Monday, April 8, 2013

Tiesta Tea Fruity Pebbles

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: dark green, some visible fruit bits
Ingredients: Sencha green tea, Lung Ching, Pai Mu Tan white tea, papaya bits, pineapple bits, rose petals, strawberry bits
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: gold

This tea was smooth, sweet and mildly vegetal. The strawberry stood out for me the most but I was definitely able to taste the papaya and pineapple. The rose petals were very subtle but lent a nice bit of floral softness. Although this blend was named after one of my favorite breakfast cereals, there was nothing sugary or artificial about it. There was no bitterness and the finish was very refreshing. One of the things I love about Tiesta Tea is that they don't use flavoring in their blends. All of the sweetness comes from the fruit bits. It might not be as "in your face" as other companies but that is how I prefer my teas anyway. Something tells me that this would be amazing as an iced iced. The weather isn't quite cooperating here just yet but I might have to steep some anyway.

You can find out more about this tea here.