I’m having this cold brewed as it seems to be the most appropriate way to make these fruity teas. Besides, the weather is hot and I’m lazy. Dropping a teabag into a quart jar of water and putting it in the fridge is the lazy woman’s way to make iced tea and believe me, this Ozark summer weather is making me feel quite lazy indeed.

I confess to having no idea what elderflowers taste like, despite having sampled elderflower wine and used many elderflower products on my skin. The cranberry and raspberry, however, taste like Koolaid-y goodness. My inner child approves and is complaining that I left out the sugar. I’ll probably indulge her with some sweetener before long. It really isn’t bad alone, however. It has a nice fruityness without being so tart as to DEMAND sweetening. Maybe the Elderflower helps in that regard. I rather like this one and find it better balanced than the other teas in this series.

When I was a kid, one of my first exposures to tea was the Pelican Punch advertisement in magazines. This featured a little girl having tea with a pelican. I convinced my mom to get the tea and was very disappointed by it’s subtle herbal flavors. I had rather expected it to taste more like this stuff.

Some decades later, here I am happily guzzling my own idea of what it should be. Perhaps I’ll bring out the sugar bowl and split the rest with my daughter at teatime..

. . .

Well, my daughter didn’t care for it so maybe it wouldn’t have done for me back then either. Oh well, I like it now. Mmmm…Koolaid-y goodness. I added sweetener and my kid self is singing the happy happy joy joy song. The fruitiness of this is fun and I may go ahead and add sweetener to my last cup too. Normally I wax skeptical where fruity teas are concerned, but I’m kind of getting a kick out of this one. I may have to pick up a package of it sometime.

This was a Christmas present from my niece: Foolofatook, and a nice one it was. Makes me feel like a kid again.

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