Day 7 of the 24 Days of Tea
I am behind on my tastings in my advent calendar. I worked on Saturday and didn’t have time to pay attention to this tea.
Well… yet another tea I see has high ratings.
At first sniff: They definitely nailed the strawberry. I am not sure I smell rhubarb but oh well. However, like with most DavidsTea blends, it smells a tad artificial. Like a strawberry candy, or those strawberry marshmellows I use to love as a kid. I get hints of the raisin that is in it and can smell apple as well. It smells good, but has me worried about the taste.
At first steep: I brewed the whole sample in a bit pot, prepping it for chilling. It brewed up a bright red pink, I attribute this to teas that have hibiscus in them. Hmmm…. yeahhhh (like Office Space).. how to describe this. What comes to mind is a watered down strawberry yogurt that is trying to be strawberry rhubarb, but because it has fake sweetener and no substance to it (ie, creaminess, fat etc) it really lets you down. Like those yogurt brands that try to make dessert flavoured yogurts and make my toe nails curl… I just yea… it’s tart from the hibiscus and it leaves me with that artificial after taste.
My fears were confirmed on this. I bet it will taste better chilled. I tried some hot on my first shot just to see. I really hope this is okay chilled, but we will have to see. Will re-review after this and potentially change the rating.