Prickly Pear Cactus

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Chamomile, Hibiscus Flowers, Natural Flavours, Orange Peel
Flavors
Artificial, Candy, Chemical, Floral, Fruity, Hibiscus, Pear, Perfume, Soap, Tart, Citrus, Melon, Sweet, Tangy
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Edit tea info Last updated by Mastress Alita
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 293 ml

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  • “Random Target purchase, because I rarely go so I had to check out their tea selection! I’ve enjoyed prickly pear teas in the past, and other prickly pear-flavored things so I figured I would give...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown! I actually thought I had already reviewed this one because I grabbed a couple of bags out of the TTB a few months back, but apparently not! I like it. Not sure I’m really getting cactus,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is one of the four Target-exclusive Forager Edition herbals from Tazo, the one based on the Southwest US. So far, I have really enjoyed the Midwest “Wild Apple Sarsaparilla” and the Rockies...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Grabbed a bag from a tea box. This one smells great but isn’t as flavorful as I had hoped. Maybe I should have put it in a tinier mug. It ends up quite floral. I like chamomile, but this chamomile...” Read full tasting note

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Refreshing blend of prickly pear flavor and tart hibiscus flowers to bring alive those hot desert days and endless star-filled nights.

Ingredients: Hibiscus flowers, chamomile flowers, orange peel, natural flavor, sunflower lecithin, soy lecithin.

Steeping Instructions: Bring fresh, filtered water to a boil (212°F). Pour 8 fl oz water over the tea bag in a cup. Let it brew 4 min. Wait patiently for perfection.

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Random Target purchase, because I rarely go so I had to check out their tea selection! I’ve enjoyed prickly pear teas in the past, and other prickly pear-flavored things so I figured I would give this one a try.

I actually really hate it, lol. I don’t know what this flavoring is, but it doesn’t taste like any other prickly pear-flavored thing I’ve ever had. It tastes floral, but in a super artificial and perfumey way. It’s very soapy. There’s a bit of fruitiness, but it’s a very artificial cheap Japanese gummy sort of fruit, and I can’t really place what it reminds me of. Pear maybe? Then there’s a touch of hibiscus tartness, which is honestly the most pleasant part of the blend.

So obviously, this is going into the rehoming box. I don’t see how anyone could like this, but the other notes written for it are actually fairly positive, so I guess it’s just me and my tastebuds not meshing well with this tisane!

Flavors: Artificial, Candy, Chemical, Floral, Fruity, Hibiscus, Pear, Perfume, Soap, Tart

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
thereadersteacup

So sad, I wanted to grab this one because I love the prickly pear iced tea juice drink at Panera. It’s my guilty pleasure when studying with friends.

Cameron B.

I’ll send you a few to try, maybe you’ll like it better than I do! :P

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Sipdown! I actually thought I had already reviewed this one because I grabbed a couple of bags out of the TTB a few months back, but apparently not! I like it. Not sure I’m really getting cactus, though I’ve only had that a few times. Mostly I taste sweet pear and a touch of hibiscus. It’s a nice dessert tea but not overly sweet. Not sure I’d go out of my way to buy it but definitely wouldn’t turn down having it again.

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This is one of the four Target-exclusive Forager Edition herbals from Tazo, the one based on the Southwest US. So far, I have really enjoyed the Midwest “Wild Apple Sarsaparilla” and the Rockies “Juniper Mint Honey,” but really disliked the Northeast “Elderberry Blackberry.”

I was a little trepidatious about this one, as the “Elderberry Blackberry” listed chamomile quite high on the ingredients list, and this one does as well, and it’s a flavor I really dislike. I got a very off-putting soapy/baby powdery taste from the “Elderberry Blackberry” tea that I never could shake. And I’m picking up a bit of that same aroma here. But, there is a stronger melon/pear sort of aroma that is helping mask it a lot.

Thankfully, I’m okay with this on the sip. Perhaps it was the flavorings in the “Elderberry Blackberry” that created such an off-putting flavor, because I quite like this “prickly pear” flavor. It isn’t a flavor I could pinpoint very well myself (having tried prickly pear candy all of once in my life) but, I like it. It does have a strong mixed melon/pear sort of flavor, with a touch of florality. Hibi is listed first of the ingredients on the pouch, but honestly I don’t even notice it aside from a subtle pink hue to the yellow liquor of the brew (I’m a big hibi fan, so I wouldn’t have minded more of a presence from it, but for the vast majority of hibi-haters out there, don’t be turned off by its high placement on the ingredient listing). There is maybe a little citrusy-sort of tang, with a long steep? I’m not noticing the chamomile either, which is a bonus for me.

I don’t like this as much as the “Wild Apple Sarsaparilla” and the “Juniper Mint Honey”, but it is certainly enjoyable and I wouldn’t mind getting it again. I think this flavor will shine more prepared as a cold brew, which I’ll have to put on my to-do list.

Flavors: Citrus, Floral, Melon, Pear, Sweet, Tangy

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML
gmathis

That’s a reminder I need to hit Target soon for some Juniper Honey before it starts disappearing!

Mastress Alita

I really should do the same, as well!

Cameron B.

“Soapy/baby powdery” was all I could taste in this one! QQ

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Grabbed a bag from a tea box. This one smells great but isn’t as flavorful as I had hoped. Maybe I should have put it in a tinier mug. It ends up quite floral. I like chamomile, but this chamomile is a little soapy. There’s hibiscus, which adds a little tartness. I wish I had a second bag so I could try a more concentrated version.

Dustin

I can’t think of what prickly pear tastes like. I’m pretty sure I’ve had it at some point, but I don’t think I could pick it out in a tea.

gmathis

I saw this at our local Target and was curious.

AJRimmer

TeBella has a prickly pear tea called Sweet Tango that I definitely want to reorder. Idk what they taste like really, but I enjoy things flavored like them!

Tiffany :)

I just got a box of this, would you like a few in our swap?

AJRimmer

Oh that’s a great idea – thanks!

Cameron B.

I like chamomile, but I didn’t taste it at all here. I did taste the soapiness you mentioned! :(

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