One Tart Queen of Hearts Custom Blend from Adagio Teas

tartqueenofheartsTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green Tea

Where to Buy:  Adagio Teas

Tea Description:

From the Wonderland series, this is One Tart Queen of Hearts! The flavor isn’t as tart as the name would lead you to believe. A fun medley of cherry green (40 percent), raspberry green (40 percent) and pomegranate green (20 percent) teas make up this ode to one of childhood’s favorite characters. If you don’t like too tart teas, try with sweetener (sugar or Splenda).

A Carolynne Keenan Custom Blend.

Learn more about this custom blend here.

Find more of Carolynne Keenan blends here.

Taster’s Review:

This is really tasty.  Despite the name of the tea – One Tart Queen of Hearts – a custom blend from Adagio Teas as created by Carolynne Keenan, it isn’t as tart as I thought it would be.  It is tart, but it’s not pucker-y or sour.

I’m learning that I prefer the green teas from Adagio versus the black teas, which tend to be just a bit on the harsh side.  With this green tea blend, though, I’m not experiencing any of the usual brash taste that I get from many of Adagio’s black teas.  This green tea base is light and slightly buttery and adds a hint of sweet, vegetal flavor to this fruity blend.

The fruit flavors come together in a very harmonious way.  I taste mostly raspberry and cherry, with only hints of pomegranate, but, I like the way these three fruit notes unite.  It’s a little more tart than sweet, however, I kind of expected that from the name of the blend, you know?

But it’s not TOO tart.  I tend to have kind of a sensitive palate when it comes to tarty, sour flavors, and I don’t really care for teas (or anything, really) that are too tart.  I’m talking that it’s so sour that I pucker when I take a sip.  Not into that.  I know that there are lots of people out there who dig on that, but I’m not one of them.  So, I’m happy that while this blend created by Carolynne Keenan is tart, it’s not overwhelmingly so.

A really tasty blend.  I’d definitely drink it again!

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