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I’ve been hemming and hawing over this one for a few days. Might as well give it a go since the pitcher is almost done.
Earlier this year I tried this tea hot. I loved it. Anything citrus appeals to me, and that touch of mint was very nice. This is one of the rare teas that I don’t feel the need to add milk or sugar too, so it makes a great travel tea that I can make up easily in my hotel room.
A few days ago, I made a pitcher of iced tea with this. I’m having a love/hate relationship with it. I still really enjoy the citrus notes, but now I don’t like the minty thread through it. Yet, I find it really refreshing to drink, even though I’m always taken aback by that first sip. I’m wondering if it’s because my last two pitchers of iced tea were very fruity sweet, and this one isn’t. It’s only very lightly sweetened this time because that pitcher of Luscious Watermelon was a bit much. It feel though that more simple syrup would make the Midsummer Night’s Dream iced tea worse.
I only have enough to make one more mug so I’m going back to hot for this one. I haven’t decided if I like it well enough to buy it again, but I’m glad I got the chance to give this a try.
I can remember like yesterday the first ever tea I tried at David’s. What entranced me most when shown this blend was the magical shimmering effect when the sugar crystals melted. It really did look enchanting and the scent was tantalizing. Slowly I would bring the cup to my lips to take in the full deep flavor notes. Mmm..the cinnamon sweet taste was just as wonderful as expected. It was not too overwhelming like some cinnamon teas and made me fall in love with trying more from the store. Ever since then I’ve been hooked and try to visit the store at least once a week.
Mmm this smells delicious.
Taste is slightly earthy from the mate. Chocolate-y but not fake or overly sweet.
The cinnamon gives in a nice smooth finish but adds a nice kick. There is maybe a tad bit too much cinnamon for my liking, but it is still really good.
I think my go-to chocolate mate is still Chocolate Rocket
100th tasting note for the win. The SA at the store threw a sample of this into my bag and seeing that I’m nursing a cold, I figured the antioxidants in this would do me some good.
Dried blueberries and cornflowers galore in this, and steeped, the aroma is mild, and very similar to the handful of fresh blueberries I had for breakfast. Regarding the taste of the tea, there is a masterful balance between the realistic blueberry flavour and gentle floral notes from the base. The peony is simply gorgeous.
The best blueberry white I’ve experienced to date.
So admittedly this steep was a bit of an experiment. I had enough for one cup from Indigobloom however in my house, that means i’m a cup short lol! All our mugs are too deep or too wide to properly steep in any of them for just a single cup. Soooo i improvised :) Go go pyrex dish lol Anyway this tea makes me a little sad. It has so much potential to be wonderful and tasty. The smell as it’s steeping was enough to make my other half go “ooooh that smells yummy,” which he rarely does when it comes to my tea obsession. However there’s a bitterness to it when steeped that say “thanks but no thanks.” What this does do however, is make me want to find a really great cherry tea! I developed a weird allergy to them after 25+ years of eating them just fine, but only in normal form…so a cheery tea would let me have that yummy taste again!
Oh I love you, Carrot Cake Oolong! I purchased some from the Last Chance sale at David’s Tea and I’m so glad I did. This is one I will really miss. It’s sweet but not overly sweet. (Perhaps the carrot adds that sweetness.) It tastes like carrot cake, one of my fave vegetables. Cake can be a vegetable if there is one in it! ;) So delish. I’m glad I stocked up!
I’ve tried this iced and it’s OK, but I’m not prepared to sacrifice any of my stash for “OK.” I’ll keep it as a hot treat!