85 Tasting Notes
I tried this as a free sample and was intrigued because the smell of the dry leaf was ahhhhmazigg! I wanted to like this tea very much. But I hated it. It didn’t even taste like any of the ingredients! I don’t know what it tasted like! Then I tried it again today in my advent calendar, giving it another chance because the smell of the dry leaf was sooo yummy! Nope. Still hate it.
I agree with a previous poster when they said that this was totally marketed wrong. Floral and rooibos is NOT how I would describe this tea. I think I totally would market it as a Cinnamon Oatmeal Crumble or something cool like that, that actually describes what you would be tasting! I wasn’t super into the smell of the dry leaf. But once steeped and I smelled my cup I just about keeled over! I was like omg this smells like a cinnamon oat crumble topping you’d put on an apple crisp! Its so yummy!! I hope its actually good for you lol because then ill have an excuse to drink more! DAVIDsTEA, market this tea differently! I tasted no floral or rooibos, but it could just be because i didnt shake the bag or something. I taste cinnamon/oat/and a hint of fruit maybe apple or a sweetness like from a raisin (keep in mind i hate raisins but still love this tea)
Flavors: Cinnamon, Fruity, Oats, Sweet
I have been on the hunt for a plain tea with medium caffeine that i can drink in the afternoon. Im a matcha girl, and thats what I drink in the morning. But as a mother of a 4 month old, I need a little more caffeine around noon time and my low-caffeine movie night and toasted walnut and nutty & spice just weren’t cutting it! So, I saw this “supreme pekoe” and had no idea what it was! (I am new to tea) but I was intrigued by the description of “graham cracker notes”. I picked up an ounce of it at David’s yesterday and just brewed a cup not even 5 minutes ago and its perfect!!! I added a little squirt of light agave to it and it tastes like a yummy “sweet tea”. The aroma is very comforting and I can see how they say “grain” or “graham cracker”. Im not tasting any graham crackerness lol but that could just because I had higher expectations because I am more of a flavored tea kinda gal…I brewed it for 6 minutes and did one perfect spoonful in a 14oz perfect mug. This tea is NOT bitter, which I love because for me I find black tea to be occasionally bitter and thats something I dislike about it. This tea is SO SMOOTH. Like, really smooth. I really enjoy that about it. Id totally recommend this tea to someone who’s looking for an enjoyable, non flavored tea that will give them a caffeine boost. I bet this would be good iced with sugar and a lemon slice in the summer time. #texassweettea
Flavors: Graham Cracker, Grain, Smooth, Sweet
This tea reminds me of forever nuts.. which is one of my all time faves. But it’s much more tart. From other comments I’ve read, I’m gonna assume the tartness is from the hibiscus. That’s slightly disappointing, but doesn’t mean I don’t like the tea. I could not only taste, but also smell, the popped rice. Kind of like genmaicha smell. It was very subtle though. I didn’t get much nuttiness, more so tart fruit and hibiscus and popped rice. I think I’ll steep it for less time next time ( 5-6 minutes maybe- I oversteeped on accident) it’s yummy though! Not awful at all! This and nutty and spice are my fave holiday teas from them right now! I’ll have another cup of this tomorrow and see how I feel then. For now, I’m giving a thumbs up- although if I could I would ask them to tone down the hibiscus
Flavors: Apple Skins, Hibiscus, Rice, Tart, Toasted Rice
This tea is great if you dont want a flavored tea. I had never tried it before but I got a whole tin of it because I knew i’d like it. I have so so so many flavored teas that I needed something more subtle and unflavored. Its very interesting. You know, it tastes like puffed rice cereal. Once you brew a cup and smell it, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. I am not dying in love with it. But its a great staple to have in the tea cabinet!
Flavors: Popcorn, Rice, Toasted Rice
Last night I pumped so that I could take the trek down to David’s and the boyfriend could watch our daughter. I hate pumping. Well anyways, back to the tea… I was a little hesitant about trying this tea because I saw a review saying that it tastes like red hot cinnamon hearts. I hate those things. I also hate that hot cinnamon gum..yuck it makes me nauseous thinking about it! But, I didnt really get that vibe from this tea. I tried it in store because it was one of the teas they had on tap and I really enjoyed it. I am currently sipping my second cup at home. I can see how it has that hot spice flavor…but you have to think about it to taste it, its not overpoweringly spicy! I like it with a little agave. It does leave a little cinnamon-y spice on your throat and in your belly though, so that may deter people that aren’t into hot cinnamon flavor, like myself. But the fruitiness and the nuts in it definitely tone that aspect down. I can see myself drinking this in front of a fire with christmas music playing. yum!
I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this tea. It is hard to impress me through an apple tea after Forever Nuts. Forever nuts will always be the best apple tea in my eyes. But this was good too. First off, it shouldn’t even be called a green tea. I saw like one green tea piece. The green tea flavor is non existent, this really should be an herbal. For me, I can’t taste the popcorn, and I made sure that there were pieces in my infuser because I wanted to full experience. To me, this tasted like a buttery candied apple. Maybe like a candy apple with a buttery caramel drizzle. I think some of the buttery taste is actually because of the smell. It smells delicious but the taste is definitely not as strong as the smell. I actually had to steep this for longer than 4 minutes, because it tasted like watered down apple tea at 4 minutes. I steeped for a total of 10 I think. Next time i’d probably do 7 minutes. 1 1/2 perfect spoonfuls. I do recommend this tea because it wasn’t bad at all, it just didnt live up to the description unfortunately. But, I am going to keep drinking it (I have a 2oz bag of it) and I will come back to report if my tastes change at all!
Flavors: Apple Candy, Apple Skins, Butter, Maple
This was the first tea i ever tasted of David’s! It was my favorite! I still drink it every week, but as I’ve expansed my tea-palate more and more I have moved away from it. But this really is a good tea if you like coconut! I usually drink it hot, but its great iced too! I do wish I could taste the white chocolate more. Its mostly a coconut tea…and thats what I call it! I always tell my boyfriend can you make me tea? and hell be like which one? and ill say…my coconut tea! I dont think of it as cream-pie tasting in any way. I would recommend though if you like coconut!
This was one of my first teas from Davids that I fell in love with. Ive gotten tired of it after a while, but still go back. Today I felt like I needed a caffeine boost and I’m out of matcha so I made myself a cup. You can definitely taste the creamy vanilla but its not like cupcake-vanilla, more of like a sweetness that takes the edge of the citrus of the bergamot. It makes the earl grey less soapy-citrus and more smooth and easier to go down, for me. Its yummy! But gets bitter quick so steep for 4-5-6 mins. I usually use just under a perfect spoon.
Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Orange Zest, Vanilla
I dont really know how to describe this tea. I like it, but its not to die for. It smells weird and doesn’t taste the way it smells. Idk what it smells like…glue? wood? That must be the rooibos I’m smelling. smells weird. The taste is interesting. Its not a sweet or creamy coconut. More lavender for sure. Needs agave or honey. I like it when I need to unwind but its not a favorite. I will most likely keep a little on stock at my house though, because I like the lavender.
Flavors: Lavender, Wood