Lime Gelatin Salad Iced Green Tea from Southern Boy Teas

SBT-GREEN-Lime-Gelatin-SaladTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Zoomdweebies

Tea Description:

Grandma’s Jello!

Okay, but seriously, This is a tea that combines all of the goodness of lime gelatin, pineapple and marshmallow without forcing you to stare down the quivering mass that looks like something from outer space. When these flavors combine with our sweet, buttery Chinese sencha fannings, well, trust me, this is a tea that will blow you away.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Mmm!  Lime Jello was one of my all time favorite teas from 52Teas, and I loved Southern Boy Teas’ black tea version of the Lime Jello too.  So, I felt very confident that I’d love this Lime Gelatin Salad Iced Green Tea from Southern Boy Teas too.

And it is YUMMY!  I have to admit that it isn’t quite as tasty as I remember the original Lime Jello tasting.  It’s still really good though.  Very refreshing.  The flavors are delightful with bright notes of lime that’s sweet with just enough tart to keep it from tasting too sweet.

I also taste a little bit of marshmallow in there.  The pineapple is a little more difficult to pick out.  It doesn’t just jump right out and say “hello, I’m pineapple.”  But you taste something a little different, something that’s fruity but not quite lime and after a while, my taste buds start to recognize it as pineapple.

This is a really enjoyable iced tea.  I like that it’s sweet without adding anything to it – you don’t need to add sugar or other sweetener to this tea.  It’s really enjoyable as it is.

And what I really LOVE about the green teas (and white teas) from SBT is that you can resteep the bag with no loss in flavor.  Actually, I find that the second pitcher is even tastier than the first!

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Southern Boy Teas Series, Part 5: Lime Jello from 52Teas

limejello2Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tea Description:

Premium Indian CTC black teas blended with organic flavoring. Amazing tea with a great lime Jello finish.

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Taster’s Review:

I’ve got to tell you, I am absolutely loving the iced tea series from 52Teas this year.  Last year, there were some pretty unique flavors and I loved that, but, what I think I really like about this year (and this may come as a surprise to some!) is the fact that they’re bagged!  Yes, you read that correctly.

At first, I disliked that these were bagged because I had planned to hot-brew the lot, but, after getting my new glass iced tea pitcher and started cold-brewing these teas, I am loving the how easy it is to cold-brew, especially since these teas are bagged, I wouldn’t enjoy having to strain the teas the next morning.  But even more than the simplicity, I really enjoy the flavor that comes from the cold-brew process.  The flavors seem smoother and sweeter with the cold-brew process.

When I drink a tea hot, I enjoy having all the “precise” flavors of the cup, but, when it’s iced, I prefer the tea to be smooth and easy-drinking.  And the cold-brewing process really encourages a softer, smoother tea.

This Lime Jello flavor of the Southern Boy Teas series is quite nice:  lots of sweet-tart lime flavor, a hint of marshmallow, and there also seems to be another fruit in there … pineapple?  The overall taste is very refreshing.  The black tea is not overwhelmed by the flavors, everything is really balanced well.

I must admit to preferring the Lime Jello Salad Green Tea from 52Teas that was released around Thanksgiving of last year.  I think that the green tea melded beautifully with these particular flavors, and produced a very memorable tea indeed.  But, I am enjoying this one as well, and glad that 52Teas re-fashioned the flavor for their iced tea series this year.