Another new Halloween tea!
Conceptually a love this tea – it’s a blend of four different kinds of root based ingredients, which makes the name SO FUN AND CLEVER while still really feeling kind of creepy and Halloween inspired. I really love the narrative of this blend being made of all kinds of witch-y potion ingredients. It’s fun for me and feels like a complete story and unique twist on the more indulgent/sweet candy Halloween flavours while still being in the spirit of the holiday. So combine that with the flavour profile and by all accounts I should love this tea – it’s supposed to be roasty, nutty, and earthy and all of those are things that I love in a tea! And yet, for some reason this one doesn’t quite land for me when it comes to flavour…
I get those roasted nutty notes and sweet earthy/herbal qualities; licorice root and burdock in particular. The mineral notes and honey/woody taste of the rooibos comes through well for me as well. It should be awesome but it feels a bit… plain? I think I either want much MORE nutty notes and a bit of sweetness or a deeper/heavier roast. It’s also the chicory though – I can taste is really clearly and I’m getting some of that weird chicory acidity/sourness that hits at the sides of my mouth and I don’t like it.
I’m sad – I deeply want to love this tea but I just find it a little bit… meh.
I do truly hope other people find it as cool and fascinating as I do though and decide to give it a try, with better success than I had.
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.