I know, I know. It’s summer, not spring and we’re closing in on Canada Day, not Easter. So theoretically, I should be posting photos of an awesome summer haul, right? In theory, yes. But when you’re sipping tea left and right and trying your best to keep up with the dizzying array of delicious options available, you’re going to fall behind. I’m still bummed about not exhausting the spring collection before it went off the shelves! So I’m playing a bit of catch-up right now with my sets. I FINALLY cracked this baby open (in my defense, it’s only been 2 months, not 2 years!) and played around with the adorable peek-a-boo egg-shaped flaps and tea tins in this cute-as-a-button 12-tea set which includes favourites such as Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Macaroon, Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, Lime Gelato, Chocolate Rocket and more.
I wanted to try something different though so I decided to try the Happy Kombucha tea ($9.75 for 50g in-store and online), an Oolong with mango, pineapple, kombucha powder, and safflower and HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL is it ever fruity and refreshing and delicious! To me, it tastes similar to the Long Life Oolong but with more of a tropical twist to it as opposed to a peaches and cream and with a subtle sweet tea scent and flavour mixed in as well. Its looks are deceiving; in appearance it looks like a mix of rolled tea leaves with chili flakes and sundried tomatoes but in taste it is all brightness and fruitiness. I instantly loved it and it’s now on my list of favourites.
I know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking, “well, you love everything!”. I actually don’t. There are a bunch of teas I’ve tried that I don’t care for and that I wouldn’t buy or bother to drink again. I only post about the things I love because ranting or focusing on the things I don’t is a waste of my time and energy and it’s funner to talk about things I enjoy. So if any of you ever want to know which teas I’m not fond of, pop me a message and I’ll message you back privately with my honest opinion, no holds barred!
Lovey-doveyness aside, Happy Kombucha is truly where it’s at for a yummy summer iced tea option. It’s a fab tea and its name is fun to say! At first, I thought kombucha was just a fun name but I looked it up online and found out that it’s actually a type of tea that goes through a fermentation process with all sorts of probiotic and bacteria culture stuff going on. For more info on kombucha, check out this great blog called The Kitchn where Emma explains the food science behind it with great photos and descriptions. Drinking this amazing tea totally made my day.