Teabox Tuesday! This is my last old 52Teas sample from the Discovery Teabox, so thank you to Skysamurai for organizing and all participants for sharing! This one is a 2013 blend, so I’m not expecting much regarding flavor considering the age. Honestly, I’ll just be happy to have a warmer mug of tea after sipping on tepid tea all morning…
Brewed up, it smells like a berry bubblegum. And my first sip is giving me that impression, as well. I’m getting a sweet berry flavor, like strawberry or raspberry candy, and definitely a strong bubblegum flavor, with a sort of floral presense… maybe a very subtle hint of rose, and fairly sweet, but the end of the sip turns a bit vegetal with a hint of bitterness; not an unpleasant bitterness, it reminds me of when I was a kid and used to pull up dandelions and chew on the white roots. Did anyone else ever do that, or was I just a weird kid?
So I wouldn’t say that Cotton Candy is really my impression, but there is still a lot of flavor in this tea considering the age, and I am enjoy the sort of sweet berry/bubblegum flavor I am getting. And I’d love seeing more teas going the bubblegum/cotton candy route. It may be a weird choice for a flavor profile, but I really like them.
Flavors: Berry, Candy, Dandelion, Floral, Rose, Sweet, Vegetal