Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Teaquilibrium
Teaquilibrium’s Pink Grapefruit is bold refreshing. The colorful combination of citrus and eucalyptus make LBD Pink Grapefruit delicious iced.
ingredients: oolong tea, apple pieces, carrot flakes, blackberry leaves, eucalyptus leaves, beetroot, hibiscus, lemon grass, natural flavor, freeze-dried tangerine pieces, orange slices.
I’m really liking this blend!
After reading through the ingredients, I was a little worried about the combination of hibiscus and Oolong tea, I worried that the somewhat thick, syrupy nature of the hibiscus might interfere with the lovely texture of the Oolong, but, that didn’t happen here. The hibiscus seems to do very little in this blend – thankfully – except for adding some color and perhaps a little tartness.
But the tartness in this case is quite welcome, because it compliments the tangy citrus flavors so well. Even though there are several different components to this tea that contribute a citrus flavor, the dominant flavor is that of pink grapefruit. It is tart yet sweet and quite juicy tasting.
At first, I didn’t taste much of the eucalyptus in this, but as I continue to sip, I notice it slightly more. It is still rather subtle. It does add some definition to the grapefruit flavor, but, this definitely doesn’t taste like eucalyptus. It tastes like grapefruit!
The Oolong flavor, by comparison, is a little muted. Ordinarily, I might find fault with that, however, this is so remarkably tasty that its difficult to complain about the lack of Oolong taste. This is definitely more of a tea for grapefruit lovers than it is for Oolong lovers, although Oolong lovers might find this a welcome departure from the usual.
Overall, I really enjoyed this cup. Such a pleasant flavor that I find to be quite invigorating. It has a very pleasing natural sweetness to it, so little to no additional sweetener is required, which is perfect for those of us who are trying to cut back on the sugar intake! A great tea for an afternoon out with girlfriends!