Saturday, February 16, 2008

Teabag - Grapefruit Green

Tea: Grapefruit Green 38223
Vendor: Lupicia USA
Price: $4.00 / 5 teabags
Vendor Description: The refreshing aromas of green tea and grapefruit are harmonized to create this fresh-tasting tea. A faint touch of bitterness hidden in its astringency is for the adult taste.

This is a flavored green tea from Lupicia. I actually am not a big fan of grapefruit, so I didn't have very high expectations of this tea.

The teabag came individually wrapped, although there are two kinds of packaging that they offer. If you get the 5 pack the teabags are individually wrapped. The 10 pack is just a resealable bag. The teabag is trapezoidal and made of the nylon mesh.

When brewing this tea, the grapefruit smell is rather strong. It is strong enough to drown out any sense of smell from the base green tea. The scent of green tea is normally rather faint so it is not hard for that to get drowned out.

The taste of the tea was quite strong with the grapefruit flavor. It was difficult to tell that the base tea was a green tea. The flavors do actually blend well together though. The grapefruit lends well to the crispness of the tea. When you first sip this tea you notice first and foremost the grapefruit flavor, but then as that tails off you notice the tang from the base tea. The pairing is very good and lends to each other nicely.

Rating: 8/10

Conclusion: While I was afraid that the grapefruit flavor would be too overpowering, it ended up being a very nice pairing. This is a very nice flavored tea, and the teabag style is very good. It's definitely worth a try.

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