I’m going to interupt some of my Finland posts for a little bit. Now that I’m well back in Calgary and have settled into my regular non-vacationing routine, it’s back to tea, sushi, and the other goodies that make my belly happy!
Since it’s summer, I’ve found myself drinking a lot less tea, especially at work where my office has very poor air circulation and it can get pretty warm. Of course, this means that I have to change up my tea routine and select something to have as iced tea instead.
Davids Tea Goji Pop just seems to be meant for drinking iced! Described as a “hot pink tea fill ed with sweet, sweet goji berries, rosehips, citrusy lemon olil, apple, melon, marigold and hibiscus. It’s probably the most delicious longevity formula ever. Which is key, since you’ll be popping it for the next two centuries. Caffeine-free“. The site lists the ingredients as: “Apple, goji berries, hibiscus, rosehips, honeydew melon, marigold petals With artificial flavouring”
The package recommended brewing up the tea extra strong, and simply pouring it over a glass full of ice when it was ready. I did exactly that, though I took a sip while it was hot too….
Hot, it didnt’ strike me as anyting special. Already the taste was really weak. Poured over ice, it wasn’t much better – a slight apple flavour, but only after I added some sweetener.
I tried another glass a few days later and used way more tea (pretty much filling up my Tuffy strainer to the top) and the result was similar. The iced tea was vaguely fruity, with the most dominant taste to me being the apple, but not really the POP of flavour that I was looking for. It’s not like I waited for all the ice to melt and water-down the flavour either… it’s just not an especially flavourful tea. Luckily I didn’t mind the goji beries, as normally I don’t really like them.
There are a lot of teas that taste great iced or hot, and I wouldn’t recommend this one – even with twice as much tea as i usually use (which means twice the per-cup price too…) there still wasn’t a lot of flavour.
What’s your favourite?
What’s your favourite tea to drink iced? Let us know in the comments below! While you’re at it… who’s going to Taste of Calgary today? I posted about it a few days back if you missed the post, but it starts today!