Winter Solstice, also called midwinter or Yule tide, symbolizes hope: it marks the longest night of the year after which the days slowly become longer!
First brought on to Fusion Teas just for the winter season but because of the over-whelming popularity we decided to celebrate Winter Solstice year round. We are certain that the warm flavors of caramelized pomegranate combined with wintry spices will warm the soul.
Ingredients: Apple pieces, orange peel, hibiscus blossoms, blackberry leaves, almonds, carrot shreds, star aniseed, cinnamon, flavoring, silver linden blossoms, cranberry, pomegranate arils, and rose petals.
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Purchase: Fusion Teas
Suggested Brewing Tips:
Serving Size: 1.5 teaspoons
Water Temp: 212°F
Steep Time: 5 minutes
I know it's getting late and I hope you didn't think I had forgotten about Tuesday Tea this week. I'll fully admit that I've been procrastinating today. Instead of writing today's post I decided to decorate the house for the holidays, bake cookies for the 4th annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, and get a head-start on my Christmas cards. While all of this was going on I was sipping on today's tea and the post was on my mind, but I couldn't seem to get the words down on the page. That happens from time-to-time, mostly after I've taken a few days off, but now that I've run out of ways to procrastinate it's time to buckle down and share today's tea with you.
There is a lot going on in this blend and it took a few cups for me to decide how I felt about it because the dominant flavors shift from cup-to-cup. On my first cup I was overwhelmed by how tart it was, yet the next cup I fixed was somewhat spicy, and the cup after that was overly sweet. My tea never tasted the same way twice, which depending on how you look at it, could be either good or bad. If you want variety, then this is a great blend for that, because you'll never scoop up the same mixture of fruit twice. To get around this I made three cups of tea, then mixed them together in a large pitcher so I had a good blend of tart, spicy, and sweet. The resulting cup of tea was juicy with a hint of spice. It's not the first thing that necessarily comes to mind when I think of the winter solstice (the longest night of the year,) but it was a pleasant enough cup of tea.
My Rating: 69/100
Would I order this again? Probably Not. I'd definitely drink this again if it were offered to me, but I didn't enjoy it enough to order it again.