David’s Tea’s selection of carnival-inspired teas features the flavours of some fairground favourites.
The Carnival Collection includes teas boasting the flavour of caramel corn, cherry snowcone, pink lemonade, root beer float and even, cotton candy.
We recently had a chance to try some of the teas, which are only available for a limited time, and here is what we found:
Reviewed by: Meghan Mitchell
Flavour: Caramel Corn
Taste: The tea overwhelmingly tasted like caramel, but in a good way. It was deliciously sweet and combined the flavour of caramel with that of fruit, nuts, spices and coconut. It was sort of like a dessert in a mug.
Method: I opted not to follow the directions on the package; instead I used 1 ½ teaspoon of tea for a mug of hot water and allowed it to steep for 10 minutes. I didn’t add any sugar or sweetener and found it was sweet enough without it.
Would you try it again?: I would definitely try this tea again and would like to see what it’s like as an iced tea.
Reviewed by: Ling Hui
Flavour: Cherry Snowcone
Taste: I didn’t think it tasted like a cherry snow cone because it wasn’t sweet, but slightly tangy. Even though the tea has sugar crystals listed as an ingredient, I could barely taste it.
Method: I measured two teaspoons for one cup of tea, steeped it for seven minutes, sweetened it with sugar and chilled it in the fridge.
Would you try it again?: Yes, but David’s Tea should make the tea sweeter to reflect the name. Cherry snow cones are made with a lot of syrup, and this just wasn’t what I pictured.
(As a side note, people with oral allergy syndrome – specifically those who develop an allergic reaction to apples – may develop a reaction when consuming this tea. I tried this tea with my mother, who has OAS, and her throat started to swell after she took a sip.)
Reviewed by: Marianne Dowling
Flavour: Cotton Candy
Taste: This tea is very sweet with a subtle (almost creamy) cotton candy aftertaste.
Method: I added 1 ¼ teaspoon of tea to a mug of boiling water and allowed it to steep for about ten minutes.
Would you try it again?: I would, but not if I was already eating dessert. Having this tea with a piece of pie or cake might be a sugar overload.