More new teas (and a bit of teaware) today, as well as a couple returning teas sprinkled in to today’s launch as well. Also free shipping – I think today only??
I took today off work because my insomnia has been particularly awful this week, so I’m sort of just writing tasting notes in between short naps when I can fall asleep today. I’ll probably do whatever new tasting notes remain over the course of the weekend. Quick side bar, but…
I don’t usually do tasting notes for returning teas, but as y’all know Cranberry Pear is my all time favourite tea blend that DT has ever done so I am practically bouncing with excitement that it’s back!! I’ve been holding onto that secret for basically a year now, just waiting for it to return – I even have a kilo bag of it sitting at my desk because there’s no way that I’m letting myself run out of it again. I don’t want to say that it’s because of me that it’s returning, but I will say that from my VERY FIRST day working at the SSC I basically made it my mission to convince people that it should return. I think I brought it up at least once every few weeks for over a year before it finally found its way into this year’s returning holiday blends. I definitely sounded like a broken record, but I really believe that it was worthy of returning on more than just a personal level. Though, yes, a bias existed…
ANYWAY! This tea!
Honestly, I don’t want to spend an extended amount of time talking about this one. It’s a really classic sort of Turmeric Chai profile – but on the rooibos tea base. We tried an attempt at a Turmeric Chai last year, with Sunshine Chai, but it wasn’t super well received all around so this is meant to be that same sort of idea but even more classic/straight forward. As such, I really believe that it’s exactly what you expect given its ingredient list – just straight forward, warming Chai spices with earthy ginger and turmeric.
Turmeric really became this massive trending ingredient a few years ago, and DT has used it in a bunch of blends now like Turmeric Glow & Coco Mango Chai. We sort of all thought, when it initially gained that mass popularity in North America, that like most trending ingredients it would plateau and then die down – but as an ingredient its sustained interest, and it’s use in Chai in particular has really become a cupboard staple/classic. So, that’s what this is meant for – your classic, cupboard staple Turmeric Chai.
Am I the customer? No – for a bunch of reasons, but a key one being that in general I don’t like turmeric. I hope this is finally a blend that will meet the needs of people who actually like Turmeric/Chai though. That’s what it was developed for!
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.