Summer Sun, described as “Pineapple Mango Taste”.
Pineapple, ready-to-eat apricots and peaches dominate the aroma, and even though I can’t exactly pull out the mango aroma that I was expecting, this combination of ingredients sort of come together to create it anyway.
In that sense, it’s a clever tea before you even take that first sip.
Herbaceous lemon notes are the first flavour to emerge. Lemon verbena and lemongrass kicking in before anything else.
And I am getting the warmth in the back of my throat from the chili in this blend. Though I can’t rule out a placebo here. I was really focusing on my throat sensations while drinking this.
Taking a few more sips, there’s a slight tropical note building in the body of this tea. Lemon herbs still dominate though. It’s a shame because fresh pineapple and mango are delicious.
Halfway through the cup, passionfruit and apple start to emerge. Nice, but subtle.
The texture of this tea seems smooth at first but now it’s catching in my throat. It feels slightly fibrous, like lemongrass.
Overall it’s pleasant and definitely reminiscent of ‘summer sun’ but it is very subtle in flavour and pineapple/mango notes are severely lacking.
On the other hand, the chili effect is pleasant and it’s refreshing to find a fruit tea for summer that doesn’t contain hibiscus.
Flavors: Apple, Apricot, Lemon, Lemongrass, Passion Fruit, Peach, Pineapple, Spicy, Tropical