Another amazing blend from 52Teas. That’s one of the reasons why it remains one of my favorite companies … because while there are occasions where there are tea disappointments from 52Teas, more often than not, I’m satisfied with a tea, and there are plenty of times when I’m doing the happy dance over a tea. And I love the uniqueness of it all … you just aren’t going to find teas like 52Teas anywhere else.
The tea base is Shou Mei and it gives off a nice earthy note … not overtly strong (you don’t really expect a white tea to be strong though, do you?) but I like the subtle approach of the Shou Mei. Stronger than a typical Bai Mu Dan … it has the substance it needs to hold up to the strength of the pomegranate and blackberry notes.
The blackberry is sweet and here in the Pacific Northwest, blackberries are growing wild EVERYWHERE. You can pull over to the side of the freeway and there will be blackberry bushes on the sides of the freeway (although I don’t recommend picking these blackberries because they spray them I think.) Anyway … blackberries are a favorite treat around here, but it’s not a flavor you find often in teas. I like the way Frank did blackberry here.
The pomegranate is tart and juicy! Just enough tartness to contrast with the sweetness of the blackberry.
A really wonderful combination of flavors. This one is GREAT iced!