Steep positive change…
(Apple, pineapple, hibiscus, fig, pink peppercorns, cranberry, cornflower, stevia extract, natural raspberry, cherry, and passion fruit flavouring.)
ME To WE is a fruit infusion blend (free of caffeine) that was released exactly a year ago today, in partnership with the company of the same name. In the past year, we have had a rocky relationship. At first, I was sure that I would not like it at all, because the fig and the pink peppercorns listed in the ingredients really threw me off. But once I saw the amount of hype it was getting online, there was no way I couldn’t go out and try it for myself. From there, it really didn’t take much longer to become completely obsessed and run to my nearest store and stock up. When looking at ME To WE, you can see almost every single ingredient present in the loose leaf. Both large and tiny chunks of dried fruit, alongside cornflower petals and more.
As for the aroma? SUPER DUPER fruity! The smell of the tea while it was steeping was absolutely intoxicating. So pleasantly rich, like cherries and cranberries. 4-7 minutes is the recommended time for steeping, and I went for the maximum amount of time, since herbal/fruit infusions do not burn or get bitter. I ended up with a deep, deep red colour (imagine a glass of red wine), due to the hibiscus. The hibiscus is almost undeniable in the first sip, because of the tartness that hit me in the face right away. Once you get past that, the rest of the flavours begin to come through. Honestly, it bares great resemblance to “red” Kool-Aid, fruit punch even. Believe it or not, this is my first time (ever) having this tea prepared hot, but I can 10000000000000% confirm that it is better enjoyed iced, because at the end of the day, who really likes hot juice? Not me! And you know what else? With its nice, refreshing taste, Me To We is something you can feel extra good about buying, because with every purchase of 50g that is made, a developing community in Kenya receives two whole weeks of clean water. What an awesome way to make a difference in the world!