Despite my complaints about DT’s generous and frequent use of stevia and so on, one thing that I really like is that I am able to buy 10 grams of any tea. Another thing that worked for me is that there was a DT’s shop in every single direction, in each regular stomping ground, from where I live.
COVId changed that. All DT’s shops closed and the one that remains is in a large shopping mall that I avoid like the plague. So my casual drop-ins for tastings and random small and big purchases have ended, at least for now. Who knows what the future holds for DT’s reopenings?
I still have a number of these 10 gram bags hanging around from various splurges. Given that often DT’s uses massive amounts of fruit and such additives with little leaf, 10 grams is a good amount to try something out.
So I used the full 10 grams in this cup. The leaf was full of fruit and spice, not much tea.
But wow! Really nice! Exactly like gluhwein—is that the spelling?
Tons of fruit spice and the flavour of a rich full-bodied red. I was pleasantly surprised. This one absolutely is a winner. Resteeps were good too.
Two things though. 10 grams is a lot for a decent cup of tea. Am I really going to buy 50 (expensive) grams when it only makes five cups? Madness.
And my pattern of picking up small amounts and leaving them hanging around means that, by the time I try it and like it, the tea has long ago been taken off DT’s wall board and been retired. I don’t know whether this one is still available. If so, I might pick up a bit from time to time.
It is delicious even though it confuses the taste buds, switching my tea to spiced wine. The execution of this one was excellent.