30 Tasting Notes
I wasn’t planning on trying this tea, as it didn’t sound too interesting to me. But after Ginger Beer was discontinued, I’ve been working my way through all of David’s other teas with ginger in them to find something similar with no real luck since most of them are straight up ginger with no fruit or sweetness to balance it out. Then I smelled this one and its about the most decent replacement I’ve found so far, mixing sweet fruitiness with a bit of warmth from the turmeric/ginger. I do need to steep it a little longer than suggested otherwise there isn’t much noticeable spice, but once I do its really nice. Perfect for winter to warm you up or if you are feeling under the weather.
Im surprised I never really noticed this tea in all the time I’ve shopped at David’s Tea, its really nice. It definitely smells like french toast, and the brewed flavor is very nice as well. I agree with some of the other comments that the cardamom/spice aspect could be a little stronger, I thought there might be just a little more warmth from the spices but otherwise it pretty much lives up to the name on the package. Other than that I get a slight hint of cinnamon kind of taste, some maple/vanilla type sweetness which makes sense for french toast. I really like this tea as a latte. I would re-buy this one again.
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I was so curious after reading the description of this tea, its different from anything I’ve had from Davids Tea before (at least in the few years I’ve been buying from them). I got a small amount of it to try and it is really lovely, I could tell just from the beautiful sweet strawberry scent of it that I was going to like it. And I did – I ended up going back to buy more the next day! I think it lives up to the description really well, I taste a good amount of strawberry, a good bit of cream and a hint of floral freshness. If anyone has tried strawberry and cream flavored oatmeal packets, that is the flavor that this tea really reminded me of (minus the oats of course). I’ve waited a long time for a decent strawberry flavored tea that isn’t tart/sour or overpowered by hibiscus or other floral elements. And this one is a sure hit in my books, one of the standout introductions David’s has had in awhile. I think I might end up buying a backup pouch because I know a lot of these seasonal teas usually disappear quickly!
I was excited about this one when I read the description because it sounds lovely and Christmassy. Unfortunately, it didn’t end up tasting much like it is described at all. I was imagining something like a spiced fruitcake sort of flavor. And all the ingredients to form that seem to appear in the tea..bits of fruit, nuts, spice – but yet it just doesn’t translate into the brewing. And I’ve tried adding more tea, leaving it to steep up to 10 minutes, and it still is fairly bland. I get a decent nutty flavor, but it is very very mild on any taste of fruit or spice. And Im not really a huge fan of pure nutty flavored teas, so this one doesn’t hold much appeal to me and I won’t repurchase.
This is the nicest Christmassy tea I’ve had from David’s so far over a few years being a customer. It is very nice and minty, you definitely taste the candy cane, and the white chocolate bits are a great pairing. It tastes like if you’ve ever had candy cane white hot chocolate, only of course a tea version, instead of the sweet and calorific hot chocolate version. Great for if you’re craving that but want a healthier treat. And if you add some cream and sweetener to this tea it actually gets even better! I suppose the only downside is this really is a seasonal flavor, I can’t imagine drinking it much at all except around Christmas but I’d certainly buy it again next year if they bring it back for Christmas again.
Pretty good! In fall I like brewing my own shortcut apple cider, with juice and spices. The problem is that the sugar content from juice adds up pretty quick. So I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this tea and got a very nice similar flavor from it. Like mild watered down (but calorie free!) apple cider. I quickly returned to buy more. Since its a fruity herbal tea, it always takes a lot more to make each cup and so its not as good value for money, and it also takes a lot more time to steep to get the flavors out of the fruit pieces – so its not something I make when Im in a hurry but the end result is quite nice nevertheless.
Good if you really love berry flavors and have a good set of tastebuds to distinguish them, but to me this tasted mostly like Bear Trap, just a mix of berry flavors but with a bit of a different aftertaste (probably the mate). I would prefer if I could actually taste some of the individual berry tastes (like the blackcurrent) but instead its a mostly generic berry flavor with the tart hibicus (which I am not really a fan of, not sure why it always seems to be in David’s fruit blends) I did like the caffeine, I havent experienced many teas that really give me a jolt, but this one kept me up late at night, but overall this probably won’t be a re-buy for me.
I had really high hopes for this one, it sounds so perfect. I love carrot cake, and it sounds like such a good warm spicy blend for fall. And it smells wonderful, very much like carrot cake. Unfortunately, the taste when brewed just doesn’t live up to the smell at all. No carrot flavor at all, no desserty/cakey flavor, and you’re left with a mild nutmeg-y/cinnamon tea. Unfortunately I think carrot is just a really hard item to get a flavor out of in a tea. Its not terrible, but I probably won’t repurchase.
This is the nicest coffee-ish flavored tea I’ve had from David’s. It is very mild on the coffee flavor and actually tastes a lot like a watered down hot chocolate, which is perfect if you want the warmth and flavor of a hot chocolate but without any of the calories. Perfect tea for when Im in the mood for something like coffee but its late and I don’t want the huge bolt of caffeine from coffee. A really good staple tea, at least for me. I’ve already repurchased a second batch of this one.