Earlier this week I walked into the coffee shop where I like write and was greeted with a huge sign letting me know that pumpkin spice lattes were back. Where in the world did my summer go? I'm really not ready to let go of it yet, but school starts in less than two weeks, so I know it's inevitable. Still, I'm not ready to jump on the pumpkin spice bandwagon just yet, I'll be sticking with my fruity flavors for awhile longer.
Today for Tuesday Tea we have White Pomegranate from Single Origin Teas. It's a blend of Sencha green tea and Pai Mu Dan White tea, sprinkled with pomegranate, dragon fruit pieces, lemon grass, raspberry, and kiwi fruit. It's tart and tangy, so those of you who are more partial to sour or bitter notes will really enjoy the balance of flavors. One thing that is important to keep in mind is that this is a blend of green and white teas so it tends to be a little particular about water temperature. I found that sticking to a lower temperature or better yet cold steeping this tea over night provided the best flavor, while using water above 195°F only brought out the more astringent notes in the green tea. A small bit of rock sugar was a nice addition and help tame some of the tartness, while giving me the sweetness I've been craving all week.
Would I order this again? Probably not, but I'm not a fan of tart flavors (they offend my sweet tooth and I want to dump the entire sugar bowl in my tea to compensate.)
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Suggested Brewing Tips
Serving Size: 1 level teaspoon per 8 ounces
Water Temp: 175-195°F
Steep Time: 3 - 4 minutes
*Single Origin Teas did not provide steeping instructions with this tea, so I have listed the time and temperature I used for this review.
In an effort to be open with my readers I want to let you know that Single Origin Teas has provided me with a sample for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own.