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White Guava Tea from The Persimmon Tree

January15

whiteguavaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where To Buy:  The Persimmon Tree

Tea Description:

White Guava tea brews a light infusion with a beautiful, rich scent and a delicate tropical flavor. It comprises an exotic blend of white peony loose-leaf tea leaves, strawberries, ginger, and natural flavors, and as with all of our white teas, White Guava tea prepares nicely both hot and iced.

Learn more about this blend here.

Taster’s Review:

As I sip this White Guava Tea from The Persimmon Tree, I can’t help but think of summertime!  Specifically, I’m thinking of summertime in Southern California, when the strawberries are in season and you can buy fresh, ripe strawberries right from the field from which they were grown.

Well, it’s been well over 10 years since I’ve been in Southern California, and for all I know, all the strawberry fields are gone now in favor of “city improvement,” which means more buildings and less strawberry fields.  That doesn’t sound like improvement to me.  But I didn’t come here to get all political on you, so I’ll stick to the tea.

This tea is bursting with guava and strawberry flavor and I love that the flavors taste true to the fruit.  This doesn’t taste artificial.  There is a hint of ginger to this, just enough to provide a little interest without it becoming too intrusive of a flavor.  It is sweet, fruity and delicious.

And then I taste the White Peony tea flavor, which is sweet and delicate with subtle earth notes.  Everything in this cup is really well-balanced:  it’s not too fruity, it’s not too spicy.  It has just the right amount of flavor to complement the tea without overpowering it.  It isn’t bitter.  There is a faint astringency to the cup but I only started noticing it when I started focusing to find it.  The aftertaste is lightly sweet with just a barely-there hint of berry tartness to it.

This is wonderful served hot on a chilly winter’s evening, but, it’s even better served iced.  Cool and refreshing!

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