Last weekend I made an expedition out of the house to try a Ketchup flavour ice cream offered by a local ice cream chain; I was morbidly curious – as someone who both LOVES ketchup flavoured things (chips, popcorn, crackers, etc.) and as someone who is drawn to unconventionally flavoured foods.
The closest ice cream shop carrying this flavour is located in a mall near my house, which also happens to have a DAVIDsTEA in it. So I figured I’d get an iced tea too; and while I was there I ran into a coworker from the office as well. After explaining what I was doing, this was her suggestion for something that might “pair well” with ketchup ice cream. The idea was that the sage would work with the savory elements, and the lemon might compliment, yet soften, the tangy elements.
Well – the tea didn’t really go with the ice cream at all but it still tasted quite nice and was really refreshing on the hot summer’s day. I was also going swimming that afternoon, so I had brought the rest of the iced tea with me (in a travel mug) to drink after my swim.
As for the ice cream? I actually LOVED it. It did taste quite a lot like ketchup so it’s an accurate recreation – but it plays really strongly on the tangy elements of ketchup and it was sweeter than normal ketchup as well. I finished the whole cone, and I’d probably order it again.
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.