Not sure if it’s age or what, but this is not very good. Vaguely sweet, a bit medicinal, kind of dusty/old-tasting. I’ll pass on rating it for now, as I do have two other, newer packages of it. Hopefully the next try is better…
“Sipdown! 208/365! Not sure if it’s age or what, but this is not very good. Vaguely sweet, a bit medicinal, kind of dusty/old-tasting. I’ll pass on rating it for now, as I do have two other, newer...” Read full tasting note
“Home – 9:00 PM I had a hankering for something tart after having some more sweet and floral teas! It’s a bit late to be having maté, but it’s the weekend so oh well. For some reason this came out...” Read full tasting note
“As a highly caffeinated beverage to enjoy iced in the summer, perhaps with gin or tequila, or as part of a white sangria? Delicious. Brew for as long as possible to bring out the natural...” Read full tasting note
“Not great iced or hot. The almost tobacco-like mate flavor just gets overwhelmed by the artificial fruit flavor.” Read full tasting note
Sip on a citrus maté tea for a much-needed energy boost. This bright and zesty version is especially electrifying with its tart and fruity combination of yerba mate, lemon, currants and berries. Think of it as the “adult’s lemonade”. Bold, tangy with just a hint of sweetness, it will bring back childhood memories – with an unexpected kick. So infuse, drink up and feel like a kid again.
How it tastes:
Like a sweet glass of lemonade with a fresh and fruity twist of red berries
What makes it great:
● With its refreshing taste and energizing boost, it’s the perfect way to fuel your day.
● This tea is packed with berries, making it the perfect berry lemonade.
● Great for entertaining! Make a big pitcher with agave and lemon for your next BBQ.
2 oz of this tea makes around 10-12 16 oz cups of hot tea and 5-7 16 oz cups of iced tea.
Apple, green maté, apple pomace (pomace, citric acid), sweet blackberry leaves, blueberry, red currants, raspberry, strawberry, natural red currant, lemon and strawberry flavouring.
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Home – 9:00 PM
I had a hankering for something tart after having some more sweet and floral teas! It’s a bit late to be having maté, but it’s the weekend so oh well.
For some reason this came out a bit bitter, possibly because I used quite a lot of leaf. It’s also quite sweet, maybe from the apple pomace or the blackberry leaves?
It mostly tastes of lemon, with a bit of tartness up front and then sweetness at the end. There’s also apple and a minty flavor, although there’s no mint in the blend, as well as a touch of strawberry.
Overall, I do actually like it, but the bitterness is hard to ignore. I would prefer it to be less sweet as well.
The maté blends seem to be the ones I like best from David’s.
Flavors: Apple, Bitter, Lemon, Mint, Strawberry, Sweet, Tart
As a highly caffeinated beverage to enjoy iced in the summer, perhaps with gin or tequila, or as part of a white sangria? Delicious. Brew for as long as possible to bring out the natural sweetness.
As a tea, brewed for a few minutes and drank hot? Underwhelming. The Yerba really really doesn’t go harmoniously with the rest of the fruit flavors until the tea has had a very long time to steep in the fruit and take away the natural sugars from it. The lemon zest is overwhelming and contrasts the smoky flavor of the yerba in the worst way possible.
Flavors: Black Currant, Lemon, Smoke, Strawberry
I was really looking forward to trying this tea. I made a large pitcher to enjoy with my family. Sadly I am disappointed with this tea.
Dried the sour, tangy, strawberry aroma was mouth watering wonderful. It brewed a cloudy yellowish and then went to a pale redish brown colour. The aroma brewed was strawberry, fruity, and sweet and I could not wait to drink it. This is where it all fell apart. The taste was a weird artificial floral taste, nothing like I expected from the aroma and the description.
After several attempts to try this, I just could not finish a single cup. On the upside, my oldest likes this and will take it away with her to College.
Flavors: Artificial, Floral
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Here is an odd one I get to try from Davids. It’s also a teabox sipdown. I thought it was an interesting mix of ingredients but I swear I could only taste splenda. Yuck. Maybe hints of odd fruit here and there. I think the yerba mate at least helped my brain though… I was able to get some focused power reading done yesterday.
BACKLOG – This tea I first tried iced and it was pretty good, so I bought 50g of it when it was the tea of the month last year. But soon I found that it bothered my tongue after a while of drinking it… I’m pretty sure its the citric acid in the ingredients that does this. I have a very sensitive tongue when it comes to things like acidic foods or in this case, drinks. It’s just sad because I really do like this tea. I’m just taking a long time to finish what I have of it.
I found a loophole though, I mixed it with Pink Lemonade and it wasn’t so bad on my tongue. So that’s good. Overall though, this is a refreshing summer iced tea. (If you like lemonade)
Flavors: Lemon Zest, Tangy
hah! how long has it been since i was here? too long…
apologies for my lapse, friends. this reviews signals a change. :-) since mid november last year i’ve been at tent city in victoria bc as a support worker. i have been wrangling police, fire, mcfd, provincial reps, parole boards, POs, street nurses, harm reduction teams, MPs, MLAs and news crews. (did i miss anybody? lol) in short it’s been a brilliant zoo filled with incredible characters both tragic and hilarious. that said i am reviewing a DAVID’S tea because i am so broke (did i mention i was unpaid?) that even a DT encroaches on my budget uncomfortably.
i enjoy mates. i like the hum version of caffeine it parcels out and the lack of a crash afterwards- a nice steady caffeine climb. is this the highest quality mate… no. BUT it’s summertime. this time of year i make iced tea… and i never use my highest quality teas to make iced tea, so this tea is more than adequate. it’s light, fresh, tangy and fruity.
back to school and i started paid work this past tuesday. yay affordable mate! also yay 82 million dollars towards affordable, accessible, low barrier housing on vancouver island… it’s a good start.
Flavors: Lemon, Raspberry