Gingerbread Blondie

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Cream, Ginger, Vanilla, Fruity
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Sugar, spice & everything nice. With its lively notes of ginger and warming spice, this creamy caffeine-free herbal tea with cute gingerbread men and star-shaped sprinkles and vanilla is a delicious way to treat yourself or your kids this holiday. The best part? It’s low in sugar and calories, so you get all the sweet and cozy flavours of your favourite dessert, without the guilt.

Apple, Ginger, Pineapple (pineapple, sugar), Mango (mango, sugar), Candied ginger (cane sugar, ginger), Sugar sprinkles white stars (sugar, rice flour, cocoa butter, potato starch), Sugar sprinkles gingerbread man (sugar, rice flour, cocoa butter, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, confectioner’s glaze, potato starch, flavouring), Apple pomace (apple pomace, citric acid), Marigold flowers, Vanilla, Natural and artificial flavouring.

About DAVIDsTEA View company

DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

11 Tasting Notes

795 tasting notes

This one smells a lot like alpine punch. It tastes mostly like somewhat spicy ginger. The flavor isn’t too deep, and it’s not super special, but it’s decent. There’s nothing that contributes to the blondie flavor, so I consider this tea to be poorly named. There’s a little bit of a pineapple flavor in some sips and also some strangeness. It takes milk pretty well. As usual, I’d rather have straight ginger tea. The resteep was good. I wouldn’t say it’s special enough to buy, but it’s not one I’d mind drinking.

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37 tasting notes

The flavor most at the forefront of your sip is the spicy ginger, it lingers for a moment until the creamy vanilla takes over in the after taste. What’s odd is that I felt as though the two flavors never met, there was a first flavor and an after flavor but the middle was flavorless as if something was noticeably missing. I don’t know if perhaps this tea would be better suited as a latte, to have the milk bring the ingredients together with a little more, but as a plain hot cup, something’s a little off with Gingerbread Blondie.

Flavors: Cream, Ginger, Vanilla

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34 tasting notes

Caramel, gingery goodness. Satisfyingly cozy but does not stand out.

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316 tasting notes

When I tried this in store, I was like meh – because it tasted similar to the older tea, Ginger Beer… But trying this again at home it is great! I can really taste the vanilla this time, which definitely makes it different. I actually really like this one. It’s a good balance between the ginger, fruit and vanilla. I’m going to have to order some.

Flavors: Ginger, Vanilla

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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769 tasting notes

In short- I find this tea gross. The ginger comes off as artificial and almost chemical-like. All I can taste is the stevia and pineapple, which really turns my stomach combined with the overwhelming ginger aroma. Dumped.

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5 tasting notes

Really did not enjoy. I expected it to taste like a gingerbread vanilla cookie, but it was FAR too fruity. The pineapple (i think) overpowered all the ginger.

Flavors: Fruity

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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10265 tasting notes

Holiday teas continue w/ Gingerbread Blondie – a new herbal tea that launched in store on Monday. It will be going on the website too, but as I sad in a previous tasting note the website is a bit behind in uploading some of the newer teas…

This is probably my least favourite of the new holiday teas from 2019, but I do still like it! In fact, I think this might be the first year in since I’ve been drinking DT that I actually like all of the new holiday releases. New, of course, being the keyword as there are some returning blends this year that I’m not a fan of. I actually picked up some of every new holiday tea this year – and generally I’m pretty good at being honest about when a new tea isn’t for me. I don’t just like everything that DT puts out…

The big reason that I don’t like this tea as much as I’d like to is that it doesn’t really taste like gingerbread or a blondie to me – I think for a tea to really taste like gingerbread it needs more than just ginger; there should be a density to the flavour, and a molasses dark sweetness. For a blondie, you need brown sugar. Well, this tea is neither dense and molasses-y or brown sugar tasting, so it fails the name accuracy test. Hard.

That doesn’t mean it’s not good, though – with a bit of a perspective shift I can find aspects of the tea that I like/enjoy with the name aside. For example, this is a softer tasting tea – sometimes I think that’s really nice around the holidays, where the teas DT puts out tend to be very rich and heavy. The ginger is tamer than other ginger blends, like Ginger Crystals or Super Ginger, and more like candied ginger – but it’s got a slight heat to it. It’s sweet, but not sugary – most of the sweetness is coming from the apple in the blend (there’s definitely a distinct apple-y taste to the tea), and to a lesser extent the sprinkles and candied pineapple, as well as a really lovely vanilla that is a combination of flavouring and actual vanilla. There’s also a mild amount of stevia in this – I know that’s a dealbreaker for some, but for what it’s worth I find it pretty mild. Occasionally I find I get an almost sarsaparilla/vanilla root beer note from the taste, but I think that’s probably unique to me and just one of those weird brain things…

I’ve had it about a half dozen times now – I seem to gravitate towards it when I want a gentle, sweet spice in the evenings. It’s more approachable, for me, than a Chai blend.

Worth noting, because this definitely smells like the kind of tea that would be great as a latte, this sometimes does curdle! Because of the amount of apple, if you steep the leaf too long or use a lot of leaf/get the right combo of the apple in your measurement then the acid of the apple curdles the tea. I think DT is recommending you don’t add milk to it, just to ere on the side of caution. I just don’t want anyone to latte it and end up with a nasty surprise, but on the flip side I also don’t want anyone to be upset that we’re saying not to latte it when it sometimes comes out just fine. It’s just one of those teas that’s right on the cusp/borderline…

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.


I think the distinct ginger flavor and the intense sweetness (I was pretty sure it was stevia and the woman at the store said blackberry leaf) read as gingerbread to me. While I understand what you mean that there should have been more. I was content with ginger + sweet = gingerbread lol

Roswell Strange

There’s no blackberry leaf in this one at all – and, actually, I think I’m wrong about the stevia too. I just crossed referenced ingredients and it’s not on the list. Which is probably why I couldn’t taste it. I’m like 95% sure I just mixed up which holiday tea had stevia, in my head.


There was something overly sweet in this. I suppose it could be the apple.

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5324 tasting notes

I ran in to DAVIDs to see the new teaware (which I already puchased online because I have no self control) and this was the tea of the day. I would have really enjoyed its gingerbread flavor but for the overly sweet blackberry leaf. As such, this was a miss for me. It does have a nice ginger/gingerbread flavor though if you dont mind the sweetness.

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