Pomegranate San Francisco Black Tea Blend from Culinary Teas

pomegranate_san_franciscoTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Culinary Teas

Tea Description: 

Our Pomegranate San Francisco has lovely hints of vanilla and chocolate sprinkled with candy like notes. Cup has a ‘sec’ (dry) character that highlights the tea flavor!

Learn more about this tea blend here.

Taster’s Review:

This is good stuff!

First, I have to tell you about the aroma because it won me over before I even took a sip.  It smells sweet and evokes thoughts of the aromas that might surround me if I were to walk into a candy shop.  YUM!

To brew the tea, I measured out 1 bamboo scoop of the loose leaf tea into the basket of my Kati Tumbler and poured boiling water into the cup.  Then I let it steep for 3 minutes.  The result:  irresistible yumminess!

The pomegranate notes are tart and sweet, and I love the way they mingle with the notes of vanilla and chocolate.  It’s a sweet treat with delightful, contrasting notes of tart.  And the black tea base is smooth and full-flavored, with a pleasant malty note.

As the tea cools – or perhaps as I continue to drink – I pick up on more creamy chocolate notes.  The chocolate is further accentuated by hints of vanilla, making it a very sublime creamy experience.  This flavor combination becomes a very captivating flavor, as if it’s enveloping the palate with notes of sweet chocolate and vanilla.  Mmm!

This reminds me a bit of grenadine.  The fruitiness of the pomegranate together with the creamy notes give it a thick sort of texture that you might experience if you were sipping on grenadine.  But … this is even better, because:  a) it’s tea, and b) it’s not syrupy.  But it does have that sort of yummy factor that I mentally associate with grenadine, like when I was a kid and I’d sneak a sip of grenadine!  Hey!  I liked it a lot when I was a kid!

But now that I’m no longer a youngster, I much prefer my grenadine experiences to be involving tea – like with this Pomegranate San Francisco!

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