I made another Unicorn Fizz a few days ago, because my last one wasn’t the unmitigated success I expected it to be. This time I used 2 tsp of leaf instead of the recommended 3, and only the tiniest squeeze of lemon juice to effect the colour change. It was noticably better – the raspberry was a little more prominent and I found the whole thing less sour and unpalatable. The butterfly pea flower gives this such a funky taste, though – it’s really strong, and I think it just doesn’t work all that well with the raspberry/sencha combination.
I really wanted to like this one. As an idea, it sounds excellent – blue raspberry, tea, unicorns…what’s not to love? I’ll try this one a couple more times – I’ve yet to give it a chance hot, or cold-brewed. At the moment, though, I’m thinking it might be a blend that favours style (and appearance) over substance (and flavour), which is a shame.