Friday, December 20, 2013

Miss Tea Green Pear

Country of Origin: China, Himilayas (not sure which country)
Leaf Appearance: small, dark green with lots of flower petals
Ingredients: organic China sencha, organic Himilaya green tea, organic pear pieces, organic flavoring, organic calendula petals
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 180 degrees
Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Steeper
Liquor: gold

I was perusing the holiday market at Union Square when I saw my boyfriend's signature eye roll. He spotted Miss Tea's booth even before I did. The folks there were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I hadn't had a good fruity green tea in a while so I picked up this blend. The taste was vegetal and sweet with a light fruitiness that definitely did bring a crisp pear to mind. I loved that the flavoring did not come off as artificial or overdone. I also love that all of the ingredients are organic. When I spoke with them at the booth they explained that they do not put any non-organic ingredients in their teas. The glass jar is adorable but glass is not the best container to keep tea in. These should always be stored in a cool, dark place.

Green Pear purchased from Miss Tea at the Union Square Holiday Market.