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On the Tenth Day of Christmas, Southern Boy Teas Edition!


Wow … it’s day 10.  This countdown is rapidly winding down!  Getting close to the 12th day of Christmas!

Grape Iced Tea

GrapeSBTTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Learn more about Southern Boy Teas here.

Taster’s Review:

Of the different teas that Southern Boy Teas recently introduced, I think that this was the one I was least excited to try.  I’m not real crazy about grape flavored things – I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that at least once on this blog!  I love grapes, especially the seedless “holiday grapes” that are available this time of year in Whole Foods.  But, I don’t really care for grape flavored things.  I really dislike grape soda, I’m not crazy about grape flavored candies or grape ice pops.  I don’t even really care for grape juice.

So, I guess it goes without saying that the idea of a grape flavored tea isn’t all that exciting to me.  But I have tried a few grape flavored teas in the past few years and I’ve enjoyed those that I’ve tried.  So … there is a glimmer of hope for this tea!

The aroma of the dry leaf is that of grape flavored candies, reminiscent of the grape flavored sugar powder that you might find in the pixie sticks.  Or perhaps grape flavored jolly ranchers.  Neither of which are very appealing to me.

But this tea doesn’t taste as bad as I thought it would, or as bad as I worked myself up to think it would be.  It’s sweet, and it tastes like sweet grape.  But, I think that the addition of the black tea helps even out the flavor so that I don’t just taste grape candy.  I think that this tastes a bit like what a black iced tea might taste like if it were sweetened with the aforementioned grape flavored pixie stick powdered candy.

Not bad … certainly something I’ll enjoy drinking.  But, I don’t think it would be something that I’d add to my must order again list, you know?  I like it, but I don’t love it.

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!