43 Tasting Notes
Another heavy tea.
I read about this one on the website and loved the sounds of all these delicious fruits in it, so when I dropped by a store for some refills, I got 25g of some of the Spring teas. I decided to brew this one before heading in for an 8hr shift at work. When it was cool enough to drink in my Timolino, I was surprised. I noticed that the tea brewed a very light colour, so I didn’t know what to expect.
I took my first sip and seemed very pleased, it tastes like a Starburst…or a Skittle. I’ll have to come back to this, but it does taste like a chewy fruit candy. Probably my fav so far.
Update: I defiantly need to stock up on this tea, hopefully about 250g should suffice. Please get more stock DAVIDsTea! This is delicious as a teapop.
Not really sure for a restock on this one.
Was really surprised on the garam masala in this one, but I found it too overpowering in this one. Don’t taste anything in this tea that would qualify as a “Pumpkin” tea.
Edit (July 17, 2015): Had it again this morning and, looking back on my old review, it’s not that bad. I may have another before I can decide if it’s worth more of my time.
Fall Collection Tasting #2:
Another tea that is a slight disappointment. I like the aroma of the tea, but when brewed, I couldn’t even taste the ‘maple syrup’ flavour it claims to have. I personally think it needs more maple and cinnamon flavor to make it a bit stronger.
I liked last years ‘Sugar and Spice’ a lot better than this, but it’s not bad.
Got this as a sample with one of my last tea orders and read some of the comments here and decided to try cold brewing for the first time.
Not sure I did it right, I boiled my water and used the bubble teapot I ordered and let it steep for a little longer than 7 minutes with the miniscule amount in the pouch.
Verdict: looks like pee, doesn’t have a strong flavor in the sample (but I’m sure once you get about 25g to a tin, you’ll get enough for a stronger flavour), but it did smell really good as an herbal tea.
Tempted to mix in some 5ive Alive with this stuff for some more flavour, it just tastes like very lightly flavoured water.
Would have given a bigger rating if there was more in the pouch and maybe if I steeped it longer.
Got my ‘Carnival Collection’ today and since it’s crappy out, I’m spending my day trying these teas.
First up, Caramel Corn.
Not a bad smell, pretty darn good. Light color when brewed and…it tastes A LOT like Forever Nuts.
I can taste some differences, but it’s basically Forever Nuts with some new stuff added in.
Other than that, it’s a very heavy tea, you need to add quite a bit to really get some steep going on.
Not bad, but not stock-worthy for me.
I’m gonna have to make this stuff last until next winter like my Pumpkin Chai….this is gonna be difficult.
I love how ‘creamy’ this tea tastes, I’m pretty sure it’s the candy cane pieces that are doing it, but it makes it delicious! Another black tea that isn’t strong and just enough mint to make it taste fantastic.
The best thing I’ve ever bought from DAVIDsTEA that wasn’t tea!
It is a little pricy, but for how long it keeps your tea hot during the day is worth the price tag. I can put this sucker in my purse and not worry about having it spill all over my Kindle and wallet.
I burned my tongue something fierce the first time (Chocolate Rocket I thought you loved me!), but was shocked to find that 4-5 hours later, it was still pretty hot.
Best thing I bring in with me when I’m headed in on a 8.5 hour morning shift at work.