Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Art of Tea Mango Tulsi 2QT Iced Tea Pouches

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: small, dark
Ingredients: Organic Black Tea, Organic Tulsi, Natural Flavors
Steep time: 10 hours
Water Temperature: room temperature
Preparation Method: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker
Liquor: amber

This tea was deliciously fruity, light and sweet. Although the flavoring wasn't very strong or overdone, it still came across as quite juicy. It really did taste like there was mangos in this tea. Tulsi is one of my favorite herbal teas and I was happy to see its inclusion in this blend, although it wasn't very apparent in the final taste. The base black tea brought a vague earthiness in the background. There was no bitterness at all and the finish was clean and refreshing. I'm usually not one to sweeten my tea but a touch of agave would really make the fruity flavor pop. I love cold brewing because it is convenient and the tea doesn't cloud up as easily as it would if it were hot brewed. These pouches just make it that much easier to do. The more I use them and explore each flavor the more I love them. +Art of Tea has really impressed me, both with their loose leaf teas and iced teas.

You can find out more about this tea here.