I love savory tea blends, so I was really excited to try this. Unfortunately, it’s oddly sickeningly sweet, with just a spicy aftertaste. The cloying sweetness combined with the spiciness is pretty unappetizing.
“I love savory tea blends, so I was really excited to try this. Unfortunately, it’s oddly sickeningly sweet, with just a spicy aftertaste. The cloying sweetness combined with the spiciness is pretty...” Read full tasting note
“Shared a sample of this one with my sister. We both did not like it. I had a good laugh because my sister said it tasted like what a dirty stinky shoe must taste like.” Read full tasting note
“Sorry, Spicy Piña Margarita, but you are just foul to me. The more I tried to force myself (and everyone in my household) to finish up my 50g of this, the more I realized that I just do not like...” Read full tasting note
“Dared to brew this one hot, despite it being a bit of a gnarly tea, but wasn’t courageous enough to do so without also adding some honey to soften it just a little. I was surprised, and rewarded...” Read full tasting note
You know when you’re drinking a spicy margarita and it’s bursting with pineapple and mango and then BAM! A fiery kick of jalapeño? Yes, it’s amazing and yes, this caffeine-free fruit infusion tastes just like that. With its unique and wildly refreshing flavours, it’s the perfect way to start happy hour – especially when you add a surprise shot of tequila.
Candied pineapple (pineapple, cane sugar, citric acid, sulfur dioxide), ginger, mango (mango, sugar, citric acid, sulphur dioxide), tomato, cilantro, jalapeño (jalapeño pepper, coconut oil).
Allergens: coconut, sulfites
Price per 50g: $7.98
Company description not available.
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Sorry, Spicy Piña Margarita, but you are just foul to me. The more I tried to force myself (and everyone in my household) to finish up my 50g of this, the more I realized that I just do not like these flavors at all.
I like spicy. I like the warming bite of ginger in a lot of DavidsTeas, and I am happy to put jalapenos on almost everything in life. I get much more ginger than jalapeno in this (in fact, I wouldn’t guess there is any jalapeno in this), and much more cilantro than anything else. The cilantro has a weird, funky, dirty dish soap water taste that is horrifying. Sadly, I don’t get any mango or coconut. The pineapple is there as a vague, nondescript, fruity tone, with hints of warming ginger, and the weird burst of cilantro and hint of tomato.
It’s very much like steeping up a big cup of cilantro. I can only tolerate cilantro in small amounts in Nam Khao.
Whenever I find a tea that I don’t enjoy, my best friend is happy to finish off the tea for me (we have complete opposite taste in tea, so this system works out well for us). My BFF hated this tea as well, and then I couldn’t find anyone else willing to try it.
Dared to brew this one hot, despite it being a bit of a gnarly tea, but wasn’t courageous enough to do so without also adding some honey to soften it just a little. I was surprised, and rewarded for my bravery though – this tasted really good. For whatever reason, most of the savory elements didn’t pop out in the taste – so it was basically a smooth and mellow pina colada profile with a hint of warmth in the back of the throat, which was nice for a cool evening. I wonder if this comes down to ingredient ratio in what I measured out, of if the flavour has just mellowed enough over time for this to actually be an enjoyable tea now!?
Do I dare try it again and find out!?
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.