For many years I have been steadfastly avoiding “kiddie teas”. Kiddie teas often have no tea at all as an ingredient but nonetheless they list “tea” as one. They have a melange of flavours primarily all types of fruit.
I have backed off from avoiding kiddie teas as a result of a recent experience I had while reviewing the Woodbourne Inn in St. Davids Ontario home of the famous double breakfast. I made a bold decision to try a Sakura Rose tea (from Toronto’s Genuine Tea) with both my breakfasts. Yes rose petals! Well it suited both the first and second breakfasts the latter being a gourmet French toast with pa pa cream. The rose petals matched the French Toast to a tea! Sakura Rose is now an occasional inclusion to my breakfast routine.
The Cranberry Purifier from Toronto based Tea Squared has no actual tea in it and rather reminds me of a breakfast cereal with apple chunks, hibiscus blossoms, cranberries and natural flavours. It is a zero caffeine “beverage”.
Aroma: Rose, peach, cranberry dried cherries, watermelon and a bit of strawberry jam.
Palate: Floral and fruity without excessive sweetness. There has been no sugar added. No tannins to speak of. A warm inviting beverage. Cranberry, mango, peach, McIntosh apples with a moderate finish.
Food match: French toast made with Challah bread topped with preserved peaches.
Price: $8.99 for 100 grams. Free shipping on Canadian orders over $50 and on US orders over $75.
RKS 2023 Tea Meister Rating 88/100