Hello friends! I bought new tea two months ago and totally forgot to post it, so it’s time I released it.
I love tea; It’s one of things I can safely say I’m obsessed about. Surprisingly, I don’t actually have that much tea on hand or hordes several kinds at one time – I just buy a large box of tea bags and get more when it’s done! I found out about Story of My Tea through Instagram not too long ago and I was informed about their huge tea giveaway as well as their Kickstarter event, which I was eager to support as a fellow tea lover! I got a coupon for a free cold brew 4 pack, a coupon $5 off any purchase, and more. This is my first time getting tea from anywhere else other than the typical Asian supermarket that I visit regularly, so I was pretty excited to get into it and try it!
For the $5 off coupon, I chose Citrus Jasmine cold brew tea and this is what I’ll be reviewing today! No affiliate links here.
Citrus Jasmine Cold Brew Tea
This tea contains black tea, jasmine green tea, lemongrass, rose petals, and cornflower. It also contains caffeine. The package gives you 2 ways of preparing the tea:
- Cold steep, in which you place a tea bag in water and refrigerate for a couple of hours
- Hot steep, in which you steep the tea bag in hot water and add ice
Upon ripping the package and opening the seal, I was greeted by a strong citrus smell as well as 4 medium tea bags. To test these out, I steeped the tea bag in hot water and then later added ice. I have no patience in putting it in the fridge and waiting for it to cool. I usually leave my tea bags in my cup the entire time – I like my teas strong. For the sake of testing out this tea, I’m removing the bags to see if there are any changes in flavor. Also keep in mind, I drink my tea without milk or sugar in it, so I’m describing the flavor purely as it is!
I waited for about 2 minutes before removing the tea bag from my cup and I honestly don’t think I waited long enough as it had a light flavor. Another reason why it could’ve been light in flavor is because I steeped my tea in a big volume of water and THEN adding more water with the ice!
The tea has a wonderful floral taste of Jasmine with light citrus undertones. Another thing I noticed is that it isn’t dehydrating! I’m not sure about anyone else but the Jasmine teas I usually drink make my mouth VERY DRY. Maybe it’s just me, but I find that the tea almost has a really subtle hint of sweetness to it, which is awesome.
Tip: Make sure you steep it with less water because you’ll add more to it later with ice!
I steeped it for 5-6 minutes in boiling water before adding ice. I didn’t taste that subtle sweetness when I drank it hot (I decided to let the tea bag stay there). The flavor was strong but it didn’t get too bitter!
I believe it’s worth the price and I’m quite pleased with this flavor. This was actually the first time getting cold brew tea and I wasn’t disappointed! The Jasmine and the citrus blended with each other harmoniously, making it a truly refreshing cup of tea. I look forward to trying more cold brew tea flavors from Story of My Tea!
What are your favorite tea flavors? Do you have a favorite tea brand?