Joy’s Teaspoon Eternal Sunshine | Tea For Me Please: Joy’s Teaspoon Eternal Sunshine

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Joy’s Teaspoon Eternal Sunshine

/93-194-thickbox/eternal-sunshine.jpgCountry of Origin: not given
Leaf Appearance: small, dark and curled with blue petals mixed throughout
Ingredients: pu-erh tea, orange peel, freeze-dried raspberries, flavoring, cornflower blossoms
Steep time: 2 minutes
Water Temperature: 195 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: very dark, nearly black

This tea was very lightly flavored with just a hint of berries and citrus. I love a naturally sweet tea and this one did not taste artificial at all. The puerh base was earthy and chocolaty with a rich maple syrup-like quality to it. Overall I thought that this tea was really well balanced. While I was sipping, I found myself thinking that I wish that this was how Earl Grey tasted. Subtle orange flavor trumps the burn of bergamot for me any day. The cooler this tea got the more I liked it. Now I wish that I had enough to make it iced as well as I’m sure that would be delicious. I would definitely recommend this tea.