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Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: 52Teas
I got some top-shelf organic green tea from China and I was having a hard time deciding what to do with it until I happened across a recipe for cranberry salad with pineapple and marshmallows. It looked so good I had to try my hand at creating it as a tea. So here we have organic Chinese green pekoe tea blended with freeze-dried cranberries and pineapple, organic marshmallow root and organic flavors. This is going to be hard to beat. And it makes a great iced tea too.
Learn more about this tea here.
As soon as I read the name Cranberry Salad Green Tea I knew that this was going to be a big hit with my oldest daughter, Amethyst. (She’s also going to be the one who is heading up 52Teas when we take over!) She loves cranberries. So I was sure to put aside some of the tea for her to try (the classic “kissing up to the boss” move).
I’m really enjoying this blend too. The cranberry is very tart and offers a nice contrast to the sweet, fluffy marshmallow-y notes.
The sip starts out very fruity with notes of cranberry and pineapple. Then I pick up on notes of sweet, smooth green tea. It’s a little grassy. It’s sweet and not bitter or astringent. I love the smoothness of this tea – it’s smooth from beginning to finish.
Towards mid-sip, I start to notice the sweetness of the marshmallow. It’s not a strong, apparent marshmallow flavor. It’s more like a sweet hint of it, as if I were eating an ambrosia salad but instead of those mini marshmallows in the salad, some marshmallow fluff was stirred into the whipped topping.
I used to really like that non-dairy whipped topping until one day it dawned on me that the non-dairy part meant NON DAIRY. And I found myself rather confused by that. Because if it’s not dairy, then what it it? And then I decided that I didn’t want to know what it was, but whatever it was, I didn’t want to eat it either. So, now, it’s not so much that I dislike the non-dairy whipped topping as I’m so befuddled by it that I no longer wish to consume it. Of course, that’s all irrelevant to this tea. Because this tea contains absolutely no non-dairy whipped topping.
This tea is really nice – it’s a little sweet, a little tart and a whole lot yummy. The texture is soft and silky. It’s a tasty cuppa – one that makes me glad that I decided to brew it up today! It’s good hot or chilled!
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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