WOW! This is extremely fruity & tart, making me squint my eyes when I sipped it! I made a series of 4oz samples, a tea flight of sorts, & this is the first of them. Leif says, “Jello shot?”
:) Thanks Michelle
“I am surrounded by idiots. If I have to read one more "critique" of my Lapsang poem that says nothing but "Great work" and "I really find no fault with this...” Read full tasting note
“I still have lots of this, so I cold brewed it last night as an experiment. Another fruity tea that isn’t too strong on the hibiscus and has a nice cherry flavor. Still, I wont be too sad...” Read full tasting note
“I really need to stop buying stupid tea that I’m pretty much guaranteed not to like. It’s really not entirely unlike walking into a clothing store, making a beeline to the ugliest...” Read full tasting note
“This is not so much a review of this tea, though it is what I am drinking (see other tasting note), because I don’t feel like trying anything new or brewing gong fu style but I need to write...” Read full tasting note
Elegantly cut bamboo is the base of this enchanting green tea blend, enhancing the clean refreshing taste of cherry, pineapple, mango, rose and hibiscus. The Kyoto temple’s Sakura blossoms in full bloom make the spiritual coupling of floral and fruit come alive as rose and hibiscus intertwine with lively cherry, mango and candied pineapple. SUPERFRUIT ENHANCED
A delicious source of antioxidants & contains EGCG complex
May help support the immune system
Use as part of a healthy diet to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels
Superfruit enhanced with cherries, cranberries & mango
Contains soothing rose
Contains 5-10% of the caffeine in a cup of coffee
Use 1 teaspoon of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 175 degrees (79 degrees Celsius) and steep for 2 minutes. For stronger flavor, use more tea leaves. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.
Ingredients: Green tea, hibiscus blossoms, cherries, candied mango pieces(mango, sugar), candied pineapple pieces(pineapple, sugar), bamboo leaves, rose blossom leaves, lemon peels, rosebuds, cranberry pieces
Company description not available.
SakuraAllerines Premium Tea
Sencha SakuraTea Trekker
Cherry SakuraUniq Teas
Sakura 2011Mariage Frères
I made two teas to serve cold tonight for my movie night, this one and the blackberry mojito. I really like this one cold, and actually really enjoyed subsequent steepings. They were less in-your-face cherry.
Now that movie night is over, I am watching “Too Cute” with my Samoyed, and finishing up the leftover white-chocolate covered popcorn I made as take-away gifts for tonight :)
ETA: I’m drinking the first steeping right now (I steeped up all my tea, labeled them, and popped them in the fridge to have cold) and I don’t like it as much as the second. The first is more tart. hmm.
I found this tea’s salvation. Three parts this, to two parts of T2’s Sencha Mango. It totally mellows out the hibiscus and makes it a mango dominant fruit tea. At least now I know how I’m going to finish this one out!
Lowering rating slightly since if I have to blend it to drink it, it doesn’t deserve so high.
Thanks to RogersCK for this sample!
From the bag this smells exactly like fruit snacks/fruit punch. It was so fruity that I couldn’t even smell anything relating to green tea. Brewed, it’s a deep pink hue. I added sweetener as it was a bit bland without. It’s hovering right around the “am I drinking cough syrup?” and “mmm cherry”. The thing that saves it is the other flavors.
I bet this would be good iced!
Backlogging from a couple of mornings ago. My mom got us this tea as a part of her present to my hubby (which was a cast iron tea warmer _). We tried it one evening and liked it pretty well, but I always give a tea at least two tries before I pronounce a verdict, just as a failsafe. (I probably should give it more trials than that, but I’m not sure I have the patience or perseverance.)
Anyway, I was very enticed by the smell of the tea—I love sour cherry, and this tea smells pretty much exclusively of that flavor. While I am generally, on principle, opposed to one-note-flavor teas, I was intrigued about the bamboo and decided to look for it more this time (I hadn’t known it was in there the first time we tried the tea, and so I wasn’t looking for it).
Well, I couldn’t find the bamboo. I’m not certain bamboo even has a flavor when steeped in hot water, so I couldn’t really be sure… but I know what bamboo tastes like, so I was sort of looking for that woody, mildly celery-like flavor, and I couldn’t really find it. Nor could I find any of the other fruits mentioned in the ingredients, except the cherries. Not even the hibiscus, which is a fairly familiar flavor to me, as it’s in lots of other teas I have. As far as the flavor of the tea goes, I could tell that there was a middling-quality green tea in there, but that was about as far as it went. I’m not saying this tea was a let-down, but it probably won’t turn into a favorite. It’ll get drunk, but probably not re-bought. I think I will give it another trial, since I was on the fence about it the second time around. More to come.
This is one discombobulated tea. I’m not sure what I’m tasting. Tart, more than anything. Definitely not cherry, or pineapple, or any other candied fruit bits that were in the infuser. Blech. Maybe I’ll add some sugar and stick it in the fridge. Many of Teavana’s fruit teas seem to do better as an iced tea.
This is a tea that smelled better than it tasted. The aroma made me think of ring-pops (the plastic ring with a candy jewel that was so popular when I was a kid), and with such a fun smell I had to buy it. I found that temperature and steeping time were really important with this tea (it was very easy to make it too bitter). I bought way too much of it, but I was able to finish everything I bought (so it wasn’t that bad) once I had the temp and time down. I drank it at work and appreciated the caffeine boost right before teaching my morning class. However, I was RELIEVED when I finally finished what I’d purchased and I won’t be buying this again.