In my kitchen, I have a shelf that is nothing but tea. Pouches and canisters filled with various varieties and flavors of tea. What can I say? I’m a tea girl. Leaf over bean. I can and do drink the occasional cup of coffee, but I much prefer the more subtle flavor of a good cup, or glass, of tea.
Anyway, the other day, after I wrote my post Mango Ceylon Black Tea, I checked my stash to see if I needed to order more and discovered I had a few other sample pouches that I’d forgotten about. I don’t remember how I got them, whether it was with an order or the catalog.
First was Watermelon Mint Black Iced Tea. Iced tea and watermelon sounds like a good, summertime combo. And it might be, but I couldn’t tell because of the mint. Mint is a very strong flavor and watermelon is very mild. The first overwhelms the second. While some might enjoy a mint iced tea with a subtle hint of sweet watermelon, I did not. This one isn’t for me. Maybe I’ll try brewing a pitcher of regular tea and add a some watermelon. I think that would work better for me.
Next was Serenity SuperGreen Tea. Green tea and green matcha with lavender, camomile, and holy basil with a little vanilla and honey. It smells like a springtime bouquet in a cup. Unfortunately, it also tastes like it. Way too floral for my tastes.