I bought this last year for the Bluebird / Bird & Blend Boxing Day Sale. Gotta love those sales. It’s a good way to try their blends. This heatwave makes fruity green teas sound even more thirst quenching. So I had to go with this one so I could finally write a tasting note for it. I’d say the blend is made up more of the additional ingredients than the green tea. At a glance it looks like it’s 1/3 green tea to the other ingredients. I have never seen sumac berries in a tea and they just seem like they should be poisonous (poison sumac?)! But a day later I’m here to post this tasting note. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a lemon & pineapple blend either. The resulting brew is fairly balanced — equal parts green tea with fruit flavors — the pineapple tastes like candy but luckily it isn’t overwhelming (but isn’t that what makes it sorbet?) It tastes more like pineapple than lemon even though there is a ton of lemon grass here. The second steep is more green tea tasting than fruit. This stuff goes fast… especially as it cools in this air conditioning!
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// 30 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 25 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep