for a while though; it’s basically 20 Sachets for $15 and you can mix and matcha which ones you choose. It’s not the full line up of all of our teas; but the range is bigger than the sachets that come in the prepackaged box format. I want to say that we’re currently carrying about 25 different teas in the sachets? But off the top of my head I’m not exactly sure how many options we have. There are ones we’re carrying all the time in that format, though, and we’ll be getting a rotation of new ones with each seasonal collection too – like right now we have the S’mores Chai and Pumpkin Chai in individual sachets. Hope that helped!

Arby

Thanks for the info!

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