This gets a perfect score because not only is it delicious, it never fails to make me ridiculously happy! It’s like a cupful of rainbows and unicorns and glitter.
This is, by far, the “gayest” tea I’ve found, in both meanings of the word. Not only was the play it’s named after full of men dressed as faeries and the like (because at the time it was written, only men were allowed to be in theater), but it’s a cup of supercharged fruity/sweet/tangy/refreshing goodness that just makes me think of my very flamboyant buddy every time I smell it (and even more when I taste it). It also happens to be said friend’s favourite tea, which makes it more meaningful.
I find that the tartness and a slight creaminess are most prominent when it’s hot, but the cool and refreshing quality of the mint makes it an incredibly satisfying iced tea too, complimenting the lovely fruitiness and accentuating the sweetness of the blend.
I enjoy mixing in a bit of Guayusa for a supercharged morning cup of rainbows.
I think next year, I’ll throw a tea party during Pride week, and make Midsummer Nights Dream cocktails!