I’ve been craving some kind of strawberry kiwi high fructose corn syrup disaster all week, so when I saw this at the store this afternoon I immediately snatched it up. The smell of the leaves is unmistakably sweet strawberry kiwi high fructose corn syrup disaster, which I’m actually happy about!
Steeped up, the tea tastes like sour strawberry herbal tea. I’m not tasting any of the green tea, nor any sweet kiwi flavor. I’ve gotten used to drinking my teas without sweetener, so I was a little surprised by the fact that I wasn’t able to drink this tea, a fruit tea, on its own. I added a little Splenda, but unfortunately that didn’t work out. The sweetener didn’t blend into the flavor of the tea at all. Now the tea just smells like strawberries dipped in Splenda, with that characteristic “Splenda” taste. It tastes like Splenda in hot water mixed with strawberry juice. While I don’t hate Spelnda (I actually like it) I’m not really in the mood to drink Splenda Tea. So down the drain this cup goes.