Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Sarabeth’s
Green Tea is one of the most natural of all teas and contains many of the natural compounds which make teas a healthy drink. The preference to green teas lies in their light, delicate and refreshing taste. It is meant to be consumed without milk or sugar and is a pleasant accompaniment to a meal thanks to its digestive properties.
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My youngest daughter has become more health conscious, and one of the things that she’s wanting to incorporate in her diet is more green tea. OK, I’ve got no problem with that! So, now, every time I’m preparing green tea, she asks me to make a cup for her. (Unless it’s too late in the day for her to consume caffeine.)
So, when I was making myself a cup of this Acai Green Tea from Sarabeth’s to review, I made her a cup of it too. Her thoughts: It’s good!
Unfortunately, “It’s good!” all by itself doesn’t make for a very good review, does it? I mean, it tells you what you might want to know: it tells you that the tea tastes good. But, you might want a few more specific details so let’s see if I can provide some of those . . .
The aroma of the dry leaf is very berry. I’ve only tasted acai berries as a dried/dehydrated fruit, so, I only have that to compare it to, but, the smell of the dry tea reminds me of the smell that I experienced when I opened a package of dehydrated acai berries. The brewed tea has very little fragrance: mere hints of the berry notes I could smell with this tea in dry form.
The flavor is indeed “good” as my daughter said. It is quite tart (not surprising as that tends to be my overall experience with acai berries), but, there is a hint of sweetness in there too, and I find that the soft, buttery taste of the green tea curbs some of those tarty notes a little bit, making it more palatable for me. (I’m not big on really tart flavors.)
It’s an easy to drink tea. It tastes refreshing. The tart notes seem to have an awakening effect on the palate – this is the cup of tea to drink if you need to enliven the taste buds! But even though it’s invigorating like that, it tastes really smooth, sweet and buttery so it seems to glide over the palate.
A pleasant cup of tea to share with my sweet daughter.
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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