April (tea) Showers

April didn't hold many surprises with my tea, as I expected I was sent the one "spring collection" tea not in my march box, and I got some more Watermelon Splash, which I have had before. Another Roobios tea based blend completes the trio - the sweet treat that is Rhubarb and Custard.

Watermelon Splash is one I have had before. It's a very light blend, it uses a green tea as its base and uses apple, coconut, pineapple, and lemongrass amongst other bits to give it the light fruitness you expect from watermelon, but without using any. I can't imagine how you would  actually get watermelon into a tea that said. What I really like about this one is that it is lovely cold, so if, or rather when I forget my cup and let it go cold it is still imensely drinkable. Having this beauty in my tea chest makes me realize I need to get my act together and get myself one of the cold brew tea bottles.

Hot Cross Bun reminded me a lot of the Maple Bacon Pancakes with its warm glow, but where as the maple bacon had the spicy savory flavour, Hot Cross Bun has a fruit sweetness thanks to the cranberry and apple. This gives it that cake-like taste when added with the vanilla. I think I'm still more of a fan of the savoury taste of the other, but this is a nice one for when I have my sweet tooth on.

Compared to the other two the Rhubarb and Custard is a really simple blend - Roobios, Rhubarb, Calendula and Stevia. Rhubarb without sugar is very tart and acidic, and the stevia obviously deals with that as it wasn't a problem with the tea, and I could definately taste the Rhubarb. Also, I am coming to realise that I really like Roobios tea, as I've not had a roobios blend that I've not liked. In this one the fruitness is a nice twist - I'd like to try this cold brewed as I think it would make excellent iced tea.

If you guys have tried any of these, or any other blends, please tell me what you think of them as I'm seriously a tea addict these days. My kettle is near constantly on!

1 comment

  1. I'm a huge fan of the bluebird tea company and they've featured on my blog a couple of times now!