Monday, June 1, 2015

Tea Review: Marshmallow Macaron

 Marshmallow Macaron Tea

Reviewed by: Rebekkah
Type of tea

 loose-leaf, herbal
Flavor aspects

fruity, vanilla
Where I got it


How I brewed it

4 minutes with just-under-boiling, 2 tsp in 12-oz mug.
Rebrewing notes

Have not rebrewed yet
Edit: Took it in this morning and tried a second brew. As with almost all herbals, stick to a single brew. Really weak second time around.

The reason I bought this tea was the scent. It's decadent and rich, and if you head into a Teavana and they waft it at you, you may well drop your credit card into their hands right then and there. Heck, if I didn't think it would attract bugs, it'd be almost as useful as a candy-type potpourri as a tea.

If the flavor is much less amazing, it's mostly because not many non-sugary items can taste that sweet. That's not to say it's bad: it's actually quite tasty. The gist of the flavor is fruity--think tart pineapple-hibiscus with vanilla tones. It brews a nice pink color and a long steeping gives it a strong flavor.

This would be a fantastic tea for a kid's tea party (it's herbal, so no caffeine). I'd vote it high on the list for someone learning to like tea. It's also a nice tea if you're in the mood for something fruity and sweet. Don't drink it if you really expect to taste macarons, or if you think it'll taste like marshmallows, or if you want to drink something that tastes like tea (herbal tea=tisane; thus no tea leaves). Do drink it if you're in the mood for a hot, fruit-flavored beverage that smells like cookies.

(Also, if you at first thought the tea name was misspelled, you are as sadly uneducated about cookies as I was before buying this tea, and we should all devote more time to studying cookies to address this problem.)

Image from Teavana

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