Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tea of the month (June 2014) - Hot Tropic

From David's Tea's website

I love the first of each month, it’s always filled with surprises and discoveries :) 
This month was particularly special at Davids tea because they came out with such a wonderful herbal tea blend that SCREAMS summer vacations!

The ingredients in their new herbal tea "Hot Tropic" : Apple, mango, raisins, cinnamon, coconut chips, star anise, vanilla, natural flavouring*. 

My first smell : HEAVEN SWEETNESS! The coconut wins hands down for me then the apples – mixed with cinnamon - and mangoes. The vanilla is marrying all the scents together. Overall, it’s a pretty tea to look at with full pieces of star anise. 

While steeping,  the fruits are starting to take over the smell battle. The mangoes are impressively strong so are the apples and cinnamon. I steeped my tea for 5 minutes and did not bother adding any sweetener considering it already smelt so sweet! The tea has a beautiful yellow color.

The end product is to me is almost like a summery fruit pastry.  You get a strong taste of apple and cinnamon, refreshing taste of coconut and the sweetness of the mangoes. Everything works together! I was a bit scared the star anise would be overpowering but it turned out just wonderful. I'm very satisfied with this tea and will most likely get more for the warmer days to drink on ice :)

You can purchase David's Tea Hot Tropic here  or in store.

Don't hesitate to ask questions or request tea tasting in comments.