While fruit infusions containing various berries that are prepared with hot water can often taste overly acidic, those prepared with tea bags made especially for cold brew tend to result in a more balanced and mellow flavour. Teekanne Cool Sensations Strawberry & Orange Infusion is one example that follows on from their very enjoyable Apple & Elderflower Infusion.
Infusing 1 tea bag in 200 ml of cold water for 7 minutes yields a brilliant red liquor smelling of fruity punch. The sweet fruity notes of fresh and ripe red strawberries come through in the head before pleasantly bold but not overwhelming citrus notes of sweet and juicy orange with the slightest acidity emerge in the body with hibiscus undertones. The strawberries return in the finish, leaving a pleasant tropical punch aftertaste. The natural sweetness of this infusion makes it a treat without reaching the sweetness of fruit soft drinks or taking on the bitter aftertaste of artificially sweetened teas by Healtheries.
This box of Teekanne Cool Sensations Strawberry & Orange Infusion contained 8 tea bags. It was packed in Germany and purchased in Osaka, Japan in 2015.