First impressions: I was so super excited to try this tea. I love gummy bears and all gummy candies, so being able to try a tea that tastes just like gummy bears made me feel like a kid again! I just got the sample pack of the Teddy Bear Tisane from Bingley’s Teas, so right off the bat I used 3/4 of the package in making an entire pot for myself (it was one of those days). I made it in my lovely Tardis teapot, as you can see above.
Positives: This tea tastes exactly like red gummy bears! It is just sweet enough to be delightful, but still a bit tart. The berries and lemongrass are in a battle for the top note of this tea, but they work in harmony. This is perfect for the younger tea drinkers in your family.
Negatives: The flavor can be very overpowering if you oversteep. Because it is an herbal tea, it doesn’t go bitter, but it does get extremely flavorful, so be prepared to cut it with water if you accidentally oversteep. On the other hand, don’t under steep, either. My first cup was under steeped and it was not as flavorful as I would have liked. The lemongrass can also, at times, be a bit overpowering.
Overall: 4 cups out of 5. This is a very good berry tisane!