78 Tasting Notes

82

I forgot how sweet this tea is! Very strong chamomile flavour with a hint of lemongrass, a nice comforting cup before bed. I oversteeped this for a very long time and it was still absolutely perfect.

Flavors: Honey, Lemongrass

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90
drank Green Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
78 tasting notes

Warm, sweet dried hay and leaves. Very comforting, I love drinking this before bed. It’s not astringent at all, rooibos never dries out my mouth as much as camellia sinensis teas do! I know that there’s cheaper sources of green rooibos tea out there, so I might try other brands before repurchasing DAVIDsTEA’s offering, but theirs is excellent. I actually oversteeped the leaves for far too long but it was still a sweet, smooth, satisfying cup!

Flavors: Dry Grass, Earth, Hay

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85

Probably my favourite chai that DAVIDsTEA has ever made! The rooibos pairs perfectly with the cinnamon and ginger, which are two flavours I typically hate. I think it’s the coconut that tones the cinnamon down enough for me to enjoy! It’s a very sweet chai and is absolutely lovely hot with a splash of soy milk.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Coconut

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

78

Am I the only one who’s really into this tea? Today was my first time trying it hot, and it was definitely not what I was expecting. This tea had been sitting in my cupboard untouched since it came out because I was so apprehensive about ginger being the first ingredient, but lo and behold, I can hardly taste the ginger! The ginger taste that I do get is very fresh and sweet, pairing well with the tartness of the grapefruit. I don’t taste any green tea at all, but the tea is somewhat astringent. While I likely won’t be reaching for this one very often, I’m glad that it’s not the overwhelming disappointment I was expecting.

Flavors: Cream, Ginger, Grapefruit

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Roswell Strange

Have you tried the new grapefruit tea yet? Personally I prefer the new one to this one, but if you liked this you’ll probably like the new one too! It’s called Grapefruit Squeeze :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70
drank Moroccan Mint by DAVIDsTEA
78 tasting notes

This tea is good, but very basic. The peppermint, spearmint, and green tea blend is nice, but not something I would reach for more than occasionally. I honestly prefer my Peppermint Amour over this one, but there’s still absolutely nothing wrong with DAVIDsTEA’s take on a Moroccan Mint blend!

Flavors: Peppermint, Spearmint

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85
drank Goji Green by DAVIDsTEA
78 tasting notes

First time trying this one hot! I actually was expecting to like it a lot less, it’s a tea I really enjoy iced and had strictly only drank iced. I found the green tea taste to be completely non-existent, with a lovely sweet goji berry flavour taking over. The stevia in this one is not bothersome to me, and knowing that I can also enjoy this one iced makes me love it even more!

Flavors: Black Currant, Goji, Red Fruits

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

46
drank Peachy Lychee by DAVIDsTEA
78 tasting notes

I feel like I’m the only one who barely tastes the peach in this tea. I understand that it’s a black tea and that the peach flavour would not be predominant, but it simply tastes like a very sweet black tea to me. While I taste very little peach, I taste even less lychee. Not a favourite.

Update: After finishing the cup, I did begin to notice the peach flavour a bit more. I’ve adjusted my numerical rating to reflect this. However, I still could not recommend this tea due to its lacklustre flavour.

Flavors: Peach, Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82

This tea makes me question my previous judgements about yogurt in tea blends – I absolutely love this one. I typically don’t mind sugar or sweeteners in my blends, but the sugar pieces in this are absolutely huge! It’s crazy. Anyway, I get a strong raspberry flavour with a little creaminess. I oversteeped it at about 8 minutes, so next time I definitely would not steep it as long. I’d recommend no longer than 6 minutes. It’s very refreshing, but I think the only tea I’d repurchase out of this collection is Passion Punch.

Flavors: Cream, Raspberry, Sugar

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 7 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

53
drank Fruity Oasis by DAVIDsTEA
78 tasting notes

Reminiscent of Queen of Tarts, the only flavour I get is hibiscus. The rooibos is slightly present, but honestly this tea lacks complexity. The aloe vera in the blend intrigued me, but I was left extremely underwhelmed.

Flavors: Hibiscus

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 15 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90
drank Passion Punch by DAVIDsTEA
78 tasting notes

This is entirely unique to anything DAVIDsTEA has offered in quite a long time, which isn’t something I can often say about their blends. I get lively passionfruit notes on top of a light white tea base that gives the tea a very nice body. The hibiscus is barely noticeable too! The first time I tried this I was a little underwhelmed, but after playing with steep times and techniques it’s become an easy favourite out of this new collection.

Flavors: Citrus, Passion Fruit, Rosehips

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Law student from Alberta, Canada with a passion for all things tea after quitting coffee. Currently drinking primarily DAVIDsTEA blends due to proximity and convenience, but open to expanding my tea-rizons in the near future.

LIKES
Apple, peppermint, caramel, vanilla, coconut, jasmine tea, malty black teas, sweet blackberry leaves, guayusa, white tea, peach, strawberry, creaminess, raspberry leaves, Chinese teas, anything smooth and creamy!!! Highly caffeinated blends have my heart.

DISLIKES
Vegetal green teas, astringency, ginger, cinnamon, peppercorns, hibiscus, alcoholic notes, stevia. I prefer teas that don’t contain dairy or artificial flavouring (which begs the question why 90% of my blends come from DAVIDsTEA, the king of artificial flavouring in the tea world). Herbals, tisanes, and rooibos teas tend to sit at the back of my tea cupboard. That being said, I’ll drink almost anything at least once.

RATING SYSTEM
0-20: I cannot get through a cup of this, it will be given away/thrown out.
20-40: Tolerable. Will definitely not repurchase.
40-60: Average. Will likely not repurchase.
60-80: Good to very good. May repurchase if I’m in the mood for one of these teas, but these teas are not staples in my collection.
80-95: Will very likely repurchase, but these teas are something I could live without or easily find a suitable substitute.
95-100: Staples. Must always have on hand, would go to the ends of the earth to track down if discontinued.

PREPARATION
I make all of my teas Western style, but if I do get more into straight teas in the future you can bet I will be buying a gong fu set. If I’ve added any milk to my teas, it’s always vanilla soy milk, and I do not add sweetener unless otherwise noted. Usually I’m very good about making a note of any additional ingredients I’ve added to the tea.

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer