9 Tasting Notes
It’s a very healthy blend but to me it tasted almost like a medicine. The color and taste are quite strong on the first brew but the second one is so watery, I stopped trying to brew it more than once.
You get a tartness, or sourness, that is not unpleasant but not to my liking either. It tastes quite chemical and the sourness really lingers on the tongue. You cannot taste the teas in this at all (not white nor green). The tartness envelops the mouth strongly and then, I cannot taste anything else. It smells better that it tastes.
DT is saying that this is a “last chance” tea, but they’ve brought back teas before, so we’ll see. I won’t buy this one again.
Flavors: Apple, Berries, Medicinal, Pleasantly Sour, Tart
This is honestly one of my favorites from David’s tea. I used to hate their teas until I tried this one. Ever since I did, I’ve been doing my best to find another one that is even half as good as this one, but so far, they have all been quite disappointing!
This tea is quite delicate in taste. They have another one, a green tea I think, with jasmine (jade something? I don’t remember) and it tasted quite strongly with harsh flavors of very artificial jasmine. Even though this one contains added artificial flavors as well, it’s quite mild and doesn’t overpower the green and white tea blend. There’s just a hint of hibiscus and peach, that comes and gives this overall taste a round finish. It’s very “complete”, if I may say. By that I mean that it hits all the nice spots: not too sweet, not too strong, I don’t need to add anything to it and it’s one of the few that tastes exactly as it smells!
I drink it sometimes in the morning but mostly in the afternoon for a quick pick me up. Lovely. I will buy it for as long as they keep selling it.
And with two babies, it’s easy for me to burn teas (especially if they’re low quality) but this one hasn’t burned easily so far.
Flavors: Floral, Hibiscus, Jasmine, Peach, Sweet
I’m drinking this right now. Taste wise, this is a let down to be honest. I was expecting something better with the natural flavors added to it. It smells as it should given its ingredients but taste wise it’s very herbal, grassy with just a hint of sweetness, although it doesn’t linger and leave its place to the typical dry taste of the raspberry leaf. There’s a tiny hint of tartness when you take a sip, and the nettle in it is quite noticeable, too. Not quite what you’d expect from something with “natural white chocolate mousse” in it!
With that being said, I’m always on the look out for blends that help me have all the good ingredients without the unpleasant taste of herbal teas. I wish I liked them. I don’t.
Raspberry leaf is incredible for women. I had it before my pregnancy to help with my periods, during my pregnancy (especially at the end) and after it to put everything back into place in my body.
I didn’t drink it with my 1st pregnancy, but I did with my second. I gave birth from start to finish in 4 hours and a half to a 10 pounds baby boy. It really strengthens your pelvic floor, which in turns makes contractions much more powerful. I will keep drinking it every night now to help my body. It’s very healthy.
So thanks David’s Tea for making this tea palatable. I HATED it on its own, and now its tolerable. It makes me relaxed, too. So unless I find something better, I’ll keep buying it. The nettle is also an amazing source of many nutrients and minerals. Don’t buy it for the taste, though, it’s not as good as it sounds!
Flavors: Dry Grass, Herbaceous, Plants, Tart
Damn this was such a let down. This tea smells quite good when you take it out of the package. You get hit by notes of almonds, nutmeg, cinnamon… Almost like there’s a pastry in your tea bag! But it tasted quite bland to be honest. You mostly tasted artificial flavors and nothing like the rich taste I was promised. Like warm water with a few spices in it. Honestly it could be much better, if they mixed it with a black or oolong tea. The otherwise bland aromas could bring something to a strong brew, soften it. But as a fruit bland it was incredibly boring. I usually never buy teas with sugar in them, but this was sent to me, and I opened it on Christmas, in for a treat, but was left utterly disappointed.
Flavors: Almond, Apple, Cinnamon, Fruity, Nutmeg, Nuts, Nutty, Sweet
This tea is one of my absolute, all time favorites. First of all, the price for an organic tea of this quality is amazing. But mostly… the taste. This tea is perfect.
I like to drink green tea and white above all others. The subtle flavors mixed with the strong antioxidants properties have really got me hooked but whenever I feel like having a more flavorful afternoon tea, I turn to this little gem. Its taste is an acquired one I think: it’s very deep, much more intense than your typical sencha, yet it has none of the matcha bitterness to it. It hits you with a burst of spinach-like flavor and at the same time, has a sort of sweetness to it. The ending note is kind of wet (this is very hard to explain!), like seaweed perhaps, but without the saltiness.
The taste really lingers in the mouth. I especially like to use my senchado for this. It gives a much stronger liquor, of a beautiful, dark green color.
I assure you, you cannot regret this tea. It will leave you wanting more!
Flavors: Seaweed, Spinach, Vegetables, Wet Moss
This tea seemed really good in the description from the website I bought it from, but unfortunately, mixing green and black teas together is not a really good idea. The temperature that you need to steep them at is very different, and so is the steeping time, resulting in a cup that is either too weak, or burnt. Also, the peachy undertones really don’t help at all here, as I find them to be very artificial. The smell is great though!
Flavors: Bitter, Fruity, Peach
This is the first bamboo tea that I’’ve ever tried, and to be honest, I bought it mainly beacause of its health benefices. This thing is filled with silica, which is amazing for nails, hair and skin! When I opened the bag, I was surprised to smell something faintly herbal and fresh. I expected it to be bitter, I have no idea why. I like to brew it a bit longer than the package says, as the leaves are very long and not a lot will fit in a cup at a time. Combined with the weakness of the taste, in my humble opinion it simply makes for a better cup when you leave it in slightly longer. As for the taste itself, although it is very mild, I grew accustomed to the soft, almost sweet aftertaste that it possesses and its refreshing vegetable-like flavor,even though I usually prefer more fragrant teas. I also find that it makes for a great, caffeine-free cold tea if you had a bit of a sweetener! Since this is the first bamboo tea that I’ve ever tried, I cannot compare it to a different brand but I always vouch for My Cup of Tea and this particular one seems really fresh and impossible to screw up, no matter how long you leave it in (although I did manage to burn it once oout of my very own stupidity), so I will probably repurchase once I’m done.
Flavors: Herbaceous, Sweet, Vegetal