This tea smells like sticking your head into a kid’s plastic pumpkin halloween candy bucket. With notes of fruit pebbles and tootsie rolls. I will have to try it iced next time.
Flavors: Apple, Candy, Chocolate, Fruity, Raspberry
“This tea smells like sticking your head into a kid’s plastic pumpkin halloween candy bucket. With notes of fruit pebbles and tootsie rolls. I will have to try it iced next time.” Read full tasting note
“A very subtle, easy sipping tea! I got it for the blue color, of course, and the taste is easy-going. Could probably steep for longer and see if more flavor comes through.” Read full tasting note
“So sad to see others haven’t enjoyed this! I got the pitcher pouches and really liked them. I prep this by steeping a pouch (in a pitcher) in about two cups of boiling water. After 15 minutes, I...” Read full tasting note
“The first thing you notice with this tea is its beautiful color; it’s deep indigo blue with a purple hue. It looks stunning. Apparently, it changes color depending on the hardness (amount of...” Read full tasting note
Apple pieces, rose hips, butterfly pea flower, lemon peel, lemongrass, raspberry flavors and honey flavor. Contains natural flavors.
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So sad to see others haven’t enjoyed this! I got the pitcher pouches and really liked them. I prep this by steeping a pouch (in a pitcher) in about two cups of boiling water. After 15 minutes, I top with cold water and stir. I leave the bag in – it doesn’t oversteep. I love the purple color and juicy flavor that results, so I’m a bit bummed that once I’m done with this pitcher it’ll be a sipdown. The most prominent notes are apple and berry, which works well in an iced tea. Hibiscus is the first ingredient but this isn’t tart the way a lot of hibiscus blends are. If I didn’t have a million things in my cupboard I could see restocking this come summer.
The first thing you notice with this tea is its beautiful color; it’s deep indigo blue with a purple hue. It looks stunning. Apparently, it changes color depending on the hardness (amount of minerals) of the water you brew the tea in. Where I live, we have very soft water and when I brew the tea, it’s a deep dark blue with a purple hue. More blue than purple.
The dry leaves smell mainly like raspberry. I can’t really smell much besides that. It’s a kind of blue raspberry/candy-like raspberry smell.
When you smell the brewed tea, you get more of the lemon and lemongrass coming through and when you drink the tea, you can taste even more of the lemon and lemongrass flavor along with a slight honey note. The candy-like raspberry flavor is still primary, though, but the lemon and lemongrass is almost as strong. There is a very mild acidity at the end of each sip because of the hibiscus but it’s not overwhelming like some hibiscus teas. The body is watery and thin but that’s to be expected from a herbal tea, and there is barely any briskness either.
Overall, I recommend it if you like the idea of a blue/purple colored tea and would like to try a herbal tea flavored with raspberry and lemon. I am not a big fan of herbal teas in general, but it’s pretty good for a herbal tea.
Flavors: Blue Raspberry, Fruity, Hibiscus, Honey, Lemon, Lemongrass, Raspberry
The tin version of this tea is quite bland tasting though it does brew up a pretty color due to the butterfly pea flower in it. I mixed this cup with some raspberry lemonade to give it some flavor. I actually do really enjoy the pitcher packs of this tea that H&H sells as they have a little bit more flavor than the tin. The pitcher packs are still somewhat bland but adding a little grape juice to the iced tea really brings out the flavor. Especially during the heat wave haha.
I have been looking forward to try this tea after I saw people raving about for a while on different platforms. Brewed 2 tsp hot for 5 mins.
The tea is beautiful light purple. It smells very much of citrus but the taste is disappointing. The tea tastes bland to me. There is a floral aftertaste but nothing other than that. Going to try to brew this longer to see if that makes a difference. I also want to see if cold brewed, it tastes different as well.