Sunday, November 4, 2012

David's Tea Indian Summer

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: fruity potpourri?
Ingredients: apple, white Bai Mu Dan, carrot, lemongrass, hibiscus, blackberry leaves, acerola cherries, fig, pumpkin, watermelon, peony petals, artificial flavouring
Steep time: 7 minutes
Water Temperature: 205 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: deep red

This tea is part of the fall teas collection from David's Tea. At first I thought that the name was strange but Indian summer is a term for a period of unusually warm, dry weather occurring in late autumn. This blend was visually interesting as well. The fruit pieces are large and chunky, bringing to mind a bowl of potpourri. I have never seen whole dried cherries used in a tea before. I had a bit of a hard time getting this into the Breville's infuser basket but I had a lazy moment and stuffed in there anyway. From the deep red color to the sweet and tart taste, I was reminded more of fruit punch than tea. Apple, cherry and lemon were the dominant flavors. I was barely able to detect the white tea underneath all of that fruit. While this may not be everyone's cup of tea it was pretty tasty. It would be a great tea to keep around the house for children since it is sweet and low in caffeine.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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