Good morning folks!
Sorry for my absence. I’ve been adjusting to a new co-op job, knitting socks, ill for a few days, and spending my free time visiting my partner two hours away. So now that I’m back and ready with some reviews for you.
The new winter collection always includes some cozy, warm and spicy tea and include something sweet and dessert like. This year the teas are Nutty and Spice oolong (same recipe as Bubbie’s Baklava from Winter ’14), Chocolate Covered Almond black, Coffee Cake black (a returning favourite from several years ago), sweet almond green from last year, and Apple cider herbal (rumored to be the same as sweet Apple cider from Fall ’14).
The samples I chose from a free shipping redemption order were:
Chocolate Covered Almond
Flavours: chocolate, almond, carob.
This tea has a sweet, cozy chocolate dessert flavour. Definitely reach for this to satisfy those cravings. It tastes like a chocolate chip cookie almost. It’s sweet mildly nutty and very tasty. I will definitely be buying more of this!
Ingredients: Cocoa nibs, roasted carob, black tea, almonds, yerba mate, sugar, natural and artificial chocolate and cream-almond flavouring
Buy Here: https://www.davidstea.com/ca_en/whats-new-2/tea/chocolate-covered-almond
Flavours: sweet, chocolate vanilla cake, dessert
This tea lacks the hint of mocha I’m looking for but it certainly is tasty. I would have this as a dessert tea or with some scones and biscuits. It is almost exactly the same flavour as Red Velvet Cake tea without the hint chocolate.
Ingredients: Black tea, candied fruit (cranberries, sugar, cherry juice, citric acid, natural cherry flavour, elderberry juice, sunflower oil), pineapple (sugar cane, pineapples, citric acid), natural and artificial flavouring.
Buy here: https://www.davidstea.com/ca_en/whats-new-2/tea/coffee-cake-black-tea
Nutty and Spice
Flavours: chicory, fruit, cinnamon, nuts
This tea is an exact dupe for Bubbie’s Baklava, bit sweet, bit nutty, bit spicy. Will definitely make a good latte!
Ingredients: Oolong tea, roasted chicory root, pineapple (pineapple, sugar), papaya (papaya, sugar), cinnamon, walnuts, ginger, apple, rose pepper, roasted almonds (almonds, caramelized sugar), cardamom, almonds, pistachios, cranberries, rose blossoms, natural and artificial flavours
Buy here: https://www.davidstea.com/ca_en/whats-new-2/tea/nutty-and-spice
Sweet Almond Green
Flavours: almond, amaretto, green tea
I dont like this tea, it tastes too artificial to me and overwhelmingly of amaretto. I’ve tried it in the advent calendar last year, really not my thing.
Ingredients: Organic: Green tea, almonds, marigold flowers, cornflower pe tals. With natural almond flavouring.
Check it out here: https://www.davidstea.com/ca_en/whats-new-2/tea/sweet-almond-green-tea
Flavours: apple, apple apple, cinnamon
I love apple teas, through and through. I’m hoping this one tastes like sweet aple cider, I would definitely be buying some.
Ingredients: Apple, apple pomace (pomace, citric acid), sweet blackberry leaves, apple flavouring (artificial apple flavouring, concentrated apple juice), artificial vanilla and cream flavouring.
Check it out here: https://www.davidstea.com/ca_en/whats-new-2/tea/apple-cider-tea
Thanks for reading and as always, Happy sipping!