Leaf Type: Green
Where To Buy: Zhena’s Gypsy Tea
Finest quality green tea leaves blended with blueberry and vanilla bean.
Ingredients: Organic Fair Trade, Biodynamic Green Tea, Organic Blueberry Piece, Organic Vanilla Pieces, Organic Blueberry Flavor, Organic Vanilla Flavor.
Yummy! This tea tastes like berries and cream to me!
The green tea base tastes smooth – I can’t detect any vegetative or grassy flavor to it at all. Just sweet smoothness. It’s very light.
The focus in this tea is on the blueberry and vanilla. The blueberry is sweet – but there is a faint tart tingle on the tip of my tongue at the end of the sip and in the aftertaste. It isn’t a severe or strong berry flavor – it’s delicate but in keeping with the light flavor of the green tea.
And then there is vanilla. This gives the blend a very creamy taste and texture as it coats the palate. The vanilla essence is the strongest in this tea, but that’s quite alright with me, because I really like how it complements the blueberry in this blend.
I know it’s iced tea season – and the berry sweetness of this tea would make it an excellent candidate for chilling. But I think I prefer my vanilla flavored teas hot as it keeps the vanilla flavors creamy as opposed to dulled. This blend has a nice sweetness to it and I found it rather enjoyable without sweetener.
A very nice tea from Zhena’s! If you like berry flavored teas, you really should try this one!