Saturday, November 24, 2012

David's Tea Organic Persian Apple

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: lots of fall colors, great pop of pink from the rose petals
Ingredients: Green tea, apple, pistachio, almond, rose petals. With natural and organic flavoring
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 180 degrees
Preparation Method: mesh infuser and ceramic teacup
Liquor: bright, somewhat cloudy yellow

David's Tea used a lot of nut based ingredients in their fall collection for 2012. At first I was skeptical but they do add some very interesting flavors. There were definitely a lot less tea leaves than nuts or apple pieces in this blend. It was vegetal, fruity, floral and toasty all at once. That's quite a combination! There was some astringency but it was within my tolerance level. This tea does not need any sweeteners at all. I gave into temptation and tried eating one of the pistachios. Oddly enough, it seemed to have absorbed the scent of the rose petals. It wasn't very tasty on its own but it worked well in the tea. I've really enjoyed the fall collection and I cannot wait to see what they come up for their holiday collection. I'm sure many of them will be on my Christmas wish list.

You can find out more about this tea here.