From the Samurai TTB
Smells like a minty cough drop. Tastes like a minty cough drop. I could try to add ginger or honey to make it more palatable, but I think there is a reason eucalyptus is relegated to cough drops and vapor rub.
“From the Samurai TTB Smells like a minty cough drop. Tastes like a minty cough drop. I could try to add ginger or honey to make it more palatable, but I think there is a reason eucalyptus is...” Read full tasting note
“I bought this tea because it sounded weird. It is indeed quite weird. Maybe a little too so. I don’t think I’ve ever had a tea with eucalyptus in it, so my curiosity was peaked enough that I...” Read full tasting note
“Odd combination of the mint and fruit that was somewhat off-putting at first but was something I could adjust to.” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown of yet another small amount I don’t love this tea (sour and fruity mixed with medicinal mint and eucalyptus? Yuck) Much like cold 911, someone thought medicinal herbs would go perfectly...” Read full tasting note
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Currants, hibiscus, spearmint, juniper berries, green tea, blueberries, eucalyptus, schizandra berries, natural flavouring
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I bought this tea because it sounded weird. It is indeed quite weird. Maybe a little too so. I don’t think I’ve ever had a tea with eucalyptus in it, so my curiosity was peaked enough that I neglected to notice hibiscus in the ingredients. Surprisingly, the hib isn’t overwhelming! The cool euc mix is strange and a hard taste for me to acquire. I chose it today because my lungs have been feeling restricted and I thought it might help open them up on top of my inhaler. Not sure it’s doing the trick, but it was a high bar in the first place. I’d like to try this cold steeped sometime.
Sipdown of yet another small amount
I don’t love this tea (sour and fruity mixed with medicinal mint and eucalyptus? Yuck) Much like cold 911, someone thought medicinal herbs would go perfectly with something acidic. It reminds me of a cough drop, actually. I do love wintergreen and spearmint flavour so in many ways I like some aspects of this blend. Without the fruity and sour notes this would be a fine herbal.
Flavors: Fruity, Herbs, Hibiscus, Medicinal, Menthol, Mint, Sour
Ick, not for me. It’s marginally less bad than some minty teas, and I believe that’s because I like wintergreen more than peppermint, but it’s still a resounding no. Unsure what eucalyptus tastes like, and whether or not I’m tasting it here. Probably, and I probably don’t care for it. I suppose the name of this tea is accurate though, it’s certainly cooling with the wintergreen!
There’s just something a bit off about this blend. The cooling eucalyptus and spearmint is fighting with the tart hibiscus and berries. Sadly I can’t taste any of the green tea or juniper. Happy to have finished this one off!
*Apparently my opinion of this tea has changed drastically since I last had it.
Tried Cool Eucalyptus in store on Boxing Day as a sample and loved it. Got a tea of the day to go a few days later to make sure I liked it before buying some more and I hated it. Plus, it was a red-ish color now instead of golden but I could still smell the eucalyptus so it was the same tea. I had a free sample coming my way from an online order, so I decided to try it again as maybe they just over brewed it or something. I am glad I did! I really like this tea and would imagine it would be helpful when feeling sickly. I steeped it at green tea temperature from my variable kettle and for 1 and half minutes only and it is the golden color like the first time I tried it.
I still don’t love the taste of this tea, but a coworker and I were talking about ‘tea baths’ and she said that she thought this tea would be a really good choice for a tea bath. I was skeptical, but she convinced me to try it out.
So, earlier this week I split about 40g of tea into four different tea sachets and let that soak into a newly drawn bath. Weirdly, it actually made the bath water look this super dark olive-y/black colour. So it DEFINITELY infused into the water. Interestingly, the strongest aroma throughout the whole bath was the wintergreen. It was very lovely though; aromatherapy in a sense. I did find the bath quite relaxing and enjoyable; and while it was mostly the aroma of wintergreen the eucalyptus came through a little too. I thought it was really therapeutic, good for my muscles and I just felt super stress free afterwards.
So, maybe I would actually buy this tea again – but purely for bathing in, not for drinking.
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.