This tea is clearly a controversial one given its less than nice reviews. I’m going to start by saying that I’m really not a fan of this tea, especially not hot, although I feel like some kind of iced tea would be cool. This tea steeps obnoxiously quickly. I literally had it in my cup for less than a minute and it was already too sour. Going by the ingredient list, this tea has a lot of stuff I like in it, like licorice root, lemongrass and rose petals, but the combined sour and bitter tastes from the hibiscus and orange essence make the citrusy bitterness so overpowering that the subtly of the other ingredients get completely washed out. In other words, it’s not a subtle-tea (haha I’m funny). But yeah, I think I’ve mentioned I’m not a huge citrus person, and this is a prime example of a tea I would not go for. I think the idea of this tea is nice, but they super overdid it on the orangey flavours and it didn’t give the other flavours a chance to work together. Literally it would taste the same if you just steeped a really unripe orange, peel and all, in hot water. eeugh. So yeah. this tea was a disappointment, not because I don’t like it, but because with a little tweaking I probably could like it.

Flavors: Artificial, Astringent, Ginger, Hibiscus, Orange, Orange Zest, Sour, Spices, Tangy, Tannin, Tart

Boiling 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I’m currently a university student in English (where it’s apparently increasingly difficult to find a profession these days, but I will think about that as it becomes relevant), and aspiring novelist! I’ve been writing for about 6 years, in a variety of genres (fantasy, sci-fi, suspense, crime drama, and a variety of short-stories). My “baby” at the moment though is a high-fantasy tale, heavily inspired by Skyrim and Tolkien. I am also an artist and aspire to write a graphic novel one day; however, I seem far too unfocused and erratic to sit down long enough to do any of that. My preferred tea types are Oolong, matcha, black, white, mint herbals and sweet herbal tisanes/blends. I particularly like very floral and fresh tasting teas, but I’ll try anything at least once! I am interested in doing Tea Reviews, samples and exchanges! So message me! :)

FAVOURITE FLAVOURS: Mint, floral, anise, clove, spice, syrupy, desserty, smokey, anstringent, lavender, Rum/alcohol, cardamom, lychee, creamy, malt, hay, rice/grain, toasty, cocoa/chocolate, earthy

LEAST FAVOURITE FLAVOURS: Bitter, overly citrus (I don’t mind mild citrus taste), grapefruit, tangy, acidic.



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