Friday, May 23, 2014
A friend recently shared an assortment of Tea Drops with me. It's a clever concept - where they've combined finely ground tea leaves, spices and sugar into an individual shaped serving size for a personal mug of tea.
You simply toss one of the tea drops into your mug and add hot water - it instantly dissolves into a flavorful sweetened mug of tea. No fancy equipment, tea strainers, or timers required! The information does note that some sediment will remain on the bottom of your cup - the sugar will dissolve, but the tea and spices will settle to the bottom.
The packaging proudly states that these are made in a home kitchen, based out of California. The sample that I had featured a Flower shaped tea drop which is Earl Grey with rose petals and vanilla extract, the Star is Black Tea with cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon and the Round one is White tea with vanilla extract. They all contain natural sugar.
Personally, I prefer my tea unsweetened, so when I tasted these, all I could taste was the sugar. The tea was also quite cloudy in appearance. When my sister tasted it, her response was 'oh that's good - tastes like candy'. So, one yes, one no. Looks like you have to decide for yourself! If you're in western PA, you can find these for purchase at Sugar Grove Herbs in Somerset.