Retro Monday Tea of the Week for April 29, 2019: Highgarden Green Tea! (Our Featured Reblend!)
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Highgarden Green Tea!
Tea Description: For those of you who have been with me since my LiberTEAS days, you may recall the green tea and herbal blend that I had called Potpourri. It was a blend of gunpowder green tea, lemon myrtle, laurel, rose buds and petals and jasmine. It smelled amazing and tasted as good as it smelled - which is why I called it Potpourri.
When I was considering the five teas that I'd create for the Game of Thrones themed box, my original plan was to craft five new and unique flavors, but one night, I was thinking back to my LiberTEAS days and I recalled my Potpourri tea and thought - "HEY! Potpourri would make a fantastic tribute to Highgarden, home of a couple of my favorite characters!" (Yes, I have quite a few favorite characters!)
So I decided to reblend Potpourri and rename it Highgarden. And I tweaked it ever so slightly by adding dried lemon wedges to the other ingredients. In addition to tasting and smelling amazing, this blend is one of the most visually stunning teas I've ever crafted. It is a sensory delight - and one that is perfect for late spring and early summer (now) - because it tastes so beautifully fresh.
And yes! It's all organic - as well as gluten-free, allergen-free and VEGAN!
organic ingredients: green tea, lemon myrtle, laurel, jasmine, rose buds/petals, dried lemons & natural flavors
Oh wow! I was reminded of how much I missed this tea the moment I opened the lid to my blending tin to taste test this tea and smelled the amazing aroma. It's lemony, floral and slightly herbaceous. It smells like potpourri (and it looks like it too!) But while I wouldn't recommend you brewing up a bit of traditional potpourri (not sure what that would taste like!), this is something that tastes as beautiful as it looks and smells.
The green tea has a mild, sweet, softly nutty and slightly grassy taste. The grassy tones meld really well with the laurel and lemon myrtle, offering up a light earthiness and lemony flavor. The floral notes are soft - noticeable more in the aroma and appearance than in the flavor. I do taste the flowers - but they are very gentle flavors. Everything comes together in a very mild tasting tea that is really lovely to enjoy as an afternoon tea and also makes a really uniquely delicious cold-brewed iced tea.
to brew: use 3g of tea to 12 ounces of hot water (175°F) - allow to steep for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. strain and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. enjoy!
This one tastes fantastic without any sweetener! And don't forget to resteep!