Key Lime Ceylon from Fusion Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type: Black

Where to Buy:  Fusion Teas

Tea Description:

Transport yourself to warm, summer days with the next best thing to a slice of key lime pie. This is a pleasing and healthful black tea blend of lime leaves, lime juice, lime pieces, and sweet candied pineapple. Delicious hot or cold.

Ingredients:organic black tea, black tea, pineapple, natural flavors, lemon peel, lime leaves, stevia, lime juice, lime bits

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Normally when I have a tea with lime flavors in it I end up with an off putting after taste, but that is not the case with this tea from Fusion Teas. To be honest I had lowered expectations for this tea because of that.

Instead what we have is a bright cheery cup of cake like lime goodness. Yes I do realize it is Key Lime PIE blend but to me there is a creaminess I always associate with cake rather than pie but it does have a creamy pie flavor to it.

When you let it cool … oh the real party begins! The flavors just pop and I even detect a slight whipped cream flavor!

I feel that Fusion Teas has really done well with mastering a lime blend that does not leave that funny flavor lingering on my taste buds causing me to make the pucker ick face!

Another issue I often have with blends using stevia is that the sweetness is over done – again not in this blend! Fusion Teas also masterfully blended this so that the sweetening agent does not take over.

The added kick of pineapple may be the key to this wonderful tropical feel. It adds a delicate but not cloying sweetness that is so nice. It is truly refreshing! I will be taking what is left of my sample from my SororiTea Sister Anne, and doing a cold brew.

I plan to stock up on this for summer, while the cold winter months are incoming in my area, it is nice to have something fruity to remind us of the sweet summer sun.

That is what this tea is – sweet summer sunlight, in a cup.


Champagne Mojito Green Tea from 52Teas available from iHeartTeas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  iHeartTeas

Product Description:

Fresh cut spearmint in a blend with sweet Chinese Sencha green tea infused with the essence of key lime and champagne.

Taster’s Review:

Recently, 52Teas announced their “Rescued from Retirement” program which enables other companies to bring back some of their blends.  I was thrilled with the prospect of being able to try some of 52Teas blends that were released before I “discovered” the company.  This Champagne Mojito is the perfect example.  Released the week of April 5, 2009 – about seven months before my first order with 52Teas – this was a tea I probably would not have been able to try if it were not for the Rescued from Retirement program.

And I’m really glad I got to try it, because it is yummy.  The green tea base is a Chinese Sencha that is sweet and a little creamy/buttery.  It has a fresh taste but not very vegetative, and in the case with this particular tea, I think that is a good thing.  I think that a more vegetative tasting green tea would interfere with the delicate taste of the champagne.

These ingredients compliment each other very well.  I find that the crisp, clean taste of the spearmint brings out some of the sweeter notes of the lime, complimenting the sweet, delicate features of the champagne.  The lime is zesty with just enough tart flavor to cut through some of the mintier tones of the spearmint. It doesn’t taste too minty, it doesn’t taste too tart, and it doesn’t taste too sweet.  It is a very pleasing harmony of flavors.  This is delicious served hot, but, it is even better when iced.  It is incredibly refreshing and thirst-quenching.

Many thanks to Rachel from iHeartTeas for bringing this one out of retirement.  This tea appears to be sold out at her Tea Trade store, but, she has many other excellent teas from 52Teas available.