PIG SPRINKLES!! CUTE LITTLE PINK PIG SPRINKLES!! Okay. I am done now. Darn sprinkles get me every time. I see them in a tea and nothing else matters, the tea is just tossed into my cart. Here, however, I was intrigued by the fig flavor and was personally quite a fan of the name. This tea is all sorts of kitschy and I love it.
Now, I should probably start off by saying that I don’t think I have ever had a fig but for some reason fig jams and fig teas and other fig-flavored foods call to me. So, with that out there, it should be clear that I am maybe not the best judge on whether this tea accurately captures fig flavor. However, I will say that this does taste how I imagine a fig would taste and is comparable to other fig items I have had. Mildly sweet and only a touch astringent. The base and flavor combine to create a thick, round mouth feel, one that lends itself to a more syrup-like beverage.
Since CuppaGeek was so generous in the sample she provided, I also made this tea iced so I could see how it compares to the hot cup. The first thing I notice with the iced version is that it is a lot lighter and therefore less syrupy. Somehow that brings out more astringency while dampening the fig component. And yet, fig builds in the aftertaste so the lingering flavor is akin to what I imagine a fresh fig tastes like. So that is interesting but maybe not worth the weird flavor while drinking the iced tea.
So, I enjoyed this tea though it is maybe not one I need to keep stocked in my stash. I have had worse fig teas and I have had better but none of those have had adorable pig sprinkles so that is a huge plus for this blend. It is cute and certainly a novelty tea with a nice enough taste to back it up.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Tea and Tins
Loose leaf black tea, nicknamed Miss figgy!
Ingredients: black tea, fig taste with dried figs and pink pig sprinkles.