Little Black Dress Pink Grapefruit from Teaquilibrium

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  Teaquilibrium

Product Description

Teaquilibrium’s Pink Grapefruit is bold refreshing. The colorful combination of citrus and eucalyptus make LBD Pink Grapefruit delicious iced.

ingredients: oolong tea, apple pieces, carrot flakes, blackberry leaves, eucalyptus leaves, beetroot, hibiscus, lemon grass, natural flavor, freeze-dried tangerine pieces, orange slices.

Taster’s Review:

I’m really liking this blend!

After reading through the ingredients, I was a little worried about the combination of hibiscus and Oolong tea, I worried that the somewhat thick, syrupy nature of the hibiscus might interfere with the lovely texture of the Oolong, but, that didn’t happen here.  The hibiscus seems to do very little in this blend – thankfully – except for adding some color and perhaps a little tartness.

But the tartness in this case is quite welcome, because it compliments the tangy citrus flavors so well.  Even though there are several different components to this tea that contribute a citrus flavor, the dominant flavor is that of pink grapefruit. It is tart yet sweet and quite juicy tasting.

At first, I didn’t taste much of the eucalyptus in this, but as I continue to sip, I notice it slightly more.  It is still rather subtle.  It does add some definition to the grapefruit flavor, but, this definitely doesn’t taste like eucalyptus.  It tastes like grapefruit!

The Oolong flavor, by comparison, is a little muted.  Ordinarily, I might find fault with that, however, this is so remarkably tasty that its difficult to complain about the lack of Oolong taste.  This is definitely more of a tea for grapefruit lovers than it is for Oolong lovers, although Oolong lovers might find this a welcome departure from the usual.

Overall, I really enjoyed this cup.  Such a pleasant flavor that I find to be quite invigorating.  It has a very pleasing natural sweetness to it, so little to no additional sweetener is required, which is perfect for those of us who are trying to cut back on the sugar intake!  A great tea for an afternoon out with girlfriends!

Tropical Tangerine White Tea from Boston Tea Company

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Boston Tea Company

Company Description:

Deliciously juicy and sweet, tangerines lend a pleasing citrus twist to our gentle Chinese white tea, which is only harvested in early Spring when the Camellia Sinensis plant produces very small buds. Brew this lovely blend to accompany your breakfast or afternoon treat; it’s a flavor to complement whatever you eat!

Taster’s Review:

Let’s face it; there are a lot of tropical flavored teas out there.  Some are good, some not so good.  But, even with the really tasty tropical blends, they can get rather boring after you’ve tasted a few.  So it’s nice when you find one that has something a little extra to make it get noticed amongst the typhoon of tropical teas out there.

This is one such tea.  While it is flavored with some of the ordinary tropical fruits – I can definitely taste pineapple, and maybe orange and even a hint of banana.

But, what makes this tea stand out is the tangerine – which is clearly defined in this tea.  Yes, tangerine can be considered a tropical fruit since it is a citrus; however, what I like about this tea is not that it includes tangerine but that the tangerine really pops in this blend.  It is sweet and juicy and delicious!

A tea blend is only as good as the tea in it – and this blend has big “white” tea leaves in it that are covered in fuzzy white down.  The sweet, fresh flavor of the white tea is prominent in this blend.  And while many white teas are very delicate in taste – this tea is not so delicate that it will lose its flavor when iced.  In fact – and maybe this is just the warm weather talking here – but, I think this tea is even tastier when served chilled than when it’s served hot, because as it cools the tangerine flavor comes to life even more.

This is delightful!

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