Once upon a time, not that long ago, this used to be one of my favorite teas. (Did any of you think I was going to start talking about a fairy princess, with that “Once upon a time” start?) That was before Steepster, before my adventures into non grocery store tea companies, before my selection of loose leaf teas, and before all the good things that come along with a developing tea palate.
Side-by-side this tea can never compare to the taste, strength, and quality of my loose leaf teas, but still, I will always enjoy it. There are just too many memories associated with it, for me not to want it in my life. This tea aided me in staying up late to complete school projects, it accompanied many a meal, it provided valuable moments of relaxation during kitchen, bathroom, and various other home renovations, and I served it to the best real estate agent ever who sold our home for us, and is now helping us search for a new one.
This tea has a berry fruit scent that I now admit is a little artificial, but I still enjoy it. Why? Because of the memories. When brewed, the liquor is a definite pink color. I remember our agent asking for tea with milk and sugar and not thinking, I selected this one. It looked disgusting. Seriously, green tea with milk in it looks pretty nasty, but add the pink hue, and ugh! So very wrong! I told him he didn’t have to drink it, and I could make him something that looked more suitable for human consumption, but he said he didn’t mind, and drank it. He really is the nicest guy.
This tea is honestly nowhere near the best, miles behind the competition, but I finished my box today, and I plan on picking it up again in the future; If not for the taste, then for the memories.