Leaf Type: Green
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Camellia Sinensis with Red Pigments (Red Tea) with natural Sunflower flavor.
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The ingredients of this Whole Leaf Green Tea with Essence of Sunflower form Eden Grove confuses me. The “red pigments” part confuses me. Red Tea to me means either Rooibos or black/oxidized tea leaves, depending upon where the tea is coming from. And this with this tea, the dry leaf looks like green tea leaves. I don’t see any rooibos and the leaves don’t appear oxidized. When I brewed the tea, it brewed up to look like a green tea – it’s a light, bright yellow-ish green color. And it tastes like a green tea.
Actually, it tastes like a green tea and sunflower petals. I can taste the distinct, bitter notes of the sunflower and they add a certain “perkiness” to this cup. The green tea is sweet and has a light, refreshing, slightly buttery tone to them. The sunflower adds a nice contrast to the green tea.
And I like that this is different from the usual tea selection. I encounter a lot of flavored teas on this, my tea journey, and I encounter many scented teas. But usually those teas aren’t flavored or scented with Sunflower. Usually those that craft the tea select a different flower when they scent a tea: rose and jasmine are two that come to mind immediately. But I don’t think I’ve found a tea until now that has been flavored/scented with Sunflower. And I like it!
So while I don’t understand the ingredient list of this tea … what I do understand is that I am enjoying what I’m drinking. It has an invigorating sort of flavor that doesn’t weigh the palate down. It’s a very nice, relaxing cup to sip.
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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