13 Tasting Notes
I think I might have to try this tea a few different ways… something just wasn’t right. I brewed it just as Teavana instructs. 4.5 tsp, 24 oz water, a tiny bit of rock sugar (just because I tend to like my tea a little on the sweet side). It’s beautiful to look at, enough so that I was a little sad that I don’t have anything clear to put it in, and smelled heavenly. I just think that when I purchased something called Raspberry Riot I expected something to really pop, and it just didn’t. It was fruity, but I didn’t get the lemon that others seem to (maybe I killed it with the rock sugar?), and the berry just wasn’t as intense as I would have liked. Maybe more tea? Less sugar? Ice it instead? I don’t know. I’ll drink what I purchased, I don’t mind it, but I’ll probably play with it a bit to see what I can do to improve what I perceived to be a rather weak tea.
Now that is a beautiful cup of tea. I am pretty sure that every cup of tea I have from here on out will only serve me to wish that it were a cup of Maharaja, with all of its spicy goodness. Guess I’ll have to stock up! 24 oz water, 3 scoops of tea, and 2 smaller scoops of rock sugar while steeping made it something more special than perfect.