So my tea drinking has taken a hit recently with traveling, fasting in Ramadan, and the unseasonably hot weather. I’ve also cut out my nighttime tea ritual because it hasn’t helped my insomnia. It’s a little frustrating because I can’t get through all my spring teas as quickly as I want to.
This tea was a spur of the moment purchase during my visit to Murchie’s tea room in Victoria, BC. Normally I stay away from blends, but I couldn’t resist the amazing tropical aroma of this tea. The smell alone was worth the purchase. It bursts out with sweet aromas of mango and pineapple. When the leaves are dropped into a heated vessel, interesting new aromas of apple pie, maple, and cinnamon appear. I was bracing myself for something potpourri like, but was pleasantly surprised to discover a subtle tropical flavor instead. The grassiness comes through complemented by hints of apricot and mango. The second steep was mellower but still delicious. Cold brewing it the next day brought out even more yummy mango flavor.
I’m pretty sensitive to flavorings in general and this was the rare blend that I could drink on its own without having to cut it with a straight tea. Although I wasn’t thrilled when I learned about the artificial flavoring in it, it doesn’t taste fake and the flavor of this tea is true to its name. Happy to have found a substitute for the now retired Fruta Bomba from Teavana.
Flavors: Apricot, Cinnamon, Mango, Pineapple, Tropical