Tea of the Week for March 6, 2017!
I was inspired to create this blend when I came across a recipe for a ‘different’ kind of fruit salad that included strawberries, pineapple and other fruits, tossed with lime juice and then seasoned with black pepper and a little bit of cayenne pepper for an added kick. I liked the idea of that kind of fruity blend combined with the kick of zesty pepper and spicy cayenne so I decided to create a tea that captured those flavors.
For a base, I went with a light, refreshing blend of green teas including some Zomba steamed green tea from the Satemwa Estate in Malawi as well as some Gunpowder and Sencha from China. Then I added a blend of Tulsi leaves (Green, Purple and Wild Leaf) to enhance the spiced characteristics of this blend.
I added some dried fruit (pineapple, strawberries and limes) and some black and long peppercorns as well as some cayenne pepper and natural flavors. The result is a sweet, fruity tea with some heat! The heat isn’t overpowering – but it’s enough to keep things interesting.
Taster size is approximately 15g
ingredients: green tea, organic green teas, organic tulsi (green, purple & wild leaf), organic pineapple, organic strawberries, limes, juniper berries, organic peppercorns, organic long pepper, organic cayenne pepper and organic natural flavors