75
drank Dragonfruit Devotion by Teavana
254 tasting notes

My ankle was acting up today, so while I iced it my wonderful husband went out to get me some tea to cheer me up. The wonderful man brewed it too, while he made me pad Thai. I think it steeped about 15 minutes or so, but it’s still enjoyable.

An interesting taste – first you’re hit with with a whole fruit salad’s worth of flavors, then it slowly gives way to a heavy floral aftertaste, almost like tart perfume. I’m still not sure how I feel about that. With my allergies, anything that’s floral or perfumey means an automatic “Run away! Run away!” so being able to take my time with it is an odd and new experience.

All in all, I’m still not quite sure how I feel about this tisane. I think I’ll need to try it a couple more times to figure it out.

UPDATE: I’ve had this tea a couple more times, and it’s been much better. I think the perfume taste had a lot to do with the over-steep.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Feel free to browse my cupboard if you’re interested in swapping, but all the mate and pu-erh in our household is my husband’s.

For swapping purposes, please note the apple allergy. Thank you!

I tried to limit my cupboard to teas that were 1oz or larger, but that was a gorgeous failure in terms of swap communication. It’s all going back up.


Okay, I just feel wrong trying to grade things without a rubric – it’s too inconsistent! So, here is the grading breakdown:

0-50: Dump it!
50-60: I might finish the cup
60-70: Possibly finish the pot
70-80: I may keep this on hand
80-90: Cupboard space guaranteed
90-100: Poetry may be involved!

Location

Dallas, TX

Website

http://www.wordsabouttea.blog...

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer