• Reviews

    David’s Tea Vanilla Orchid

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: deep green, tightly rolled Ingredients: Huang Jin Gui Oolong, natural vanilla flavoring Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 200 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: gold I first tried this tea as an in store sample and I just couldn’t resist picking up a sample size pack for home. Rich, floral and sweet are all things that come to mind. The base tea is a fairly high quality oolong with large, unbroken leaves. I was happy to find that the vanilla did not taste artificial or chemically. The aroma was incredible and it lent a comforting creaminess to the finish. The mouth-feel was smooth and buttery with…


  • Reviews

    David’s Tea Kiwi’s Big Adventure

    Photo: David’s Tea Country of Origin: not given Leaf Appearance: dark green, somewhat flat. lots of fruit pieces Ingredients: green tea, apple, kiwi, lemongrass, lemon peel, artificial flavoring Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 180 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: bright gold I sampled this tea as part of my David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. It was sweet and mellow with fruity notes and a hint of citrus. It wasn’t as tart as I thought it would be since that is a flavor that I associate with kiwi. I thought that the apple was much more prevalent and I was definitely able to taste the lemongrass and…

  • Reviews

    David’s Tea Santa’s Secret

    Country of Origin: Leaf Appearance: Ingredients: black tea, peppermint leaves, candy cane sprinkles, natural and aritifical flavoring Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: deep brown This review is a little belated but I thought, why not celebrate Christmas in July? I sampled this tea as part of my David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar.  It intrigued me from the start because of the tiny candy canes. How much more festive can a tea get? The taste was a perfect combination of earthy, somewhat malty black tea and refreshing mint. There was a subtle hint of vanilla but it was just barely there.…

  • Recipes and Crafts

    David’s Tea Teapop

    When I heard about David’s Teas latest creation, I just had to make a trip to their Bleecker Street store to give it a try. It sounded so refreshing for summer, especially if using a tropical flavored tea. I ordered one with Pineapple Oolong and just a touch of agave. My boyfriend ordered Main Squeeze with a bit more agave since he has a sweet tooth. I was intrigued to see that basically steeped concentrated tea and mixed it with sparkling water that made using a Soda Stream. I bet you can guess what is on my appliance wish list now! I  had my doubts but I have to say that they were…

  • Reviews

    David’s Tea Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: lots of visible fruit pieces Ingredients: Apple, hibiscus, raisins, carrot, yogurt bits, beetroot, strawberry, rhubarb, artificial flavoring Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: travel mug with infuser Liquor: deep red This tea was tangy, sweet and somewhat creamy. Strawberry was definitely the dominant taste. Although the flavoring is strong it did not come across as overdone. It reminded me very much of strawberry flavored greek yogurt. This is the first time that I had ever tasted anything with rhubarb in it but their site explains that is where the tartness comes from. Hibiscus is one of my least favorite ingredients but the other…

  • Reviews

    David’s Tea Vanilla Oolong

    Country of Origin: Taiwan Leaf Appearance: dark, somewhat twistle with lots of bright yellow petals Ingredients: oolong, green tea, lemon myrtle, marigolds and natural flavoring Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 200 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: gold I sampled this tea as part of my David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. It was a bit hard to describe but it basically tasted like what I imagine oolong infused custard would take like. There were floral and vegetal notes along with lots cream. A bit of citrus bite in the finish provided good balance and a sublte toastiness gave it a pleasant baked quality. The flavoring is…