23 Tasting Notes

drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
23 tasting notes

This tea was one of my favourite buys from my first trip to Davids! It actually surprised me with how tasty it was. Very light and refreshing, and it does have a creamy taste on top of the lime that gives it a dessert flavour. My only complaint would be that it’s maybe a bit too sweet and could contain a little more actual tea in it, but I suppose it is a dessert tea after all. Still, definitely a winner in my opinion, and one I will be buying again!

185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I was unsure what I would think of this tea when I purchased it, but I had been craving a dessert tea and the DavidsTea employee who was helping us raved about this one and proclaimed it his favourite. The combination of cinnamon, coconut, chocolate and vanilla sounded too good to pass up!

Unfortunately, this tea did not live up to the employee’s review. The flavour is okay, though it doesn’t taste as rich as I had hoped. My main issue, however, is actually not the taste but the texture of this tea – more specifically, the disgusting oily layer that formed every time I brewed this. I tried to ignore it, but every time I drank it I felt as if it was coating the inside of my mouth and throat.

My impression in the end was that it tasted less like a delicious chocolate flavoured tea, and more like what would happen if you just threw an entire chocolate bar and a cinnamon stick into a cup of hot water. Not impressed, and I will be avoiding any teas with chocolate chunks in them in the future, no matter how delicious they may smell :(

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I visited Shaktea while on a trip to Vancouver, and my friend beside me was drinking this tea. I’m not normally a big fan of chai purely because it has to hit a perfect balance of spices and most I have tried seem to miss the mark, but something about this one smelled quite nice as my friend was sipping it, so when we left I took a bag home with me.

Boy am I glad that I did! This chai hits that balance of spices that I had been looking for, and on top of it you get this lovely creamy coconut flavour. The spices don’t overwhelm the coconut, and the coconut doesn’t overwhelm the spices – they work together in perfect harmony. I enjoy this tea with a splash of almond milk or simply plain, and I’ve been craving it so much since I ran out that I ordered 250g of it online and I’m sure I’ll be going through it quite fast. I’ve tried other coconut chai before, but this one is by far the best I have tasted!

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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