Historically, I haven’t been a huge fan of traditional green teas. (I KNOW. Don’t take my Official Tea Reviewer card away just yet.) But lately, my heavy, caffeinated black teas just aren’t doing it for me, and I’ve been craving something lighter, fresher… vegetal?! Who am I?
I reached for this offering from Balcony that’s been hanging out in my cabinet for far too long. I think I was a little intimidated by the description, at first– thyme, juniper, fruit? Also, what’s Greek Mountsin tea?! (still not totally sure on that one.) But my curiosity finally got the best of me and I brewed a cup after work one day for a treat. I can taste all of those unusual notes, and surprisingly, they work together quite wonderfully. I will say that I added a touch of honey, which helped to balance any green tea bitterness. Interestingly enough, even with the honey, this tea rings more of a savory blend than anything to me. Notes of thyme and juniper stand out most prominently, with just a hint of fruity notes at the end of the sip.
I think I’m being converted, you guys. Maybe I’m not yet reaching for straight up, traditional greens, but I’m on my way. Another winner from Balcony!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Balcony Tea
This blend is inspired by flavours and aromas that bring back childhood memories of walks through Mediterranean valleys. An invigorating blend of green tea, sweet apple and mountain herbs.