Butterscotch Chai

Tea type
Chai Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Cardamom, Cinnamon, Fruity, Ginger, Sugar
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Kosher, Vegan
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Average preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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  • “As if I don’t have enough advent calendars, I decided to pick up DT’s herbal advent when they had it heavily discounted recently. So I’m adding it to the rotation! The butterscotch chai is Day 1. I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Steep: 212°F 5 min Tasting Notes: Dry Leaf Smell: butterscotch, rooibos Steeped Tea Smell: rooibos Flavor: rooibos, butterscotch finish Body: Light Liquor: translucent very light orange...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Not a fan of this one. I don’t think it has much butterscotch flavor. Probably the real issue for me is I don’t like Rooibos with a lot going on. Bonus points for it using natural flavor though....” Read full tasting note
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  • “ok but I want all my dessert teas to be like this one.. light, airy, butterscotch candy sweetness is not too heavy, good aroma, very drinkable. goes down fast. would def repurchase on sale” Read full tasting note
    87

From DAVIDsTEA

When the temperature drops, is there anything more satisfying than comfort food? Comfort TEA. Add a dose of sweet caramel to your evening with this nutty caffeine-free rooibos – think flavourful & delicate spices, cardamom, cinnamon & creamy butter. Inspired by our favourite caramel hard candy.
What makes it great

A sweet upgrade on the chai flavours you love

It’s caffeine-free, so you can treat yourself to a mugful before bed

The unexpected mix of sweet caramel with warming cinnamon & aromatic cardamom

Rooibos, Apple, Sugar, Ginger, Mango (mango, sugar), Pineapple (pineapple, sugar), Cinnamon, Papaya (papaya, sugar), Cardamom, Sweet blackberry leaves, Black pepper, Natural (caramel, butter, biscuit) flavouring with stevia extract.

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DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

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877 tasting notes

As if I don’t have enough advent calendars, I decided to pick up DT’s herbal advent when they had it heavily discounted recently. So I’m adding it to the rotation! The butterscotch chai is Day 1.

I had this both straight and as a latte. While I enjoyed it both ways, I think this is a particularly indulgent blend made all the more so in latte form. There’s a lot of sugar in the blend, but it’s hard to complain when it’s so effective. I wouldn’t have picked this up on my own because of the stevia in the ingredients, but I thankfully don’t really notice it in the brew. What I do taste is butterscotch. Very butterscotch, not very chai, but the butterscotch is so good that I don’t really feel like I’m missing the spices. Making it a latte helps here, because then it leans more towards being almost like a very subtly spiced butterscotch gingerbread cookie.

I took a peek at some of the other tasting notes before posting this, and it might be helpful to flag that I was really careful every time to get a little bit of everything into the steeper (there’s big bits and little bits in the blend, and they naturally tend to separate). I also erred on the side of longer-than-recommended steeps. So it might be less enjoyable with shorter steeps or if it’s not a perfectly balanced scoop.

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786 tasting notes

Steep:
212°F
5 min

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: butterscotch, rooibos
Steeped Tea Smell: rooibos
Flavor: rooibos, butterscotch finish
Body: Light
Liquor: translucent very light orange yellow

Comments: thin and watery

Post-Steep Additives:
sugar
much more butterscotch, hint chai (cinnamon, ginger)

Comments:
two teabags didn’t change much

Resteep:
didn’t work

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

YouTube Review https://youtu.be/9pd0HK7Xh2g

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Blog Post https://amazonv.blogspot.com/2022/11/davidstea-teabag-herbal-tea.html

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Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Not a fan of this one. I don’t think it has much butterscotch flavor. Probably the real issue for me is I don’t like Rooibos with a lot going on. Bonus points for it using natural flavor though. One thing I am really noticing is Davids tea doesnt have much resteeping power.

Kittenna

I didn’t find much butterscotch here either. I was disappointed.

Roxy King

I’m glad I’m not alone on that one. Not sure where the butterscotch flavor was supposed to come from when looking at the ingredients either. Ah well…

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58 tasting notes

ok but I want all my dessert teas to be like this one.. light, airy, butterscotch candy sweetness is not too heavy, good aroma, very drinkable. goes down fast. would def repurchase on sale

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223 tasting notes

This delivers dessert! I’m not sure if it’s exactly butterscotch; it makes me think of eating a warm, spiced and lightly sweet dessert. I can’t put a finger on exactly what it reminds me of but it’s positive – as long as it’s hot. As it cools it gets fruity, which is something I remember experiencing with several of the DAVIDsTEA flavors from last year’s advent. I like fruit! It feels odd here. It’s tolerable, but since I don’t drink fast enough for a fully warm cup most of the time, it changes how I rate the tea.

DAVIDsTEA caffeine free advent, day 1

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I haven’t had much luck with DT chais, but this one sounded too tasty to resist. It has lots of similar elements to my beloved monster mash. I really don’t taste butterscotch, but there is some unidentifiable dessertiness. Similar to butterscotch, but it doesn’t quite reach that. With milk, this is pretty tasty. I can’t really taste the rooibos, but I think it was a good choice for the base since it’s supporting and not distracting. The spices are really too mild to be called chai, but they are pleasing. I’ll definitely finish my 2 oz of this easily.

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1335 tasting notes

Taken with a dash of milk.

First impression is that it’s alright but the stevia wears on me. Stevia, apple, and, surprisingly, mango are ingredients that often do not work for me.

I’ll try steeping it directly in hot milk next time (or heat it all up together on the stove. Depends how lazy I am).

Flavors: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Fruity, Ginger, Sugar

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14051 tasting notes

Sipdown from yesterday! likely not too many more before the end of the year but we’ll see.

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13729 tasting notes

Adventaggedon Day 1: Tea 1/7

So I may have bit off more than I can chew this year. I’m doing seven advents (and one 12 days “half advent” later in the month) which is more than I’ve attempted to do before. As always, I’m going to do my absolute best to post daily reviews and to take photos on instagram as well. I didn’t miss a single tea last year so I want to hold myself to the same standard, but we shall see…

This was the first tea in my caffeine free advent from DT and I decided to steep it up as a hot latte! Nice and frothy as well, because if you’re going to make a latte the best part of that is the piles and piles of foam. It was a good choice because the creaminess of the milk sort of exaggerate the buttery quality of the tea which makes it taste a bit more authentically like butterscotch to me. It does have a bit of a fruity taste that breaks the flavour illusion, but it was a rich and indulgent midafternoon cuppa overall and certainly not a bad way to kick off this advent!

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.

CrowKettle

And here I am worried about staying on top of logging my 2 advent calendars XD

Good luck and looking forward to following your experiences!

Evol Ving Ness

You’re a wild thing, Ms. Strange. And everything that CrowKettle said.

Martin Bednář

Wait, 7 teas from Advents? And I am thinking that one is too much!
But as much as I know you, it will be nothing for you.

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