Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Dear Tea Society’s Daring Dorothy blend. Dear Tea Society very kindly sent me a box jam-packed with amazing teas and tisanes recently and after going through the ones they sent this one appealed the most to me because of the pineapple and the peach it’s got a naturally sweet and tropical aroma that is absolutely to die for and I simply couldn’t have waited much longer to try it.Here’s what Dear Tea Society have to say about their blend over on their website: Speech development in children typically begins around 6 months with “da-da-da” before evolving into “mama” and “dadda” by the end of 12 months. Around 18 months, babies can usually say several simple words like “cookie, “bye bye” and “milk”. Daring Dorothy had a somewhat different linguistic learning curve. Her first word – at 6 months – was a firm “tea”, quickly followed by “please” and “now”. Her first complete sentence? “Please get me a cup of fruity black tea with pineapple, peach and liquorice root, with a scone on the side”. It might sound like a gutsy demand for a toddler. But it’s never too early to ask for what you really want. | Can I just take a moment to talk about how much I love the stories they tell themed around their blends! It’s such a unique way of describing each one and makes it all much more exciting.Ingredients: Black Tea, Pineapple, Peach & Liquorice Root (V) | Like I said towards the start of this post the reason I chose to taste this blend first was because it’s aroma is to die for and I had to see what it had to offer taste wise.
Tea Tasting Notes
To cut a long story short this blend is phenomenal and since I did this tasting session I have not stopped drinking it because it’s so incredibly moreish and packs such an intense fruity punch. Dear Tea Society very kindly sent me this blend in both loose leaf and bag form and I’ve pretty much made my way through all of those bags I’ve enjoyed because I enjoy drinking this blend so much. Initially I was worried that the liquorice root element of this blend was going to give it that weird bitter aftertaste and that, that would result it me not enjoying it at all. But you honestly can not taste the liquorice root in this tea at all (phew!). The pineapple and the peach are the stand out notes of the blend that provide a sweet intensely fruity punch that pairs perfect with the smooth malty, woody and nutty notes of the black tea. This deffinelty doesn’t need any sweetener added to it is more than sweet enough and I think adding anything else to it would throw it off-balance completely and it would be nowhere near as nice. Having tried this blend both hot and iced now I can honestly say it work perfectly both ways and but its just a little bit smoother when hot and a little bit more refreshing when iced. I was expecting to only enjoy this iced with it being such a fruity blend but the pineapple and peach are actually much better hot than they are iced, I deffinelty noticed them loose a little bit of oomph in the iced version. Normally I wouldn’t even dream of trying a fruity blend hot as I know I don’t normally enjoy them but recently I’ve been trying to push myself out of my comfort zone and quite a few blends have really surprised me. All in all I really enjoyed this blend and it’s made me even more excited to try the other blends I was sent, if they are all anywhere near as fantastic as this one is I’m in for a treat.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about Dear Tea Society and purchase some of this absolutely amazing blend for yourself, you can do both here. As always If you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley