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.
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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