Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Two Leaves and a Bud
Special harvest long whole-leaf tea leaves and buds create this super light but full tasting white tea. Light enough in the cup to be called “white” with acai flavor to round out a great cuppa’. The rich taste is a distinct combination of berry flavor and subtle chocolate. Try iced with a touch of agave!
I admit it – I’ve never actually tasted an açaí berry. I’ve had quite a few teas that are flavored with açaí berry. Many of those teas have been quite tart to the point of being too sour for my personal taste. As a result, I’ve acquired a bias against açaí berries.
But, after tasting this tea, I’m thinking I may need to rethink my thoughts about the açaí berry! (Yeah… think about that sentence for a moment)
This is a really tasty tea. It has a soft, gentle white tea flavor that is fresh and smooth, and is not obscured by the flavor of the açaí berry. I can taste the chocolate-y notes that the company description suggests, and I can also taste the berry and the berry flavor is sweet. Yes, I said SWEET. Not tart. Not sour. But pleasantly sweet!
This tea is not completely void of tartness (it really wouldn’t be a berry flavored tea without just a little bit of tart flavor, would it?) and there is a tart note that hits the palate in the finish. It sort of tingles! It’s not unlike the way my mouth feels and tastes after eating a fresh berry. Not pucker-y tart – just a tingly tartness that lets me know that I’m drinking a berry flavored tea.
And I like it!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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