New Tea Alert!
I’ve been struggling to figure out what I want to say about this tea because, for me at least, it’s been a part of my weekly tea rotation for months now. Like, I don’t want to jump the gun and say it’s my all time favourite tea from DT but at the same time… It might be!?
Like, I have about 700g of this tea in my house right now and another few hundred grams of it in my desk at work – I’ve never had so much of one tea before, but I’m just so worried that this tea isn’t going to be appreciated and I don’t want to run out of it. I drink it probably two or three times a week, and it’s funny to me because on Steepster this is going to show up as my “first time” ever having this tea, but I think it might actually be my most consumed tea… ever.
I do prefer it hot over iced, but it’s quite enjoyable iced too! And I know that Banana Grapefruit sounds like a very weird and unusual flavour combination because, well, it is. However, it works! This was inspired very heavily by smoothies, and I 100% get that when I drink the tea: it’s tangy, fresh and fruity with a lot of obvious citrus note brightness from the grapefruit in the blend but it’s also creamy, and dense and rich. It’s everything that I would expect from a smoothie flavoured tea, except for the fact that you can’t really add milk to this blend. It’s funny; six months ago I would have said that grapefruit was simply just one of those flavours that DT couldn’t nail in an enjoyable way, and within the last six months two of the blends I’ve enjoyed the most from DT have been grapefruit flavoured. Never would have expected that.
I find I can taste both the banana and the grapefruit in this blend, as well as just a general tropical fruit vibe (pineapple/mango like without being distinct pineapple and mango) but I do think I taste the banana just a smidge more.
So yeah – I think my list of all time favourites from DT is probably this now:
1. Banana Grapefruit
2. Cranberry Pear
3. Blueberry Jam
And then honorable mentions to Apple Custard, Peach Mai Tai, Rhubarb Cream Soda, Tropicalia, and many, many others.
I know Banana Grapefruit SOUNDS weird; but I highly recommend giving at least a cup worth of it a shot first (with an open mind) before you dismiss it just because the name sounds strange…
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 and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.