Tea of the Week for July 23, 2018!
Some years ago, I took a trip to Tucson, Arizona. One of the places I visited while there was Tohono Chul which was a fantastic place that combined the beauty of the Arizona desert and the local art, focusing heavily on the natural botanicals of the Arizona Desert. It was a lovely way to spend the afternoon, walking through the gardens and viewing the art. The only thing that could make it better - well, TEA of course! And back when I visited, they had a beautiful tea room. (A quick visit of their website suggests to me that they no longer focus on tea in their restaurant.)
So you know that I had to have tea there! It wasn't a traditional tea room with an afternoon tea service option, but I did enjoy a pot of grapefruit green tea and at that time, it was the best grapefruit green tea I had ever tasted. So there is a soft spot in my heart for grapefruit greens - as well as a quest to create a grapefruit green tea that was just as good as - if not better than - that grapefruit green tea that I enjoyed that beautiful afternoon.
And - YES - I do believe I've managed to accomplish it! This tea isn't equal to that one I tried all those years ago, I believe it to be better!
I started with a blend of organic Chinese green teas: Yun Wu, Chun Mee & Gunpowder. To this blend, I added a bunch of dried, organic grapefruit wedges. It's a fairly simple recipe, but it works wonderfully. The result is a tart, grapefruit forward flavor with a smooth green tea background. The green tea is slightly sweet, slightly bitter (thanks to the Yun Wu) which helps to define the flavor of the grapefruit. It's very refreshing!
Taster size is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: green teas, grapefruit & natural flavors