Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: 52Teas
I know many of you think I am crazy; I’m confirming your suspicions with this week’s blend, which is TRULY and completely one-of-a-kind and definitely a limited edition blend. I could not recreate this if I tried. In varying and unknown proportions, this tea has all of the following blends mixed into it:
Apple ~ Apricot ~ Blackberry ~ Blueberry ~ Cranberry ~ Cherry ~ Ginger ~ Grapefruit ~ Key Lime ~ Lemon ~ Lime ~ Mango ~ Orange ~ Peach ~ Pineapple ~ Raspberry ~ Strawberry ~ Watermelon ~ Ginger, Peach and Lemongrass ~ Tangerine ~ Banana ~ Honey Lemon ~ Guava ~ Cran-Raspberry
There are fruit peels, dried fruit, freeze dried fruit, some ginger and some lemongrass mixed in it. It is spectacularly ridiculous. I’m not sure if you will taste each of the flavors in every cup or if every cup will be a little different, but it will definitely be interesting.
I brewed up a cup of this so that I can start writing about it… however, it disappeared from my cup before I could start writing! Yep… it’s that good. So, before I could start composing this review, I had to go and brew myself a second cup.
Wow! This is one seriously fruit-flavored tea. Because it’s got so many different flavors in there, it’s difficult to discern one from another – and I’m having a hard time trying to describe for you what I’m tasting right now. What I can say is that it’s absolutely delicious!
On Steepster, I think I described the flavor as a huge fruit salad composed of the largest assortment of fruit ever. Or something like that. But, I think a more accurate description would be a fruit smoothie blended with the largest assortment of fruit ever… and replacing the yogurt with a smooth, sweet green tea base!
And yes, I can taste the tea. It is made with a Chinese Sencha, and I can taste it’s rich, buttery flavor with just a hint of vegetation. Not grassy, and not even strongly vegetative… just a mere insinuation of lush green-ness to go with the sweet flavors of fruit.
This tea is fantastic hot, and equally as good iced too. I do recommend adding a little sweetener (I chose agave nectar) to it because it really brings the fruit flavors to life. A truly delicious and unusual tea delight!
CONTEST IS OVER
CONGRATULATIONS TO Melissa Wrzesniewsky & michelequake!
thanks to all who entered! Watch our blog for more exciting giveaways! ~LiberTEAS
It’s about time for another SororiTEA Sisters contest, don’t you think?
This week, you can win a 2 oz. pouch of KITCHEN SINK from 52Teas! And, if you’ve read the review above, you know I’m speaking from experience when I say that this tea is absolutely, ridiculously delicious!
Here’s how to enter to win:
1. Post a comment on this review. Be sure to include a way for us to contact you if you win.
2. That’s it. Just… comment on this review, and you’re entered into the contest. Simple, right?
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OK… so that is FOUR additional ways that you can earn entries into this contest! We will be drawing the winner by random draw on Sunday, August 8th! So ENTER NOW and please TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
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!