Maybe it is my feelings on coffee but Mudslide doesn’t seem to suit the collection. The other three teas in the Cocktail Collection, plus Raspberry Mojito in the Cocktail Mixer set are all summery fruity teas and then there is the heavier Mudslide. The only tea without apple, the only blend with a tea in it and the one that is best hot or as a latte. I mean they had so many to choose from, I would have loved something orangey over this. But again, I don’t find it particulary summery or want coffee in my tea so…
DAVIDsTEA Mudslide Tea Ingredients and Steeping Instructions
Ingredients: Rooibos, carob, coffee beans, chocolate chips (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin), natural flavouring.
Steeping Instructions: 1-2 perfect spoons per 16oz near boiling water (194℉ – 203℉ or 90℃ – 95℃) for 4-7 minutes. Use 10oz for hot or a latter and top with ice/foamed milk.
Weight per Perfect Spoon: Unlike the other teas in the Cocktail Collection, I tried three times and each was 6g. At $7.98 per 50g bag, you get 8 teas at a cost of around $1 each.
DAVIDsTEA Mudslide Tea Review
Again, this one just doesn’t seem to fit with the collection. It is heavier and just not as summer iced tea like. That being said, their hit the nail on the head for a Mudslide taste. It is chocolatey, coffee like and rich, especially when served as a latte to give it that richer taste. There is something creamy about the blend that other coffee-chocolate teas I have tried miss the mark on.
As a latte, hot or iced, it is much better. The creamier texture and milk adds to the mudslide taste. This one is fairly strong even with one perfect spoon so easily latte-fied. For those who hate hibiscus, it was nice to have a tea that you can’t ovesteep so easily but I still think this fits more in a winter collection.
DAVIDsTEA Mudslide is a limited edition tea but the Cocktail Collection is usually around for a bit longer than the very seasonal teas.