Thursday, August 8, 2013

SerendipiTea Fiji

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: deep green with petals and fruit pieces
Ingredients: Green Tea (Organic), Cornflower, Papaya, Papaya Flavor (Artificial), Pineapple, Pineapple Flavor (Natural & Artificial)
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 190 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: gold

I first tried this tea several years ago and it has always stuck out in mind as truly exceptional. The dry leaves were incredibly aromatic. Their sweet, fruity aroma became even more pronounced once the water was added. I had several family members over while steeping this and everyone commented about how great it smelled. The taste wasn't quite as intense but I still found it to be wonderfully tropical. Pineapple and papaya were definitely the stars of the show and the mild green tea base lets them do that. The flavoring was very light and natural. The sweet and lingering aftertaste had a really nice juiciness to it. As much as I enjoyed this as a hot tea, it is absolutely phenomenal when iced. It's perfect for throwing in a water bottle with my Steep & Go for cold brewing. I can honestly say that I have never had a bad blend from SerendipiTea. It's obvious that more goes into their teas than just throwing ingredients together.

You can find out more about this tea here.