Originally posted: December 4, 2014
Today I received a nice, bright, sunny tea to go with the semi-sunny Toronto day. Hopefully this tea will have the power to make me get up and go for a walk before the snow starts to hit ground, but that is highly doubtful.
Pink Flamingo has been on my list of teas to try since I picked up Pink Lemonade a few months ago. It is yet another citrus based tea. but the main difference is that Pink Lemonade sports a very clear lemon flavour, while Pink Flamingo seems to have created a flavour hybrid between grapefruit and tangerine.
The ingredients it contains are:
hibiscus blossoms, apple pieces, carrot flakes, blackberry leaves, eucalyptus leaves, lemongrass, beetroot pieces, freeze-dried tangerine and orange slices. Quite the assortment of ingredients, but I was really shocked to see grapefruit wasn't listed since it was the main aroma that I noticed both when dry and steeped. Today I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and put the inconsistency down to a semi-stuffed nose.
It is a really nice tea whether or not sugar is used. Although as per usual, I do favour the sugared version slightly more as it really brings out the flavours of the lesser
ingredients rather than letting the citrus (grapefruit? tangerine? whatever,) take centre stage.
I would definitely suggest this tea. It is really flavourful and well balanced, not really a traditional Christmas selection, but very nice none-the-less. I think it would shine even more brightly as an iced tea in the summertime. It did managed to brighten my morning though, so I'll give it that.