392 Tasting Notes
I always feel bad giving teas a bad review, especially if it’s the first review, but this tea just did not work for me.
Dry, it smelled like this gum I used to get all the time in my childhood. It was fruit flavored, came in a metal tin, and for some reason was band-aid themed. I was feeling very nostalgic and hoping the flavor would deliver the way the smell did.
Hot, I got a vague strawberry flavor followed by bitterness and tartness that couldn’t be saved by sweetener. I then cold-brewed some of it, thinking I just overstepped it. It was better, closer to the flavor I expected, but still not great. I could pick out a bit of candy watermelon this time but again it had a weird tartness behind it that almost tasted soured. I added some sugar and that made it better but still not to the point where I wanted to drink a whole pitcher of it.
I really wanted to like this one and I’m bummed it didn’t work out. I’m open to other suggestions for any kind of strawberry and/or watermelon candy tea!
I really like blueberry teas and I think this may be the only one I have right now so I’m making it last! I made this today with a little bit of oat milk and it was sweet blueberry, with a little bit of cinnamon and cream. I don’t get a pancake or bread flavor which is disappointing but I really like the blueberry cinnamon combo. I’m surprised to see that hibiscus is on the ingredients list since I’m usually sensitive to the taste of it in hot teas. I don’t really pick up hibiscus or any tartness at all.
Overall, I enjoy this one and may get it again but I feel like my heart could easily be stolen by another blueberry tea coming along
I tried this one as a latte today and so far that’s been my favorite way of drinking this. It’s generally tasty but something throws me off. There’s a flavor that I haven’t tasted with any kind of spiced or EG tea before. It’s kind of…peppery? Astringent? I’m not sure, but I also got the flavor a little bit with Lady Grey’s Garden, though not as strong. Between that throwing me off, and not getting as much bergamot/EG flavor as I would like, I have to say that I prefer Lady Grey’s Garden over this one. I’m interested in trying other Deb EGs and seeing if that flavor shows up in those as well!
I still have a little bit of this left and I think I will definitely finish it off as a latte next time!