4 Tasting Notes
First I tried this tea hot and didn’t like it. It tastes artificial. Nothing like pomegranate. I tried it tonight iced and it tastes much better. It tastes fruity but smells like cough syrup. I will finish off the box now that I know it’s good iced, but I will not buy it again. As a long time rooibos fan, I am disappointed.
After watching a documentary on Hulu about tea I decided to give Lipton a try again. I grew up with Lipton in the house but when I got older and discovered loose leaf teas I left the grocery store brands behind. I’m really glad that Hulu inspired me to give Lipton another shot because this tea is really good! There’s something so soothing and simple about it. And for those who don’t like the orange rind flavor, me neither. Thankfully there’s none of that in Orange & Spice!
I grew up with the smell of orchids in my house and this tea does not disappoint. In fact, it reminds me more of potpourri than tea. I love jasmine and orchids so I thought that orchid would be an excellent floral tea for me, but I’m just not feeling it. The fragrance is accurate but there’s something about it that does not sit well for me. I thought it would be perfect after growing up with an orchid person but I was wrong. I’ll keep trying it and experimenting. Hopefully it’s me and not the tea :P