Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Culinary Teas
Our Pomegranate San Francisco has lovely hints of vanilla and chocolate sprinkled with candy like notes. Cup has a ‘sec’ (dry) character that highlights the tea flavor!
Learn more about this tea blend here.
This is good stuff!
First, I have to tell you about the aroma because it won me over before I even took a sip. It smells sweet and evokes thoughts of the aromas that might surround me if I were to walk into a candy shop. YUM!
To brew the tea, I measured out 1 bamboo scoop of the loose leaf tea into the basket of my Kati Tumbler and poured boiling water into the cup. Then I let it steep for 3 minutes. The result: irresistible yumminess!
The pomegranate notes are tart and sweet, and I love the way they mingle with the notes of vanilla and chocolate. It’s a sweet treat with delightful, contrasting notes of tart. And the black tea base is smooth and full-flavored, with a pleasant malty note.
As the tea cools – or perhaps as I continue to drink – I pick up on more creamy chocolate notes. The chocolate is further accentuated by hints of vanilla, making it a very sublime creamy experience. This flavor combination becomes a very captivating flavor, as if it’s enveloping the palate with notes of sweet chocolate and vanilla. Mmm!
This reminds me a bit of grenadine. The fruitiness of the pomegranate together with the creamy notes give it a thick sort of texture that you might experience if you were sipping on grenadine. But … this is even better, because: a) it’s tea, and b) it’s not syrupy. But it does have that sort of yummy factor that I mentally associate with grenadine, like when I was a kid and I’d sneak a sip of grenadine! Hey! I liked it a lot when I was a kid!
But now that I’m no longer a youngster, I much prefer my grenadine experiences to be involving tea – like with this Pomegranate San Francisco!
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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