North Star

Tea type
Food Fruit Herbal Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Candy, Creamy, Mint, Orange, Spearmint, Sugar, Sweet, Vanilla
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “The flavor here is light and orangey with a finish of mint. It all goes together pretty well! I’m enjoying it cold. The orange is definitely closer to a fake orange juice flavor than anything...” Read full tasting note
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  • “After singing the praises of the dark chocolate orange, I was excited for more orange with my tea. This really wasn’t for me, unfortunately. The first cup was such a strong orange peel flavor I...” Read full tasting note
    30
  • “DAVIDsTEA Advent Calendar 2021 – Day 6 Ooh, what a gorgeous tisane! Love the star sprinkles. Even though I don’t generally like chocolate and crap in my tea, I’m still a sucker for sprinkles… ...” Read full tasting note
    50
  • “Cold Brew Sipdown (1543)! So I have tried this tea a ton of different ways now and not just as a cold brew but I did take exactly a cold brew’s worth of the tea home from work on the day it...” Read full tasting note

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How it tastes:
Creamy mint dancing seamlessly with candied orange.

Dim those holiday lights, North Star will bring you home. Bundle up by the fireplace with a cup of cool and creamy nana mint, bright citrus & sweet star sprinkles. We created this guiding light blend by combining two of our fave festive flavours: peppermint & orange. Nailed it.

What makes it great:
• Sip on this sweet flavour profile with zesty citrus & cooling mint for a fresh mouthfeel that lasts.
• Can’t decide between festive peppermint and holiday orange? Why not have both.
• Inspired by white chocolate bark – a classic pepperminty winter treat.

Ingredients
Sugar, Orange peel, Nana mint, Brittle (sugar, hazelnut), White star sprinkles (sugar, rice flour, cocoa butter, potato starch), Natural (orange, vanilla) flavouring, Lemongrass, Moringa leaf, Spinach, Orange blossom.

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.

6 Tasting Notes

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The flavor here is light and orangey with a finish of mint. It all goes together pretty well! I’m enjoying it cold. The orange is definitely closer to a fake orange juice flavor than anything natural, but it fits well in this blend. I don’t think I’d order it again as it’s all quite artificial, but I’ll enjoy my bag.

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After singing the praises of the dark chocolate orange, I was excited for more orange with my tea. This really wasn’t for me, unfortunately.

The first cup was such a strong orange peel flavor I kept thinking of cleaning solution. The second cup didn’t have that problem, which is always interesting; it makes me wonder if the particular spoonful I got was just a bad mix or if something was weird with my own tongue. But the second cup wasn’t really good either; I don’t know if I was put off by the mint/orange combo (which sounded awesome!) or the sweet factor.

I like that it was included, since it’s something fun and truly different from what I’ve had before, but I think that’s the end of the road for me and this tea.

DAVIDsTEA advent, day 6
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DAVIDsTEA Advent Calendar 2021 – Day 6

Ooh, what a gorgeous tisane! Love the star sprinkles. Even though I don’t generally like chocolate and crap in my tea, I’m still a sucker for sprinkles… shrugs

This is an interesting one. The main flavors are orange, cream/vanilla, and spearmint, but there’s a lot of other random bits – like spinach and moringa? Very odd. I don’t really taste them though. I actually quite like the orange and mint together, a flavor combination that I feel I’ve rarely seen.

However. The first ingredient in the list is sugar. Which of course, completely ruins the whole thing for me because it’s just overpoweringly sweet. I suppose I should be happy that it’s not stevia, but it’s undrinkable for me either way.

A pity, I was jiving with the orange and spearmint pairing. I’ll have to keep an eye out for that…

Also, the steeped tea smells repulsive for some reason. Carry on.

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Flavors: Candy, Creamy, Mint, Orange, Spearmint, Sugar, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
gmathis

All style, no substance?

Cameron B.

There’s something there, just too much sugar. :(

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Cold Brew Sipdown (1543)!

So I have tried this tea a ton of different ways now and not just as a cold brew but I did take exactly a cold brew’s worth of the tea home from work on the day it launched so that I could steep it that way since it was the last method on my list. So, I suppose this is a cold brew sipdown even though it’ll be a note about the tea in general…

There’s kind of a lot going on in this blend – it’s got the cute white star sprinkles that I suppose (combined with the name) are meant to make you think of, like, the North Pole? And the mint is one of those sort of ubiquitous “wintery” flavours because of the chilling/frost sort of aspects. However, then you also have orange and… spinach!? Yes, there is spinach in the blend. Why? Well, it adds a really nice lush green colour to the dry leaf visual of the tea. That’s sort of the primary reason which, truthfully, I find a little silly. Aside from that it does help offset some of the overall sweetness in the cup – which I guess is beneficial.

Orange and mint is always a weird sounding combination on paper. Makes me think of drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth. However, the taste doesn’t make me think of that at all and it’s honestly not so weird. I’d say it’s close to an even split between sweet orange and cooling peppermint, but perhaps just a little bit more orange and then a lot of emphasis on the menthol/crispness of the mint in the finish in particular. Especially when you drink this tea cold.

If I had to make a comparison, I’d say it reminds me a fair amount of Midsummer Night’s Dream but peppermint instead of spearmint and a little more mint/less tang that Midsummer Night’s Dream. You could maybe think of this as a wintery version of that tea. Maybe.

I feel like I’m not ‘selling’ it very well, but it’s important to me personally to make sure it’s clear that I do actually like this tea! It’s not overly rich but it’s also not weak and I thought it was a REALLY refreshing cold brew/iced tea. A good break up from all the spice/chocolate blends of the season. I have a lot of orange teas though, and when it comes to citrus/mint combinations my weak spot is for lemon/mint. I dig this though – I’ll likely not grab more for at home but I’ll likely take advantage of having it accessible at work.

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.

tea-sipper

Spinach!!??! That’s a new tea ingredient.

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Certainly could have done with a 10g sample of this… it smells interesting – a bit citrussy, creamy, minty… but there’s too much mint for me, and it’s probably not a latte candidate because of the citrus. Definitely wanted to like this much more than I do.

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