Cold brew, and then turned into a tea pop with the soda stream.
I split this one three ways to share with my sister, mom and myself. We all had rather different reactions to it as well so I think I’ll just do a blurb on what we all thought…
Personally, I was relatively “meh” about this one overall. There was definitely both a sourness and a medicinal quality to it which wasn’t pleasant, but the taste of the red fruits was pretty nice. It gave off sort of a sour red fruit/berry punch sort of vibe? But, you know, fizzy. The rooibos base was ALSO very strong/intense. Cranberry was the strongest fruit note, and then the currant which I think was also what gave this a medicinal quality.
She pretty well hated this; she said it was VERY bitter. I’m gonna guess that what she was actually referring to was the medicinal taste though because I definitely didn’t get bitterness at all. Despite hating it, she drank the whole cup. In her words, “it’s like that car accident affect thing where you can’t look away, but with pop”.
She loved it, and finished her cup quicker than either my sister or I. She said it was fruity, but also reminded her of a really good, dry red wine or sherry. I was definitely surprised she liked it as well – I would have pegged it for too sour for her usual tastes.
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbnN5bA-iUM&list=LL1M1wDjmJD4SJr_CwzXAGuQ&index=29