Friday, June 28, 2013

Prince Teas Organic Sencha + Organic Tumeric

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: deep green, needle-like. deep orange tumeric pieces
Ingredients: organic sencha, organic tumeric
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup
Liquor: bright gold

The taste of this tea was light, sweet and vegetal with just a hint of ginger-like spice. Overall it was a much milder tea than I expected but it was still very tasty. I've never experienced tumeric in a tea before but I found it to be a pleasant addition. There was no bitterness or astringency. I would not recommend using any kind of sweetener with this tea. It was so mellow that sugar, honey or agave would completely mask the taste of it. Although they were packaged in pyramid sachets, the leaves were large and mostly whole. I appreciated that the strings were not coated with wax as I have often seen other companies do. There is nothing worse than getting a film of wax on top of your tea because the string fell in. I never would have thought of pairing tumeric with sencha but it worked very well. Leave a comment either on the blog or through Google+ and one random winner will win a tin of Prince Teas Organic Sencha + Organic Tumeric.

You can find out more about this tea here.