OK – let me tell y’all a thing!
This is my absolute favourite tea from the entire Fruity & Floral collection and people do not seem to be excited about it. So, I’m going to tell you all why this is the best shit ever and why you should all go give it some love!
But first let me just say that I GET IT. The automatic association that so many people have with grapefruit teas/grapefruit in general is bitterness. Which is gross. However, even worse than that – DT’s past grapefruit blends of recent memory (Grapefruit Squeeze and Grapefruit Granita) have been pretty awful and have definitely enforced the idea of grapefruit teas being bitter. They sucked; yes. However! However! I believe that they’re aware that those grapefruit teas just weren’t cutting it, and they. stepped. their. cookies. up! Full stop.
This grapefruit tea is sweet and smooth, and juicy – the kind of awesome grapefruit note in things like Fresca; effervescent, lively pink grapefruit. None of that gross bitter peel/citrus peel taste that people loathe in grapefruit teas. Picture grapefruit in a lemonade type format, and that’s what you have here! It’s such a good grapefruit flavor and it deserves some attention and appreciation! I know I usually try to be really unbiased/impartial in my first tasting notes for new tea collections – but this is just sooooo good! I’ve had it well over a dozen times now since starting at the lab, and just have been anxiously waiting for it to officially launch so that I could finally rave about it to other tea people.
I mean – it also has rose in it and I love rose teas, but it’s not even a strong rose flavour. Just a nice, heady floral that softens the grapefruit and naturally compliments the floral leaning greener oolong base. I would even argue that this is the least floral of the whole Fruity & Floral collection if you don’t count the naturally floral oolong base and only focus on the added/feature floral ingredient in each tea.
It’s just… so good. Plus, I have a dream – and that dream is that this tea replaces Grapefruit Granita, which is pretty bleck, and becomes a core oolong tea. We need more oolong teas on the wall, and this is 100% a better grapefruit tea than Grapefruit Granita! That’s only going to happen if people show this tea some love though.
So yeah – that’s my love letter to Grapefruit Rose Starburst! Thank you for your time.
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 regarding the teas, and not the company’s.