I’ve had this sealed bag since 2018, and have finally pulled it as my next “iced tea” sipdown. I quite like flavored whites and greens as cold brews, so that is how I’ve chosen to prepare this. It’s basically one of those “mixed fruit/hibiscus” fruit teas on a jasmine-scented white tea base.
I do get a strong “mixed berry” sort of aroma from the tea, but also the scent of grapes… which could be the jasmine, as I frequently read that note as grape-flavored. I typically vibe well with ye olde generic fruity hibi-hip iced teas, but I’m quite liking this one… I do taste blueberry and red berry and that tart fruit punchy hibiscus, but there is also a florality there which, combined with the fruit notes, tastes strongly of lychee to me. There is also a flavor that tastes like a combination of grape and plum, and there is sort of a citrusy, effervescent quality to the iced tea, which makes me think of the slight bite of either carbonation, or alcohol. There is a pleasant tartness left on the tongue after the sip which most people would probably be averse to, but I love sour/tart notes and am really digging it.
Enjoyable as is, but I’ll probably carbonate my next batch, since there is already a sort of “carbonated” quality to the tea from that sour/effervescent note… just seems like the right fit for a tea soda pop!
Flavors: Alcohol, Berries, Blueberry, Citrus, Floral, Fruit Punch, Fruity, Grapes, Hibiscus, Lychee, Pleasantly Sour, Plum, Tart