My sample came today. So naturally I had to try it out. I wasn’t impressed with the packaging only because I had to find something to keep it in. I wish they had a zip locked sample bag. But that was a small problem. On to the tea. When I opened the package it smelled very sweet which I loved. I loved seeing huge fruit pieces and even a whole star anise in my sample! Seeing what you are about to steep is always awesome in my book – sometimes you just can’t tell.
The taste is an interesting mix of tart and sweet that works for this tea. I also get some vanilla undertones on the finish. This adds an interesting mix to the flavor, but not a bad one at all. My husband thought it smelled like a really sweet bubble gum flavor and I can taste a hint of that. But like I said, not bad. I think this would be neat to try iced with a splash of ginger ale. I could be horribly wrong, but I’m going to try it anyway!