474 Tasting Notes
I don’t usually allow glass things in our house. The small scar on my wife’s hand and seven stitches from a lamp give me more than enough reason. BUT mason jars are always an exception, and I am so glad that I made it for this mug. This thing is huge. The glass keeps your tea insulated and lets you see the gorgeous colours.
I’ll say the same as my wife, though – make sure you’re drinking something you like. And have ready access to the bathroom. Huge.
I do like the infuser, it’s smooth-sided and tea is less likely to get stuck in the holes, but it is a bit of a pain to wash because it is so very large. I love the little hinged handle on it, though, which means I don’t burn my fingers on a super-heater infuser.
Definitely would recommend. It’s pretty to look at, incredibly practical, and a surprisingly good price for the value.
It makes me sad that I am apparently the only one on Steepster who has drunk this tea. Seriously guys. If you like greens with a hint of cream and citrus, a sweet tea that will wake you up but not overwhelm you, why aren’t you drinking this?
Flavors: Cream, Orange Zest
The new tea pages demand that I update them. Anyway, this was good – not amazing, not out of this world, not new and daring, but good. It reminded me of the creamy mint taste of my long-discontinued favourite Opposites Attract. Solid mint black tea. Left my tongue a little tingly.
My wife cold-brewed a jug of this with a touch of agave. I’m always a little leery of cherry teas – I do love cherry, but cherry teas usually come with jasmine and rose and hibiscus and other things that make it more like a mouthful of shampoo than tea. HOWEVER. This was a pleasant surprise! There is a hint of floral in it, but it’s very fruity. The agave makes it taste like candy. Still a little dry, but very tasty.
This tea keeps drifting in and out of our stash – we get some, we give it away, we get some more, we give some more away. I thought we were all out, until we started cleaning the living room and found a stash of a dozen or so teas. And lo, there was Southern Belle! This is another of those blends that bowls me over with the scent but doesn’t quite deliver. Even so, it’s a very pleasant sweet peachy tea that’s not too over the top in any way. I think I’ll keep it around this time.