Haha, I actually I added a Teavana tea to the database! I got an email today about this new tea and knew that I wanted to try it. I mean, fig and rose are some of my favorites, plus this is supposed to have almond notes. But I didn’t want to buy some right out because I certainly don’t trust Teavana enough for that.
Then I ended up in a mall (I left my computer power cable in my previous hotel, f%#&^$, so I had to get a new one for the rest of my trip) so I decided to get a cup of this to go to try it out. I have to give props to the workers at the Teavana in Provo, UT, because they were awesome and not pushy at all. A real pleasure to shop there. In fact I might go back to pick up some of this tea because I know I won’t feel pressured.
So if you couldn’t guess from that statement, I really dig this tea. It impressed me way more than I thought it would! I was worreid about the pineapple bits being too pineappley, but they just added a pleasant fruitiness. Sooo figgy, it was lush and delicious. Not super rosy, but it was still floral in a way that I call “dark florals,” which comes from very lush rose. I asked for it to be made without sweeteners, but it was still slightly sweet as well as tart. The hibiscus worked well here (biggest surprise) and wasn’t too tart. I didn’t get any distinct almond flavor, but the whole thing was such an amalgamation that I’m sure it was contributing. The aroma kept reminding me of something but I couldn’t place it for the longest time; then I settled on a rich, red wine. Mmm.
My response to this tea was “Damn you, Teavana!” I don’t love that I love this tea since I have a longstanding mistrust of Teavana. I also tried the Citrus Lavender Sage while I was waiting for my tea and really liked that one too. I need some herbals for the evenings because I have almost tapped out my stash, so these two might have to join.