Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: BourgeaTEA
The light freshness of the Chinese Chinencha green tea pair well with the real citrus flavors of lemon and lime to make a fantastic lighter-bodied tea. Your taste buds and your nose will agree that the sensation of smelling and drinking Green Citrus is like a warm, blossoming spring day in which the flavors of winter still barely linger.
Learn more about this tea here.
I like this tea a whole lot more than I expected to. At first, my thoughts were: another citrus flavored green tea, okay… I’ll try it. But I didn’t really expect a whole lot from it, and considered the combination to be boring, to be honest. But, even though the combination of lemon, lime and green tea seems rather ordinary, this is one citrus flavored green tea that’s worth trying.
The sip starts off with sweetness from the green tea, followed by hints of a slight grassy taste. The grassy flavor is very mellow – not at all sharp or bitter – a bit like sweet grass. The citrus tones are subtle but it is easy to distinguish the lemon-lime combination, especially when the tea is hot.
But here is where it gets interesting. As the tea cools, the sweetness intensifies. By the time the tea is warm (somewhere between piping hot and room temperature), it became so deliciously sweet that I found it difficult to put my cup down! And I also noticed that the citrus note changed somewhat. It was still a distinct citrus-y flavor, but, somehow, the lemon and lime notes seemed to morph into an almost grapefruit-like flavor, evoking images of eating a half a grapefruit that’s been lightly sprinkled with sugar. Sweet and absolutely refreshing.
As I said, I wasn’t expecting much when I first brewed this tea, but, I was very pleasantly surprised by just how much I enjoyed it. This one gets two enthusiastic thumbs up!
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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