Friday, November 4, 2011

Joy’s Teaspoon Enchanted Forest

Country of Origin: not given
Leaf Appearance: small, dark green with lots of color from the flower petals
Ingredients: green tea, green mate, coconut shreds, flavoring, rose petals and cornflower blossoms
Steep time: 4 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: bright greenish yellow

This blend was quite decadent and aromatic. I thought that the fruity and floral flavors played off of each other really well. The coconut shreds added an almost candy-like element but it wasn’t artificial tasting. Overall this was a very balanced cup with very little astringency. The almond flavoring brought a subtle, almost creamy smoothness. I resteeped this tea a second time and it was just as delicious, if not more so. I have been really impressed with all of the teas that I have tried from Joy’s Teaspoon so far. I also have to add that I LOVE their sample tins. I'm saving all of my empties so that I can re-purpose them to make lip balm with a group of preteen Girl Scouts.