Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is one of many Tealyra teas shared with me by a friend. It is also the first Tealyra tea I am ever trying. Comprised of apple pieces, hibiscus blossoms, rose hip peels, white chocolate chips, flavoring, freeze-dried yoghurt and rhubarb pieces, I decided this might be best as an iced tea. I steeped the tea per the recommended steeping parameters, brewing this for 4 minutes in 200F water and topping it with ice.
In light of the hibiscus and rosehips, I expected some of that familiar tartness but there is none of that here. None at all. If I am being honest, in a strawberry RHUBARB pie tea, you would expect some tart so this is one instance where the absence of hibiscus is not really desirable. Without any tart component, the sweet of the apple takes over. I get some semblance of what could be strawberry flavor if I put my mind to it but more than anything it is a generic apple/fruity flavor. Between the sweet and the creaminess from the white chocolate, this does have a dessert vibe but not pie per se.
Drinking this tea, I have to say it is a bit of a miss for me, at least when prepared as an iced tea. That doesn’t mean that it is bad because it isn’t but it does fail to deliver on what’s promised by the name. If I stretch my imagination, I can taste a fruit and whipped cream dessert or maybe even a strawberry and white chocolate mousse but nothing says baked goods here and rhubarb is missing entirely. It’s a fun tea to try and I would be interested to see if this is more reminiscent of its namesake when brewed as a hot tea. One thing’s for sure…despite not being what I expected, it does have me excited to try the other Tealyra teas in my stash.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal/Fruit Tisane
Where to Buy: Tealyra
Classic flavors of home baked strawberry rhubarb pie! Reminiscent of summer harvested rhubarb baking extravaganzas, our Strawberry Rhubarb Pie has real rhubarb pieces blended together with a touch of hibiscus and apple, giving it the authentic sweet and tart taste of summer’s harvest. Garden fresh, light and comforting, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie herbal tea is naturally sweet and will convert any rhubarb naysayer with its deliciously mouth-watering flavor and appeal
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Where To Buy: Talbott Teas
Still warm from the sun, the blueberries melt in your mouth with an abundance of fresh-picked flavor. Comforting notes of apple and black currants unfold in this antioxidant-rich herbal blend.
All natural premium ingredients: Blueberry fruit, apple pieces, rosehips, hibiscus, cornflower petals, black currant leaf, natural blueberry and strawberry flavors.
The guys over at Talbott Teas are still “on Cloud Nine” from being on Oprah’s Favorite Things Yesterday and here at SororiTEA Sisters we thought we would continue to celebrate with more Talbott Tea Reviews this week!
Today I would like to talk about Blissful Blueberry from Talbott Teas. There are many reasons I would like to chat about this one, actually. One being the name connection…BLISSful. BLISS is not only part of my screen name but also part of my real name and I use that play on words quite a bit. I have a Craft Blog called Blissful Place and it’s located HERE.
I was intrigued by this tisane because of the blueberries, too!
I remember the first time I sampled this tisane from Talbott Teas…I’ll admit…I was afraid! The post infusion color is what ‘got me’. The color was so vibrant I KNEW their was Hibiscus in it and if any of you know me you know my troubled relationship with hibiscus! I was thinking it was going to be Hibiscus and NOTHING else! BUT I was thankfully wrong! This is a wonderful mixture of fruit, folks! Mostly Blueberry BUT the strawberry and apple flavors are noticeable to the tongue as well! It’s quite tart and fruity but mostly from the actual fruit and not as much from the hibiscus. I can tell there is hibiscus in there but not nearly as much as I assumed!
For those who aren’t crazy about Hibiscus – try what I did…under infuse! It does make a difference! AND…I have found this one I enjoy COLD or ICED more than the Hot Cup Equivalent! I really do think it’s the Blueberries! They make this work ICED! It’s VERY Nice!
Just another offering from our friends at Talbott Teas who are still celebrating their products being featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things yesterday! Continued success to you!