Monday, January 9, 2012

Joy's Teaspoon Magic Moon

Country of Origin: not given
Leaf Appearance: dark with some green mixed in and colorful fruit pieces mixed in
Ingredients: black tea, green tea, papaya cubes, rose hip peel, flavoring, sunflower blossoms
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: amber

This tea was incredibly fruity with an almost candy like sweetness. Papaya was by far the dominant flavor while the base black and green teas stayed mostly in the background. There were also notes of apple and mango as well. I didn't feel that the sunflower blossoms added much to the flavor palate but they certainly provided a nice punch of color. A slight astringency provided balance against the strong flavors that might otherwise have been overwhelming. I'm not always a fan of fruit based teas but I've been continually impressed by the blends that I have tried from Joy's Teaspoon. I would definitely recommend this tea.

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