If you haven’t figured it out yet, David’s Tea is hands down my favourite tea store. I love the selection, unique flavours and the entire brightly coloured experience. I always feel like I’m going to a safe place when visiting their shops, everyone is always so friendly and as excited about tea as me! However, a common complaint within the tea drinking community (i.e. all over Steepster) is that David’s Tea’s white teas cost a small fortune. While some of their white tea blends, for example Gold Rush, contain very little tea compared to the other more heavy ingredients, Buddha’s Blend is much better bang for your buck.
Buddha’s Blend contains white tea, green tea, jasmine pearls, white hibiscus blossoms, and natural and artificial flavouring. David’s Tea blurb about this tea is as follows: We don’t like to brag, but we’re pretty sure we just found the key to achieving nirvana. It’s easier than you might think – you’re actually just a cup away. You start with a fresh, delicate mix of white and green tea. Then you sprinkle in a few jasmine pearls for their sweet, floral perfume. Next, you add the unexpected fruity aroma of some beautiful white hibiscus blossoms. Finally? You sit back, relax and take a sip. Heavenly…
It is essential that this tea is not oversteeped or it becomes incredibly bitter, so be careful. I try for around 2 minutes maximum. This tea has a yummy peach/jasmine scent that is not overly floral but be warned that the jasmine definitely comes through in the flavour. I know some people who can’t enjoy this tea at all because of that, but if you are a person that can handle some floral flavour, then this blend makes a lovely light cup of refreshing tea. It is my go-to in the Spring when I’d like some caffine in the morning but am not craving a heavy black tea. It basically embodies Spring for me! Coming in at $11.98 CAD for 50 grams, this blend is a little luxurious but worth the price tag for a delicious, zen cup of tea.
Recommended preparation: 1.25 tsp per cup for 2-3 minutes at 80C/176F
- What: David’s Tea Buddha’s Blend
- Where: Online and in store at David’s Tea
- How much: $$ – Treat yo’ self
- Should you: If you like floral teas, then absolutely. But if not, don’t bother.