Tuesday, May 28, 2013
idiosynkrasias-tea:

Mango Fruit Punch (Pineapple, mango, orange slices, tangerine, safflower, marigold, strawberry, artificial flavouring): ****
Tasty tasty tasty! Mango Fruit Punch is the first new tea I’ve tried from the 2013 summer collection, and it does not disappoint. I can see why this herbal is reminiscent of a fruit punch, being incredibly sweet and fruity.
I’d say the flavour is close to some sort of orange-pineapple concoction, but without the tanginess and acidity. It’s hard to believe that there actually isn’t any sugar in it while drinking! I must try to make this as an iced tea.

idiosynkrasias-tea:

Mango Fruit Punch (Pineapple, mango, orange slices, tangerine, safflower, marigold, strawberry, artificial flavouring): ****

Tasty tasty tasty! Mango Fruit Punch is the first new tea I’ve tried from the 2013 summer collection, and it does not disappoint. I can see why this herbal is reminiscent of a fruit punch, being incredibly sweet and fruity.

I’d say the flavour is close to some sort of orange-pineapple concoction, but without the tanginess and acidity. It’s hard to believe that there actually isn’t any sugar in it while drinking! I must try to make this as an iced tea.

Sunday, March 31, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013
idiosynkrasias-tea:

Peppermint Amour (Organic peppermint leaves): *****
Peppermint Amour, shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more minty fresh. Peppermint is what originally got me into tea, and though since discovering DavidsTea I have tended to neglect peppermint, it still holds a special place in my heart.
Though you can buy peppermint tea in any grocery store, there is something to be said about buying loose leaf peppermint. When I open my Peppermint Amour tin box, the smell is much more sharp and biting than it ever was with ordinary tea sachets. The taste follows suit.
There is definitely an art to making the perfect peppermint tea, and I do find that David’s peppermint is much more sensitive to temperature than the grocery store variety. I used to pour boiling hot water over the leaves, but I’ve found this cooks the leaf and ruins it. If you wait just a few seconds after the water has boiled before pouring, I’ve found it makes it much more palatable and minty fresh, just the way it should be.

idiosynkrasias-tea:

Peppermint Amour (Organic peppermint leaves): *****

Peppermint Amour, shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more minty fresh. Peppermint is what originally got me into tea, and though since discovering DavidsTea I have tended to neglect peppermint, it still holds a special place in my heart.

Though you can buy peppermint tea in any grocery store, there is something to be said about buying loose leaf peppermint. When I open my Peppermint Amour tin box, the smell is much more sharp and biting than it ever was with ordinary tea sachets. The taste follows suit.

There is definitely an art to making the perfect peppermint tea, and I do find that David’s peppermint is much more sensitive to temperature than the grocery store variety. I used to pour boiling hot water over the leaves, but I’ve found this cooks the leaf and ruins it. If you wait just a few seconds after the water has boiled before pouring, I’ve found it makes it much more palatable and minty fresh, just the way it should be.

Friday, January 11, 2013
johnflanaganii:

Making @teavanatea temple peaks black #tea (at The Edit Bay)

johnflanaganii:

Making @teavanatea temple peaks black #tea (at The Edit Bay)

Friday, January 4, 2013
idiosynkrasias-tea:

Cookie Dough (White tea, cocoa peel, almonds, walnuts,  cream caramel pieces, roasted cocoa brittle, chocolate chips, artificial flavouring): ***
When the winter collection came out, I was most excited about trying cookie dough, as the mix of white tea, nuts, caramel, and chocolate sounded divine. Of course, our expectations are not always translated into reality.
Perhaps it is the flavouring David chose, but I don’t really see how this tea could taste like cookie dough. To me, Cookie Dough has a slightly smoky taste mixed with a hint of sweetness added to the white tea base. Do you guys taste the cookie dough?

idiosynkrasias-tea:

Cookie Dough (White tea, cocoa peel, almonds, walnuts, cream caramel pieces, roasted cocoa brittle, chocolate chips, artificial flavouring): ***

When the winter collection came out, I was most excited about trying cookie dough, as the mix of white tea, nuts, caramel, and chocolate sounded divine. Of course, our expectations are not always translated into reality.

Perhaps it is the flavouring David chose, but I don’t really see how this tea could taste like cookie dough. To me, Cookie Dough has a slightly smoky taste mixed with a hint of sweetness added to the white tea base. Do you guys taste the cookie dough?

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Sunday, December 16, 2012