The Easter Elephant came (he’s WAY better than the bunny because he can sneak in and out undetected as big as he is) and left this in my kitchen!
This gets off-the-scale wacky cool points for the color alone. PINK green tea. Box recommends a very low temp (I actually used a thermometer and kept it around 160) and short time (2 min) and by golly, it’s pink! Website tips you off to the trick, there’s just a bit of hibiscus in there, but you can’t see it in the pyramid teabags, and you can’t taste it at all. Pink!
Now, as for flavor—I’m still working on it. I used a clear mug for the christening cup because I wanted to watch the color, and the mug is oversized, so when it was full, I didn’t taste much but dishwater. (Nifty pink dishwater, mind you.)
The Kandula folks say each pyramid bag is good for 2-3 steeps, so the second time around, I didn’t top off the cup, did 2 more minutes and got some really nice flavor. Light, fresh hay. Second steep color wasn’t as pretty, more of a pale rosy beige.
So, if I don’t overdo on the H20 next time, I anticipate a lovely balance of color and flavor. This has been fun to play with! (Thank you, Easter Elephant. I will never forget how thoughtful you are.)