2021 Sipdown 14/365!
I think this is from DT’s summer 2018 collection, one that I missed while in the fog of pregnancy. I was lucky enough to end up with a couple teas from that year through various sources, but definitely missed some. Anyhow, I had a 25g packet of this and felt it would be best as iced tea, so it’s the latest pitcher we now have in the fridge.
I’m often not a fan of teas that are trying to be alcoholic beverages, as I dislike the flavour of alcohol, but this one mostly smelled kind of floral and lightly citrussy. The flavour is much the same – the citrus is very sweet and light. It’s kind of like… clementine? I suspect the sweetness is from the sugared pineapple in the ingredients. And there’s a good amount of general floralness to the tea as well. It’s not bad, and doesn’t taste particularly alcoholic. But, I like many other iced teas more so it’s completely fine that this was my one shot at it.
(I just checked the ingredients, and passion fruit is included, which actually makes a lot of sense here, and might be the floral source that I can’t place.)
ETA: I see people are noting bitterness… maybe if I try really hard I can imagine it, but it’s not a defining flavour(?) for me at all. It’s obviously a bit old, so maybe that had an impact.