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Last one from the iced tea box.
This was pretty good. It’s meant to be a black currant Earl Grey with caramel, vanilla, and honey. But I mostly just taste the currant, with a gentle lemony citrus note that I wouldn’t identify as bergamot, and a touch of honey. Definitely don’t get caramel or vanilla, but honestly I’m okay with that since all of those flavors together sounds a bit busy to me anyway. The honey goes nicely with the citrus, which in turn brightens the deeper black currant flavor up a bit.
Nice enough tea, but not a reorder for me.
Flavors: Berry, Black Currant, Citrus, Earthy, Honey, Jam, Lemon, Pollen, Smooth, Sweet, Syrupy
Yum, this is quite tasty. I love grapefruit things, and for some reason grapefruit teas in particular are often disappointing. This has a strong, zesty, and slightly bitter grapefruit flavor that almost tastes like the real thing. There’s just a little bit of a Pixy Stix sort of tart candy vibe going on as well, but mostly it’s fresh grapefruit. I honestly don’t detect much elderflower, perhaps a hint in the finish. But I’m not complaining, because I’d rather the grapefruit be the star!
Would consider ordering a bag of this one…
Flavors: Acidic, Candy, Citrus, Citrus Zest, Fruity, Grapefruit, Lemon, Sweet, Tart
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Signed up for Sips by again, because why not. I was actually quite happy with the teas in my box this month, or at least the types of teas.
This one was, sadly, just okay. I was surprised and excited to see the base is an oxidized rolled oolong, which I find quite unusual for a flavored tea. In my experience, flavored oolongs are usually a either generic rolled green type (probably TGY), some form of baozhong, or a generic oxidized strip-style oolong. But even though this is rolled, it still tastes quite generic and similar to other flavored oxidized oolongs (Adagio’s, for instance). Perhaps it’s a bit roasted? Mostly it has a flat woody/autmny leafy flavor with a bit of minerality. The flavoring is too subtle IMO, I taste a bit of rose but only a hint of apricot.
Not a bad tea, just quite meh to me. A shame, as the packaging is super adorable.
Flavors: Apricot, Autumn Leaf Pile, Floral, Mineral, Rose, Smooth, Toasty, Woody
Really, really loved this cold brew. It was so bright and lively tasting with a spectacularly sharply tart yet juicy and sweet pink grapefruit and lemon note. Just enough of a hint of pith to keep it balanced and really natural/realistic tasting. Ultra refreshing, and bottom line just kind of chuggable.
This tea tastes so intensely familiar and it reaalllyyyy bothered me that I couldn’t at all place why throughout my entire cold brew of it. Serious case of deja vu aside, though, it was really good. The flavour is very, very bright and lively with a sweet and slightly sour note of pink grapefruit crossed with an almond lemonade-style of lemon. Ultra refreshing and even thought it had a hint of sourness to it the flavour was still really fresh and light and didn’t have any astringency, pith, or anything that would make it feel “heavy” at all – and that works.
The elderflower is definitely lighter than the grapefruit, but it adds a hint of something floral and just enough nuance to keep this from feeling like a run of the mill citrus heavy fruit blend. With that said, if you’re sensitive to floral flavours I don’t think this is strong enough to be a turn off – it’s a very delicate wink to elderflower.
Overall? Colour me impressed! This was one of the best and more refreshing cold brews that I’ve had in a good, long while.
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The last one from my August Sips by box!
To be honest, I fully expected to hate this tisane. As soon as I opened my Sips by box, I could smell the fake honey flavoring coming from this package. I love actual honey, but I never seem to get along with honey-flavored teas.
But honestly, it’s not bad. It does have that artificial honey taste, but it’s balanced well by the fruit. Mostly I taste sweet-tart apple with a touch of citrus and a slight herbal note from the lemongrass. There’s no hibiscus here, which I am thankful for – the apple and rosehip provide just enough tartness.
It’s not something I would order, not being a fan of fruit tisanes in general, but I enjoyed my potful of it, and would drink it again if it was offered to me.
Plus, the packaging is basically the cutest thing ever… And that always helps. ;)
Flavors: Apple, Artificial, Candy, Citrus, Fruity, Herbal, Honey, Lemon, Lemongrass, Rosehips, Sweet, Tart