Cardamom French Toast

Tea type
Black Chai Blend
Ingredients
Artificial Flavouring, Black Tea, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Coriander, Lemon Peel, Natural Flavours, Sugar
Flavors
Brown Sugar, Butter, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Pancake Syrup, Vanilla, Coriander, Lemon, Clove, Lemon Zest, Burnt Sugar, Sweet, Toast, Cake, Smooth, Tea, Sugarcane, Baked Bread, Sugar, Caramel, Malt, Creamy, Butterscotch, Maple Syrup, Spices, Spicy, Pastries, Coconut, Nuts, Nutmeg, Orange, Earth, Artificial, Cream, Eggnog, Maple, Coriander Seed, Frosting, Custard, Orange Zest
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Leanne Coughlan
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 22 oz / 655 ml

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  • “I gotta say-this makes an awesome sachet tea…that I am addicted to. It makes for an awesome lunch pick me up, and a good morning pick me up. The sugary notes are prominent, and whatever they use...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown! 166/365! I can’t believe I don’t have a note for this tea. I’ve drank tons of it; it’s a favourite! Must have come out during the Great Unlogged Period or whatever it should be called....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Another sample from Ost. Thanks so much! It’s been a sipdown sort of day. Whoa this one is just drowning in sugar. Luckily even more didn’t dissolve in the first cup, as the second steep became...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is another from my Steepster wishlist that appeared in my Sips by box! Are they spying on me? Anyway, I’ve been meaning to try this for a long time. The dry leaf sparkles with sugar, which I...” Read full tasting note
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From DAVIDsTEA

We take French toast very seriously around here. Which is why we created this sweet and buttery cardamom-spiced black tea with a dusting of cinnamon and cane sugar. It’s rich. It’s spicy. And it tastes just like the decadent breakfast of our dreams. Only this is one brunch tea you’ll be craving all day long.

Black tea, cinnamon, lemon peel, coriander seeds, cardamom, coconut sugar, cane sugar, natural and artificial flavouring

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I gotta say-this makes an awesome sachet tea…that I am addicted to. It makes for an awesome lunch pick me up, and a good morning pick me up. The sugary notes are prominent, and whatever they use for the french toast background and deep vanilla makes this so frickin welcoming. Oversteeping it can make it into a mess of syrupy brown sugar cardamom malt, but more water or shorter steep times than the standard three minutes or 8 oz for every bag does the trick for me. It also grants me three to four very drinkable cups, despite how faint the flavoring and malt get. The black base is also good-I wonder what varietal it is.

My tea snob senses to rate it more in the 80’s, but my love of cardamom and brown sugar tastes pushes it in the 90s for me.

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Sipdown! 166/365!

I can’t believe I don’t have a note for this tea. I’ve drank tons of it; it’s a favourite! Must have come out during the Great Unlogged Period or whatever it should be called. Anyways, I just finished off a 50g tin of it, and I’m concerned that that was the last of it that I had… I know I have (had?) another tin of it somewhere, from a gift set, but I think I shamefully forgot to pick up an extra 50g or so before it disappeared. Very sad, because this is one of my tea indulgences, called such because of the included sugar, which I generally frown on. But, it worked here, for a cinnamon/cardamom toast vibe (obviously what they were going for).

Ok, I pause this review because… I just checked the DT site and it’s there! Hurrah! I’ll hold off on picking it up until later, but this is excellent news.

Anyways, this tea is a delightful cinnamony/cardamomy sweet blend of deliciousness. I think I even get a bit of a toast flavour, but it could also just be my imagination. I find it odd that the nutritional info says it is 0 calories, since there is actual sugar in the blend, but whatever, it’s still going to be way less than most drinks. So it’s an indulgence. (And it’s still around, yay!)

ETA: Turns out I have loads of this tea. Good thing I didn’t buy more.

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Another sample from Ost. Thanks so much! It’s been a sipdown sort of day. Whoa this one is just drowning in sugar. Luckily even more didn’t dissolve in the first cup, as the second steep became much more tame and bearable… and delicious. The second steep even with nine minutes, was much more mellow and smooth with a nice balance of the black tea and spices. A balanced blend of spices on a not-too-weak black base. Not just the sugar drowning everything in the first cup. This is middle of the pack Davids blend for me. It would be much better without all that sugar (or maybe it was just my sample that had so much). But I’d rather reach for S&V’s AMAZING Apple Cinnamon French Toast or 52Teas Coconut French Toast with Cardamom Maple syrup (which has many of the same flavor ideas as this one.)
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 18 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 9 minute steep
2019 sipdowns: 26 (This & T2’s Banana Bake)

Evol Ving Ness

Yeah, this one is chock full of sugar. Good though.

Kittenna

Yeah, I didn’t mind the sugar here but generally thing pre-sugaring blends reduces their audience (Also, mine caked up badly in a tin I had while my office was humid. Ugh.)

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This is another from my Steepster wishlist that appeared in my Sips by box! Are they spying on me?

Anyway, I’ve been meaning to try this for a long time. The dry leaf sparkles with sugar, which I didn’t recognize at the time. I really need to start reading ingredient lists before I sweeten. Ugh. Along with the unusual addition of sugar, this tea is overwhelmingly cardamom scented. Just POW. So strong! There are both whole pieces and crushed chunks, mixed with a lot of cinnamon chips, lemon peel, and… coriander? That’s new to me. I also think I smell vanilla. This is going to be interesting to say the least.

Upon first sip, the first thing I notice aside from heavy cardamom is a decadent butter note. Creamy French vanilla follows, with notes of syrup. Not maple syrup, more like the American brown sugar kind. Cinnamon is also very up front, making this taste so much like Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I didn’t expect to love this, since David’s Teas often come across as artificial and kinda lame to me. But this is a glorious exception.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Butter, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Pancake Syrup, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 4 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML
Kawaii433

This one sounds good. :D

Evol Ving Ness

Yeah, this one rocks.

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Weak taste, smells alright

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I didn’t think I would like this one, because I’m not too big of a fan of cardamom and even the clove in it. However it isn’t overpowering at all. The hint of lemon at the end is a nice flavor. It really does make me think of french toast while drinking it. I added a little bit of milk and sugar just because I find black teas can be a little bitter.

Flavors: Cardamon, Clove, Lemon Zest

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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11 tasting notes

Love this tea! one of my favorites. I wasn’t expecting the taste to be so lemon based, but it is delicious.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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To me, this tea tastes like brown sugar. I really like it! The flavor goes nicely with the mild black tea. I got it in a Christmas sampler last year, and I’ve been considering buying a big tin of it, but I have a lot of caffeinated teas to work through first.

Mastress Alita

I have heard a lot of good things about this one, so when I went to DAVIDsTEA on vacation over the weekend and discovered the Oh Canada! tea I wanted was discontinued, I bought this one instead. I haven’t tried it yet!

AJRimmer

Oh Canada is discontinued?! Well that breaks my heart. I’d say they’re not similar, but they’re both sweet and nice. I hope you like it!

Cameron B.

It doesn’t mention anything about it being discontinued or being made an online exclusive on the website…

Mastress Alita

Well, the person who worked there told me that, at the Palo Alto store. I have no DAVIDsTEAs anywhere in my local area, in podunk Idaho. I did come home and promptly check the website, and… ya, it’s on the website. They certainly did NOT have the tin of it at the Palo Alto store. It’s what the person working there told me, and it was the only tea I wanted to buy at DAVIDs on my trip. _;;

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Home – 7:30 PM

I really need to get through trying and rating all of my David’s Teas. I don’t generally order from them anymore (except for some teaware stuff) because I’m often disappointed in their blends. It’s nothing against them, they’re just not a tea seller that I enjoy as much as some others. So I’d like to get through tasting all of the David’s Tea blends in my cupboard so I can separate out the ones worth keeping and send the rest on to someone else who will appreciate them more.

This one’s not bad. It definitely mostly tastes like cardamom, as the name would suggest. I used to dislike cardamom, but it’s grown on me over the past couple of years. Anyway, this tea reminds me of cinnamon toast more than french toast. I don’t know if that’s something other people commonly make, but basically it’s just toast that you butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, then put it under the broiler until the sugar melts into a crispy crust and the toast edges get extra toasty.

This is missing the butter element, but otherwise it’s similar. Obviously in this case, it would be cinnamon-cardamom toast. There are definitely notes of brown sugar and burnt sugar, most likely because of the sweetness added by the sugar in this blend. I can taste a hint of vanilla as well.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Burnt Sugar, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Sweet, Toast, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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8 tasting notes

Iced was quite good

Preparation
Iced

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