Friday, October 7, 2011

Village Tea Company Sassy Green Tea with Acai

small_Sassy Green.jpgCountry of Origin: Chinese green tea
Leaf Appearance: dark green, almost sencha-like in appearance
Ingredients: green tea, ginger, flavor, orange peel, peach pieces, chilies, cloves, safflower, acai
Steep time: 4 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: deep yellowish green

I wasn't sure what to expect from this tea because of the eclectic mix of ingredients. It was somewhat vegetal and sweet but had a surprising kick in the finish. I really enjoyed that aspect because it helped to cut the sweetness of the peach and acai. The spice in this blend is super subtle, letting the tea itself take center stage. There was  just enough to add a refreshing crispness. Leaves aside, I appreciate the fact that this tea comes packaged in a 100% recycled and recyclable container.  I would definitely recommend this tea.