I have a confession to make… today was the one day that I had to “spoil the surprise” because I won’t be home most of the day tomorrow… and I probably won’t have time to post a review on the morning of the 20th, so I had to open this package late on the 19th.
But, since it is about 11:30 pm Pacific time as I write this, I guess I could argue that it IS the 20th somewhere. Right?
Ah… the sacrifices one must make when they review teas!
The tea of the day for December 20th is …
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: 52Teas
…like a banana peach flavored green tea with real no-sugar-added dried banana and peach pieces. Think of it like tea with a hint of cool refreshing fruit smoothie added in. Enjoy!
I can’t believe that I haven’t yet written a review for this tea! I’ve had this tea for quite a while now, and it just may be my favorite from 52Teas. Before I tasted this tea, my favorite was Chelsea’s Chocolate Banana Rooibos, but, I do believe that this one has taken the number 1 spot.
In fact, shortly after I tried this tea (and instantly fell in love with it), I bought the rest of what 52Teas showed as in stock so that I wouldn’t run out of it. I thought that like so many of their blends, this one would be a limited edition. I still have plenty of this tea on hand, and now that it is part of 52Teas permanent collection, I guess I needn’t hoard it. Life is short – we should enjoy the teas we love most more often!
The flavor of this tea is just perfect. The Chinese Sencha green tea is lush and sweet. It has a buttery essence to it that can be experienced both in the taste and the mouthfeel, and since there is very little astringency to this tea, I can enjoy that buttery essence well into the aftertaste.
The union of flavors works so well in this cup. The fruit flavors are sweet and remind me a bit of fruit nectar sans the pulpy texture! I can taste the banana flavor just a little stronger than the peach, but I think that both compliment each other very well. When combined with the fresh green tea base, it becomes a delicious, fruity treat; it is very much like tea with a hint of smoothie!
This is absolutely delightful!
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!