We just returned from vacation. 4 fun filled crazy packed days in St. Louis. We thought we were going to have a nice relaxing trip to St.Louis. Instead we ended up filling the days pretty easily. St. Louis was a blast and such a great place to visit. It took us no time to do a short search for different things to do. Sky Zone Trampoline Park, St Louis Zoo, City Museum, Incredible Pizza Company, The Old Spaghetti Factory, and swimming at the hotel. I’m exhausted and can tell Jason is too. The kids had so much fun that they asked us to stay one more day. We talked about it but decided that we should leave while we were all still having fun than to stay one more day and really get on each others nerves.
Plus while we were away, I hardly drank any tea! I know! It just was too hard to find a portable and easy way to get the water to the right temp etc. I did bring a box of goodies to try while we were gone. I had hoped to meet up with a fellow Steepster friend, but it didn’t happen due to keeping up with the kids and the busy schedule we were on. I’m hoping we can get back down there soon to see her play (she is a harp player) and enjoy a nice cuppa with her.
One of the goodies I did get to try before we left had such a fantastic name. Purple Snozberry!
Purple Snozberry from Paper Box Goodies
Where to buy: Paper Box Goodies
Info on the tea: Purple Snozberry – Weird name, right? Well, it is a magical blend of Wonka-esque proportions. This blend is made of Butterfly Pea Flower, strawberry, and hibiscus, and it brews up(you guessed it) PURPLE!! The prettiest tea you’ve ever sipped.
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What a fun name! Once I saw the name of this tea, I couldn’t help but giggle. Growing up Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was one of my favorite movies. My brother and I watched it all the time. The magical and whimsy nature of the movie just enveloped us in this world of fun!
This tea has a theme that runs thru it. Impressive. This tea is impressive from the very beginning. From the way Paper Box Goodies packages the teas. The teas come in tea bags but with a impressive tea tag.
Not only does Leslie Fisher @Paper Box Goodies write a lovely steeping note on the tea, there is a shrinky dink/tea charm that is just simply adorable attached to the tea bag. I have been keeping them to create earrings out of them. It seemed like such a shame to to throw them away. The care that is put into each tea bag and the presentation is inspiring and something to be seen.
I went ahead and brought the water to a boil. Since this is a tisane, I figured I should treat this like a traditional herbal. Once the water was boiling, I poured it into my tea cup and placed the tea bag in. And the tea bag became clear and I could see all the awesome ingredients inside the tea bag. So fun and again. . impressive!
I continued to watch this tea steep for the next 4 minutes. Since I have never had this tea before, I wanted to error on the side of caution.
A beautiful purple tea brew! So lovely. Rich deep purple. Can’t say I’ve ever had a purple tea before. I’ve never had a butterfly pea flower tea before so I wasn’t sure what to expect taste wise.
First sip and my taste buds were happy. The first notes were vegetal and almost green tea like. The tea finishes with a candy like sweetness. It is like the best of both words. The more I drink of this purple heaven the more flavors start coming out. I always get a vegetal note at the beginning and a candy finish but in between I’m getting a nice strawberry balance. I didn’t pick up any of the hibiscus. There might have been a slight tart flavor but it was very subtle. This tea is so interesting. So many different flavors going on, but they all work together. Very nicely. I was able to get another infusion out of the tea bag. Made such a great tea to finish a day with. $10 for 6 bags plus shipping. . .I can see picking up more of this to give myself a bit of a variety in my herbal department.
I didn’t really know anything about butterfly pea flower tea before having this tea. I had seen it on a few websites but never really researched or learned more about it. I found a nice article with a bit of information to start learning more about butterfly pea flower teas.
~Yours in all things Geek-Nichole/CuppaGeek