Açaí White Tea from Two Leaves and a Bud

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Two Leaves and a Bud

Company Description:

Special harvest long whole-leaf tea leaves and buds create this super light but full tasting white tea. Light enough in the cup to be called “white” with acai flavor to round out a great cuppa’.   The rich taste is a distinct combination of berry flavor and subtle chocolate. Try iced with a touch of agave!

Taster’s Review:

I admit it – I’ve never actually tasted an açaí berry.  I’ve had quite a few teas that are flavored with açaí berry.  Many of those teas have been quite tart to the point of being too sour for my personal taste.  As a result, I’ve acquired a bias against açaí berries.

But, after tasting this tea, I’m thinking I may need to rethink my thoughts about the açaí berry!  (Yeah… think about that sentence for a moment)

This is a really tasty tea.  It has a soft, gentle white tea flavor that is fresh and smooth, and is not obscured by the flavor of the açaí berry.  I can taste the chocolate-y notes that the company description suggests, and I can also taste the berry and the berry flavor is sweet.  Yes, I said SWEET.  Not tart.  Not sour.  But pleasantly sweet!

This tea is not completely void of tartness (it really wouldn’t be a berry flavored tea without just a little bit of tart flavor, would it?) and there is a tart note that hits the palate in the finish.  It sort of tingles!  It’s not unlike the way my mouth feels and tastes after eating a fresh berry.  Not pucker-y tart – just a tingly tartness that lets me know that I’m drinking a berry flavored tea.

And I like it!

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