TYPE: Herbal Infusion
The other day as I was walking around the mall with my family, just like any other tea vendor Teavana was handing out some samples. We were offered the flavor of the day, Winterberry. The color and the aroma were tantalizing enough for me to tempt anyone walking past. What reason did I, a lover of tea, have to say no? After trying some, I decided to take a bit home to have later.
There are a few things to say about this Winterberry tea. First I would like to mention that trying the sample at the teashop and at home were very different tastes. The teashop had added some rock sugar to sweeten the tea. This enhances the natural sweetness of this tea that would make this tea fun to drink both hot and cold. As I normally prefer to drink my tea without adding sugar if I can help it, I tried it without adding sugar. The sweetness is more subtle, but it also has a tartness to it. As the temperature goes from hot to cold, the sweet becomes more pronounced as the tartness dissipates.
So, whatever you fancy with your herbal blends as a tea. If you like a sweeter tea, but don't want to add too much sugar, this is perfect. Looking for a cold tea for the summer? This is great for that too. Because of the various flavor profiles and versatility this tea offer, hence the somewhat higher score. If you get a chance to try this tea, let me know in the comments below!
Ta for now!