Kind of having an Ode to my Sort-of-Hometown morning. Took a shower with some scrumptious Pumpkin Spice soap handmade in Edmonton. If, by the way, you’re a fan of good quality soap and are in Edmonton, I highly recommend Wild Prairie Soap on Whyte avenue. And now I’ve been trying out these Tea Girl teas.
This one caught my nose, so-to-speak, in the store with its tart orange aroma. The liquor is a pretty bright, deeper melon orange, and smells very sweet, like a super sweet tangerine. I was kind of worried for a while thinking it may taste too artificial. First sip initially hit me with sweet orange but every sip after has been relaxed. Not overly sweet at all. It also doesn’t have a thick syrupy mouthfeel like many fruit blends with hibiscus do. The hibiscus, by the way, is very minimal, so minimal that you almost wouldn’t suspect that there is even hibiscus in here based on the colour of the liquor. The more I smell the steeped tea, the more it’s reminding me of a fluffy orangey marshmallow. I almost forgot that this was supposed to have a creamy aspect to it so it’s all making sense now. Oh yeah, the more I smell it, the more creamsicle-like it truly is. Cool!
But it doesn’t taste as creamy as one would expect. It tastes more like orange slush with a tiny hint of creaminess than full-on creamsicle.
It makes a great cold brew.