Davids Tea Organic Cherry Cola Review
I bought this tea because I love cherry cola, being from the US I used to have it all the time and it was one of my favorite cold beverages. Then I moved to Canada and found out that it’s banned here. My heart sunk to the lowest point possible, it may have even fallen out, I don’t know. But then I one day I found this tea on the David’s Tea website, could it be? It is! It’s cherry cola flavored tea! Of course, despite the bad reviews this has gotten, I bought it anyway because I needed my fix, plus I just had to know if it was possible for a tea to taste like soda. So, do you want to know what I think?!
Davids Tea Organic Cherry Cola Reviewed:
First off let me say that I have no idea why this tea got bashed so badly in so many of the reviews that I read. People complained on a chemical taste and some claimed it had a bad after taste. I know what is causing this, and I also knew before trying it that the taste would be there. It’s Stevia, a naturally sweet plant that is used as a sugar substitute. Usually what you find is the extract of the stevia plant, but this tea in fact has the leaves, so the flavor of the plant comes through. Honestly, I think that’s what gives it it’s soda like flavor. Stevia is a somewhat acquired taste for some, it takes a little getting used to. Knowing this from the start, I tried not to judge the tea based on that alone like most of the other people who have reviewed it.
I actually quite enjoy this tea, even with it’s stevia flavor. The stevia does add a bit of sweetness to the tea but it needs a little more to get the flavors going better. I use agave nectar instead because that’s just what I have on hand. The cherry flavor is very easy to pick out, and so is the cola flavor, it’s the tea part that’s hard to find. If you’re looking for a tea that doesn’t actually taste like tea, this is for you!
I read that this tea is great iced, and that the second steep is better than the first. I put this to the test. I actually like it best when it’s hot, it has the best cherry flavor when warm. When I iced it, the cola flavor becomes stronger and it gets a tad bitter, but not terribly so. The second steep was the exact same, maybe a little less cherry flavor but other than that it tasted the same. I love it!
Overall I give Davids Tea Organic Cherry Cola 4 out of 5 because the flavor is true to it’s name, it’s great both iced and hot and you can’t really get much more original than this. Great product. If you are interested I suggest you give it a try despite what you may have heard. I did and I will definitely be ordering more when I run out.