The tea itself looks very, very fancy. The scoop that I’m using tonight had this delicate little spear of purple flower. I don’t know what it is, but it makes me feel kind of like I’m drinking a princess tea.
The smell dry made me smile, so that’s why I chose this one for tonight’s shenannigans (read: working, as per usual.) Hot, it has a smell that brings to mind those little plastic fruit-shaped powder-filled candies of my youth. You’d buy the purple plastic bunch of grapes, take off the little green plastic friction-fit lid and tilt your head back to have your mouth filled with a Lick-M-Ade style flavoured tangy powder. I loved those. It’s making me think that my decision to drink this tea naked was the right call. I’m thinking sugar might have made it diabetes-sweet.
It brewed darker than I anticapted. Almost a honey colour. I’m under the impression that it’s a white. I could be wrong, but I’m honestly far too lazy to actually check.
Taste: DISAPPOINTING! It tastes like hot water with a lovely smell! I’m going to let it cool down and then try a bigger mouthful. This can’t be the taste of this tea. Okay, it’s got a slight sweetness, and a great kicky aftertaste of white grape. It’s more like a fruity wine taste than a juice taste, though. Not like a wine you’d bring out during a dinner party; more like a wine you’d keep beside the sofa during a pyjama-wearing popcorn-munch Sleepaway Camp (horror trilogy, not a place you’d actually camp) marathon.
All in all, I’m not super impressed, which is disappointing because this is several nights in a row that I’ve been left with a tea that I haven’t really enjoyed.
Oh well. C’est la vie.