RKS The Tea Meister: Tea Squared’s Cranberry Purifier

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

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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