I figured I’d end today’s T Kettle tasting notes on a positive one because I’m not all criticism…
I really enjoyed this blend a lot! The smell of the dry leaf is really captivating and delicious too; I’m having an awfully hard time placing specifically what it reminded me of but it was definitely some kind of sweet nostalgic summer treat from my childhood. I thought, since this looks to be the T Kettle version of Rainbow Lemonade, that maybe it was just that it was reminding me of Rainbow Sherbet" since that’s what DT’s blend is based on. And, while it is true that this has a mix of fresh and sweet raspberry, lime, orange, and lemon notes like that nostalgic rainbow sherbet, it’s definitely not just reminding me of sherbet. Skittles!? Maybe!? Starburst!? It’s gonna come to me eventually!
The crazy thing is that the smell of the dry leaf actually translated into the flavour of the steeped tea almost perfectly and that rarely happens. Sometimes a tea gets pretty close to tasting EXACTLY like how it smells but this was almost perfectly spot on. It was so well balanced, juicy, and flavourful with just the right amount of tang and sweetness.
I… actually liked it a lot more than Rainbow Sherbet/Rainbow Lemonade from DT and I think that, were my cupboard more in control, I would probably buy this for myself. It might just dethrone “Strawberry Fondue” as my favourite T Kettle blend that I’ve tried yet!