Next up in the new Wellness Collection!
Firstly; I hate this name. Not sure exactly why I hate it, but I just think it sounds awful. As far as what the Wellness benefits are, this is supposed to be energizing and good for immunity (AKA good for Cold Season!?). I think the ingredients that contribute to that are the Echinacea, sage, ginseng, and goji berries? Don’t quote me on that though – wellness isn’t my strong suit!
Taste wise, this really isn’t my favourite – but I think I appreciate it for being different!? I don’t really know exactly what echinacea is supposed to taste like, but I find this tea is fairly savory and herbaceous overall. I think you can taste the sage pretty distinctly – more than in Lemon Smash (our other tea w/ Sage) IMO. Maybe just a little bit bitter!? You also get a bit of sweetness from ginseng but as anyone who has had a Ginseng tea before knows it’s a pretty distinct sweetness. Aside from that stronger savory/herby note there’s also a tiny bit of sweetness coming from a raspberry note along with a touch of a generic tropical fruit. It’s not primarily a fruity tea though. In terms of mouthfeel, it’s a little bit astringent/drying.
It’s probably my least favourite of the collection, and in general not a flavour profile that I overly love but I can appreciate it for being a bit more complex and nuanced and like I mentioned w/ Peachy Clean I think it’s important to have more teas in the line up that aren’t super intensely flavoured and in your face, and I think the complex flavour profile and nuances of this blend fall into that. So yeah; not my favourite tea but I respect it! I think there’s probably going to be a demo of people who respond really well to this tea.
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.