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!