104 Tasting Notes
I bought this tea originally because I heard raspberry leaf is really good for balancing out estrogen, particularly at the “time of the month”. Most ladies get killer cramps, but I lucked out and get excruciating migraines that impair my ability to function like a normal human being. So bad that I got a CT scan for a brain tumour many moons ago. That bad.
My last monthly went really smoothly, headache still there but far less prominent. I drank this tea for a week prior and during (about a cup a day). Not sure if this is the efficacy of the tea or some sort of placebo effect, but either way I’ll take it.
I also really like the taste of this one. Slightly fruity, a touch of raspberry, and the leaves are quite earthy. It’s now permanently in my tea cupboard.
This tea is a funny story – when I first saw the ingredient list, I knew that I was going to hate it. Absolutely hate it.
Then I tried it, and I began to reconsider. I ordered a cup hot to see if maybe it was one good sip.
Nope, it was awesome. Me + Rooibos!? For reaaaaal!? This one makes a great latte, or add a touch of rock sugar or agave for a really sweet dessert treat. Like other reviewers, I don’t really get “cheesecake”, but the creaminess from the white chocolate really comes through. My big notes are pumpkin, “pumpkin spice” and the chocolate. Highly recommend.
My night time alternative to pumpkin chai.
This was a surprising tea for me. As soon as I saw garam masala listed as the main “spice”, I either thought it could go really good or really, really bad. To me, it’s somewhere in between, mostly going on the good side.
Unlike DT Pumpkin Chai, this one came across as a little less “pumpkin-y” but still very autumn. It is very savory – I often drink this one in the morning rather than at night because of this. All in all, it’s a good alternative to pumpkin chai.
Like it, but not enough to restock.
I bought 50g to try out… boy, it was such a let down at first. I love sweet things, and this tea was far too sweet for me. But then I got experimenting…
There is a trick with this tea… I’d highly recommend steeping it in a tea bag. That way, a lot of the spices don’t escape into the cup and make it annoyingly spicy (or annoyingly sweet for that matter).
It also makes a fantastic latte. No need to add additional sweeteners.
Overall, not my fave. Certainly not a bad little tea though.
I sooo badly wanted to try this one, it sounded so good!! But when I got to the store and sniffed, my stomach heaved and said ‘nope’.
Agree with other reviewers – this tea, given it’s namesake, isn’t very maple-y. As a maple syrup lover, this was really disappointing.
It reminds me of last year’s fall tea “sugar and spice” but just a wee bit stronger. Not a bad black tea, but I won’t be restocking.
AHHHHHH. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH.
So this basically tastes like cherry kool aid if you add sweetener, and if you don’t, it’s like this delicious hibiscus-y-cherry-y awesomeness. I like it waaaay more than Indian Summer (the only other cherry DT I have) for an iced tea and this one makes great tea pop too.
Overall a really fun blend for summer. I’m going to be sure to stock up.
Hey new best friend tea, what’s goin’ on?
But for reals, I love this tea. Since I’m moving soon, I’m really not allowed to get more tea… and low and behold… more tea… BUT this one is so good! I couldn’t help myself. It just is the best thing ever ever ever.
I should note that I was never a huge fan of Tropicalia. Sure, it was okay. But it definitely was not one of my favourites.
So what is it about this blend? For me, I have to imagine it is the combination of vanilla and star anise added to it to give it a prominent base (which I also imagine is what makes it taste great hot or iced). Another one of my favourite DT blends (R.I.P.) is Ceylon Star, so I do love that star anise!
It’s nice to have a permanent pineapple tea at DT that isn’t pineapple oolong either. YAY!!