Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: 52Teas (this flavor is currently sold out though!)
My wife has been asking me for this blend for months. Sometimes I ask her what I should blend next. She likes to throw out ideas, and most of the time, I say, “Nah,” which irritates her to no end. “Why do you ask my opinion if you never listen to it?” Well, wifey of mine, I do listen. I don’t always act immediately, but I do consider everything you say.
So, here, for my lovely wifey, is a gunpowder green tea blended with almond slivers and freeze-dried cherries. I love you, Sheri.
Learn more about this green tea blend here.
I’ve been very excited to try this blend. I love the combination of cherry and almond, the two flavors go together so well. Something about the sweet and slightly tart, fruity taste of cherry together with the sweet, earthy, nutty flavor of the almond … the result is just amazingly delicious.
I’ve had a couple of cherry almond flavored BLACK teas, I even crafted a cherry almond flavored black tea back when I was a tea artist after a customer requested it and I fell in love with the taste so much that I began to offer it to all my customers. But I don’t recall trying a cherry almond flavored GREEN tea before … or if I have, it wasn’t memorable enough for me to remember it.
But this one … this Cherry Almond flavored Gunpowder green tea IS INDEED memorable! The cherry flavor is sweet with hints of tartness … just enough tartness to perk up the flavor without causing a sour pucker. I like the delicate quality of the cherry – cherry can sometimes be over done and end up tasting a bit like cough drops but that isn’t the case here.
And the almond offers a sweet, nutty flavor that melds beautifully with the natural nutty tones of the gunpowder green. The green tea tastes light and refreshing, with a distant smoky note. It doesn’t taste overly vegetative, but there is a mild vegetative taste to the overall cup. It tastes smooth.
I am really enjoying this Cherry Almond Gunpowder from 52Teas. As I mentioned above, it is now sold out … however, maybe if you tweet Frank at 52Teas … or maybe mention it to him on Facebook, he might be persuaded to re-blend this one!
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!