Goji Berry Blue from Praise Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Praise Tea

Product Description:

An antioxidant explosion of sencha green tea, gojiberries, blueberries, lemon grass, and pomegrante seeds.

Taster’s Review:

As I’ve professed before, I have somewhat of a ingrained response when it comes to Goji Berry.  That response is a hesitant recoil based upon the first time I tried a tea with Goji Berry.  The tea was incredibly tart – far too tart for me to enjoy it.  Since that time I have been less than enthused to try Goji Berry flavored teas.

And really, that’s an unfair response because since that time, the Goji Berry flavored teas have been quite delicious.  Like this one, for example.  This green tea is flavored with goji berries, blueberries, pomegranate and lemongrass.  And it’s absolutely amazing!

The fruit flavor is sweet with just a hint of tart.  The lemongrass adds a certain citrus-y element that accents the flavor of of the berries without overwhelming them.  There is a buttery note to the cup that I attribute to the green tea base as well as the lemongrass, it is a soft, creamy kind of note that doesn’t impart a strong buttery presence onto the palate – just a smooth sweetness that is quite delectable.

This tea is not what I would classify as “tart” even though there is a hint of tartness that hits the palate in the finish.  It is a pleasant note that sort of completes the overall taste profile.

While this would be absolutely amazing served over ice in the summer, I am finding it quite enjoyable as a hot beverage in the winter.   I found that a tiny bit of agave nectar brings out some of the sweeter qualities of the tea – especially the blueberry notes!

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