Saturday, March 30, 2013

Le Palais des Thés Green of London

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: deep green, very strong citrus aroma
Ingredients: green tea, bergamot natural flavoring, blue mallow, cornflower
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 180 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: gold

The Earl and I don't always get a long but I'm a big fan of Le Palais des Thés so I decided to give this blend a whirl. I was a little worried that it might be too citrusy because I was blasted with a big burst of bergamot when I first opened the bag. I was happy to find that the flavoring was strong but it worked well with the vegetal and sweet green tea. It wasn't bitter or astringent at all. I think a big part of that is that the base tea is a Mao Feng. Flavored teas aren't normally made with such high quality leaves but it really made a difference for me. I tend to find bergamot irritatingly acidic but it's citrus bite seemed to pair much better with green tea than the traditional tannic black tea. I wouldn't mind indulging in this blend again and I will definitely be trying it iced once the warmer weather gets here.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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