Review: David’s Tea Sweet Dreams

Chamomile Tea, Davids Tea, Hibiscus Tea, Lemon Tea, Lemongrass Tea, Licorice Root Tea, Orange Tea, Rose Tea Add comments
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Its OK"I think I've isolated the flavors as being a combination of the lemongrass and the licorice, which marry in a sort of unpleasantly confusing muddiness that I found I disliked. The tea wasn't horrible, but it ended really strangely."
Jamie’s Teaview: 6/10
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davidssweetdreams1.jpgI have been pretty excited to try David's Tea after hearing some great things about their website, customer service and, of course, the tea itself. The website is fun, very colorful and extremely easy to navigate as well as offering a wide variety of resources for learning more about their product. I gave their Sweet Dreams tea blend a try last night. It's an herbal blend comprised of the following ingredients: chamomile, lemongrass, hibiscus, licorice, lemon, orange and rose petals. It's certainly a beautiful blend. And it has a nutty, substantial smell that is reminiscent of a cookie! I chose this tea in deference to my husband, who loves licorice in teas. I will state bluntly that I generally dislike licorice, but it's naturally sweet, a tummy soother, and the other ingredients sounded so good that I opted to give the tea a try. My nose and eyes were not disappointed in the initial introduction.

I heated my water and let the tea steep for several minutes. The tea has a wonderful fragrance. I started to lose my enthusiasm a little when I took my first sip. This was a really interesting experience as the flavor of the tea, for every sip, came in two distinct parts for me. The first flavors were delicious. The smell of the tea is fantastic, and the initial flavors I pick up are just like that. Slightly citrusy and nicely sweet. Then comes part two of the taste sensation, which is less than tantalizing. I think I've isolated the flavors as being a combination of the lemongrass and the licorice, which marry in a sort of unpleasantly confusing muddiness that I found I disliked. The tea wasn't horrible, but it ended really strangely. I asked Shawn (my husband) if he detected licorice in the tea but his response was that it tasted like
celery to him in the background. From a licorice enthusiast, I didn't sense that this was high praise. My feeling is that it wasn't just my dislike of the taste of licorice that left me feeling ambivalent tipping toward negative on this tea, but the odd collision of flavors.

Sometimes, blends end up confused in their flavors, leaving a muddy layering that ends poorly, and I thought this tea fell into that category. I'm not sure I would recommend it to licorice lovers, even, as Shawn is a long time licorice lover, whose tastes have been outbidden by me (since I make the tea purchases...sorry Shawn!) and he wasn't too engaged by this blend either. I can't say this was a completely poor tasting tea, though, as the beginning taste of the tea was really great, and the smell is dynamic and delicious. It just seems like something went wrong along the way.

— To purchase David’s Tea Sweet Dreams, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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