24 Tasting Notes
I walked into DavidsTea today planning on refilling a few tins and getting a new chai since I couldn’t get the chai smell out of the tin I used to have this tea in. Well, I cried a little inside when I saw that they had a canister of this left from fall! Yays! I think this is my favourite chai right now c: I only got 50g though because Spring will soon be upon us and I doubt I’ll be craving chai flavours for a long time….not till next Fall when they’ll probably bring this one back again :P Anyways, I really like this tea best as a latte and at all times of the day. Heck, I stay up till wee morning hours anyways, regardless of my caffeine levels…..so I’m gunna make this right now. BE JEALOUS >D
So it’s the middle of winter and I get a sudden craving….odd….but I still have a little bit left in my tin, so I gave in :P
I made this into a latte and OHMYGOLLYGOODNESS! I’m upping my rating from 74. I can really taste the coconut a whole lot more when milk is added. It brings it out major time! But the raspberry is still there, yays! I made it roughly two parts tea and one part 2% milk, frothed of course, and a bit of brown sugar.
This is so good as a latte, I squeed when I realized this was one of the ones DT brought back! Guess who’s refilling their tin tomorrow >D
Edit: Also, I think I just used to suck at resteeping black teas. On my first note I was disgusted with any further steepings when it came to this tea, but now……now it can work c:
This tea is actually growing on me….
I think that given there was a certain expectation I didn’t find this tea too spectacular, but now that a few mugs have been made it’s…..working for me c: I mean, still don’t get that “chocolately-ness” , but it is becoming more special with each mug I make! :D It doesn’t particularly taste like a flavoured tea since the camomile as an ingredient doesn’t seem like something to pick out, but rather a bonding agent. And the coconut just makes it toasty. I’m upping my rating from 67. It would maybe get a higher rating if the taste is what is says it’s suppose to be, but it’s not.
Not so sure I’ll re-stock this one though….while it’s not as expensive as DT’s other white teas, it’s still costly.
PS.- Works well for a second steep, but I taste the white tea more which is a lovely delight.
I really wanted to like this tea, I really did……but I just can’t D: I’ve been eyeing this one ever since DT opened up in my town, but haven’t gotten around to getting it. Well, it almost being winter, and what with the weather being especially chilly, I decided to finally give it a go!
The scent is what really gave me the push to get a 100g tin of it. Smells like…..vanilla….and sugar cookies! Pretty much what everyone else describes here c: and I heard that if you like the hearty taste of genmaicha then you’ll probably like this tea. Not to mention just paring walnuts and green tea sounds sensational
Well, steeping it seems nummy….the odor it gives off is the same as the tin, maybe more toasty. it has little oil specks, but walnuts are a fatty nut, so that’s expected.
Taste: I’M SOOOO DISAPPOINTED D8
It’s just sooooooo weak. I can’t trace any green tea in it AT ALL. So basically it tastes like sweet walnut water *bleh! If only that was more green tea in there, this tea would totally work…..it would be my new thing! But alas, I had to return in the very next day…..That’s another great thing about DT, they can do exchanges no problem – I’ll give a review on the tea I got instead soonish. I just don’t understand how there can be next to no green tea flavours in there when I can clearly see them floating in my cup! Even when I over steep it – nothing! It doesn’t seem like a hard thing to blend right, so I dunno….
Had great potential, but that just made it fall harder when it was a miss.
I agree with the others in saying that this tea is way too heavy for a spring tea…..but it’s still good! This tea really only works for me in the summer though. I just don’t enjoy it as much when I’m craving Autumn and Winter flavours. It’s a good thing I have this one in a tin so that it’ll keep fresh till next summer! (Though every now and then I pull it down to take a whiff cx )
When I have a bigger sweet tooth than normal I add a small bit of raspberry jam to my cup, it adds a nice extra boost!
Once again though, I’m disappointed in any further steepings after the first one.
I’ve noticed with several of DT’s black tea leaves seem to be of low quality and that really bothers me :c
So I bought this tea as an impulse buy. I love chocolate and I want to try more chocolate teas. This one smelt so much like chocolate (probably the coconut and almonds working together there), but had none in it. Plus the fact that it’s a white/black tea blend is pretty cool. So I’m home, I brew up a cup, annnnnnd……disappointment :c It doesn’t taste bad, no….but there is no trace of the chocolate that it claims to have. NOTHING like hot chocolate, not even close (of course I’m a hot chocolate addict, so I know my shit when it comes to it). Instead I taste a nice smooth blend. The camomile helps bring the white and black together. So for me this is a fail on what it claims to be…..but I still like it for what I taste. I did only buy a 50g pouch and I’m glad I did. It was fun to try out, but I definitely won’t get it again.
Also, it is categorized as a white tea, but the temperature it says to steep it at is that of a black tea. I feel that scorches the white tea leaves and I’m left with a nasty bitter tea. I prefer to steep it at a lower white tea suited temperature.
So far, this is my favourite seasonal tea since I first discovered DT earlier this Spring. EETS. JUST. SEW. GUD! Such a full-bodied cup of spiced pumpkiny goodness. But the spices really come out too! I have had pumpkin chais before, but this one really does top all of them. Just looking into my tin is a pleasant experience, what with the cute little candies and the intoxicating aroma! It’s like it’s my kind of autumn in a tin (a sweet autumn<3 I drink this when I have to walk to work and it’s a beautiful, cold, sunny day) This works very well with milk and brown sugar too for a real treat. I’m sure it helps that my favourite kind of pie is pumpkin too :P
I do not like re steeping this one though….probably because the leaves are not of that great of quality and after the first steeping all the flavour is sucked out, so there is nothing left to it after that.
This was the first Oolong I ever bought. I did expect more peach, but I was a novice back then….I now have a special relationship with this tea, one that I expect to last many years. It’s expensive, but it’s one I’ll always keep stocked up.
It’s light, refreshing, and the peach, apricot, and almonds go oh so well together. The oolong itself is a buttery heaven. The smell just takes me in and doesn’t let go. Yup. I’m in love :D
Ooooo chocolate tea :O I didn’t think it could work….especially not for a green/rooibos blend….but it does and I am happy ^^ It’s just the right amount of chocolate too. I think it’s the green rooibos that actually makes it work too! Creamy, sweet, and fresh is what I’d call this one. I drink this when I have a chocolate craving yet don’t want to pig on chocolate bars! The smell of it is the same from the bag to brewing it. Chocolatey and fresh! The colour is…..foggy? I suppose that’s just the chocolate bits making it do that, but that’s fine. Also, letting it cool…it tastes better to me when I do that – but not too much, I don’t like it cold. When resteeping it I find I taste more of the green tea and rooibos which is nice c: