It definitely saddens me that this tea isn’t super widely popular because I think it’s such a unique and well balanced offering from DT – something a little outside of the typical type of blend they release, and I want to reward teas like that…
I have a theory about this tea though:
The bulk of people who shop at DT are definitely new(er) tea drinkers and people with less tea exposure and quite often they gravitate towards very flavourful blends that are easy to grasp concepts and direct recreations of familiar flavours – Hot Chocolate, Cotton Candy, Silk Dragon Jasmine, etc. They don’t tend to enjoy this tea so much. On the flip side, people who have a great degree of tea exposure and who lean more towards straight/traditional or more nuanced/layered flavour profile seem to enjoy this tea more. I think that’s because it’s pretty well balanced, and dips its toes into being a bit fruity, a bit floral, a bit savory – but not really strongly one or the other.
It’s a flavoured tea for straight tea drinkers – one of those weird “transitional” kind of teas that rides the cusp of flavoured and more craft/layered/nuanced ‘fancy teas’.
Which is just not (the bulk of) the DT demographic…
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Flavors: Cranberry, Floral, Herbaceous