Iced Kiss from Tea Taxi . . . . .

I discovered TeaTaxi over a year ago while sitting in a class and scrolling through Instagram. Flavor after flavor popped up on various tea blog accounts and I was intrigued since, much like DAVIDsTEA, TeaTaxi offered a great deal of unique and exciting flavors. I explored their website and thanks to their sampler packs and discounted tea tins, I was able to try a large variety of their offerings for a relatively inexpensive cost. I bought about 25 different teas and could not be happier when my order arrived.

This tea, Iced Kiss, was the first tea I tried from that order. That means it was the first TeaTaxi tea I ever tried. I recall enjoying it a great deal but that could have been due to my excitement over something new, tricking me into thinking the tea was better than it was.

I continued to try the teas from that order and most were enjoyable enough. As a result, when TeaTaxi introduced their monthly subscription, I signed up immediately for a one-year subscription. Among the latest delivery was a sample of this tea again. I saw it as a chance to revisit an old friend and see if it was as good as I remembered, or if my first taste excitement tricked me into enjoying the tea more than I would have otherwise.

Given this is called ICED Kiss, I brewed this up as an iced tea. It steeps up a pretty light pink with a little bit of fruit dust floating in the mix. The flavor, though not the WOW drink I remember it being, is a pleasant balance of fruits. A little waxy at times but I get apple notes, pear notes, and strawberry all at once. The nice thing here is the hibiscus. I find all too often that it either takes over with its hibby tartness or that it gets omitted entirely and the resulting fruit tisane is over-the-top cloying. Here there is just enough hibiscus to temper the fruity sweetness without making this tart.

If I am being honest, this tea makes me think of a children’s juicebox – fruity and flavorful yet not entirely natural tasting. As far as fruit tisanes go, this is a middle-of-the-pack sort of beverage that I could either take or leave. I am not running to get more but I also would not turn away more if offered.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Fruit Tisane
Where to Buy:  Tea Taxi
Description

A delectable infusion of apple pieces, pear pieces, freeze-dried strawberries and hibiscus blossoms. Its fruity and sensual fragrance will make your kisser irresistible!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

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VariaTEA

Hey there! My name is Rachel. I’m a twenty-something from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who loves dogs and has a bit of an obsession with tea. As a child I hated the stuff since all I ever knew was Red Rose (no offense to Red Rose). However, a few years ago that all changed. I was on a diet and desperate for new flavors without adding calories and that’s when I turned to tea. I started off by going to DAVIDsTEA and Teavana for all their dessert-inspired flavors, and since I didn’t know any better, I bought 100 grams each of about twenty-something different teas. This was okay for the teas I liked but for those I didn’t I needed to find some way of getting rid of them.

Enter Steepster.com. This is where I met some incredible tea friends, discovered tea swaps, and learned of so many amazing tea companies. My desire to try all the teas grew and since joining three years ago I have tried over a thousand different teas. I have learned what ingredients I love and I have learned what flavors I don’t like. I determined my go-to brewing method is Western-style with no added milk or sweeteners, though I also enjoy cold brewing, iced teas, teapops, lattes, and smoothies. I have yet to brew gong-fu style but I hope to do so just as soon as I get the proper teaware to do it.

About a year ago, I actually stopped drinking tea but as my stash of over 200 teas started aging I decided I needed to respark my interest. I chose to take a 365 days of tea challenge on Instagram in which I post a new tea picture every day. So far it has been rather successful as I find myself drinking (and buying) more and more tea each day. Plus it enabled CuppaGeek to find me and invite me here to SororiTea Sisters.
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