Summer Fruit Symphony from Praise Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green & White Blend

Where to Buy:  Praise Tea

Product Description:

Our special blend of white and green teas are fused together to make the delicate flavor the perfect summer drink. This amazing blend of summer fruits of mango, pineapple, papaya, strawberry, sour cherry, and apricot bits produces a refreshing, naturally sweet tea.

Tea Information:

Summer is over, but this tea offers the very best of summer in one teacup.  (And truth be told, we are still experiencing some very summer-like weather lately!)

There are a lot of different fruit flavors in this tea, but I like that even though the fruit flavors are strong, they do not completely overwhelm the delicate base of green and white teas.  The tea base tastes lightly grassy, sweet, and fresh.  It is a very smooth tasting tea.

The fruit flavors are sweet, but they don’t taste cloying or sugary-sweet.  There are notes from each of the fruits present:  I can taste the tropical notes of the mango, pineapple and papaya, I can taste an almost nectar-like note that is very apricot-ish, and the aftertaste has a berry taste that is very strawberry.  There is an ever so slight tart note, which I attribute to the sour cherry.  This tart note is not present in the first couple of sips, but as I continue to sip, I notice it hit just before the tail.

The finish is sweet and there is next to no astringency to this blend.  The aftertaste is sweet with a berry tingle that lingers a while.  This is a really delicious fruit flavored tea.  Enjoyable hot or iced, but I think I find it most refreshing as an iced tea.

While browsing through Praise Tea’s incredible selection of teas, I had some trouble finding this particular tea on the website.  I contacted the sales department of Praise Tea and learned that this tea is a seasonal blend that is currently sold out.  (Their sales staff is very courteous!)  Watch for this tea to return when the weather turns warm – you’ll want to keep it on hand for an iced tea that your whole family will LOVE!

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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