29 Tasting Notes
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
David’s Tea Matcha Advent Day 10.
Almost got this froth right!
I got a little bit of a fruity scent from the tea, but I couldn’t taste raspberry at all (or any berry, actually) with or without the milk. It was a pleasant enough sweet matcha, but I wouldn’t call it raspberry.
David’s Tea Matcha Advent Day 9
Frothing seems to get better day by day but I’m really at a loss for new tricks to try, so maybe I’m just doomed to a frothless matcha.
I struggled to identify the flavors in this one; after adding milk the only flavor that comes to mind is creamy and I wonder if that’s the tea or the milk. It’s tasty though.
David’s Tea Matcha Advent Day 8.
We’re getting somewhere with this foam, I think.
This was delicious. While sipping it was lightly flavored, but the aftertaste was a strong maple syrup. I was worried it would be cloying but I found it less sweet than expected (maybe my bar is still off from the weird fake berry/fruit palate happening in earlier picks). This would be worth buying more.
Flavors: Maple Syrup
David’s Tea Matcha Advent Day 6
I was putting this one off because I disliked the berries and cream so much due to artificial blueberry – this didn’t bode well. But honestly this wasn’t bad! Definitely got a hint of grass and sugar with a bitter aftertaste. I could drink this even if I wouldn’t buy it.
Flavors: Grass, Sugar