Fucking hell this is good.
I mean, I know this has sort of been a ‘crowd favourite’ for a while and I had no doubts based on reviews that it was something I’d probably enjoy a lot but I was not prepared for how delicious this would taste. First off, the dry aroma is AMAZING. It smells exactly like that fine, sweet ‘mist’ of soda that you get when you crack a fresh bottle of Sprite, but tinged with the sweetness and tartness of cranberries. It’s incredible. But of course the taste of a tea very rarely is identical to the smell of it dry, so I definitely wasn’t letting myself get my hopes up too much. Gotta keep those expectations in check, right!? Right! Well…
So this actually STILL tastes exactly like the aroma of the dry leaf – it’s fresh and sweet, and just a little bit tangy/tart. It’s kind of scary, though, just how much it reminds me of Sprite with tinges of cranberry. Not cloying/particularly ‘full bodied’ but 100% not lacking in sweet flavour either. I think I really did nail it when I said it was like ‘Sprite Mist’ for opening a fresh bottle. Thank you VariaTEA for the share – I don’t know why I was sleeping on this blend for so long when I know that I love cranberry teas and most green rooibos blends in general.
It’s perfect – and I demand (well, more like politely request) a reblend!