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I love grapefruit, but it’s hard to find a truly grapefruity tea that isn’t overly bitter or too much like orange or lemon. Upton’s Summer Blend was close, but not quite there—Dylan recommend that I try this one (which happily enough I’d already ordered a sample of), which I finally remembered when digging through my samples. All those Upton ones packaged for Batman are on the very bottom of the bin!

This should be called “Earl Grapefruit.” It’s BAM POW GRAPEFRUIT, right up in your face. Tangy, bitter, acidic, sooooo good. I mean, good if you like grapefruit, since it’s kind of an acquired taste. My bf looks at me in horror when I chug glasses of it, but hey, more for me! Saint Isaac is like grapefruit juice with some tea thrown in—you get the base which is pretty strong, bright, and brisk, but the beginning and end of the sip are grapefruit all the way. I am in total tea-love with this, and there’s enough left in my sample to try it a few different ways still. I think this will be delicious iced!

EDIT: Apparently by trying it iced later I meant right now! It’s actually not quite as good iced and loses some of that graprefuity goodness, but it’s still tasty. In the future though I’ll brew this hot.

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Kittenna

Have you tried DavidsTea’s Midsummer Night’s Dream? That one was a grapefruity herbal. I enjoyed it, although finished my sample off ages ago and (thankfully) didn’t replace it.

Dylan Oxford

Ha, you thought the same thing I did when I first drank this! Though, sad that it isn’t as awesome iced as expected.

Alphakitty

@Krystaleyn: Nope, I have a long list of grpefruity teas to try! They’d have to be pretty perfect to top this one though.

@Dylan: I was a little disappointed that it didn’t hold up iced, but then again…. if I want cold grapefruit, I can just drink grapefruit juice!

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Kittenna

Have you tried DavidsTea’s Midsummer Night’s Dream? That one was a grapefruity herbal. I enjoyed it, although finished my sample off ages ago and (thankfully) didn’t replace it.

Dylan Oxford

Ha, you thought the same thing I did when I first drank this! Though, sad that it isn’t as awesome iced as expected.

Alphakitty

@Krystaleyn: Nope, I have a long list of grpefruity teas to try! They’d have to be pretty perfect to top this one though.

@Dylan: I was a little disappointed that it didn’t hold up iced, but then again…. if I want cold grapefruit, I can just drink grapefruit juice!

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

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