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Yay, I’ve been wanting to try these! I’m sure I won’t love them due to the high sugar content, but I’m still happy to try them for the fun/cute/novelty factor alone.
An Instagram tea friend was kind enough to send me four flavors in a swap. Thank you, friend!
The flower shape here is super cute! I used 200-degree water, as is my custom for black teas. I added about 8 ounces to start, and didn’t end up adding any more because I didn’t feel it was too strong. I let it rest for a bit after stirring it to dissolve the sugar, and that seems to have kept most of the sediment at the bottom of the cup, where I can avoid it.
It’s extremely sweet, as I would expect. However, I actually like the rest of the flavors here. I’m not a big rose person, but I feel I taste more bergamot than rose, which helps temper it a bit. The base tea is fine, inoffensive, but has nice body and makes a good foundation for the other flavors.
I’m actually getting a nice honeyed note as well, likely from the raw sugar. It’s nice that they at least used raw sugar instead of processed for a nicer flavor.
Anyway, would I buy this? Definitely not, as the sweetness is very over-the-top. But I’ll finish the cup at least, which is a surprise given the rose…
Flavors: Bergamot, Floral, Honey, Malt, Rose, Smooth, Sugar, Sweet