In the mood for something new and refreshing, I decided to brew and sample Green Tea Tropical. I have been drinking so much white tea that I was in need of a change – fast! Nothing is more exciting than trying a new brew! Tea that is…
Composition: A Chinese green tea blend with pineapple, guava, and flowers.
Dry Visual: Green Tea Tropical is a loose tea in a silken tea bag. Check out the picture I pulled from the Mighty Leaf website – isn’t that teabag pretty cool looking! The visual was not as clear as I would like, but this tea was a burst of color – predominantly green with reds, blues, and yellows interspersed.
Dry Aroma: Absolutely delicious! If I could eat the dry tea leave whole I would if the taste equalled the smell…
Flavor: Stronger than I anticipated, Green Tea Tropical did not have the vegetal taste that accompanies many green teas. Very robust the tropical flavors of pineapple and guava are predominant in this brew with more subtle floral hints. Green Tea Tropical was accompanied by a tartness that required the addition of a sweetener to round out. My sweetener of choice was Sugar In The Raw – I did not want to alter the taste by using honey. Perhaps if brewed for slightly less time than the recommended time the tartness would be less pronounced.
Liquor: A rich amber.
Brewing Time: Recommended brewing time is 3 minutes. I brewed for the recommended 3 minutes.
Manufacturer: Mighty Leaf Tea
Minus the tartness, Green Tea Tropical is a fantastic summertime tea. I look forward to the opportunity to brew and drink as an iced tea. Possibly even serve with a slice of fresh pineapple floating in the glass. This would no doubt transport me to a tropical paradise.