7 Tasting Notes
The Glow is a tea I had first purchased just because the description and ingredients appealed to me. At first, I regretted my decision, as it didn’t do much for me. But as my taste for tea developed, I started really appreciating The Glow for its refreshing, spicy yet light floral goodness. Some people say it tastes just like apple pie, but I taste the floral notes very well. It’s the kind of tea I go for around 4-5pm, when I feel it’s too late for caffeine yet needs an infusion to ease my tea hunger! It’s soothing and I can now appreciate the subtlety of its flavour.
Also had Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait today!
This herbal infusion is not for the weak of heart (like my boyfriend, haha!) Its tart flavour is very present, and even becomes too strong if you steep it more than 4-5 minutes. Still, when you pour it into your cup and glance at that beautiful, lovely-smelling red liquid, it warms your heart on a cold November day like little other teas. The rhubarb is very well balanced with the strawberry, but I might have enjoyed even more creaminess than it already has. The hibiscus adds a welcome floral layer once the tartiness has subdued a little.
I enjoyed it, but because of the strong tartness my boyfriend didn’t like it so much, so this is not going in my tea cupboard.
Had Banana Dream Pie today at my local DT. I’m no tea expert (yet!) but I can tell this is a really tasty tea. I added a little bit of agave nectar and milk (the boyfriend has not acquired the tea taste yet, so I always need to have it milkier, and sweeter) and it did taste like it says it does: banana cream pie! My only complaint is that once the tea starts cooling down, it’s downhill from there. It’s a tea that really needs to be drank hot!
Adding this to my shopping list to alternate with DT’s Birthday Cake as my evening dessert tea :3