Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Dragon Pearls

I'm not going to lie, I wasn't really in the mood for a really floral tea today. So I didn't enjoy Dragon Pearls by DavidsTea as much as I thought I would.

I brewed it as a green tea, and added only 8 pearls. I think next time I'll steep it longer, but put half as many pearls in.

If you love jasmine, you\ll adore this tea. Because it simply reeks of jasmine.

I enjoyed it, but in a more 'meh' sort of way. So I'll try it again another day, and then add an out of 10 rating, for now it's a massive ??/10.


Saturday, 25 July 2015

Electric Lemonade

Ingredients: Apple, green mate, apple pomace (pomace, citric acid), sweet blackberry leaves, blueberry, red currants, raspberry, strawberry, natural red currant, lemon and strawberry flavouring. 

First, I would like to say I made a huge mistake...
I thought, "Hey, I will make a whole jug of this so I can drink it in the morning for a nice boost!" not knowing it's strength.

I didn't make it strong enough.

You have to use about 50% more than you might for other teas, and REALLY let it steep.

Despite being weak, I like it.

It tastes like lemon and raspberry with mate.
It's good, I just need it to be way stronger.

Nothing special, but it's a really great addition to the boring DT mate collection. 

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Buddha's Blend

I really enjoyed Buddha's Blend by DavidsTea, but not as much as I enjoy Three Wishes by DavidsTea (so long as it's not iced!).

They taste pretty similar, honestly. It's just a little less fruity, and little more like a green tea. So really, I have no complaints about this, save for maybe add something to amp up the fruit flavor???



(I took a picture but since I had to get a new phone because I broke my last one it somehow went missing)

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Rooibos Chai

Okay I know what you're all thinking. I've reviewed this tea before as a sample!

Which is true. But I, in my silliness, did not prepare it as one should a chai tea. This time I did.

I used three full scoops of the loose leaf tea into a tea bag, plopped it into a double-boiler with milk, let it steep for quite a few minutes on medium. Added three sticks of honey (I would have preferred my agave, you need less of it, but the honey was on hand). Ran myself a nice bath, and then soaked for a bit with the lovely tea.

And man, is this lovely. If you find a regular chai to be too much, then this will be nice for you. It still has that chai flavor I personally love, but it's slightly more laid back and smooth.

10/10. Would steep again.


Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Quangzhou Milk Oolong

Not gonna lie, I kinda don't like this tea. Like at all. Quangzhou Milk Oolong by DavidsTea is so blaaaahhh to me.

I steeped it as you would any oolong, did two flushes- even though the second flush was better, it wasn't as good as the Tea at Sea oolong I have. And just realized I've never reviewed it even though I adore it. That's going to have to happen!

The first flush was so blaaaah. I tasted basically no milk or honey, just some basic green tea flavors.

The second flush gave a bit more of the milky taste, but not by much.

3.5/10, no thanks on doing that again!


Saturday, 4 July 2015

Vanilla Matcha

Ingredients: Coconut nectar, matcha green tea, natural vanilla flavouring

I think that this is an excellent way to introduce someone gently in to the world of matcha.

It is incredibly mild; a very gentle flavour of matcha, sweetened slightly with some creamy hint of vanilla.
I was expecting something rather potent, in both the matcha and vanilla categories, but was pleasantly surprised.

The flavour is almost spot-on to matcha pocky!

I think that next time I will be using a little bit more powder so I can get more flavour.
It's a bit bland in a regular serving for someone who really enjoys regular matcha.

Short and sweet.
I was able to write a hot tea review because I woke up insanely early, so it is not yet blistering hot outside.
I've been sticking mostly to water the last two weeks.

I promise to try harder. I have some birthday money to spend on some o DT's new iced tea flavours.
I'm pretty excited for electric lemonade!

Happy Steeping,