I am so so so so glad that Mahamosa was able to find me two more pouches of this tea (and I said if any more come out of the woodwork, let me know, I’ll buy them ALL) so now I don’t feel like I have to hoard as I essentially have two ounces of it once again.
This has to be my favorite fruit tea in the world and that is why it’s so depressing that it seems to have vanished from being carried. It requires no sweetening, it’s just marvelous as is.
I like to boil water, pour it over the fruit and then just leave it to cool off while still steeping. So much cherry flavor, and not the least bit of a fake, medicinal kind. It’s tart without being difficult to drink.
I almost want to find a way to recreate it myself if it’s gone for good. It’s way too good!
Ok one last thing, Steepster. Since nowhere else on the internet has anyone helped me, I really want to cut my hair like this: http://www.allure.com/hair-ideas/2012/32-hair-ideas-for-2012#slide=3 (but less bangs in the front) and my boyfriend thinks it’d look good, but my mom is trying to say my hair is too thick for it. Since I know the boyfriend doesn’t know the first thing about it, I can’t ask him and nobody else has answered me, does that even possibly matter? I’ve had layers before. That page even says more along the lines of it not being good for super fine hair. I reaaaaally want to cut my hair but I’m so particular and I want this so much, augh. Now back to your regularly scheduled tea-related dashboard.
This one is online now!!! So I used nearly all I had to make a pitcher earlier, and bought half a pound. My boyfriend was like good god that’s a lot, but seriously I think I use about an ounce of it to make a pitcher and then I drink it so quickly…I can’t stop.
No other fruit tea will ever compare to this one. I have no need to sweeten it, because it’s perfectly sweet and tart as is. And most importantly, Mahamosa donates to charity, so I feel even better about being obsessed with drinking this iced even if it’s somewhat cool outside.
btw if anyone is interested, I set up a Facebook page for Black Bear Laboratory (https://www.facebook.com/BlackBearLaboratory) which should have some new stuff soon, as I get a new round of supplies tomorrow…eeeee
And of course I probably will immediately make a ton of stuff tomorrow, while drinking the remaining half of this pitcher.
So of course this is the other one I had yesterday, like a quart of it. I actually kind of room temperature steeped it, and it worked out. I drank the green rooibos in the meantime and by the time I was ready for this one, it was almost just like how I normally steep it. This way probably makes me use less tea. I realized yesterday at max I can make 1 1/2 gallons of iced tea from 2 oz of this tea, so it’s kind of a pricey thing to use too often especially compared to how cheap one can get green rooibos.
I think though room temp or cold steeping is probably the best way to go so I don’t use as much. I also typically like to make this one so that it’s like juice. It works quite well too when not made so heavy handed.
I still have 3 more bags so hopefully that’ll last me through the summer.