Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Nature’s Tea Leaf
Fruit Fusion Green Tea is a harmonious fusion of Eastern and Western flavors. This tea has a tart, fresh aroma with a zesty and fruity flavor that cools and refreshes your body. Our Fruit Fusion Green Tea combines a quality Sencha green tea with genuine dried pieces of Rosehip, Hibiscus (a Chinese flower and natural source of many vitamins including C, A, and D), and orange peel. The Sencha tea leaves are loose, green tea leaves with a flat, smooth, and narrow body. When infused, the tea has a sweet and sour aroma. A refreshing drink that can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Learn more about this tea here.
I had my doubts about this tea. After all, I’m not fond of hibiscus, and I have often let that be known here on this blog. It seems like it’s in nearly every tisane out there … why, oh why does it need to also be added to Camellia Sinensis? I mean, yeah, I get it … I know it’s loaded with vitamins and offers a realistic berry-like taste when it’s infused. But it also can be rather tart and when left to brew too long, it becomes syrupy. Fortunately, since it has been blended with a green tea here, that isn’t a problem, as I rarely brew my green teas for longer than 2 minutes. But the tartness. I’m doubtful, but I’ve got my fingers crossed. Here’s hoping!
OK, so this is pretty darned good! The hibiscus did not go all “hibiscus-y” on me and turn this into a syrupy, tarty tasting tea. I taste the lovely, sweet flavor of the Sencha, which is slightly creamy, almost buttery, and smooth. I taste the bright, vibrant flavor of the orange, and I do taste the hibiscus. It tastes tart and tangy, but, it doesn’t overwhelm it.
It’s got kind of a sweet-and-sour kind of thing going on, and I like the contrast. The sip starts off sweet, with a bright, citrus-y tone and sweet green tea taste. Toward mid-sip, the flavor shifts to a slightly tart taste, which develops and becomes more tart toward the tail and then carries through to the aftertaste.
It’s a very lively, enjoyable tea. Especially nice as it cools – would make a great iced tea!