The new Halloween collection is out and I have to admit that this is one of the most fun Halloween collections that I think we’ve had (in terms of teaware) in quite some time – I’m really in love with the collection!!
As far as teas go, the focus this year was more largely on bringing back fan favourite teas and the only “new” tea is this one – which is a revamp/update of the previous Magic Potion. Obviously they share a name so there’s a bunch of similarities to the previous blend but, similar to the “Oh Canada” update from a couple years back, this isn’t really intended to be a match for that blend – there are absolutely differences.
The first one in the steeped colour: rather than a “blue” when steeped this is a little more naturally purple already. Depending on how many of the butterfly pea flowers you get in the cup, it can range from a lighter purple to a deeper dark indigo colour. A little less bright, IMO, and more “mysterious” and witchy feeling. The tea will definitely still colour change with lemon though – so you can still produce a more magenta-y purple looking cup for sure.
The taste is still berry inspired but we wanted to get more direction and clarity to the berry flavour. Where the “OG” Magic Potion was sort of just a sweet but non descript berry, this is a little more tart with some cranberry notes that stand out alongside the wild berry leaning base berry flavour. A hint of coconut adds creaminess and body, without actually tasting distinctly like coconut.
Personally, I always went back and forth on if I liked the OG Magic Potion – certainly it was better iced/cold brewed to me but often I just found it a little much. I’m still not as big of a fan of this tea as I am with many of the other berry leaning DT herbal blends, but I do prefer it to the original Magic Potion. I’m curious to know what other people think about it because I know that any time there is any blend change that can be hard to get used it – but I hope this is one for the better.
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