The Final Sipdown: Day 3.1
Well, this is interesting.
As soon as I poured the water in over the tea bag, it turned a shade of lavender identical to the final color of Harney & Son’s French Super-Blue Lavender. As it steeped, the color deepened into a bright cherry magenta. Sniffing the finished product, I distinctly smell Mr. Bubble. It isn’t a, “This has a hint of…” or even a, “This smells a bit like…” type thing. It like Mr. Bubble. It also reminds me of the shampoo they use in hair salons sometimes.
Taking a sip, the taste is…I don’t know. I can break it down into three things.
1. You know how gum flavors come in pretty much two different options: mint + mint varietals, and fruity flavors? If you’ve ever chewed on a fruity gum until it loses its flavor, think on the taste of it right as the flavor is dying, before it goes completely bland. Yeah, that.
2. Unsweetened Kool-Aid.
3. Passion Tea Lemonade from Starbucks.
Again, like the Honey Ginseng “Green” I had this morning, there is no green tea taste to be found in this. It doesn’t really taste particularly of pomegranate either, but every once in a while when I swish it around I get a hint of it before it goes back to Kool-Aid.
I dunno. It’s…interesting, and it certainly has flavor, but I’m sorry – this isn’t tea. I don’t think I’m going to finish this cup.
Oh yes, and since I seem to be taking a lot of them lately, picture. | http://bit.ly/aJAVJt
ETA: Just fo’ y’alls info’mation, this was a free sample that came with the catalogue.
Samples Downed: 7