Romantic. Invigorating. Fantasy.
To prepare the tea, I steeped the loose tea leaves directly in warm water for about 3 minutes in my Tea Masteralso from Teaopia. I feel this allowed the leaves to release more flavours and give a richer blend. Typically, green tea is drank with nothing extra added into it. Love spell has the perfect sweetness already because of the sugar hearts that cast a spell for you to fall in love with the tropical beverage. A bonus feature for this tea is that if a hot drink loses its appeal for you during the hot summer season, this one would be delightful chilled over some ice with a few slices of fresh fruit floating in the pitcher.
I seem to feel like my afternoon yesterday became a bit better after indulging in some love spell. It had the perfect hint of energy to provide the consumer with it’s fruity flavours. Drinking the tea helps you sit back and think of a hot vacation getaway on a Caribbean island. A perfect time to daydream and visit your fantasy place. Only to step back into reality after the last drop in your teacup.
Verdict: 3.5 out of 5 tea leaves
I’ve been updating a spreadsheet on pu’erh prices on release for the past few years in order to get an idea of tea being offered to western consumers and any possible trends. The well-known popular narrative is that fresh pu’erh prices have gone up and this certainly seems true in the data. Last year the prices looked about the same as the previous year. And when and how much the price has gone up depends on how we look at this and there’s a handful of different ways to look at the data and options available (I do three here).