The third of my Steep City Samples. I actually was saving this one because there was a chance I would be moving to Miami (I had to make a decision by today) but it turns out I won’t. So I guess this is my almost-moved-to-Miami cup.
There is a lot of stuff in this tea but it seems like it should all go together. I have to admit I was a tad disturbed by the small, slightly granular shape of the black tea leaves in this one… nothing like the wiry leaves in Nutty Love.
Fortunately it all turned out fine. No bitterness or astringency, tart without being sour. This hibiscus seems better deployed to me than the Citrus Sunshine Oolong, as it isn’t taking over the cup here. This is very fruity; definitely mango but also a fair amount of berry and hibiscus flavor. The black tea base I could take or leave; it doesn’t do much for this blend, and it seems a bit “thin” overall. I plan to cold brew the rest of my sample of this one for sure.