I didn’t have this with Thanksgiving Dinner because we were drinking wine [Cakebread, super super good stuff], but I did have it beforehand. It’s probably a good thing because I was 9 months pregnant with a food baby afterwards and there’s no way I could have drank something that had that much flavor in it.
If there’s something I can give to Harney and Sons, it’s that when they do a flavored tea, it TASTES like what it’s supposed to be. I’ve become so accustomed to the good ol’ hibiscus stand-in when it comes to any fruit-type flavor that has a tartness to it that I was really surprised when I drank this the first time and it still continues to impress. I mean, stunt doubles are fine every now and then – utilized well and they can make a scene better – but I’m not paying to see the stunt double, I’m paying to see the actor.
So, cranberries. Check. And the orange that this is supposed to contain came out more this time round, though that’s probably because the last time I was really concentrating on this tea I was sick and couldn’t taste much. It’s not light, citrusy orange, it’s more like that flavor used in heavy liqueurs. From the rind, and dark.
The black tea is definitely present, though I can’t tell what kind of black tea it is. Upon revisiting the product description, it said that it’s a mix of Indian and Chinese black tea. That makes me feel slightly better about not being able to identify it.
I do enjoy this tea, but sometimes straight cranberry is just a little too tart for me and I need at least a hint of sweetness to fully enjoy it. The next time I drink this I’ll probably try it with sugar or honey.
I hope all of you had super, fantastic, fabulous Thanksgivings, or in some cases, super, fantastic, fabulous days. Either way, hugs to everyone!