I bought some more lemonade last night, so the first thing I did (of course) was cold brew this in it. Obviously. This is the second tea I’ve tried from Bird & Blend’s new summer collection, and the one I was looking forward to most. Eton Mess is a delightful thing at the best of times, but in tea form? Yes, please! In lemonade, with all that extra sugar? YES, PLEASE!
I used 4 tsp of leaf in 750ml lemonade, and left it overnight in the fridge. This blend contains liquorice root, which made me rather sad initially, but it’s somehow less obvious in combination with lemonade. An added bonus, if ever there was one! In terms of taste, I mainly get strawberry. It’s the same kind of strawberry that’s in their Strawberry Lemonade, so if you’re familiar with that blend you know basically what this tastes like. The difference here is the creaminess, which is captures the flavour of meringue perfectly even though there’s no actual meringue in the blend as far as I can see. I’d even go so far as to say that the liquorice root helps it along a bit, since it adds an intense hit of sweetness that really helps to capture the essence of meringue as a flavour.
Basically, this one is sweet, creamy candy-like strawberry. It’s totally delicious, and does well to replicate the flavour of Eton Mess – if I were being really picky, I’d maybe say that it’s a bit heavy on the strawberry and a bit light on the meringue, but that’s partly personal preference. It’s still a perfect summer blend, however you look at it.