Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Inspired Leaf
A little sip of summer…sans seeds!
Inspiration No. 11: The next time it rains, jump in a puddle, just because.
Ingredients: Apples, rosehips, organic green tea, hibiscus, pomegranate, carrots, lime leaves, lime pieces, lime juice, watermelon seeds
Learn more about this tea here.
When I first opened this sample pouch, I had to double check to see if it was, in fact, a green tea. It had so many fruit and herb chunks in it that I thought it was a fruit tisane rather than a green tea … but, it is a green tea … with lots and lots of chunky bits!
One might think that with so many fruit bits, that the green tea flavor would be lost – and it is a little lost. Beneath the strong fruity tones is the sweet, refreshing flavor of the green tea – it is not a strong flavor, and the tea lover in me wishes it were stronger, but the way the two fruit flavors play together in this cup tastes so incredible that it’s hard to complain!
I do recommend using extra leaf with this one, however. If you’d usually use 1 teaspoon of tea per cup, use at least 2 teaspoons of this blend.
But, it’s worth that extra effort, because it really tastes delicious! The lime is the strongest note, and it is tangy … almost to the point of being a bit sour, but then the sweetness of the watermelon comes through and softens the tart lime. The hibiscus seems to accent the lime flavor without making the tea too tart or syrupy. It also gives the cup a pretty, rosy “watermelon” colored hue. The other fruits listed in the ingredients (apple and pomegranate) do not offer strong, individual flavors. That is, I don’t taste “apple” or “pomegranate” distinctly, but I do think that these two fruits enhance the overall fruity flavor of the cup.
I am definitely going to need more of this tea for summer – it’s AWESOME iced!
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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