Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Red Leaf Tea
Packed full of delicious tropical ingredients, Gold Rush Tea definitely tastes as good as it looks! Luscious bits of mango serve as mood enhancers while passion fruit helps revitalize your body! The colorful and aromatic brew is gently touched by delicate floral notes of cornflowers, blue mallow flowers, safflowers, and marigolds. The vigorous black tea provides soothing body and warmth to this delicious tea that is soo sweet to sip on.
This is a pleasant tropical blend. The aroma is very fruity and smells delicious. The leaf cut is very small on this blend, much smaller than the photograph led me to believe – other than that, though, the tea looks very much like the photo. With the beautiful petals scattered throughout the blend, it is bright and colorful.
The black tea is front and center with this cup, especially when first sipping. As I continue to sip, the fruit flavors develop a little more. The black tea is delicious and brisk. It has a very smooth character and has no bitterness and some astringency. It isn’t an extraordinarily drying astringency, but it does leave the palate ready for the sweet fruit finish.
The mango and passion fruit in this blend unite almost seamlessly. The flavor is sweet and very tropical. No tartness, nothing unpleasant, no surprises. It is just delicious!
The flowers in the blend are there primarily for aesthetic purposes, as they do not pose a prominent flavor in this cup. I can taste very faint, generic floral tones that kind of come and go in each sip, but, they are barely noticeable when casually sipping.
This is a very appealing tropical blend that I’ve enjoyed very much. On a chilly afternoon like today, it transports me (mentally!) to a much warmer climate, complete with palm trees and sunny, sandy beaches!
And as I write this, I noticed that Red Leaf Tea is offering 10% off this blend – plus FREE shipping! Yay!
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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