I would like to thank Martin from LIttle Red Cup Tea Company for providing me with this sample to review.
There are several things that I really like about this tea, even if I wasn’t completely satisfied with the flavor. I love that it is an organically grown, fair trade and usda certified organic tea. At $9.50 for 4 oz it makes an attractive option for an everyday tea and priced well below the competition. I have an organic and fair trade certified tea that is similar which costs me double the price for a similar quality tea.
While I certainly like the price, I wouldn’t order this again to drink hot. It had a twinge of bitterness I kept finding at the end of each sip that I didn’t care for the; however, I think it is a great and inexpensive option for iced tea using a cold steeping process. Since we’ve had a bit of a heatwave lately in Wisconsin (it’s been in the mid 50s) I used my remaining sample to make a large pitcher of iced tea and the bitterness that kept me from being completely satisfied was no where to be found. I found the tea to have a nice balance of flavor without being overdone. I could definitely see myself reordering this over the summer for iced tea.