Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Revolution Tea
Sencha, the finest Japanese green tea, is blended with the rich, zingy taste of berries for a light, refreshing brew. The flavor of raspberries, black currants and acai, a Brazilian berry bursting with antioxidants, provide a memorable medley.
Learn more about this tea here.
I received a sachet of this Acai Green Tea from Revolution Tea in my Love with Food Box in March! I always get excited when I receive a tea in one of my foodie tasting boxes … even if it is a sachet! And I’ve had pretty good luck with Revolution Tea’s sachets. One drawback though, it’s Acai Berry flavored … and I’ve not always had the best luck with Acai Berry.
It’s not terrible … but, I can’t say that this is my favorite tea that I’ve tried from Revolution Tea either. (I think my favorite would be the Tangerine White tea that I tasted when I went to PF Chang’s … at least, it was the most memorable tea I’ve tried from them!)
The overall flavor is delicate and sweet. There is a hint of bitterness from either the berry or the Sencha … but, it isn’t a distracting, off-putting bitterness, it actually contrasts in a very favorable way with the sweeter notes of the tea. And then there is the tart notes from the Acai Berry … and I’m glad to say that the tartness isn’t overpowering. It keeps in balance with the overall tone of the cup with its subtle approach.
It’s a gentle cup of tea – not quite as strongly flavored as I had anticipated, but, I like that. I like that I taste the sweet, grassy tones of the Japanese Sencha here, with hints of buttery notes in the background. The Acai Berry offers a compelling deviance to the brothy tea notes.
This one is nice as it cools too … I think I actually like it better cool than hot – making it a nice choice for iced tea.