Gathered Cups of Noble Tea,
Thank you for being tea. I am very pleased to meet you, and for many of your, I thoroughly enjoy your company. Cups of tea have been responsible for my success in completing my studies, long nights and early mornings as a new mother, enjoyable memories with friends, relief from stress, and as a stand in for a worse vice. I am truly appreciative.
Unfortunately, for some of you, I am not that pleased. You see, as a human, I have what is called, “taste’. This means an arbitrary collection of teas gains my favour, and an equally arbitrary collection does not. This is subjective, this is preference, this is how taste works.
You see, noble cups, I have taken to reviewing my enjoyment of you, and I have done so according to my own taste. There are other humans whose arbitrary collections differ from my own, and I have on occasion been told that someone else did thoroughly enjoy a tea that I so thoughtfully decimated in my review. This is going to happen, I’m afraid, and good teas, you must realise, that for however many people delight in your presence, you cannot please everyone. Some teas continue to be touted as brilliant and favourites of many, but I do not always share the opinion of the many.
Let us take, for example, our friend Pumping Pomegranate. This cup indeed smells sweet, and tantilisingly fruity. The strength of pomegranate aroma is definitely promising. But one sip sees hibiscus taking centre stage again. The brew is more floral than fruity. It is too tart, hardly sweet at all, and needs to be cut with something sweet to be enjoyed. Always high on the list of T2 favourites, I don’t really get it to be honest.
Pumping Pomegranate: 2/5
Enjoy with: I want to say iced with lemonade, but that could just spoil your lemonade.