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I remember this being more lemon than anything else and that is reflected in my Sororitea Sisters review. Bright lemon and generic fruitiness. Good but not a must have.
Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2019/03/22/lemon-mango-from-urbal-tea/
Cold Brew Sipdown (632)!
Deliberately messing with my sleep schedule must be doing something ‘cause it’s 6:30PM and I feel like I could sleep for the next twelve hours straight. That is NOT the effect I want though; ideally I want to stay up for the next twelve hours. And so, we’re bringing out the Yerba Mate blends…
As a cold brew, this is better than iced. It feels both sweeter and smoother and is a little less tangy. It’s still hardly kiwi flavoured at all, which is DEFINITELY disappointing to me but I enjoy it more than last time I tried it and that is still a win. Just hoping it does something for me in terms of energy.
Discovery Tea Box – Tea Ten
I wanted to try this one because I’ve only ever had one other tea from Urbal Tea and it was a sample that VariaTEA gave me earlier in the year of a mango blend. I really liked it; so I was hoping this would give me a little more insight on the company’s offerings so that I might better determine if there’s enough from this company to actually have me interested in placing an order with them…
I’ve kind of fallen in love with a different strawberry kiwi blend earlier this summer, so it was hard for me to not directly compare this blend to that one when I was drinking it. I made this iced, and it was pretty good tasting. Way more strawberry than kiwi on the whole, and a little bit tart/sour. Like, it reminded me more of under ripe strawberries than the tangy tartness of kiwis. I didn’t not like it, but my other strawberry kiwi blend is just so sweet and juicy that the sourness of this blend wasn’t as satisfying/fulfilling.
The one edge that this _does- have, however, is the fact it’s a yerba mate blend. I really enjoy the energy boost I get from yerba mate, and it seems like there’s so few truly unique feeling blends that use yerba mate or guayusa. Just a whole lot of lemon blends and chocolate(ish) stuff. So, I deeply appreciated that this would provide another flavour profile/option.
It’s a blend I feel like I want to further explore before completely ruling out because there’s so much potential here that I don’t want to just assume that all cups of it would taste identical to this first one that I brewed up.
Iced Sipdown (635)!
Ok, I’ll be honest – I had low expectations for this one. However, I thought it was actually super delicious! It was just this really bright and vibrant flavour with a lot of lemon and mango sweetness but also balanced by just the right amount of tartness that it felt more like a freshly squeezed lemonade with hints of mango than a tisane. Little hints of apple, also, but mostly just really nice lemon and mango notes! Not overly complicated at all; just good flavour dynamics!
And now I’m going to go look up the website and see if this is something that would be reasonable to order again in the future…
4th tea from my May Sips By box. I was so excited to see a fruity herbal without any hibiscus in it!
The rosehips sort of give it a meh for me and I’d probably add more ‘leaf’ next time than suggested but it’s quite lemony, which is to be expected since there are 4 lemon ingredients in it. They also list mango on the list twice and I did get a big chunk in my steeper but it’s less present, or possibly I’m just less attuned to it?
I enjoyed it more when I added a bit of german rock sugar to it (or rather, remembered to stir what I had already put in that was just hanging out in the bottom of the cup) and all the flavours got just a little brighter and I’m suddenly enjoying this one a whole lot more. Is it totally unique and worth seeking out? Maybe. I doubt I’ll buy it again but the ingredient list is pretty interesting, even if they have a disclaimer on the package about medical claims and the FDA. Apparently Urbal is a ‘health’ company more than a tea company.
At any rate, I’ll have no troubles drinking up this little ‘starter pack’ from Sips By and it was kinda cute how Urbal included a couple of empty bags in the package of tea for people who don’t have teapots in every single place they spend significant amounts of time (me).