Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Praise Tea
This tea blend is very special – decorated with sun-dried goji berries and golden rosebuds. Goji berries have a reputation throughout Asia for their contribution to well being. A deliciously crisp, fruity, and healthful tea.
This is a very flavorful cup of tea. The black tea is the strongest flavor, but notes of berry and pomegranate weave their way through every part of the sip – right through to the aftertaste.
The black tea is a brisk tea, but I wouldn’t call it an aggressive one. It is probably a Ceylon – it is flavorful and strong enough to emerge as the dominating flavor of the cup without overwhelming the flavors of pomegranate and goji berry (as well as the delicate citrus notes!) There is a pleasant undercurrent of sweetness to the tea, and it is smooth and fairly even-tempered. It doesn’t taste bitter. There is a moderate amount of astringency.
The flavors of goji berry and pomegranate are tart, but I’m not finding them to be too tart. The sweetness to this tea (a little from the fruit, a little from the tea) proves to be just enough to keep this tea from being too tart. And I think that is what I like most about this tea. I have been drinking a lot of sweet fruit teas lately, and while I do enjoy those, this is a very refreshing change without going too far off in the opposite direction.
This is delicious hot, but, do try it iced! It is very refreshing, especially in this summer heat!