Monday, February 15, 2021
Tea Globe by Infusion Express
I was super excited to be given this Free Tea Globe from Infusion Express.
There is some glitter in the tea globe. It is beautiful.
I add the globe to my cup. They say to use boiling water. Normally, with oolong tea I would not be adding boiling water, but I guess that helps the globe dissolve.
The water is turning blue, so I am assuming that there is butterfly pea blossoms in the globe itself.
I let it steep for 3-4 minutes. I can see the glitter in the tea. I tried to stir the tea, but there is a bit of sugar at the bottom...and to be honest I don't want that sugar in my oolong tea. I am wondering if I should have jut cracked the globe and gotten the tea bag out, I know that defeats the purpose of the globes.
There was a sugary residue left at the bottom of the cup.
Also a gooey glitter residue on my cup and even my hands as I tried to clean the glass. i don't like the thought I was drinking that residue. And that was probably some of the taste that I did not like.
Sadly I gave this tea globe 1 tea cup. The tea was sweet and artificial tasting. Also, there was a fake taste that should not be in tea- I am wondering if it was the glitter or the food coloring. The oolong tea had the oolong smell and flavor, but it was overtaken by the sweet, non-tea flavors. I did about two sips and had to pass and toss it. They only reason they get 1 tea cup is the packaging.
I love love love the heart shaped holder that holds the tea. But, I think oolong is too delicate a tea for all that sugar. I think a tea with more boldness and flavor and something that can be mixed with sugar is what should be added to the globe.