Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Village Tea
Ingredients: chinese green tea, ginger, flavor, orange peel, peach pieces, chilies, cloves, safflower, acai
Our Sassy Green Tea with Acai combines top-quality green tea with peach, ginger, acai, and orange for a sweet and subtle spice.
This is really good! I love the sweet and spicy in this cup – the sweet is just a little stronger than the spicy, and they enhance each other very well. It is really quite a palate pleaser!
That being said, I’m finding it a little difficult to discern the different fruits and spices being represented here. They seem to merge very well – almost too well – so I can only taste wee little notes of each ingredient.
The green tea base is subtle here, it has a nice smoothness and offers a nice richness to the blend. It doesn’t taste very vegetative or grassy to me at all, and this may be because of the type of green tea used in the blend, or it could be that those sometimes undesirable flavors tend to be overwhelmed by the other flavors in the blend. (While I do have an appreciation for the vegetative/grassy notes of some green teas, I know that there are quite a few of you out there who do not)
I can taste a sweet smoothness brought on by the peach flavor, along with a delicate note of orange. There is a light tartness from the açaí berry. A subtle warmth comes through from the cloves and the ginger, and just at the end of the sip, the chili sort of SNAPS on the tongue, it isn’t really powerful or overwhelming… but it does let you know it’s there.
It’s really quite an enchanting blend – and I can see why Village Tea calls this their Sassy Green Tea!
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!