Stopped in to DT after Job #1 today because I had told my coworker Leah I’d bring her some Red Leaf Tea samples to try out, and since I was there giving out matcha samples I figured I’d bring some matcha home with me as well – in latte form!
I’ve mentioned it before, but while I like DT’s matcha I really dislike that all of the flavoured ones are sweetened, be it with cane sugar or coconut nectar. I hate when people sweeten my tea for me: I want to be able to control that myself! The added sweetener was really apparent in this cup too; it was much sweeter than I personally would have liked and it almost gave the milk base a “sweetened condensed milk” sort of vibe that at times felt like a little much…
However, that aside I think the blueberry flavour really delivers! It’s fresh and juicy, with a vivid brightness that creates this really full of life top note to the cup. I’m quite partial to most of the blueberry blends that DT has created: I feel like it’s a flavour they do really well. Blueberry Jam is one of my overall favourites, and I really enjoyed Dark Chocolate Delight as well and that has blueberry as a main flavour too. In fact, I think the only blueberry tea they’ve created that I’ve just flat out disliked is Bluberry Muffin?
The matcha base is really strong too: if the blueberry is the top note, the strong grassy profile of the matcha and slight seaweed/hay notes in it comprise much of the body of the sip and the finish. In store lattes use four “scoops” of tea – and even though the matcha scoop we use is MUCH smaller than the Perfect Teaspoon that’s used for everything else, that’s still a lot more matcha than I would personally use at home to make a latte. So, even though it wasn’t bad at all it was just pretty strong.
Nice overall though; aside from a bit of the intense sweetness it really hit the spot.
Also – sort of funny story, but on my bus ride home I fell asleep because I’ve just been SO exhausted lately. When I woke up I was extremely disoriented, and thought we were about the hit the stop that comes after the one I normally get off at. So I hit the button to get off, and rushed off the bus because I didn’t want to end up super far past my house. Well, turns out I actually got off about eight stops before my normal stop, and because that late in the evening the bus only comes on the hour I had to walk the distance home (or stand outside in the open air for fifty minutes)….
It was blizzarding.
Fuck my life.
Friendly reminder that I’m not currently numerically rating DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently seasonally 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 regarding the teas, and not the company’s.