Currently Sipping: DAVIDsTEA’s Queen of Tarts

It’s a long weekend and I’m spending it hiding away at my parent’s new house. As I get older, I’m realizing that I actually don’t mind getting out of the city once in a while to hide out, slow down, and just relax. I’ve always been a homebody, but I’m definitely appreciating the days I get to come out here. Since I don’t know how to drive, I’m literally stranded at home and end up finding ways to entertain myself… aka I tend to binge watch and FINALLY catch up on shows I love, read multiple books and catch up on work or blogging.

I’ve also started bringing tea here and binge drinking my teas – I mean, what else am I to do? Since I’ve stopped drinking coffee, I’ve started drinking teas with yerba maté and guayusa – two of the most commonly used natural stimulants in the world. I was actually introduced to both at DAVIDsTEA, which is probably why they make my favorite maté and guayusa blends. Queen of Tarts was one of the first blends that I tasted at DAVIDsTEA, and it still remains one of my favorites.

Pre-Brewing Thoughts

  • HIBISCUS. I do love a good tart tea.
  • Can not wait. Can not wait. I love this tea.
  • Where is my sugar…. Need sugar if it’s hot.
  • I forgot this was a pretty tea.

Tasting Notes

  • TYPE: Guayasa/Maté | Flavored
  • DIRECTIONS: 1 1/4 tsp per 8 ounces of water | Steep 4-7 min at 185ºF
    • I used 2 teaspoons for my 16-ounce mug, steeped for 2 minutes at 200ºF
  • BLEND: Hibiscus, guayusa, stevia, marigold, with natural flavoring
  • SCENT: Smells like a LOT of hibiscus
  • BREW: Dark red
  • TASTE: Fruity but tart
  • RATING: 5/5 – This is one of my favorite teas of all time.