DavidsTea’s Summer Collection 2014
I just know that this summer is going to be amazing, because we have these amazing teas to spend the summer with! Some, I must admit, are more enjoyable than others, but overall, this is a great collection, featuring an old favorite and lots of new and exciting teas!
Shooting Starfruit: First up is this lovely tea, new to the collection. It is the only White tea of this collection, the others are all herbal or fruit based. If you’re looking to cool off and re-hydrate, this is the perfect tea. it has a very light tea body and is only the slightest bit sweet. It tastes mostly like starfruit, but also has a blend of some other fruits.
The white tea base is great in many ways. It is a very hydrating tea, so that is perfect for those hot summer days. This tea also has a light flavor of its own, so it does not take over the light fruitiness of the tea, but rather, complements it.
Sangria: In the past I have had a sangria-flavored tea, and I remember that it was awful! This one is much less awful, to be fair…
It is incredibly concentrated and is very bitter. It has a very raw/deep orange and tangy taste to it, much like real sangria. In my opinion, it could use some sweetener. I think that if you like real sangria, you’ll like this tea :)
Watermelon Mint is one of my favorites of this collection. I found a similar tea last summer, but it is nowhere nearly as delightful as this one. The other tea is tasteless, where as this one is very fruity and minty, the way it should be! It actually tastes like watermelon! It has the perfect amount of mint, and the whole tea is the perfect balance of watermelon and mint. It is the perfect tea for summer!
Just be sure to shake the container before you measure out the tea, because the mint leaves tend to sink to the bottom!
Just Peachy: I still have this crazy intense love for peach flavored tea. In all honesty, this is the best peach tea I’ve ever had. In this past spring collection, the Peaches and Cream tea let me down a little because there it wasn’t peachy enough for my liking. Well I guess they were just saving the peachiest for last!
This tea is super peachy! So flavorful, not bland at all and not overpowered by any other flavors! Just peach, peach and more peach! absolute perfection. It is incredibly refreshing and the longer you steep it, the better! It’s great over ice. Needless to say it is my favorite tea of the collection!
Mango Fruit Punch is the only returning tea from last year’s summer collection, which is a good thing because this tea has everything you could possibly want in a summer tea. It is made entirely of fruit pieces and flowers, no tea leaves at all. This tea has an incredibly strong fruit flavor, so strong that t is almost exactly like fruit juice! I loved it a year ago and I still love it now! It is a perfect thirst-quencher!