Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: 52Teas
This week’s very tardy blend is a shou mei white tea base with real freeze-dried pomegranate arils, freeze-dried blackberries and organic flavors, and it is delicious.
Learn more about this tea here.
YUM! This Pomegranate Blackberry Shou Mei White Tea from 52Teas tastes amazing! I love this!
I love that 52Teas is using Shou Mei more now rather than Bai Mu Dan. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Bai Mu Dan, but, I think that because the Shou Mei has a stronger flavor than a typical Bai Mu Dan … that the flavor of the white tea comes through more clearly in these flavored teas from 52Teas. And the sweet, earthy flavor of the Shou Mei comes together quite nicely with these fruit flavors.
The blackberry tastes sweet. Blackberries are one of my favorite berries, and as a current Pacific Northwest resident, I think that I can say that they ARE my favorite fruit now. While living in California, my favorite berry is, hands down, the strawberry, but, the flavor of the strawberries up here just doesn’t compare to the flavor of the strawberries that have been grown in the California sun. It rains up here too much to get good strawberry growth. BUT … blackberries are plentiful! So plentiful, in fact, that there are blackberry bushes growing wild all over the place! And the blackberries up here are Ah-may-ZING!
And the pomegranate adds just the right amount of tartness to the cup. Not a lot … but, just enough to keep the flavor dancing on the palate. It keeps it from getting sickeningly sweet. And I love the way everything just works together in this cup. The pomegranate melds beautifully with the blackberry … and the two fruits perfectly complement the Shou Mei.
Another winner from 52Teas!
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!