I just added this tea back to the website – it was reblended by request from one of my customers. This is one of those teas that I’m surprised that turned out the way I hoped it would. Sometimes, I’m sure that a blend will work out just fine (and it doesn’t!) which can be frustrating, but it sure is nice that it happens the other way around too!
Sweet, fruity and really different – the strawberry & pear taste so good together. The cream cheese notes add a creamy & tangy element. The pepper doesn’t hit the palate with every sip, so when it does, it’s like a pop of heat that is unexpected but also quite nice. It reminds me very much of the ice creams that inspired the tea – especially where the pepper comes in – because I don’t get pepper with every bite of the ice cream, so when I do taste the pepper, it sort of kicks me in the back of the throat as a really nice contrast to the strawberry flavor.