This tea sounded so intriguingly unique, so I couldn’t help myself from begging TeaEqualsBliss to give me a little bit during out last swap.

It’s an interesting-looking tea – bits of miscellaneous dried fruits, bright-orange dried carrot bits, and what looks like stems of grass but is probably actually the “bamboo” part of the tea. The tea smells a lot like those V-8 Fusion drinks – you know the ones that are a mix of fruit and vegetables juices. My nose can pick up apple and something citrus-y aswell as the scent of carrots. The steeped tea is a BRIGHT pinky-orange that bears an unfortunate resemblance to orange Kool-Aid. 0_o

The taste of the tea is fruity and mildly tart – like some sort of juice without the added sugar. I can taste the apples in the mix and something tropical-ish that’s probably the papaya and a bit of the carrot. Nothing that I’d identify as bamboo specifically, but whatever.

I still have enough left to try this iced which I’m eager to do – from the product description it seems to be the way this tea was ‘meant’ to be drunk (not that it’s bad hot either).

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I’m a university student in her twenties who’s currently working her way toward a Bachelor of Natural Resource Science degree. I love both science and science-fiction and I’m a history nut on top of that. Maybe I should just call myself a nerd and leave it there. ;)

I’ve been drinking tea since I was young but it’s only in the past couple years that I’ve become interested in the good-quality stuff.


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