|"I was hoping that this tea would be a good substitute for the popular summer treat but I do have to admit to being disappointed. "|
Even though I thought that I was done with needing to run the heat for the spring/summer, the weather decided to play one last joke on me. So today is a day for curling up with a good book and a cup of hot tea though I decided that I at least wanted a tea that would remind me of the warmer days coming.
Creamsicles are one of my favorite summer treats and this green tea containing orange peels and natural flavors has the aroma almost spot on. One can tell that the vanilla ice cream isn’t the real thing but how can it be in a tea? I set it up to brew using 165 degree water and a steep time of 3 minutes.
The resulting liquor is a pale greenish gold with a strong vanilla aroma with just a whisper of citrus. It has a creamy taste with a bit of a bite and bitterness. The citrus and a taste that reminds me of artificial sweeteners comes out in the aftertaste which thankfully doesn’t linger for too long.
I was hoping that this tea would be a good substitute for the popular summer treat but I do have to admit to being disappointed. The bitterness doesn’t seem to want to go away even after adding sweetener so this isn’t a flavored tea that I would recommend.
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