I really want to love this, I really, really do. I adore blackberry mojitos (substitute gin for rum, since everything is less delicious with anaphylaxis.) And if I really pay attention to this tea, it has all the notes I’m looking for. There’s lime, mint and berry, which should be all good. But if I don’t really focus on those notes then all I get is tart, tart, tart with a touch of mint.
It’s actually quite lovely if I pay close attention, but if I’m just sipping it while doing other stuff, I don’t care for it all that much. Very weird.
I’ll probably finish this, and maybe play with the steeping to see if I can get less tart and more of the distinct notes to come out. Teavana’s very specific directions were 1-1.5 tsp, 1 min, 79C, which produced basically a cup of hot water for me. I put the basket in for another minute after it had cooled down enough to taste, and it was far better. Some sugar might help too…
Flavors: Berry, Blackberry, Fruity, Lime, Mint, Tart