Mad Tea Party blend is an indian black tea flavored with peach, apricot, ginger, safflower and calendula petals. This tea was purchased at Disneyland, under the brand Disney Wonderland Tea.
My best friend/sister loves going to Disneyland. Of course, since I now live in Southern California, when she came to visit me, she went to Disneyland, like she does every time she’s in the area. Me? I went to Disneyland when I was 6 years old. These days I see the $90+ 1 day ticket price and pass – that’s lots of tea, yarn, nail polish, stuff owls and frozen yogurt I could buy instead. Anyways, last time she went, she surprised me with a tin of this tea. They also have a couple other flavors (Mint, Pomegranate, Mango Green, Topsy Turvy, Blueberry Green, English Breakfast, Papaya Passion Fruit, Chai, French Vanilla, Lemon Honey Chamomile, Earl Grey, and Jasmine Green) and come in bagged form as well!
If you can’t make it to Disneyland, you can also buy this tea on Amazon or try your luck on Ebay and such. I’ve given this tea out as tea swaps a few times, joking it as “my local tea”.
The tin of this tea is SUPER CUTE!
Dry Leaf: Mad Tea Party blend has a sweet peachy smell to it. Quite nice! Attractive appearance too with thin waves of black tea with orange and yellow petals.
Uncold Tea: I’m taking this from my previous Steepster taste log as it is too hot outside for me to want hot tea. This tea is a brisk, black tea with apricot flavoring with a zing of ginger end of sip. Mad Tea Party Blend also has a moderate amount of bitterness from the black tea. This black tea is best made with sweetener, milk or iced.
Iced: I prepared this tea double strength, steeped 3 minutes, poured over ice and a little light agave syrup. I love having an ice machine in my fridge – no need to follow the directions to curtsey to save time!
There’s something classic about iced black tea that has that brisk, earthy bite to it, which this tea has. Mid sip there is a vibe of spicy ginger adding an interesting warmth and added earthyness to this iced tea. The tea finishes with a tasty apricot peach aftertaste that lingers. There’s a slight bitter aftertaste, similar to the hot version, but not as strong. I’m sure if I added more sugar I could counter all the bitterness.
Comments: Mad Tea Party Blend tea flavor = fair. Ginger peach is a common tea flavoring and off the top of my head, I’ve had better peach ginger flavoring from Steep City’s Ginger Zinger and better black tea base with Teajo’s Tropical Mango black tea.
Packaging, collectible factor and tin design – awesome! These Disney teas are an irresistible of a tea buy if you love tea and Disney stuff!! If I actually do haul my crazy owl butt to Disneyland, I will get more of these tins!