A Berry Frui-tea July! Another of my T2 fruit tea samplers, and probably the one that sounded the most interesting to me, considering it had a lot of ingredients I’ve never tasted before (dragon fruit, sea buckthorn berries, chokeberries…)
As per usual, I brewed this iced, though I did hot steep this one and then pop it into the fridge to chill overnight. Sadly, this came out really weak. It just feels too watered down, like water with a slightly tangy fruity flavor to it. I’m not sure if it’s really supposed to be this light of a flavor, or if my sampler was just not as potent as I was expecting…
These T2 samplers have always held enough tea for two cups (16 oz.) so that is how I prepared it (with 16 oz. of water) but it is definitely tasting like there is a major lack of tea-to-water here… so I’m guessing this sampler just didn’t have enough tea in it (it is a chunkier herbal). Since I only had the one sampler to brew up, I can’t exactly try again with only a single cup of water, either, because I really would like to see if I could get a stronger flavor out of this… meh. So disappointing! I’m going to leave this unrated until the day I can give it a fair shake… I’d really like to try it again, but T2, annoyingly, is one of those companies that doesn’t offer individual samplers (you have to get sampler sets and hope the tea you want is in one) and I don’t feel keen on getting one of their badly packaged 100 gram “cubes” just for a retry.
If anyone in the US happens to have some of this and would be willing to trade a sampler sized amount of this tea, let me know! It would be appreciated.