Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tiesta Tea Gojiberry Superfruit

Country of Origin: Japan
Leaf Appearance: deep green with lots of colorful berries
Ingredients: green tea, gojiberries, lemongrass, pomegranate seeds Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: deep gold

Borrowing a term from wine drinking friends, this tea was a real fruit bomb! It was juicy and sweet but balanced enough that I was still able to taste the sencha base tea. It had a pleasant tartness with a lingering finish.  I love that they managed to make such a sweet tea without having to add sugar. Also known as wolf berries, the gojiberry is a fruit that is native to southeastern Europe and Asia. I haven't seen it in a lot of teas but it seems to have become trendy due to its purported health benefits. I'm not one to drink teas for that reason but this one was absolutely delicious. I've really enjoy all of the teas that I've tried from Tiesta Tea.

You can find this tea here.