California Sunshine

Tea type
Fruit Green Blend
Ingredients
Grapefruit Slices, Green Tea, Lemon Pieces, Lime, Natural Flavours, Orange Pieces
Flavors
Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
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From 52teas

Tea of the Week for January 25, 2016!

Even though I currently live in the Pacific Northwest (and I love it here and really don’t want to live anywhere else) there’s a part of me that will always be a California girl. I was born there and I lived there for a number of years in my adulthood. The best part about California? That sunshine! And while I’d never want to live there again, there are times – like now when it’s wet and rainy and cold here – that I miss California and that sunshine just a little bit.

So I created a tea to remind me of what I like best about California – the sun and the yummy citrus fruit that the sunshine provides.

For the base of this tea, I used a very special Thyolo OP1 green tea from the Satemwa estate in Malawi. These leaves are huge and gorgeous! They also have a natural citrus-y tone to them so I decided that grapefruit was an obvious choice to use as a flavoring for this tea. But as I was creating what was going to be a straightforward grapefruit-y tea, I decided that wasn’t good enough so I got out some of the other citrus-y flavors in my “palette” – I grabbed orange, lime, lemon and blended those flavors with grapefruit to create a bright, tangy, citrus-y tea. YUM!

It’s like laying out on a California beach but without the worry of getting skin cancer.

ingredients: single estate OP1 green tea, grapefruit segments, orange segments, lime segments, lemon segments and all-natural flavors

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This one actually DOES taste like sunshine! Super citrus on a dark green tea base. Citrus and nutritious…. and delicious. :D It actually tastes healthy to me. I love seeing those citrus wedges in the infuser. Green tea always tastes nice with citrus, not like I can tell what the base tastes like under all this citrus! This will be a go-to tea for me in winter. I need all the brightness I can get.

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I had really high hopes after opening the bag and sniffing the blend. It did not disappoint. I love all the different citrus flavors and the fact that they are all detectable on my palate. I imagine it’d be even better with a touch of sweetener, but I’m so happy that I am enjoying it unsweetened. I’ve only tried it iced and it is delicious. Another winner from 52Teas, a company that is quickly winning me over.

Flavors: Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange

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