Review: Twisted Fig Tea Room Citrus Splash

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Its OK"Even though I personally found the taste to be a little too strong and medicinal, the tea does have a nice zesty citrus element and there is no doubt that the ingredients are high-quality. "
Vanessa’s Teaview: 6.5/10
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twistedfigCitrus Splash is my first tea blend from The Twisted Fig Tea Room, an Ohio outfit which evolved from a bundt cake company's need to pair a drink with their baked goods. In addition to the bundt cakes, the Eatmore Bundt company offers, via their stores and online shop, 25 loose leaf teas that adhere to strict German processing regulations. The website provides much background information about the company and their tea philosophy, but little actual information on their products. I could not even find the Citrus Splash blend on their website, and even if it was listed, I am not sure I would have gained much, as the listed teas lack any sort of description or detail. Based on its appearance, however, I am fairly confident that this blend consists of lemongrass, orange, and hibiscus flowers among other ingredients of questionable identity (perhaps grapefruit, and are those blackberry leaves and dried apple pieces in there?). The scent of the dried blend is very much citrus- offering primarily grapefruit and lemony notes. The brewed liquid is a bit different and has this distinct floral-citrus aroma. Unlike many fruit tisanses and herbal blends that I have had, this blend has staying power. One sip of this stuff lasts on the palate for quite some time. And to be honest, I am not particularly sure that this is a good thing. And I say that mainly because there is one component of the tea that just seems to clash with all of the other ingredients, yet unfortunately I can't quite pinpoint that ingredient. I can, however, attempt to describe it: you know that smell that permeates florists' shops and many gift shops? The one that is part flower, part eucalyptus, part apple-cinnamon? No? Well humor me anyway and pretend you do. If you can imagine how that smell might taste, that is exactly what I am picking up in this cup. I really didn't enjoy this flavor, but if I was to ignore it as best as possible, I would say that this tea does have something to offer in that it is versatile. Served hot, I found it warming and soothing, and could see this being served at a holiday party. When cold, this tea is surprisingly refreshing. So assuming that the lingering hard-to-describe flavor is unoffensive to you, this tea would serve you well as both a hot and cold beverage. Even though I personally found the taste to be a little too strong and medicinal, the tea does have a nice zesty citrus element and there is no doubt that the ingredients are high-quality. Pieces were of large size and appeared fresh. If you like tisanes with a kick, this would be a blend for you.

— To purchase Twisted Fig Tea Room Citrus Splash, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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