Grand Canyon

Tea type
Black Herbal Blend
Ingredients
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Flavors
Rhubarb, Sweet, Warm Grass, Hay, Smooth, Sweet, Tart, Wood
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Caffeine
High
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 15 oz / 444 ml

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  • “I think this is my favorite from the National Park Sampler I purchased. The prickly pear has shown up in two teas that I’ve enjoyed. I wonder if I can find one of those locally to try. I don’t find...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown! (14 | 218) “An Ode to Tea” Alphabet Challenge – G Yay, time for another National Park tea! No idea what eleuthero root or pau d’arco should taste like, but I’ve had some prickly...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’ve never had any of the flavours in here: prickly pear, eleuthera root, or pau d’arco, but I am enjoying it all! There’s hints of floral, but not like anything I’ve had before and a sour-y...” Read full tasting note

From Simpson & Vail

Part of the National Park Tea Collection

Desert heat and the canyons elevation create a harsh environment for anything to grow, but over 1700 forms of flora still call the Grand Canyon home. Cacti, of course, being the most common. Prickly pear cacti, which served as the inspiration for this blend, can be seen scattered throughout the canyon and on the rim. This blend has a sweet taste, from the prickly pear flavoring, in addition to an earthy, desert accent from the eleuthero root and pau d’arco. The resulting blend is perfectly representative of the majesty and splendor of the Canyon.

Ingredients: Black teas, prickly pear flavor, eleuthero root, pau d’arco, and red cornflower petals.

Brew tea at 212º – steep for 3 minutes.

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I think this is my favorite from the National Park Sampler I purchased. The prickly pear has shown up in two teas that I’ve enjoyed. I wonder if I can find one of those locally to try. I don’t find this overly sweet and, as others have said, vaguely of rhubarb.

Now, I really do want to get planning on my National Parks trips this summer!

Flavors: Rhubarb, Sweet, Warm Grass

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Sipdown! (14 | 218)

“An Ode to Tea” Alphabet Challenge – G

Yay, time for another National Park tea! No idea what eleuthero root or pau d’arco should taste like, but I’ve had some prickly pear-flavored things before, and they’re usually sort of vaguely fruity and tart, but tasty! And almost always fuchsia, ha ha…

I’m really liking this tea! So far, most of the National Park teas have been quite good, which I’m pleasantly surprised about. This has a subtle fruity-tart flavor to it that reminds me quite a bit of rhubarb. And I love rhubarb, so that’s a good thing! Not sure about the other herbal-y ingredients, I don’t get much of an herbal/earthy note here. Bit of hay maybe? The base is very mellow with a soft woodiness. Something is adding a nice bit of sweetness, not sure what that is, but I dig it!

Another yummy one from the National Park collection! Not sure that I need it in my cupboard, since I already have a couple of rhubarb teas. But very happy to have tried it!

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Flavors: Hay, Rhubarb, Smooth, Sweet, Tart, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Courtney

This one is quite tasty!

Cameron B.

I liked it! I think I started to get some of the herbaceous/earthy notes more as I finished the cup.

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I’ve never had any of the flavours in here: prickly pear, eleuthera root, or pau d’arco, but I am enjoying it all!

There’s hints of floral, but not like anything I’ve had before and a sour-y sweetness that seems to match the Google description of prickly pear tasting “like a strawberry and raspberry hooked up”. XD

There’s a somewhat drying feeling in my mouth, but nothing like astringency and almost imperceptible. All in all, an enjoyable cuppa!

Thanks for sharing such a unique tea Cameron :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Cameron B.

I’ve never had actual prickly pear, but the prickly-pear-flavored things I’ve tried have been tart and fruity, and fuchsia in color.

Courtney

Yes, this is maaaybe slightly tart, but something is balancing it out. And this is just a normal black tea colour!

Lexie Aleah

Prickly Pear reminds me a bit of dragonfruit

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