So, I got a whole bunch of tea mail from VariaTEA today which included tons of samples from TeaTaxi – a company she’s been quite into recently but that is new to me. I definitely knew that the first thing I was gonna try out of the samples she sent was something from the company, and this is what I settled on.
I should probably mention, that my all time favourite blend from DAVIDsTEA is Blueberry Jam despite the stevia in it, and that Blueberry Jam is my most logged tea here on Steepster (and possibly my most consumed overall, as well) so this tea had a lot to compete with…
However, that said, it was a real contender and definitely gives Blueberry Jam a run for its money. It was just the perfect level of sweet with a really, really well rounded flavour. The blueberry notes were SUPER enjoyable with this absolutely bright, fresh sweetness that perfectly sat on the line of realistic/natural and delicious candy goodness. The chocolate was creamy, and a very nice complimenting flavour although light enough overall that I really did get the feeling like the blueberry was the star of the cup.
If I’m being completely honest, I think the blueberry flavour in this tea is totally better than the blueberry in Blueberry Jam. It just delivered the same qualities I love in that blend but better/smoother. Is the blend better overall? Eh, it’s kind of iffy? It mostly boils down to the fact that I’m really not the world’s biggest fan of chocolate or chocolate teas. Don’t get me wrong, I like chocolate but it’s something I’m usually more neutral towards and don’t typically crave too much. So I’d probably opt for the blend without chocolate over the one that does have it.
I can’t think of a better first taste of this company though! If the rest of their blends are able to touch the same level of tastiness this one did, even if it’s only barely, I’m sure I’ll be very happy drinking them.