Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Talbott Teas
All natural premium ingredients: Full leaf Japanese Sencha green tea, hibiscus, grapefruit peel, pineapple pieces, calendula petals, lemon and natural grapefruit flavor.
When I first approached this tea, I didn’t have high expectations. To be honest, I was like, “Oh, another citrus tea.” But this tea blows me away! It is really delicious.
The flavor of the Japanese Sencha is gentle and unassuming, with a pleasing buttery backnote. Not grassy, not vegetative, just soft and fresh-tasting tea. The green tea base allows the flavors of this tea to become the main focus while still maintaining its presence in the cup.
There is such a unique and delicious combination of flavors. All at once, I can taste the flavors of grapefruit, lemon and pineapple swirling on my palate. I can taste the hibiscus, but it is so very gentle that if I were not focusing intently on trying to pinpoint the various flavor notes, I think I probably would miss the hibiscus. Probably the place where the hibiscus is most prominent would be in the color of the tea – because it brewed up to a pretty – albeit unusual – pink-ish green color.
I think what I like best about this particular tea is the grapefruit! For those of you familiar with my tea reviews in the past, you know about how I’ve been searching for the ideal grapefruit green tea, and even though this one has other flavors in it, I do believe I have FOUND my grapefruit green! I think it is the presence of these other flavors that makes the grapefruit flavor so incredibly delicious for me.
This is THE BEST grapefruit green tea that I’ve tasted, and I think that may even go for the grapefruit green tea that started me on this quest! This is YUM!