I was feeling like a fancy little tea break this afternoon, so I decided to steep up one of my pretty OSULLOC sachets from a set that I impulse bought on Amazon a few months back. And of course, fancy means I’m pairing it with a lovely vintage teacup. The one I chose is from Tuscan china and has lovely yellow flowers and blue berries on it with gold accents. :3
I admit, the aroma of this tea almost knocked me over from the moment I tore open the wrapper. It’s very strong cherry candy with some hints of tartness. And the taste is much the same, though thankfully not quite as extreme. It’s similar to a generic cherry lollipop, like the kind with the little loop for a handle. Very, very sweet cherry candy flavor. There is a bit of balancing tartness, however, from the hibiscus. The description also mentions pineapple, but I don’t see that written anywhere on my package. I’m not sure whether I get any sakura? Perhaps a hint of floral somewhere? There’s also a powderiness that makes me think of smarties.
According to the wrapper, this is a blend of black and “post-fermented” tea. I’m not sure if they mean pu’erh or if it’s just an unclear translation. It certainly doesn’t taste like pu’erh to me? The base is quite light, even for a black tea, with a slightly musty flavor to it.
Anyway, it’s very interesting. I don’t think it’s something I would order just because it veers a bit into cherry cough drop territory, but I do enjoy that it has some balancing tartness to it. Overall, a fairly enjoyable cuppa despite being distinctly cherry candy.
Flavors: Apple, Artificial, Candy, Chalk, Cherry, Floral, Hibiscus, Musty, Pineapple, Sweet, Tart