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When I was at Ikea the other day, I couldn’t resist picking this up. First off, it’s rhubarb flavored. I’ve never had a rhubarb tea before (shoot, I’ve only had rhubarb itself maybe twice, both times in pie form) and I’m always up for something novel, even if it ends up icky. Second, it was cheap ($2.50 for 3.5oz!) so even if it was icky, I wasn’t going to feel bad about blowing a couple of bucks on it. Third, it’s tea and apparently I have a disease that makes me compulsively purchase tea whenever I see it for sale.

This tea is definitely more vanilla than it is rhubarb but it’s a pink-tinted vanilla. There’s vanilla but it has a noticeable hint of something else that just tastes lightly pink. (Or maybe that’s just me. Does anyone else ever taste colors? And I’m not talking about when you eat fingerpaints.) Eventually I figured out what the pink taste made me think of – lychee. Yeah, yeah, I know. This is rhubarb. But I still think this tastes like a lychee tea, though more on the lychee fruit end, not lychee flower end (no hint of rose). Of course, this could be because my only exposure to rhubarb has been in pie-form and, since I didn’t add half a cup of sugar to my mug this morning, I don’t really taste the similarities. Not that I’m much more versed in lychee – I think I’ve had lychee once but I have had a couple of different lychee teas and that has to count for something, right?

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Angrboda

Funny that the base is black… I’ve never seen that before either. I mean, I’ve seen others post about this one, but I didn’t know until now that it was based on a black. I have a green tea with rhubarb from Adagio that… I think it was TeaEqualsBliss that sent it to me. You might want to try a green rhubarb tea if you come across it. I think the acidic rhubarb flavour suits the green tea flavour much better than I would imagine it would work in a black.

Auggy

Hmm. That could be why they mix it with vanilla for a black then, adding a sweetness/softness that perhaps blends better? I’ll have to keep my eye out for a rhubarb green… and an actual rhubarb so I can see what it is supposed to taste like!

JacquelineM

OMG I have that disease too!!!!

LENA

I would kill to have an IKEA close by. I have to go to Atlanta.

__Morgana__

I’m a synethesiac as well.

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Angrboda

Funny that the base is black… I’ve never seen that before either. I mean, I’ve seen others post about this one, but I didn’t know until now that it was based on a black. I have a green tea with rhubarb from Adagio that… I think it was TeaEqualsBliss that sent it to me. You might want to try a green rhubarb tea if you come across it. I think the acidic rhubarb flavour suits the green tea flavour much better than I would imagine it would work in a black.

Auggy

Hmm. That could be why they mix it with vanilla for a black then, adding a sweetness/softness that perhaps blends better? I’ll have to keep my eye out for a rhubarb green… and an actual rhubarb so I can see what it is supposed to taste like!

JacquelineM

OMG I have that disease too!!!!

LENA

I would kill to have an IKEA close by. I have to go to Atlanta.

__Morgana__

I’m a synethesiac as well.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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