I’m not a big Teavana tea drinker and I much prefer shopping online instead of in store. That being said, I saw that there was a sale going on and took a peek at some of the available teas. Usually after dinner, I crave fruity and tart teas. I have quite a few herbal blends (mostly rooibos and sweet or creamy desserty ones), but not ones that are fruit-based. The scent of this tea right out of this bag was of mostly alcohol. It was a very strong, almost alarming smell, but the fruits came through a bit more and covered it up a little.
After the tea has steeped, I wouldn’t say that I smell a whole lot of fig or rose, but mostly strawberry! It is a cakey kind of strawberry — almost like a strawberry shortcake? It reminds me of something from my childhood that I just can’t put my finger on.. but it’s pleasant and sweet, a bit nursery-like.
Sipping… huh, I thought that this would have more defined flavors, but it really just seems like a mess of dried fruit leaning toward the strawberryesque. I do taste the more generalized sweet and tart characters than anything specific, but it’s okay with me. The finish is sweet and faintly reminds me of powdered sugar. There isn’t enough of it to push it into the dessert realm.. it’s really just a whisper.
I don’t know if I would purchase this again, but I will finish what I have. I think this will be a decent choice to have in my collection.