Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Tea Tuesday: David's Ceylon Star

I love tea. Like a lot. Whenever conversations turn to hot beverages, I always say "I drink a lot of tea." and my boyfriend follows up with "Seriously, she drinks a LOT of tea." So I want to share my love of tea with my blog! This post is inspired by my friend Ambur from Burning Impossibly Bright. Check out her blog if you like nails, tea or books!

This week I want to feature a new-to-me loose leaf tea: Ceylon Star from David's Tea.

Here's the info from the bag:

Ceylon Star
Star anise and Ceylon black tea is a classic combination, but here we sweeten the deal even more with white chocolate, cocoa nibs and coconut. The result is sweet and creamy, with a hint of exotic spice

Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, star anise, cocoa, white chocolate (sugar, milk powder, cocoa butter, soy lectin, natural vanilla), natural and artificial flavouring. Contains coconut, dairy and soy.

This tea is tasty, but I wouldn't classify it as a favourite. The chocolate flavour comes through a bit strong for me. This is 100% personal preference, so if you are a big fan of chocolate-y teas, this one is probably for you. The flavour is also almost smokey.

I prefer this one with milk, as it tamps down the flavour a bit. But be careful not to add too much, as I found it quickly got a watered down taste with too much milk.

This tea is also really pretty to look at. The coconut shavings add a nice contrast to the black tea and the star anise (which I didn't manage to capture in the photo) is such a cool shape!

I believe this one is discontinued, as it's only available in a large quantity at a discount on the website.

Have you tried this tea? Are you a fan of Ceylon tea? Are you a loose leaf tea fangirl like me?

1 comment:

  1. YAY!!! :D I'm so glad that you're joining me in talking about tea, Megan! I've totally been spacey all week because I've been catching up on novels for school, so I'm just seeing this post now! :P

    Also, I tried this one on Wednesday! After you said you bought some, I had a friend who works for DAVIDsTEA actually recommend it to me, so when I stopped in there, I just had to try it! So, I totally bought 100g! I went pretty crazy buying tea that day actually, it's to the extent that I'm a bit embarrassed. :P Anyway, I actually really love it...but I do love chocolate, and the smokey flavour is FANTASTIC! It reminds me of roasting marshmallows. :) I'm not sure if it's discontinued though! I noticed the same thing on the website, but I was able to get it in the store, so I'm thinking maybe they're discontinuing it, but are working through their stock first. I'm not sure though. :P

    And YES! I am a HUGE loose tea fangirl like you! ;D