56 Tasting Notes
This tea was decent. I purchased it in the DAVIDsTEA pumpkin collection (it came with Pumpkin Chai and Pumpkin Cheesecake). For me, this tea didn’t live up to the other two. The first time I tried it I really liked it. After a second cup of it on a new day (fresh cup, not just re-steeped), I found the currant scent really strong. Although I didn’t taste the currants as strongly as I smelled them, the smell alone was too much for me to handle. I tried having it a couple more times afterwards (I had quite a large tin to use up!) but it just wasn’t working for me. I ended up giving the rest of it to my friend.
If the currants weren’t so strong this would be great.
Flavors: Pumpkin, Spices
I am currently drinking Gold Rush while writing this, and let me say, it is deeeeelish!
I had 100g free to use up, so today I went into David’s Tea and picked out some teas. I ended up using 50g free towards Bubbie’s Baklava, and another free 50g towards this tea. Honestly, one of the main reasons why I wanted to try this one was because of its price. This is a fairly expensive tea compared to some of the others at DT. I thought that it might be more expensive for a good reason, maybe the ingredients were just THAT much better, you know?
Anyways, I smelled it in the store and it reminded me of butter rum lifesaver candies. The fellow helping me said right away that he gets a very strong rum scent from it, which definitely went along with the candies that I thought of. I don’t get coconut by itself in this tea, if that makes sense. Lots of people have said that the coconut is very noticeable, but I see this more as a cohesive flavor, not so much coconut + mulberries + white tea = caramely goodness. I just get the butter rum flavor right away.
Now that I have actually tasted it, I will say that it is very sweet. I wouldn’t put any sweetener in it. With that being said, it is very, very tasty. It definitely isn’t too sweet. I left the teabag in like I normally do and it wasn;t too strong either. Just right!
I am really glad that I used this as one of my free teas. It was a great tea to try out, especially because it is more expensive than some others. I look forward to drinking this again and might have to splurge once this is done!
Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Candy, Creamy, Rum, Sweet
I sampled this tea when it was the tea of the month (June/July ish..?). After sampling it, I had to get a to-go cup of it! It was great!
This is awesome cold. I’m not too familiar with the different methods of making cold tea…I have heard that some people make it hot and then refrigerate it for a while. When I make this cold I just pop some ice in a water bottle and then fill it up with cool water! Good to go! (I leave the bag in the whole time I drink it)
This tea is very fruity and refreshing, especially on a hot day. I went through bags and bags of it this past summer. One of my favorites for sure. It is quite sweet, but not overly sweet. It has the perfect amount of sweetness without adding any sweetner.
I have never tried this one hot. I’m not big on fruity hot teas, but I will probably test it out soon to see.
Flavors: Apple, Fruit Punch, Fruit Tree Flowers, Fruity, Hibiscus
I really love this tea. A lot. I first tried this in 12 Days collection and loved it! I went and bought a collection of Christmas teas that had this in it (and Santa’s Secret-another favorite!). Today I used my free 50g towards Bubbie’s Baklava. I needed to stock up on it before it goes away! (I’m already debating going back and buying more…)
Anyways, to get to the tea. I have no clue how people find this to taste like apple and cinnamon. Yes, those flavors are present, but I really think that the description of ‘apple cinnamon" doesn’t do this tea justice. It is nutty, sweet, warm (in a spicy way, not in a temperature way), cinnamon-y….but they all fit together cohesively. I was baffled when I saw the amount of ingredients in this tea, and yet they all work together very nicely.
To be honest, I have never had baklava. I can’t really say if this tastes like baklava or not. Perhaps it doesn’t and that’s why this tea has gotten some bad reviews. I’m not sure. I just know that I love it!
Flavors: Apple, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Fruity, Green, Honey, Nutty, Spices
First note! Yay!
Dry, I thought this tea smelled really good in the store. Kind of minty and refreshing. It kind of reminded me of Mother’s Little Helper in a way. Once I took some home and smelled it again, I wasn’t sure why I really liked it. I think the licorice was more noticeable for me at home…it was kind of just ‘meh’.
I usually just make my tea by leaving the tea bag in the whole time. I have never really controlled the temperature or timed how long I leave the bag in. With that being said, I don’t think I would leave the bag in the whole time with this one again. The licorice flavor was very strong. I can handle a little bit, but this was too much for me (…probably because I left the bag in).
Although I wasn’t sick when I drank this, I could tell that it would be kind of soothing to the throat…it had that sort of lozenge-y feel.
Overall not my favorite, but not my least favorite either. I would probably drink it again, but it won’t be a staple for me.