Today is a lazy Sunday. For breakfast I made homemade blueberry muffins and a side of bacon. I always appreciate the combination of salty and sweet. The two flavors are just a match made in heaven. The sweet blueberry muffins and the salty bacon made for a delectable breakfast, that even my guy enjoyed. Thinking about the combo of salty and sweet reminded me that I have a delicious tea just begging for me to try it, PB & J by Tea and Tins! Peanut butter is salty and jelly is sweet, so clearly this is right up my ally!
Upon opening the tin, I could see the whole blackberries and pieces of pineapple, strawberries, and apples. I could also smell the nuttiness and see the almond slices. I don’t think I would directly point the finger at peanut butter in regards to the smell, though. It was faintly peanut but, to me, mostly just nutty. I was okay with that because I really did not want this to taste like artificial, liquid peanut butter. So, we were off to a good start.
Once steeped, the smell turned to jelly! The berries were really starting to take over the aroma. The nuttiness and faint peanut buttery smell was in the background now. I steeped this tea for 3 minutes with hot water and added my usual teaspoon of agave. On first taste I could taste berry- strawberry, blackberry, and a little raspberry. It wasn’t tart, but more of a sweet berry flavor. Then nutty came into play. As I stated before, this nutty flavor wasn’t ridiculously peanut buttery. It was faint and not at all artificial tasting. This tea was really well done. I think that nutty flavors always will go well with green tea and this tea definitely confirmed that. The buttery and nuttiness of the green tea accented the berries and peanut butter/nut flavors really well. I think that Tea & Tins really did great with this one. I was thankful that it wasn’t heavily flavored and that it was light and refreshing. I could see myself drinking this in the summertime.
If you have an interest in trying a peanut butter and jelly flavored tea, I would recommend this one for sure.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Tea & Tins
Loose leaf green tea, as good as your favorite Peanutbutter & Jelly sandwich!
Ingredients: green tea, apple pieces, pineapple cubes (pineapple, sugar), planed almonds and almond pieces, sweet blackberry leaves, flavoring, freeze-dried whole blackberries, freeze-dried strawberry and raspberry pieces.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
I am the creator of the Facebook group CommuniTEA where we have one big tea discussion. It is a great group for those new to the tea-world. I feel strongly about spreading the joy of loose leaf tea. I like making instructional videos and helping those that are new to the art of tea-making so that they, too, can share in the happiness that tea brings. I am excited to see where this hobby takes me and I will continue to spread the joy!