Blue Mist from Simpson and Vail

Tea Type: Black Tea

Where To Buy: Simpson & Vail

Product Description:
Blue Mist is a blend of Jackfruit (a fruit from India with an aroma of banana and pineapple), Apricot and Mango black teas with cornflowers and marigold petals. Brew tea at 212º – steep for 3 minutes.

Tasters Review:

Thought I would step outside my comfort zone with this one. I HATE Bananas!!!! I mean HATE them! When I read this had Jackfruit in it – which is supposed to smell like Pineapple and Bananas – I thought I would try it!  I love Pineapple but not Bananas but I gave it a whirl…

It smells nice…you can tell Mango and Pineapple but there is a little hint of something else which I will ‘chalk up as’ that banana illusion. Nothing is too over the top to make me change facial expressions – like I normal would when smelling bananas – but it does have a different sort of aroma, that is for sure!

It’s VERY dark in color.

It tastes like a HOT tropical smoothie. Not really floral but fruity and not like Pina Colada but truly unique. Almost like a tropical drink with NO Pineapple, Coconut, or Flowers in it…if you can picture that. It’s much different than ANY flavored black I have tried to date. If you are looking for something different this just may be it.

Yumberry White from Simpson & Vail

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Simpson & Vail

Company Description:

“Yumberry”, is the latest in the superfruit category! We’ve taken our beautiful White Monkey tea and blended it with the delicious yumberry flavor and assorted fruit pieces to give you a tea that is pale in the cup with a fruity, slightly tart taste.

Taster’s Review:

This is a really beautiful tea.  Fuzzy white tea leaves are tossed with chunks of assorted fruit – it looks delicious, sort of like a fruiTEA salad!

It is a really pleasant tasting tea.   Having only tasted “yumberry” flavored teas and not the actual yumberry fruit, I can’t tell you that this tea does or does not taste like a yumberry.  But what I can tell you is that it is YUMMY.

It is sweet with a pleasing tart note that hits the tongue in the aftertaste so that you’re left with that tangy sort of tingle in your mouth long after you’ve finished the sip.  There is a definite berry flavor to this tea – very rich and deep in flavor.  It reminds me a bit of a cranberry and a strawberry – the depth of flavor of the cranberry (and just a hint of its rather tart nature) and the sweetness of a strawberry.

The white tea is a nice base for this blend.  It has a soft, vegetative quality to it that adds a fresh note to the fruity flavor.  The white tea is gentle and sweet, but not overwhelmed by the flavor of the berry.

This tea is delicious served hot, but it may just be even better iced!  It is so tasty and refreshing!  And with the sweet-yet-tart fruity flavor, it is one that will be a sure hit with kids!

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