STASH Herbal Tea Sampler

So this lovely box was the final kick for me to start this blog. I’ve thought about making this blog on and off for a while (like years). I like tea. But I don’t know much about teas. ^^; So this blog will be me, exploring my tastes in tea. (^-^ )

 

Earlier I was in the tea aisle debating if I should by something or not. It was a bit chilly (for SoCal standards) because of the rain, and hot tea sounded nice. Scanning, I saw a few herbal flavors that sounded quite yummy, but I get bored easily so I didn’t want to buy a whole box with only one flavor. Glancing around, I spotted a few ‘variety’ boxes, but then this box really caught my eye. The colors are so pretty! I really like the gradient colors in the blue/purple/pink hues. It’s simple, but elegant.

Caffeine free, decent price, nice selection of flavors, pretty box. I was sold. Or more of it was sold… to me. ^^;

This is what the individual packages look like. The left is the order of the packets in the box, probably matching the order on the outside label. But, me who cares about color and what not of course went and ordered it in a rainbow-esque way. Hehe.

Mango Passionfruit

Of the nine flavors! I decided to try this one first. I really like the sound of mango.

Right out of the package, it smells wonderful. There is a strong citrus sent. Smelling it more carefully, I think there is a hint of mango, but mostly it’s citrus — which I quite liked actually. (I accidentally pulled off the string when trying to take out the tea bag.) I plopped it into a cup of hot water, and a beautiful orange-red color started swirling out of the tea bag.

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This is how it looked in the end. A lovely, what I would describe as pomegranate-red (granted my cup is pink on the inside, but still it was still quite red.)

Taste – Flavor

The taste, was more berry-like than I was expecting. I would describe it as berry and citrus in flavor. I can also taste the hibiscus. But I didn’t notice much mango flavor… One thing I must admit, I’m not 100% sure what passionfruit tastes like. Though I’ve had it before it’s usually with something else, in a tea or a slushie, so I don’t have a clear defined taste of it in my mind. Maybe it’s more passionfruit than mango?

I do like this flavor, and wouldn’t mind having it again… but… I’m not sure I would call it “mango passionfruit”. ^^; Maybe citrus or hibiscus and passionfruit?

Rating

I love it
I like it ★★☆
I don’t like it
I hate it

(most things will probably rated at “I like it” ^^; )