Featured Reblend for February 2018: Lime Jello Green Tea!
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Tea Description: I wasn't originally planning on reblending this at this point, but the truth is that I kept thinking about this tea . . . and thinking about it . . . and thinking about it some more until it came to be a bit of an obsessive thought so I did a little bit of juggling of my tea menu last month so that I could reblend this tea a little earlier than I had planned. I figured if I kept thinking about a tea as much as I was thinking about this one, that I needed to make it as soon as possible!
And so I did!
And YUMmmmmm! I'm so happy that I did!
But this time around, I decided to make a few changes to the recipe, specifically, I decided to use my blend of organic Chun Mee and organic Gunpowder green teas this time rather than the Chinese Sencha. I personally prefer this blend and since this blend isn't exactly creamy (although it does have some creamy elements to it, ie: marshmallow root) I decided to go with the blend this time around!
And again, I'm happy that I did because I think I like this even better than I enjoyed the original recipe using the Chinese Sencha! So very good!!!
To the green teas, I added marshmallow root, limes and lime leaves and chunks of pineapple. The pineapple is a subtle flavor here, think of a Lime Jello salad: a molded lime jello studded with chunks of pineapple and little mini marshmallows. Yeah, that's the flavor that's captured here!
organic ingredients: green teas, lime leaves, limes, pineapple, marshmallow root & natural flavors
Oh, My! I'm so glad I reblended this, and I'm so happy with the way it turned out with the Chun Mee/Gunpowder blend! It's so nice! The lime is bold and bright, the marshmallow softens it just a bit, adding a hint of creaminess to the cuppa and the pineapple is not particularly strong, but definitely noticeable especially in the aftertaste.
The sip begins with notes of lime and marshmallow. About mid-sip, I get just a hint of pineapple along with the lime, and at the finish, I get both lime and pineapple very distinctly. It's sweet, it's tart, it's creamy and it's wonderful!
to brew: shake the pouch before you measure the tea - this has a lot of different ingredients that you want to incorporate into each measurement! use 3g of tea to 12 ounces of hot water (175°F) and let steep for 2 minutes. strain and allow to cool for 5 minutes. enjoy!