34 Tasting Notes
I chose a cold brew for this since the packet said “best iced” and “made for iced tea”. I’m not sure I would pick a spiced tea for iced tea on my own, but it worked well enough!
The spice comes through, more than any kind of berry. I wouldn’t consider this fruity at all; maybe a touch on first sip before it settles into spiced black tea?
I’ll give it “refreshing”. Overall, a pleasant tea.
I’m not a coffee drinker but sometimes need caffeine; I’ve enjoyed other Zest flavors for that pick-me-up. This one showed up in a Sipsby box.
It’s a pleasant green tea, lightly fruity, but unremarkable hot. As a hot cup I wouldn’t necessarily choose it except for that caffeine boost. Reading another tasting note, I think I would be interested in trying it again iced.
I started this tea hot, looking for something soothing and fruity in the winter. When hot, the sour cherry stands out, but I thought it wasn’t quite right and perhaps would be better iced.
Unfortunately, when I tried it iced, the vanilla was far more obvious and unpleasant. It didn’t overshadow the sour cherry entirely, but it felt …not quite right, and perhaps it would be better hot.
Overall, not a wow from me either way.
Flavors: Cherry, Tart, Vanilla
This was a pleasant iced tea, and even more enjoyable with a bit of lemonade.
I didn’t find the tea as a whole particularly strong, and the blueberry itself was subtle – perfect for someone who doesn’t always like blueberry. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this. I have a few iced tea fans in the family I can see serving this tea.
As someone who loves a fruity sweet tea (and let’s be honest, a gimmick), I was excited for this tea and grabbed a couple packets on sale.
Reminder to self – buy a little first, and buy more if it’s good.
I wouldn’t say “strawberry” for this at all. Tropical for sure, artificially sweet. Was that the gummi bears or the fact that the first ingredient is candied pineapple?
Normally I can get my partner to drink any iced tea I can’t manage, but we tossed this.
Flavors: Artificial, Sweet, Tropical
This tea was a wild ride.
It smells exactly like shortbread. Hot, it tastes just like a buttered popcorn jelly belly. As it starts to cool, the tart element overrides the sweet.
I kept drinking it not because I liked it but because it was so odd. I wouldn’t repurchase, but it was an interesting experience!
(From David’sTea Advent Calendar, Day 8)
Flavors: Popcorn, Sugar, Tart
DavidsTea Advent Day 7. I’m going to be lucky to finish all three tea advents by the end of January.
The coffee is strong in this one, with a sweetness I generally don’t prefer but feel like works well for the tea. I’m not a big fan of vanilla and this artificial version doesn’t much help. I could brew it and just smell it all day, if nothing else.
Flavors: Coffee, Sweet
Davids Tea Advent Day 6
I’m not sure what’s going on with this tea. It brewed so weak at first I added more. It smells like an overly sweet baked gingerbread, but the taste is more of a tart fruit covered in sugar with a hit of spicy ginger at the end. The gingerbread sprinkles were adorable, at least?
Flavors: Fruity, Sweet