Sunday, September 29, 2013

David's Tea Kiwi's Big Adventure

Photo: David's Tea
Country of Origin: not given
Leaf Appearance: dark green, somewhat flat. lots of fruit pieces
Ingredients: green tea, apple, kiwi, lemongrass, lemon peel, artificial flavoring
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 180 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: bright gold

I sampled this tea as part of my David's Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. It was sweet and mellow with fruity notes and a hint of citrus. It wasn't as tart as I thought it would be since that is a flavor that I associate with kiwi. I thought that the apple was much more prevalent and I was definitely able to taste the lemongrass and lemon peel. There a touch of astringency but only so much as to leave a dry finish after each sip. Although it wasn't a bad cup of tea, I definitely found myself wishing for a punch of kiwi. I think that this is another case of a decent blend that doesn't quite live up to its name. This isn't a tea that I'm likely to purchase again but you might enjoy it if you like apple flavored green teas.

You can find out more about this tea here.