I’m positive this is going to be very short lived since I have four things incoming mail wise, but right now I’m just going to choose to be excited about the fact I’m currently under 200 teas!
I finished the last of VariaTEA’s sample hot at work – the profile was definitely differet from the cold brewed tea pop I had earlier in the week, but the tea wasn’t unrecognizable either. The big thing was that this hot brew was a lot more weighted towards the strawberry notes, and while sweet also had a distinct tartness too. Like slightly underripe strawberries? Definitely from the hibiscus. I would have liked to see more of a cream component in the hot brew, for sure.
All in all I definitely enjoyed this one, but in the grand scheme I anticipate it being pretty forgettable.