I was feeling a little fruity and decided to try Pomegranate Raspberry Green Tea by Stash Tea. Not a green tea drinker by nature, I was attracted to the promise of pomegranate and raspberry.
Composition:Green tea, chamomile, hibiscus flowers, orange peel, citric acid, pomegranate flavor, raspberry flavor and Japanese matcha
Dry Visual: Various shades of green with red flecks.
Dry Aroma: Combination fruity and floral mix
Flavor: Very flavorful – the orange peel dominates this brew. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the lighter undertones of pomegranate, chamomile, and raspberry. I tasted both with and without honey – my preference is to drink with a little honey.
Liquor: A beautiful red like the color of leaves in the fall.
Brewing Time: 5 minutes
Manufacturer: Stash Tea
Special Note: Be mindful of brewing time – Brewing for too long causes the taste of the citric acid to become dominant and you will no longer taste the tea.
What is Citric Acid?
Citric acid is a weak organic acid used to add an acidic, or sour, taste to foods and soft drinks. It is a natural preservative and acts as an antioxidant.
Pomegranate Raspberry Green Tea did not take me to nirvana. The brew, while tasty, was overpowered by the citric acid and orange peel and left my lips puckering. Leave a comment with your favorite pomegranate tea – I look forward to the adventure.
Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!
Reference: Citric acid. (2008, April 14). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:15, April 15, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Citric_acid&oldid=205493046