I am a grapefruit nut so whenever I see teas that I have grapefruit flavorings I have to try them out. This one had a lovely mix of oolong and green teas with a citrus twist. It was an instant, I have to try this reaction!
Since this is a green/oolong/mate blend, I went ahead and used normal oolong steeping parameters and was careful to only allow the tea to steep for about 3 minutes. I loved looking at this tea. Gorgeous pops of color on a base of greens and darker leaves. Just lovely.
Once I started drinking this tea I couldn’t stop. I thought this tea would be a soft gentle mix of citrus and lush buttery smooth notes but instead I was greeted with a somewhat smokey base with a citrus tang. Completely different and unique. I can’t say that I’ve had a smoky citrus tea like this before. The grapefruit fit the blend perfectly. I loved that flavor mixed with the base. A nice change of pace to be honest. I haven’t had a smoky tea in a long time!
After spending more time with this tea, every now and again I would get a sweetness from the floral notes. I almost wish those were a bit stronger, but I’m still enjoying what I have. I can’t say this tea is one I would grab for all the time but I love the change of pace this tea has going for it. Definitely one to keep around for a bit and play around with. You have to love a unique base of green/oolong/mate tea with grapefruit loving!
Here’s the scoop!
Where to Buy: Dave and Solomons Tea
This beautiful blend of green and black tea is infused with delicate hints of grapefruit. A true delight for the eyes as well as the palate. Try iced!
Organic Green, Oolong & Mate Tea, Orange & Lemon Peel, Marigold & Cornflower Petals, Rose Petals & Grapefruit Essence