Hello new tea friend!!
The most recent DT Tasting Club subscription box has started shipping/being received by people now – of the eight teas in it, there is a mix of core and returning teas as well as two new teas that are making their debut in the sub box! This is, obviously, one of them…
I find this tea so pretty on every level. It has a brand new ingredient in it that we haven’t used before – and it is definitely very purple! The contrast of those vibrant violet hues in the dry leaf against all of the fruit pieces is so wild and pretty, but it also causes the tea to steep up a very unique and distinct magenta colour – and it was that stunning tea liquor colour that really inspired the rest of the blend.
And so, we created a blend that basically is meant to taste like a Hawaiian sunset. What does that mean!? Well, the flavour of the tea is pretty fruity and tropical – taking a lot of inspiration from vibrant and juicy orange citrus fruits, papaya and pineapple, kiwi, and even some exotic fruit flavours. To me, it tastes like a tropical fruit punch with a good squeeze of fruit orange juice. Very flavourful – good hot but great iced or cold brewed! It’s like more of a citrusy/tangy Caribbean Crush!
There’s even a link with the purple sweet potato, which provided inspiration on a whole new level since Hawaii produces some pretty stunning purple potatoes. Rest assured, though, the blend does not taste like potato – it just adds a nice thickness to the mouthfeel.
Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.