I got this a long time ago with my last Teavivre order but was never really interested in trying it. I only got it to bump my order up in order to get free shipping. But then I was reading some reviews on Steepster, and many of them said it tasted like blood orange. Well I love blood oranges and have been disappointed by many teas claiming to mimic blood orange. But I am still willing to try to find one, AND this tea does not claim to be blood orange. So might as well try. After reading the reviews on here, I decided to split up my little sample pack in half for a cold and hot steep.
The dry mix does not smell like much to me, maybe a bit of citrous. Nothing blood orange.
The hot brew is not too bad. Steeped for 4 min at boiling temp. It is a bit tart. I am not getting much blood orange but am getting citrous. Sour orange. A bit of green apple.
The cold brew is SUPER good. I brewed for about 9 hours. It smells like citrous but not blood orange. But the taste – BLOOD ORANGE!!!!! It is not exactly like blood orange but it is pretty close.
This one is definitely going on the shopping list. It is unfortunately not on sale with Teavivres anniversary sale that is going on right now, but I am sure I can tag it on to my next order, which will most likely be happening soon!