This tea is fucking magical.
For those “not in the loop” or whatever, I’ve been having some bad problems with my teeth as of late, and in particular my wisdom teeth are causing a lot of issues. One of the bigger ones is this feeling of “pressure” in my head from them pressing against my back molars, or something like that. It’s resulted in fairly non-stop headaches for weeks. Yesterday, they were really bad.
Well, I steeped this tea of kind of around the peak of pain or whatever you want to call it yesterday. It just fucking sucked, and hurt a lot. Dry, this smells very fresh and fruity and rather tropical – and that carries over into the smell as it steeps. It’s just the juiciest, freshest citrus candy type smell. Mmm!
And then, like magic, I took like two small sips of this and suddenly the cluster headaches were gone and all that was left was this really peaceful, zen moment with this tea. It was like I was swept up, drinking fancy ass cocktails on a beach somewhere – with the little mini umbrellas in ‘em and little wedges of fruit on the rim of my cup. I think it’s the first time I’ve been so vividly transported someplace else while drinking tea – other than recalling childhood memories. But this was up there with that.
Taste wise, the black base came off as very smooth to me, and the fruit flavours were poignant in their juiciness. The pineapple was most violently present to me; and that makes sense given it’s my favourite fruit – ever. It was a very sweet, almost “candied” pineapple flavour to me, made more in depth and flavourful by the sweetness of the mandarin/orange in the blend which complimented it so well. And this natural sweetness and juiciness conjured up the flavour of bubblegum, to me. I’m struggling a bit explaining that portion of the cup but really, this was so good. And, I can’t imagine someone adding sugar to this; I think it’d push the whole cup over the edge into such a cloying state.
Somehow, I am going to get more of this. I feel like this one really needs to be a part of my permanent collection. I was just so blown away by it. I can’t think of a single thing right now to complain about…