It’s back y’all!!
There are a few returning fan favourites teas on the site right now for Winter including Toasted Walnut, Chocolate Covered Almond, and Banana Nut Bread – but this is the one that I personally care about the most!
It was one of the first teas I ever tried from DT, and I haven’t had it in years so this is a MAJOR blast of nostalgia for me. I remember it tasting so distinctly like the Buttered Rum Lifesavers, which are definitely my favourite kind of Lifesaver. Very butterscotch heavy in flavour, and really creamy as well. Short tangent about me – when I was very young I had my tonsils removed, and I spent Christmas in the hospital. I don’t remember who, but someone brought me this “Lifesavers Book” that had several rolls of those Buttered Rum Lifesaver candies in it, and I think I finished the entire book during my hospital stay.
So… does this taste as amazing as it did in the past!? Well… I think so…!?
That might seem like a strange answer – either it does or it doesn’t right!? I mean, it certainly tastes very familiar and I think it still has the same rich butterscotch and coconut flavours that I recall – but it’s been like four years, at least, since I last had this tea and my tastes have definitely changed a lot in those four years so it’s hard for me to say whether there’s just subtle differences to the blend, like the black tea seeming more present and a bit more tannic or the coconut not being quite as sweet, or if it’s just that my perception has differed – and honestly I’ll likely never know.
With all of that said… I still think it’s a great tea, and I totally brought home a 50g bag for myself. I’m pretty busy in December with the focus on advent season, but I do really want to find time to try this as either a normal latter or an eggnog latte because I remember it being fucking sublime when prepared that way.
I hope it makes other longtime fans of this blend happy to see it back, and I hope people who are experiencing it for the first time feel the magic the same way I did so many years ago!
EDIT: I wanted to mention, this blend was originally Organic but it’s not Organic anymore. I hope people will understand the change, given how much the regulations surrounding Organic teas has changed in the last eight years from when this tea was originally developed.
As far as Steepster goes, there are two entries for this blend (one was a duplicate), but I can’t edit the “non duplicate” entry to take out the organic from the name because the duplicate version didn’t have the organic and so now the unique webcode, or whatever the fancy IT term is, for “Buttered Rum” is registered to the duplicate entry – which is the one I’m using now. So… I’m just going to try the duplicate entry as the “correct” one for the new non Organic version…
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.