Cold 911 by DavidsTea
Herbal Infusion / Flavoured
$8.98 for 50g
Cold 911 is one of those teas that always seems to be available as a sample choice when checking out online. For those new to DavidsTea, they offer samples on checkout and you can opt to get 3 that they pick or to select it yourself. Since they offered the DIY option, I usually pick out teas that I haven’t tried before and Cold 911 – you just never know when you might need a sicky-time tea on hand! I’ve had this herbal infusion multiple times over the years (usually in the autumn and winter months when I feel a cold coming on).
Cold 911 smells like mint, orange, and eucalyptus – it smells very much like an herbal cough drop of some sort, thanks to the eucalyptus. Cold 911 contains organic: peppermint, apple, juniper berries, with natural eucalyptus and orange flavouring.
DavidsTea recommends steeping Cold 911 in 95°C (200°F) water for 5+ minutes. My initial steep of Cold 911 was for 8 minutes.
Cold 911 steeps to an orangey brown colour, not the most appealing by any standards. The aroma is mostly minty, which is quite nice. The taste of the herbal infusion is a blend of eucalyptus and mint – with the mint winning out in strength. There’s a light sweetness that I would probably attribute to the apples. There’s a lovely cooling sensation when I drink this that is quite pleasant, and would probably be very soothing when someone isn’t feeling that great.
A Second Cup?
I’ve attempted to resteep Cold 911 before in the past and it doesn’t do very well, with it tasting primarily like mint.
My Overall Impression
I liked DavidsTea’s Cold 911. I really do welcome this herbal infusion into my mug when I’m feeling a bit under the weather because it does make me feel better. I do wish that the eucalyptus and orange was actually physically present as opposed to flavouring because then it might resteep at least once better. It does have a nice cooling sensation that does help a lot with a sore throat though, so I do have to give it props for that.