David’s released sample packs of the new fall teas this week for 5/$10. I bought 4 if the new teas, 2 of one as I already have pumpkin chai. The fall teas are usually my favourite, read below on how I think they stacked up this year. Here are my thoughts.
Type: black tea
Ingredients: Fennel, hibiscus, black tea, rosehips, apple, orange, pomegranate, stevia extract, natural pomegranate flavouring.
“When the weather gets cool, nothing beats a hot cup of cider. It’s the kind of drink we look forward to cozying up after a long day of hiking. And this rustic twist on the fall classic is no different. With rich black tea, soothing fennel, apple and a fruity burst of fresh pomegranate, this sweet and slightly tart tea is five kinds of comforting. Hot, it’s a blend that warms the body and soul. Iced, it’s a lingering taste of summer. It’s so good, you’ll want to have it all year round”
This tea is tart, and that’s about it. It lacked the spice a cider should have in my opinion. Couldn’t really taste much other than the pomegranate flavour and hibiscus.
Cuppa tea? Meh. Good but not extravagant
Ingredients: Apple (apple, citric acid), raisins, carrot, hibiscus blossoms, beetroot, yogurt bits (milk yogurt powder, sugar, maltodextrin, modified starch, citric acid), blueberries, cornflower blossoms, natural and artificial flavouring.
“How do we like to start our mornings? With a blueberry muffin of course. Rich, crumbly and downright irresistible, it’s the kind of snack that never fails to make us happy. And this fruity tisane is every bit as satisfying as the real thing. It’s got crisp apple, raisins, carrot and fresh blueberries. Not to mention yogurt bits for extra creaminess. Sweet, buttery and slightly tart, it’s the perfect treat to bring along on your next road trip or early work commute. And if you’re really feeling adventurous, try adding it to your oatmeal for an extra pop of flavour. Now that’s what we call the breakfast of champions.”
Tastes a lot like a blueberry muffin actually. It can also steep a bit tart so be careful not to steep too long. Might turn out as a nice latte.
Cuppa tea? If I’m in the mood. Not one I normally go for.
Nutty Granola Crunch
Ingredients: Apple, rooibos, almonds, coconut, brittle (sugar, hazelnuts, inverted sugar), natural and artificial flavouring.
“It’s no secret granola and the great outdoors are a match made in heaven. Known as the hippie health food of the 60s, this satisfying treat has quickly become the go-to snack of today’s hikers and backpackers. Why? Because it’s yummy, satisfying and the perfect way to fuel all your wild adventures. So if you go out in the woods today, be sure to bring this rich and nutty rooibos along with you. With apple, almonds, creamy coconut and sweet brittle, it’s like a granola bar in a cup!”
Many tea friends are right, it smells like peanuts. It actually tastes okay though. Very similar to peanut butter cup from last fall. Would make a good latte, and if you mix it with a chocolate tea it would be pretty good.
Cuppa tea? Not mine
Ingredients: Apple, carrot, cinnamon, rooibos, cocoa shells, ginger, licorice root, natural whipped cream and apple flavouring
“You know what never fails to remind us of fall? A carrot cupcake. And we’re not the only ones who think so. Thanks to their natural sugar content, carrots have been used to sweeten cakes since the medieval times. And this decadent, creamy rooibos blend tastes just like your favourite carrot dessert. It’s got cinnamon and ginger for an extra zing of warmth. Plus carrots and apple to get that perfect fruity balance. Still not convinced? The rich cocoa shells and natural whipped cream flavour will change your mind. Yeah, we knew you couldn’t resist…”
This tea smells amazing, and I was most looking forward to this one. First cup I made was disgusting. I added milk and sugar and it was sour but not curdled. And I was so disappointed. Luckily I bought 2 carrot cupcake packets and so I tried to make it again, didn’t steep it as long and drank it straight. Its so good! Glad I gave it another shot. Its got a sweet, cinnamon flavour with hints of apple, carrot and nutmeg.
Cuppa tea? Yes
Ingredients: Black tea, cinnamon, cloves, caramel (milk, sugar, glucose syrup, butter, sorbitol, mono and diglycerides), carrot, lemon peel, pumpkin candies (sugar, rice flour, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, corn starch, gum arabic, cellulose gum, yellow 6, confectioner
“Let’s face it, the best thing about fall is pumpkin pie. And this spiced black tea is arguably just as delicious. It’s got all the warmth of cinnamon and cloves, plus the sweetness of caramel and pumpkin candy. For a true autumn treat, top it up with steamed milk and stir in a spoonful of brown sugar. It’ll make you wish it were fall all year round.”
The classic. Nothing new it comes out every year for the last 5 years. Its a black tea with cinnamon, pumpkin sprinkles, and pumpkin bits. This tea always has beautiful collection tins though so definitely check those out.
Cuppa tea? Yes definitely.
Overall this collection sounded great to me, but I’m going to wait for the pumpkin collection. These teas for the most part were not my cuppa tea.
Thanks for reading. What are your thoughts?