Backlog and sipdown! Ost sent me a generous sample of this, and I finished it off with a friend of mine yesterday. (: It’s a very good tea to have with friends.
Best when you use water just under boiling and steep for about 3min. (Boiling water made it too bitter for me.)
This doesn’t seem like a very complex tea to me. It’s straightforward and it’s pleasant. There was the tang of citrus and tart berries, maybe red currant, vanilla and caramel. A chipper little tea, bright and sparkling but also with grounding qualities. There was a whisper of cocoa in the background. The tea base itself was also very fruity. It didn’t taste a lot like bergamot to me. Tart and citrus, certainly, but not quiiiite bergamot. It was fruity and a little floral, almost perfume-y, but not overly so. (I’m usually turned off by perfume-y teas. It didn’t taste like soap or potpourri though, thankfully!) I liked it well enough but I don’t know if I’ll buy it myself. It’s good to have around, especially for company, but I think it’s too unexciting for me to keep as a staple in my cupboard.
Thank you Ost!
Flavors: Berries, Caramel, Citrus, Cocoa, Cream, Red Fruits, Tart, Vanilla