Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Serengeti Tea Pomegranate White Tea Stick

Country of Origin: China, Germany Egypt and USA
Leaf Appearance: not visible and I forgot to check, sorry folks!
Ingredients: white tea, hibiscus, berry fruit blend, natural flavors
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 185 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup
Liquor: pale red

While on a walking tour of the Village in NYC (more on that soon!) I found these tea sticks at a nifty little gelato shop called Popbar. I had seen similar products in magazines but had never tried them for myself. Serengeti Tea's website doesn't say exactly what they are made of but it did say that they are "composed of advanced food safe materials". I thought that they resembled aluminum foil. When I added the water, bright pink streams of tea began pouring out of holes in the infuser. It was a fascinating and oddly beautiful to watch. The tea itself was a little on the bland side. Pomegranate was the dominant flavor but I really couldn't pick up the white tea in the background. I did like that it was fruity without being overly tart or sweet. While this might not be something that I would reach for all of the time, I can definitely see tea sticks coming in handy around the office or when traveling. Each stick is individually wrapped so I might just keep one in my person as an emergency tea stash. You never know when you might need a cup!

You can find out more about this tea here.

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