A Very Important Tea (VIT) !!!
A bit of a confession: this tea was actually intended for a January release to go along with our Candy Shop Theme but as I have been so behind since my hospitalization in November, I wasn’t able to get this tea started until the beginning of this month. (I am – slowly but surely – getting caught up!) But even though I have been so behind and I didn’t get this tea blended until two full months after I intended to, this was a tea that I knew I HAD to blend because I was so looking forward to tasting it!
Anyway, this goes along with my “Candy Shop” theme because it was inspired by my favorite lollipop flavor from Lollies by Leah – Ice & Cream Lollies! Even though Lollies by Leah certainly aren’t “retro” or “old fashioned” – they remind me a lot of old fashioned candies because Leah uses simple ingredients to create her teas – just like you’d expect from an old-fashioned candy maker. She doesn’t use a lot of unnecessary additives to the candies – and the flavors come out tasting like those yummy candies I remember from childhood.
This lollipop was first introduced some time last year, when Leah had a “ice cream” themed box. Of course, I absolutely loved all the lollies from the box, but the Ice & Cream was something special! It tasted like … well, imagine having a double dip dish of ice cream: one scoop of strawberry ice cream and one scoop of lemon sherbet – and scraping your spoon across the top of both scoops, gathering a little bit of each flavor onto the spoon – and then letting both flavors melt on your tongue at the same time. Oh, yeah – seriously yummy!
And those are the flavors that I managed to capture in this tea! I started with our special Bu Lang Black Tea and added freeze-dried strawberries, some dried lemon wedges and a bit of vanilla extract. And what can I say? This tea tastes a lot like if I had melted a couple of those lollipops in a cup of the smoothest black tea. And just like the lollipop that inspired it – this tea is SERIOUSLY YUMMY!
And of course, it’s also VEGAN, gluten free & allergen free!
ingredients: black tea, organic strawberries, organic lemons & organic natural flavors