Picked up this sampler from Snarky Tea because I had a coupon code for a free one – just had to pay shipping. It seemed like a good excuse to quickly sample some new teas from a new company, and I’m admittedly a sucker for this company’s branding/marketing! The concepts of the teas themselves don’t seem wildly unique, so I’m hoping the execution of the flavours is – but we’ll see!
This one is a raspberry/orange green tea – right now my golden standard for that flavour combination is the Raspberry Mimosa from Camellia Sinensis, so that was what I was mentally comparing this blend to. I was really surprised with how much I enjoyed this tea – the intensity and juiciness of the flavours was so much richer than I’d have expected from the dry leaf aroma. I think the green tea itself is lower quality than what CS is using since this was more noticeably astringent and had hints of that “lawn clipping green tea” quality, but the raspberry flavour is sweet, juicy and divine! The little burst of citrus is nice too, and really compliments everything else happening with this one.
Would I buy this? No – I have easier/cheaper access to CS’s Raspberry Mimosa blend which is very similar. However, I liked this a lot and would very happily drink it again.