Monday, July 8, 2013

Art of Tea Cucumber Mint Guayusa 2QT Iced Tea Pouches

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: small, dark green
Ingredients: organic guayusa, organic spearmint, natural flavors
Steep time: 8 hours
Water Temperature: room temperature
Preparation Method: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker
Liquor: dark amber

As much as I love cups of hot tea, I still really enjoy iced tea and drink it frequently. I prefer my iced tea cold brewed and these large tea bags worked perfectly for that. The sweet, grassy earthiness of the guayusa paired perfectly with the flavors of mint and cucumber. It wasn't bitter at all and there was a crisp, clean finish. On a hot day the cooling aftertaste is incredibly refreshing. Usually green tea would be my go to for something like this but the guayusa was a nice change of pace. This herbal tea is known for being high in caffeine but I didn't get a big rush from it. Cold brewing probably had something to do with that since caffeine is more soluble at higher temperatures. I've got a ton of more flavors to try but this new iced tea line from +Art of Tea is off to a great start in my book.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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