David’s Tea Goji Pop

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: lots of chunky fruit pieces
Ingredients: apple pieces, goji berries, hibiscus blossoms, rosehip peel, honeydew melon cubes (honeydew melon, sugar), marigold petals. with artificial flavoring
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 205 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: pinkish red

I sampled this tea as part of my David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. The dry tea smelled amazing so I had high hopes. It reminded me of candy from my childhood like Fruit By The Foot. Unfortunately the taste was so cloyingly sweet that it actually made me nauseous. I’ve only had this happen to me a few times with tea and I have yet to figure out exactly what triggers it. The aftertaste was sour and metallic. It lingered in my palate for way too long. I think the downfall of this blend is likely to be the sweetened honeydew cubes or the artificial flavoring. When a tea has so much fruit in it already, I really don’t think all those additives are necessary. I really disliked the taste of this blend. If you are really into fruit teas then you might enjoy it but I will not be drinking this again.

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