So now that we’ve covered the Lemonade Collection it’s time to look at the cocktail collection! Only two new teas this year (a lot of core features & returning teas), this one and Moscow Mule.
I like this one better – in fact I think it’s my favourite overall of all the teas that came out today. I was just SUPER stoked to see that we were taking another crack at Lychee, especially since I personally didn’t like either of our last two lychee tea: Decaf Lychee Peach or Peachy Lychee…
What I enjoy about this tea is that it’s REALLY rich, sweet and juicy – it’s just packed full of very dense, sweet and syrup fruit notes. The lychee is like lychee candy or cocktail syrup, which makes it incredibly fitting for a “Bellini” inspired tea. The strawberry is also very sweet & candy like; sort of a strawberry compote vibe. No tartness/crispness – just sticky, sweet notes, like the residue left on your fingers after eating a particularly sweet, overripe strawberry. They go together really well. While I’d love to see DT develop a lychee tea that’s a bit more natural that plays off the floral notes present in lychees, I think this really nails how fabulously sweet and juicy a lychee blend can be! I don’t think I could drink this one daily, because it is quite sweet – but it’s certainly going to become part of my rotation for when I want that fruity black tea that’s jam packed with flavour.
This tea will definitely appeal to fans of sweeter, fruity blends – and I think it’s a good recreation of the concept that inspired the blend. I like it a lot; just gotta be wary of the sweetness, for sure.
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.