I will mostly be reviewing David's teas and Teavana, but you may see the occasional other brands that I also tried.
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Queen of Tarts & main squeeze by DavidsTea... any good?
Yeah they’re ntb in my opinion, I reviewed them both so you can read them here and here
This is the most tea I’ve ever bought at one time…. over 760g. regular price:~$175 and I paid ~$43!!! they wouldn’t sell me less, but I don’t really mind, because it’s not even that expensive, and this is an AMAZING tea and an even more AMAZING price, Thank you Teavana <3
I first tried Passion Berry in the teavana store, and they made it way too strong to be enjoyable, so I decided not to give it such a negative review, and just wait until I can make it the way I like it. So here it is!
I used about 2 tsp for 12oz of water and I let it steep for about 4 minutes. It is quite tangy, but it is a tolerable level of tanginess that it makes the tea unique in that way.Adding some sugar eliminates this tanginess. There is a huge splash of fruity flavor that would make a fantastic iced tea.
That’s all I can really say, about this tea unfortunately…. it does not have a particularly unique flavor profile. What I mean is that I don’t taste a particular berry or a particular fruit. It is just a “big fruity mess” for lack of a better description…
If you ever have trouble sleeping or if you are super stressed, Tranquil Dream will come to your rescue.
It has tons of chamomile, that is extremely soothing, you will be relaxed and sleepy in no time! underneath all that chamomile, you will taste a medium-strong note of citrus. And then in the background, there is a soft and smooth floral note.
This tea is everything you could ever want before going to bed, and will surely send you off to a good night sleep!
I have had Mango Maté Pu’erh Punch on my shelves for quite a while, but I have been too busy to review it. What a shame since this is such a wonderful tea! Now it will get it’s justice!
This tea is absolutely fabulous, with it mate and pu’erh base, it leaves room for the splash of fruity flavors. Other than the super intense fruit, the star anise, cloves and cardamom combine to add a lovely little spicy note that calms down the fruitiness.
At the end of this review, I am just noticing that this tea has been discontinued… what a shame, it was so lovely!
Cherry Blossom is a tea that was discontinued a while ago, and was recently brought back for the beginning of February (2014).
Just by it’s name and associations, I was assuming that this was going to be a very strong, sweet and fruity tea. But I should have thought differently. White teas are never strong and fruity; they always have a very light tea body and very subtle flavors.
And that is exactly what this tea is! It has a fantastic white tea base, with a lovely and mild cherry flavor. There is also a beautiful floral undertone that brings it all together.
This tea is just a wonderful as taking a walk down the suburban streets of japan in the spring, with all the cherry blossom petals falling down on you.
This is one of those teas that is really easy to over steep, and when you do oversteep it, then “the spice wrong”. Allow me to elaborate…
This tea is basically a cinnamon tea, or at least that is the only thing i could taste. Since it has this extremely strong cinnamon flavor, when it is over steeped the cinnamon becomes REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY strong.
While I was out with one of my friends one day, I was drinking this tea and I had over steeped it by accident. Every time I took a sip I made this face that he referred to it as the face of someone who just took a sip of pure whiskey.
My point is, just steep it for 1-2 minutes and you’ll have a lovely balance of spice that is just right ;)
Organic Mint to be is the tea that there was a contest for to name it remember? So here it is with its lovely name, time for review!
It has a beautiful and inviting aroma.The first thing I taste is a kind of Buttered Rum taste; the two teas have almost the same ingredients. The only difference is the peppermint, which is cool and smooth, and comes mostly in the after taste. The coconut is also a little more prominent in this tea, which give it a slight sweetness, but this can easily turn bitter if you it steep too long.
I just adore this tea, I will definitely be getting some more soon :) Drink up!