BONUS Tea for October 2019!
Our Bonus Tea from our "I Love The Pacific Northwest" Collection!
I'm calling this a 'bonus' tea and not a 'reblend' because, while both 52Teas (during Frank's era) and LiberTEAS have released apple green teas before, none were called "Washington Apple Green Tea" - and none were made with this particular recipe. So this is a brand new tea serving as our "Featured Reblend" this month, but since it's not a featured reblend at all, our fifth tea this month will be a "Bonus Tea" that is similar to, but not precisely a previously blended tea.
So, now that we've got that business squared away, let's talk about this tea!
As you know, this month has been all about the Pacific Northwest & I think that the fruit we are best known for up here is the apple! There are many different varieties of apple out there - but when it comes down to it, I really only purchase a couple of varieties of apple on a regular basis. I do try some of the other different varieties, but there are really three varieties that I purchase consistently. Those being Honeycrisp (my favorite apple), Fuji (Lilith's favorite) & Granny Smith (Amethyst's favorite).
So for this blend, I went with my girls' favorite apples: Fuji & Granny Smith. Interestingly enough, when combined, these two end up tasting a lot like a Honeycrisp to me.
I started with a base of organic Chinese green teas: Chunmee & Gunpowder, then I added a bunch of freeze-dried apple pieces - both Fuji & Granny Smith. That's it. No cinnamon or other cider-y spices. This tea is a simple celebration of a delicious, crisp apple - completely unadorned. Like biting into a fresh apple after picking it off the tree. (Maybe wash it first though.)
This tea is juicy-sweet & apple-y with just a hint of Granny Smith tart. This is very much true-to-the-fruit, it doesn't taste like apple candy. It tastes like apple - or perhaps - freshly extracted apple juice that was then added to a green tea blend. Absolutely delicious & VERY Pacific Northwest, this blend is also organic, VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen-free!
Taster pouch is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: green teas, apples & natural flavors