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!