Before I actually review this tea, let me express my annoyance:
This tea costs $8.50/50 grams, which is already overpriced if you ask me (granted if you buy 100 grams it’s $14, but anyways…). I then get the tea and the package tells me to remove the bubblegum out because it’s just for aesthetic purposes only, so I weigh the tea before and after removing the gum. The gum weighed TEN GRAMS. That means I actually paid $8.5/40 grams of tea, which would have meant without the gum, if I got 50 grams of tea it would have been $10.63. That’s bullshit if you ask me considering this tea is just fruit pieces, hibiscus and some different flower pieces. Wayy overpriced.
Anyways, onto the review:
I steeped about 15 tsp of tea in 2L of boiling water for about 15 or so min (hibiscus was lower on the ingredients list so I wasn’t considered about it being overly tart). Afterwards I pulled out the filter and let it cool off in the fridge. The taste of this tea is mildly tart with fruity undertones. Pretty standard flavour I’ve been having all summer with different teas. I may try steeping it a little less to see if any other flavours come through, but as mentioned, it’s not really unique in anyway.
Overall the tea is alright but I will not be repurchasing. After removing the bubblegum I get less tea than what I pay for, and the 40 grams of usable tea will only get me 1.5, maybe 2, pitchers of iced tea (which is more than $4 per pitcher). The flavour is nothing unique, and I’ve been very impressed with some celestial seasoning’s fruit teas (which equal out to $1 or less per pitcher). Also, for a tea that’s called bubblegum, this has no bubblegum taste. Just 5 cent bubblegum pieces I get to throw away.
Flavors: Fruity, Tart