87 Tasting Notes
I have this, as well as the Tea Master from Teaopia, and David’s Tea Steeper is by far the more used. The wider base fits over my favourite mugs better,and the shorter but wider brew area allows for better expansion of some of my leafier teas. It’s also easier to get my hand in to clean it. I use it multiple times daily and can’t imagine life without it <3
This was my favourite chocolate tea…untill the Cocoa Canelle came out this week that is!
Rich chocolatey tea, fantastic on its own or with milk. I’ve even made milkshakes with it! Sweet enough on its own, with all the chocolatey goodness in it. Smells like brownie batter when I sniff the tin, but smells like fresh cake when I smell the brewed liquid. I keep a container of mini chocolate chips on hand to add to my second brew to kick up the chocolate flavour once most of the chocolate has already been used the first time (the leaves themselves are good for 3-4 steeps I’ve found).
Try making it extra hot/strong and adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a dollop of whipped cream!
Quite possibly my favourite mint tea AND my favourite pu’ehr, all in one cup! Rich, creamy, full-bodied tea with a sweet minty flavour. I absolutely despise licorice, and can’t detect any licorice in the flavour (yay!). Adding a bit of milk makes it taste like the base of chocolate chip mint ice cream <3
I love it alongside dessert, at night when I’m just relaxing, or when I’m feeling under the weather. The rare time I add sweetener, I like to add maple syrup or caramel coffee syrup. Add a dash of vodka for a more adult bevvy – it tastes like the creme de menthe liqueur! (Don’t do what I did and add the liqueur to the tea, it makes it way too strong, almost to the point of being undrinkable. oops!)
LOVE Forever Nuts! Tried it in a sample set I got for Christmas, and fell in love. Try adding a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg, a splash of banana liqueur, some banana chips, or a few chocolate chips to the steeper for an extra decadent treat. Liquid banana nut muffins anyone? I even add the soggy steeped goodies to smoothies!
I keep a stash of this handy in the fridge, cold-steeped for 24hrs. I then heat it up and brew other teas in the hot brewed mate. It gives a really good jolt without too much flavour, so is versatile for mixing with herbals that taste awesome but don’t give you the morning boost. I don’t like hot steeping it, I find it burns fairly easily, like a green tea. That being said, the blends that DT offers that have green mate in them don’t get the burnt taste to them if I use hot water. Weird. Anywho, cold steeping it, it’s impossible to oversteep. Half the time I leave the leaves in the pitcher for days and only filter it out when I pour it. Right now there’s no room for a pitcher in the fridge, so I have some dixie cups in the deep freeze full of it, and I use them to chill iced tea without watering it down too much and adding a boost.
Hands down the best jasmine green tea I’ve tasted. Beautiful green tea with just the right amount of jasmine. Smells more strongly of jasmine than it tastes, which is how I like my jasmine green. I like to drop a few pearls into a cup of water, slightly cooler than suggested, and let it continue to brew as I drink it. I have found this method to bring out the richness while keeping the astringency down, but it also allows me to re-steep the pearls up to 3 times, giving me a bit more bang for my buck. I really enjoy the progression of the flavour in each cup when brewed this way, every sip is like a slightly different tea, and it smells like bliss.