Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Beach House Teas Cascadia Cooler blend.
Cascadia Cooler is:
• Handcrafted at The Southwest Washington Coast
• Made With Only 100% Organic, Fair Trade Herbs and Spices
• Artisan Loose Leaf Blend From Beach House Teas
• Blended by Hand in Small Batches
• Gluten Free/Vegan
Here’s what Beach House Teas Have to say about this blend on their website: Cascadia Cooler is a 100% herbal and organic blend. Kick back on your favourite hike or kayak trip while sipping this refreshing summer cooler. A beautiful blend of hibiscus and citrus notes with a kick of cinnamon on the top.
Ingredients: Organic Hibiscus, Organic Rose Hips, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Lemongrass, Organic Verbena and Organic Cinnamon Chips (V)This blend has such an intriguing aroma if I could attach an aroma to the changing of season from summer to autumn it would be the aroma of this blend. It’s fruity and floral liken you would expect in a summer blend but the cinnamon and orange a little hint of autumn that I love. It smells a little bit like mulled wine and as a person who doesn’t drink alcohol I’m always looking for a non alcoholic version of mulled wine to enjoy through the winter months. My only hope going into tasting this blend was that it would be just as great in taste as it is in aroma and that it would be the perfect replacement for mulled wine.
Tea Tasting Notes
I was right in thinking that this would make a great replacement for mulled wine it tastes just like it but is obviously a little softer on the pallete than an alcohol version would be and because of the lemongrass it a little more herbal but I actually really enjoyed that aspect of it. I also think it would be great cold brewed as a non alcoholic version of sangria with some fresh fruit and spices to garnish it. It isn’t a very naturally sweet blend and the hibiscus has a bite but that is easily fixed by added a teaspoon or so of honey to your cup. Once you add that it does start to balance out.The only way in which this blend falls somewhat flat for me is that the cinnamon just isn’t strong enough it could do with a lot more to really help boost that side of this blend. The lemongrass and orange came through stronger than I thought they would considering they were quite light in the aroma and all in all it made for a really unique flavour profile that I haven’t found in any other blends I’ve tried throughout my whole tea/tisane journey. I’ll definitely be using this blend as a base for a non alcoholic mulled wine this winter because it’s honestly perfect for it.
Overall Teacup Rating: 4.8/5
If you want to find out more about Beach House Teas or buy this blend for yourself you can do both 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 all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley