Todd gave me one of the pre-sealed packages of this tea he got from his China trip. It’s… very strange. When you open up the package, rather than having a teabag inside, it’s this solid square that looks like a solidified honey-like substance with one dried lemon slice and one dried kumquat enclosed inside. The instructions say to drop it in cold or room temperature water, though I could find no information on exactly how much water one “cube” is for… I used a liter knowing it might be a bit watered down since I was guessing. The cube dissolves in the cold water very quickly, and leaves the lemon slice and kumquat floating in the water. I couldn’t really find any information on the ingredients… one source said it was instant jasmine green tea? If so, I definitely don’t taste anything remotely like jasmine or green tea in flavor. It just tastes like lemonade, albeit waaaaaaaaay less sweet (which I prefer). It is bright and citrusy, and while I think it tastes fine with the amount of water I used, it would probably be a bit stronger and punchier at a half-liter, instead.
So, it’s basically like an instant cube of dissolvable lemonade. It’s a bit fun, definitely refreshing, but not particularly exciting. This would be incredibly convenient for travel, but obviously not very accessible in this part of the world.
Flavors: Citrus, Lemon