Ok, so I had to go downtown to run a few errands before heading to a friend’s birthday party, and I decided I was gonna grab a cuppa for the long bus ride. Additionally, I knew that there was something happening in store today based on some Facebook messages. While I there I decided to see the teas of the day, and was a little disappointed that they were both herbal…Cherry Potion and Mulberry Magic. I don’t hate herbals, but I hate hibiscus and licorice and they tend to be in a lot of blends, so I tend to shy away from them. Still, I wasn’t too surprised since these two have been mentioned lately and the site has special features to them. Anyway, I did a sniff test to see if one smelled better than the other, so as I could drink the one that smelled best last. In this case, it was the Mulberry Magic that smelled the best, and boy it smelled good! It tasted great too!
I couldn’t put my finger on it what it was, until the SA mentioned it had macadamia nuts. Well, I must be a nut fiend, as I have been favouring Toasted Walnut and a few with almonds in them like Chocolate Rocket and Secret Weapon. The nuttiness was sooo comforting and warming, and despite not really knowing what mulberries tasted like, I really agreed with the whole taste. Mind you, this was all in the little sample cup.
The SA said it would help curb hunger/cravings, etc, and since I had a long us ride ahead, I thought it might be a good idea to try this (instead of a $1 straight tea), but as it was going to be a longish night, I actually did want a tea with caffeine, so I thought about mixing it with another one. We looked at a few possibilities, and I probably should have stuck with something simple like the Vanilla Oolong, or a white tea…but I opted to up the nut and fruit and mix it with Toasted Walnut.
Was it a success, you might ask? Well, yes and no. Let me say that it was a very complex taste, that I’m not sure my taste buds could handle. This doesn’t mean it was bad in any way. I think that the flavours are so similar in both, in a way, they married so well they became indistinguishable from each other. I think that hot, I picked up more of the Toasted Walnut and as it cooled I got more of the Mulberry Magic. As I like both teas, the blend tasted great, but it was a hard taste to peg. As I said, I probably should have paired it with a much simpler tasting tea for the added pep.
Lucky for me, they were giving away little tins of Mulberry Magic and Cherry Potion, so I have me a little sample to try again, here at home. I will see how that goes, but I may very well add this to my regular stash. I don’t really have any herbal tea except chamomile, so it would be nice to find a tea or two I can have later at night and not worry if the caffeine will be a problem or not. I am still tempted to try mixing it with another tea, for those times I do want that little boost.
But so far, me likey!
EDIT: Ok ok, so I just realized that Cherry Potion is a white tea! With the hibiscus in it though, it could have FOOLED ME. It’s an herbal with the mask of a white!