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!