As I am always looking to try a new tea, I was excited to experiment with one of the samples I received from Stash Tea. Breaking out of the traditional hot tea mold, I selected the Pom Raspberry Iced Tea Powder. This would give me an opportunity to experiment with an iced tea.
It is my customary fashion to solicit my husband to drink a cup with me, even though he consistently declines. I then ask the kids which is always met with a variety of comical responses. Nevertheless, my daughter accepted the challenge – she would never turn down the thought of a refreshing glass of iced tea.
Composition: Premium Japanese Sencha Green tea leaves ground into a fine powder with the addition of pure cane sugar and natural pomegranate and raspberry flavors.
Dry Visual: A very fine sage green powder. This tea comes pre-packaged in 8 foil-wrapped packets.
Dry Aroma: Very light scent – nothing memorable.
Flavor: I was unable to taste the tea in the Pom Raspberry Iced Tea. This drink was reminiscent of today’s very popular, non-carbonated, flavored water. In addition, I was unable to detect the pomegranate or raspberry flavors. However, I would add that after adding several, frightening large tablespoons of sugar, my daughter thought the Pom Raspberry Iced Tea was delicious. I will spare you and not describe the taste.
Liquor: A distinct sage green.
Brewing Time: None required – simply add two cups of cold water and stir well.
Manufacturer: Stash Tea
Special Note: According to Stash Tea, the entire leaf is consumed thus providing more of the green tea’s antioxidants. Because the Pom Raspberry Iced Tea Powder is not an instant tea, but crushed green tea leaves in power form, some green tea residue may be found in the bottom of the glass. Each foil wrapped packet makes a 16 oz. serving.
The next time I am seeking a cool and refreshing drink, the Pom Raspberry iced Tea Powder will not be my drink of choice. Perhaps you have had a different experience with powdered tea drinks that you would like to share.
Until then…Happy Tea Drinking!