Hey there Teacups! Can you believe that it’s June already? This year is going by so fast it’ll be Christmas before we know it. So, I’m starting this month of in the best way possible with a Let’s Talk Tea post, this time around I’ll be review The Magic & Science Gals – I Love Pomegranates tisane.
‘This tisane allows you to perk up your day with the magical pomegranate, a storehouse of nutrients and antioxidants. Drinking pomegranate tea is a wise way to boost heart health and aid in reducing inflammation. Before I get into this review I just want to point out how cute the Magic & Science Gals logo is! The amazing box of tea and tisane magic they very kindly sent to me was jam packed with so many cute things, and you all know I’m a sucked for aesthetically pleasing packaging especially when it includes dogs, glitter, shiny things, polka dots and tea. I really can’t wait to share everything that was in that box with you all over the next few months. If you’re anything like me (which I know a lot of you are) you will adore it all.
Fruity – Strong Rooibos Notes – Sweet – Earthy
100% Certified Organic Ingredients: Pomegranates, Cranberries (lightly sweetened), Blueberries (lightly sweetened) Rooibos, Pink Peppercorn, Oatstraw, Raspberry Leaf, Hawthorn Leaf and Flower, Linden, Hibiscus, Rose Petals, Rosehips, Elderberries, Lavender Flowers, Organic Fruit Flavor
The stand out notes in the aroma of this tisane came from the rooibos it has such a strong and district aroma that it’s impossible to blend it with other things and have them be strong enough in aroma to fight against it. But Looking at the way this tisane is blended it looks to me like it’s much more balanced in taste than it is aroma. I find a lot of rooibos blends are like this and in my early tea drinking days this really put me off but over time I’ve learnt to love rooibos and have realised that it’s aroma is always much stronger than its taste.
Tisane Tasting Notes
For this tasting session I used my ceramic 150ml teapot and 4g of tea. I’ve really been loving using my little teapot for tasting sessions recently it hold exactly the same amount of liquid as much T2 stoneware tumbler so they make the perfect pair. As always with rooibos based tisanes I steeped this in 100 degree water.
The flavour is so much more well balanced by the aroma! Normally I don’t enjoy fruit based tisanes hot and I almost always cold brew them but I pushed my self out of my comfort zone with this one and took a risk steeping it hot. I’m really glad that I did because it was incredible. The fruity elements are much stronger than I thought they would be and they paired really well with the rooibos’s woody and earthy notes. It’s a very naturally sweet blend that doesn’t need any added sweetener at. Sometimes I find that rooibos can be a little overpowering as it has that weird almost alcoholic taste and smell too it that can overpower a lot things but this was perfectly balanced and the fruit really was the shining star of the blend.
Even though I really enjoyed this hot I had to use the rest of it to see what this was like when it was cold brewed. While it was still amazing for once I actually enjoyed the hot steeped version of this much more you won’t hear me say that very often when it comes to fruit tisanes so don’t expect it again any time soon.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
You can find out more about The Magic & Science Gals and purchase this tisane for yourself here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.
Speak to you all on Sunday. Happy Steeping! – Kimberley