Whenever I see coffee and tea hybrids, I like to give them a try, especially since it was the first tea I reviewed on this blog!
Description: “Want the sweet and creamy flavour of a French vanilla iced capp without the sugar crash? Try this full-bodied, java-spiked black tea on for size.”
Instructions: 1-2 Perfect Spoonful | 475 ml (16 oz) | 95°C/200°F |3-5 minutes
Review: The dry blend had a very strong coffee bean with a lingering cocoa sweetness smell. The blend was comprised of full coffee beans, intermixed with black tea, rosehip petals, pineapple and apple pieces. After infusing for 3 minutes, the wet leaves had more of a cocoa smell with a hint of bitterness.
The liquor was a golden amber colour with a few small black specks which could be either from the coffee beans or the black tea. It smelled like the wet leaves and had more of an earthy sweetness that masks some of the classic coffee smell. After steeping, the liquor did not have an overwhelmingly strong taste – it was mildly earthy, and sweet. However, I found waiting for it to cool slightly brought out a nice mocha taste and the liquor had a nice amount of sweetness.
That being said, I found steeping the blend for 4 and 5 minutes made the tea overly sweet for me. However, this tea was part of the Iced Latte collection, and I personally find iced teas blends tend to be on on the sweeter side. I did add a splash of oat milk to the liquor and it made the liquor more creamy, cut down on some of the sweetness and reminded me of an Iced Capp from Tim Hortons. Please also note that I purchased my tea in February 2020 and the ingredients below reflect what is on the packaging, not what is on the website which is slightly different (3/5 rating).
- Type: Black tea
- Origin: Unknown
- Caffeine: Low caffeine
- Other: Kosher
- Ingredients: Apple, black tea, Rosehips, candied pineapple, coffee beans, natural and artificial flavouring.
- Company: DAVIDsTEA
The question of the post: I paired this blend with homemade banana bread and it was lovely! What would you have this blend?