Leaf Type: Yerba Maté & Rooibos
Where to Buy: Fusion Tea Room
Ingredients: Green yerba mate, organic green rooibos, organic rooibos, pistachios, coconut chips, lime leaves, lime zest, almonds, lime pieces, lime juice, natural flavor.
Read More about this tisane here.
As I write this review, it is spring. And even though it is spring, it is chilly and raining. Yesterday, it was sunny and warm. Just a few days ago, it was hailing. Just another week here in the Pacific Northwest where, when it comes to the weather, you must learn to expect the unexpected.
You’re probably wondering why I’m telling you this. Well, because this tisane is a bit like springtime in a teacup. So, even though it is not very spring-like outside, I am enjoying spring inside with this tea.
The combination of Green Yerba Maté and green and red rooibos creates a very smooth base for the flavors of pistachio, lime, coconut and almond to develop. The base is mild but with a refreshing, lively taste, complimenting the juicy taste of lime and sweetness of the nuts and coconut.
The lime offers a pleasant tartness, and yet the sweetness from the other ingredients ensure that the tartness never becomes too overwhelming. I like how the lime lingers in the aftertaste. It’s a crisp, zesty kind of taste.
This is a really lovely fusion of flavors. I like that I can taste notes from each ingredient. While the lime is the strongest note, no one ingredient becomes too aggressive to overthrow the balance of tastes. It has a delicious tropical flair to it that is perfect on days like this – when you want springtime but the weather is not complying with that desire.
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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