Something Different

Tea type
Green Herbal Blend
Ingredients
Black Pepper, Green Tea, Juniper, Lime, Pineapple, Strawberry, Tulsi
Flavors
banana, Strawberry
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Organic, Vegan
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Average preparation
1 min, 15 sec

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  • “I took this tea with me to work and left it there alongside some tea sachets. It’s been abnormally cold here and snowing since the beginning of September so I wanted something warm and comforting...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A fruit salad tea. This is a bit of an odd tea, It claims to be something different, and it is, but it is not exactly what you would expect from the description. I expected it to be spicy, with ...” Read full tasting note
    78
  • “Something Different has taken me so long to make a dent in because I just find it sort of… Boring. It’s just like a very mild/gentle strawberry sort of flavour with really non-distinct fruit...” Read full tasting note
    40
  • “This week’s tea of the week! I enjoyed January’s Fruit Salad blend, but it was just a wee bit sweet for the spicy side of me so I thought – what would happen if I made a fruit salad green tea and...” Read full tasting note

From 52teas

Tea of the Week for March 6, 2017!

I was inspired to create this blend when I came across a recipe for a ‘different’ kind of fruit salad that included strawberries, pineapple and other fruits, tossed with lime juice and then seasoned with black pepper and a little bit of cayenne pepper for an added kick. I liked the idea of that kind of fruity blend combined with the kick of zesty pepper and spicy cayenne so I decided to create a tea that captured those flavors.

For a base, I went with a light, refreshing blend of green teas including some Zomba steamed green tea from the Satemwa Estate in Malawi as well as some Gunpowder and Sencha from China. Then I added a blend of Tulsi leaves (Green, Purple and Wild Leaf) to enhance the spiced characteristics of this blend.

I added some dried fruit (pineapple, strawberries and limes) and some black and long peppercorns as well as some cayenne pepper and natural flavors. The result is a sweet, fruity tea with some heat! The heat isn’t overpowering – but it’s enough to keep things interesting.

Taster size is approximately 15g

ingredients: green tea, organic green teas, organic tulsi (green, purple & wild leaf), organic pineapple, organic strawberries, limes, juniper berries, organic peppercorns, organic long pepper, organic cayenne pepper and organic natural flavors

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6 Tasting Notes

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I took this tea with me to work and left it there alongside some tea sachets. It’s been abnormally cold here and snowing since the beginning of September so I wanted something warm and comforting on hand. I’m not a huge fan of tulsi but I’m liking the addition of juniperberry. The fruits are very mild. Only the strawberry shows up for me. It’s not extraordinary but it does the job of keeping me hydrated at work.

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A fruit salad tea.

This is a bit of an odd tea, It claims to be something different, and it is, but it is not exactly what you would expect from the description. I expected it to be spicy, with long pepper, cayenne pepper and black pepper.

It is not spicy.
It is also not peppery.

It has a slight sweet tulsi taste, which is similar to the other 52 teas with tulsi.

The most prominent flavors are strawberry and banana.

Wait……. there is no banana in this tea?? It taste’s like strawberry banana jello.

It is a very drinkable tea. If you have tried any of the tulsi teas by 52teas, chances are you will like this as well. I do recommend it iced rather than hot, it just suits the fruity flavors!

Flavors: banana, banana, Strawberry, Strawberry

Preparation
1 min, 15 sec

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Something Different has taken me so long to make a dent in because I just find it sort of…

Boring.

It’s just like a very mild/gentle strawberry sort of flavour with really non-distinct fruit undertones (on top of the strawberry) and the softest tickle of spice/pepper. I don’t think that mash up of flavours are bad but they just lack any intensity/brightness and so this one winds up being bland and forgettable.

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This week’s tea of the week! I enjoyed January’s Fruit Salad blend, but it was just a wee bit sweet for the spicy side of me so I thought – what would happen if I made a fruit salad green tea and added just a little bit of spice (with some black peppercorns, long peppercorns and cayenne pepper)? Of course, with the heat of these spices, I figured that some warm, herbaceous tulsi would add some interest to the overall cup.

And YUM! I love this blend! The green tea is a blend of Fair Trade, single estate Zomba Steamed green tea from the Satemwa estate in Malawi and organic Chinese Sencha and Gunpowder teas and the tulsi is a blend of green, purple and wild leaf holy basil. I added strawberries, pineapple, limes and some melon essence. Then I added some crushed black peppercorns, long pepper and cayenne pepper to spice things up and some juniper berries because – why not?

This has a sweet, fruity background with an distinct peppery note. I find that the first few sips tend to strongly introduce the pepper, but after those first few sips, the palate becomes accustomed to these peppery tones and the fruit flavors begin to really shine through. I don’t find the heat to be overpowering or too assertive – but if you’re one who tends to be sensitive to peppery flavors, this may not be the tea for you.

But if you like the combination of spicy and sweet – I think you’ll like thi one!

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