|"This is a great pick-me-up without the harsh smack in the face that is your average pre-ground coffee bag."|
Being that I’m the first to review one of David’s Teas i should probably introduce the company first. David’s Tea is a Tea retailer and Teahouse, located in Toronto Canada, with a soon to open shop in Montreal. David (as the blurb on the about us page tells) grew tired of never finding quite the teahouse he wanted, so he went ahead and created it. I’ve never been to the place. Being that I’m a Californian with no family or friends in Toronto, I’m not likely to ever wander by, so what caught my attention was their website. Go ahead, take a quick peak, I’ll wait. Mesmerizing isn’t it? Now bad Tea with a snazzy website is still bad tea, but good tea with poor marketing just rots in the warehouse.
Of course this isn’t a Tea to begin with, its sort-of, Kind-of, a-lil-bit, Coffee…
Please lower your torches and let me explain. Yes nestled among Yerba Mate, White Chocolate, Nuts, and bits of bark and root are the unmistakable forms of coffee beans. Now personally I’ve never taken to coffee, just not my thing, but this Tisane, while containing whole roasted coffee beans, only inherits a bit of a coffee tinge. This isn’t Coffee, this is Yerba Mate, and white chocolate, with a mild caramel-chocolate coffee finish. Its earthy, sweet, and seems to stretch the tongue across fields of Vanilla, Chocolate, and caramel.
A few words of warning. First, this Tisane contains just about every stimulant the jungles of South America can offer, legally. Second, don’t pre-steep as it washes away the chocolate. Depending on your tastes I would probably go with an extra teaspoon’s worth, and take a second to appreciate that special Folgers commercial moment when you open the bag. This is a great pick-me-up without the harsh smack in the face that is your average pre-ground coffee bag.
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