Tea: Toasted Walnut

A Flavored Green Tea from DAVIDsTEA

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Style:Flavored Green Tea
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Review of Toasted Walnut

6 of 102 of 53 of 550 of 100

DAVIDs Toasted Walnut tea smells great, but the flavor is lacking. Before and during steeping, the sweet scent is quite pleasant. To me, it smells like baking cookies.

I steeped the recommended amount for around 3 minutes to start, and had a little test sip. The flavor was very weak. I let it brew for another 2 minutes. Still weak. Since I was worried about picking up bitterness from oversteeping, I just drank it at around 6 minutes. Luckily it wasn't overly bitter, but it also wasn't good.

I think I'll try increasing the amount of tea the next time I make this. Maybe I can get a better result. I'm disappointed in this one, so far.

Edit: tried this as a cold brew, with twice the recommended amount of tea, and the walnut is much more noticeable. Unfortunately, it's very bitter, even after only 2 hours brewing. I added a little rock sugar, and the tea is better, but I don't think I'd buy this again.

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Alex Zorach wrote:
on April 28th, 2014

Welcome to RateTea, and thank you for your first review!

I haven't tried this tea, but reading your review reminds me of some other nut-flavored green teas that I've tried in the past...a really wonderful sweet scent, but not as much coming through when actually drinking it. I think this is often the case when companies use flavorings or extracts with green tea.

I've found that I get more of a satisfying nutty flavor from a variety of pure green teas, sometimes bi luo chun, and also genmaicha, the Japanese green tea blended with toasted rice. I also find some oolong teas have a nice nutty flavor, like ones with a medium roast.

I have yet to try anything from DAVIDsTEA...there aren't any stores around where I live, it being more of a Canadian thing.

SarsyPie wrote:
on April 29th, 2014

Thanks for the comment and suggestions! I love genmaicha. Since I'm new to the world of tea (outside the supermarket), I'm still testing the waters for other varieties.

I have several flavored teas right now, mainly because it's what guests seem to enjoy, but I also just ordered several oolong and black teas (no flavoring) over the weekend, to expand my horizons. I always thought I was a green tea kind of girl, but now I think that may not be the case!

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