Good afternoon tea folks!
Spring is (kind of) in the air; the birds are chirping, the clocks are an hour ahead, the snow is melting (and then snowing again), and Brooke and I are almost done our “24” days of tea. Hurray! Today we bring you Kiwi’s Big Adventure.
Tea: Kiwi’s Big Adventure
Ingredients: Green tea, freeze-dried kiwi, apple, lemon peel, lemongrass.
DAVIDsTEA Description: Fasten your seatbelt
There’s something about a kiwi fruit that just makes us smile. It could be their cute round shape, or their fuzzy skin, or their bright green colour. But we think the best think about a kiwi is the taste – like a cross between a peach and a melon, only better. So it goes without saying that this kiwi-spiked green tea is a real treat. From the second the aroma hits you, you know you’re in for something special. Sweet, fruity, tart and lively, it’s an adventure you won’t soon forget.
Brooke and I warmed up 2 cups of water to 82°C and combined it with 2 tsp of tea leaves. We let the tea steep in a pot for 3 minutes before pouring into our cups. Let the tea review begin!
Brooke: Yep, I can smell the kiwi, it’s nice.
Brooke: Hmm, very floral.
Stacey: It’s a nice warm tea… but I can also see it as an awesome iced tea.
Brooke: I really get the kiwi. It reminds me of Strawberry Long Island Tea from the Tea Store, both of which would be very good as iced teas.
Stacey: Yes, agree. Mmmm, this one tastes like a good one.
Brooke: It kind of comes in two steps, you really taste the green tea when you first take a sip and then after you’ve swallowed you get this perfume of kiwi.
Stacey: Very different to that last green tea we had. Toasted Walnut had more of a wooden flavour to it whereas this tea is much more fruity and floral like you mentioned.
Brooke: Yeah, it has a citrus taste to it.
Stacey: It reminds me of rollerblading along the canal, because I did that a lot last summer—rollerblade back from DAVIDsTEA, iced tea in hand. Makes me really want summer…Argh, WHY would this put this in a 24 days of tea pack?
Brooke: Not sure- I think it would be much, much tastier as an iced. We could get it, but I would only serve it in the summer. Most guests who would ask for green tea want something grittier, like Toasted Walnut.
Stacey: Yeah, I have to agree.
Brooke: Wait, is it snowing outside?
Brooke: The main thoughts that come to mind when I drink this tea is citrus and sour-ness. I picture someone sitting on a patio with a glass all covered in condensation… ice jiggling in the glass, a cool breeze floats by…a perfect summer day in Ottawa. [Brooke and I have a moment remembering summers in Ottawa…Sigh] Right now I don’t really think it suits our environment, though. I wouldn’t give it to someone as a warm tea to be honest. But I am going to rate it as if it’s an iced tea, and so it gets 8.5/10
Stacey: It’s the kind of tea that has almost a dull sweetness that isn’t too overpowering. I personally think it makes a pretty good warm tea on its own. It wouldn’t be a regular for me, but I don’t really have anything bad to say about it. This is the kind of tea that will make you think of fond memories of summer, though. Be warned! 8/10
After being blasted with more snow, this tea was a welcome taste of summer. Now if only mother nature would drink some…
Until next tea,
Stacey and Brooke