Golden West blend from Pacific Tea was “inspired by a golden afternoon” outdoors. This herbal blend is made up of a variety of fruits and herbs, many of them tropical like coconut and pineapple.
This tea brewed up pink and sweet with little pops of spice between the fruit. Sweet apple, tart rose hips, and juicy hibiscus are the main flavors of this blend. There is a much appreciated hint of pear at the end of each sip. With all the fruity ingredients, it is no wonder that this tea tastes to naturally sweet, but is is a miracle that the fruits are able even to counteract the sour flavors that come with brewing hibiscus.
I don’t taste much coconut or pineapple, they seem to get drowned out by the sweet apple and pink hibiscus. Likewise, there is only a hint of spice from the added ginger, adding just a mild heat and texture.
I don’t know if this is a “golden” blend, with very little pineapple and pear. Instead of reflecting on a golden afternoon, I think this tea feels much more like a “pink sunset,” still very flavorful and outdoorsy, but more in line with the driving apple and hibiscus combination I tasted.
Golden West would be great as an iced tea when mixed in with sangria or to when mixed in with lemonade to make it fruity and pink. As long as you go into this this blend expecting a sweet and pink fruity tea, you will definitely be satisfied. This is especially as the weather gets warmer and it is time to reach for more iced teas than ever.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Pacific Tea Company
Inspired by a golden afternoon in the Solomon western province, the low-acid blend of pear, coconut and ginger, tops any day with notes of pineapple, marigold and hibiscus.