When I smelled this tea, I knew right away I needed to make it into iced tea. I prefer fruitier teas cold for some reason. It smells like blueberries right away, and when you pour hot water over the tea, it really smells like blueberries! Kukicha tea is also known as twig tea. It’s prepared from the stems and stalks of the tea shrub. That’s exactly what this tea looks like, twigs with some dried blueberries in the mix. Twig tea, or Kukicha tea is a nutritional powerhouse. It has six times more calcium than cow’s milk, and more vitamin Read More
Tea Information: Leaf Type: Oolong Where to Buy: Frontier Co-Op Tea Description: Oolong (English) or Wu Long (Chinese pinyin translation) tea is a partially oxidized tea and has flavor characteristics of both green and black teas. The fresh leaves are withered for one to two days and the leaves are then rolled to release enzymes (needed for the next step). Then the tea leaves are allowed to oxidize, although for a shorter period than for black tea, and the process is stopped before it is completed. The tea is fired (heated) to prevent further oxidation and to dry the tea. Read More
Tea Information: Leaf Type: Green Where to Buy: Frontier Co-Op Product Description: Enjoy this wonderful Japanese organic karigane (green kukicha stem) tea combined with flash freeze-dried organic blueberries. Fresh fruity vegetal flavors deliver very low caffeine content in a satisfying, healthy tea that also happens to help satisfy sweet-tooth cravings. Taster’s Review: This is an interesting tea. The dry leaf (err… stem?) has a scent that is similar to freshly cut grass and blueberry. It is a very pleasant fragrance. Once brewed, the aroma of the tea is different. It still smells of blueberry, but instead of the grassy scent, Read More
The almond flavor is sweet and nutty, but I can also taste a subtle bitter almond taste as well. Overall a very pleasant cup of tea.
This is a solid Black Tea with lovely Cranberry and Orange Flavors. I would say mostly Cranberry with hints of Orange. I really appreciate the fact that it’s still a true black tea with those flavors and it’s not all about the flavors and no black tea taste.