Friday, January 23, 2015

Midsummer Night's Dream


When you think of Midsummer Night's Dream, you think of Shakespeare's work, right? After all, it's one of his most famous plays ever written. But before you begin to think about manipulative fairies of the forest and women falling in love with donkeys (yes that happens in the play) let me begin talking about today's review on David's Tea's 'Midsummer Night's Dream.' It's another herbal tea. I know I've already reviewed another excellent herbal tea, but the tea collection I have is at home in Wales and I won't get back to Wales until Sunday night! This will be the last review until Monday, when I have more time. Also, my cousin is going to mail me some Rooibos tea when I get back, which will be another great review. Rooibos is delicious! Let's start with the lovely photo of the tea, close up:
Beautiful, right? The green leaves you see are spearmint, and the large bits are apples and gooseberries. You can also see the red from the marigold flowers and safflowers. Of course the dark red dried petals are rose petals. On the package it says artificial flavoring is added. I did some research and apparently the artificial flavoring is actually orange oil. Okay, let's get to the good part. Have a look at the beautiful tea as it steeps:

I admit, this isn't the most beautiful tea when it's in with the hot water. I almost didn't post this photo, but it is what it is. Don't forget to put the lid on the tea pot as it steeps, it seals in the heat. Oh, also-I came across something quite nifty. David's tea sells filter cup liners (mug shaped) so you can use the liners like a tea bag. Just take an empty mug, put the tea liner in, put the tea and hot water in, wait the steep time, and take out the liner. Voila! You have perfectly steeped lose leaf tea. If you want to go more eco friendly, there's also several re-usable options out there. You can buy these items at a lot of home goods stores. Here's the link where you'll find them: Click! I've sent you to Amazon since there are several price ranges and several options. 

Let's get down to the taste of this tea. Citrusy, light, refreshing and so delicious! I was surprised at how delicious this tea is. I found that this tea is delicious without milk, however if you want to add milk to this tea it kind of tastes like an orange dreamcicle. For anyone who doesn't know what that is, not only is it amazingly delish, it's a childhood favorite. It's orange sorbet and vanilla icecream on top of one another in the form of a popsicle. I have to say, this is probably the best tea I've ever had and I've had a lot of tea. As usual, I tried this blend cold. It's just as good cold as well. In fact, cold it reminds me so much of a summer's night, and I think that's why they came up with the appropriate name for it. The gooseberries in the tea is really what gives it the amazing aroma and taste. I've had home grown gooseberries before and they are great to use with desserts. I never thought of adding it to tea but I'm glad David's thought of it. See below for the coloring of the tea.


Yes, it's kind of urine colored, but still worth it! I steep this tea for 7 minutes, because herbal and green teas are generally quite weak, as opposed to black tea, which is strong. This tea is a great choice if you want to have a hot drink before bed because it has no caffeine. I added one packet of Splenda to this tea and it really brings out the citrus flavors. If you don't like adding sugar or sugar substitutes, this tea is still very flavorful. Now onto the rating. I give this tasty tea a 5/5 because it is the best tea I've reviewed so far and I think I could genuinely drink this daily and not get tired of the taste. Any questions? leahknadeau@gmail.com

1 comment:

  1. Nice review. I like this one too!

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