I made myself a homemade advent calender this year with samples and whatnot that I need to finish off or have never tasted/reviewed before.
Day 1: Citrus Green Tea (teabag)
I generally shy away from greens, especially bagged greens. That is why this has sat in my drawer for numerous years (I have no idea when or how I acquired it). I am seriously impressed by how good it was, though. This is one of the best flavoured greens I’ve ever had and I can only imagine how good it would be as a looseleaf or a fresher tea.
The citrus is really well done. I get fresh orange, some zest, and some blood orange or grape fruit notes. All of them are really bright and go well with the lightly toned green. Surprisingly, NO BITTERNESS. A citrus zest and green tea blend without bitterness? I have heard of such legends but never before have I seen one in person. It also resteeps! I made three great coldbrew cups with this one.
I’d keep this in my cupboard permanently for coldbrewing if I knew where to get it.
Flavors: Blood orange, Citrus, Citrusy, Fruity, Grapefruit, Orange, Orange Zest