Grapefruit Granita, a 2017 Summer Collection Green Tea made with ginger, sweet blackberry leaves, apple, apple pomace, beetroot, grapefruit peel, marigold flowers, artificial grapefruit and cream flavouring.
Since this is a Granita tea, I figured at the very least I should try it iced.
First thing I noticed was ginger. Lots of ginger flavor stands as a wall at the front of the sip. And when you get over the wall, you find a flood of sweet apple. Very sweet apple thanks to the blackberry leaves. It is a weird dichotomy of flavors.
The clash of flavors does channel grapefruit, though one that is artificial and a touch bitter (which grapefruits are bitter so I don’t find that as offensive here as I would in other blends). I am blaming the cream flavoring for the artificial quality. It seems out of place here, in my opinion.
It is not my favorite but this received a lot of VERY negative reviews that I don’t think was that warranted, at least based on this cup. Will I be buying this again? No, but I also am not dumping the mug down the sink like so many others seemed to have done. I will probably finish my sample and move on.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: DAVIDs Tea
With hibiscus, rosehips and juicy grapefruit, this fruity tea is as fresh as it gets.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: The Jasmine Pearl
Tangy Grapefruit White is a blend of organic Chinese Baimudan white tea, grapefruit essential oils, organic calendula petals for color, organic lemongrass, and organic lemon myrtle, brewing a true-to-life grapefruit burst.
Learn more about this tea here.
I have been on a mad white tea kick as of late. Even with all of these fall flavors going on, I feel like in the mornings I’m still gravitating towards a floral or white tea to get me thru my last parts of deadline at work each day.
Today, I saw this little guy hanging out by my bag and knew that today was my day to try this one. I was a bit excited. Brewed this up at work with the help of my Sei Sei Tumbler to take care of the brewing part. Added in water around 190 per the packaging instructions and let this tea steep for about 3 minutes or so.
I loved watching this one steep. The dry leaf mix was gorgeous with all the lovely long leafs with pops of a bright orange color.
First infusion in and this tea is delicate and lovely. One that takes you away and allows you to indulge for a moment before the phone starts ringing again and there are emails to read. This tea gives you that much needed blissful moment where you can wrap your hands around the mug and the the tea do its thing.
The white tea flavor is the first to wash over you and it is delicate with subtle notes of a floral kind. The grapefruit flavors are there but they really don’t become prominent until that last part of each sip. That last part of the sip is where all the tangy grapefruit lovin is. Wow.
Another impressive tea from The Jasmine Pearl. I’m really digging this one and heading now to the kitchen to prep up more water for my second infusion. This tea is a keeper!