Pear & Pomegranate from Townshend’s Tea Co.

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Townshend’s Tea Co.

Company Description:

A strong China black tea with natural fruit flavors and scents. The pomegranate delivers a tart but fresh taste while the pear contributes a sweet, light flavor. One of our most popular teas, hot and iced.

Taster’s Review:

I am very surprised by the flavor of this tea!   Yes, I am pleasantly surprised, indeed.

First of all, I didn’t expect to taste the pear in this blend.  Pear being such a subtle fruit, I figured surely the flavor would get lost in the flavor of black tea.  And if, by some chance, the flavor survived the black tea, I was certain that the pomegranate would dominate the pear.  But it doesn’t.

There is such a lovely balance of flavors in this cup!

The pear is succulent and sweet – and it tastes like I’ve just bitten into a fresh, ripe pear:  smooth and delicious.    And the pomegranate is tangy, but that tartness does not overwhelm the sweet flavor of the pear – instead it cuts through some of the sweetness just enough to make its presence known, and then there is a little tart-y “twinge” that lingers on the palate in the finish, almost as if I had just popped a plump pomegranate aril with my tongue and let the juice wash over my palate.

The black tea is brisk yet not overly aggressive in this blend.  It has a place and a presence in this tea, but, it doesn’t overwhelm the flavor of the delicate pear or the tart pomegranate.    Each flavor is in perfect harmony in this delightful, delicious blend.

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