Tequila Sunrise Iced Green Tea from Southern Boy Teas

SBT-GREEN-Tequila-SunriseTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Southern Boy Teas

Tea Description:

Tequila-, orange- and cherry organic flavors blended with our awesome organic Chinese sencha fannings make this iced tea bliss. Blow your guests away with this awesome iced tea!

Learn more about this tea here.

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Taster’s Review:

As I mentioned in my review of 52Teas Tequila Sunrise Black Tea – it’s been quite a while since I’ve had the cocktail.  To be honest, tequila isn’t my favorite alcoholic beverage – but as far as cocktail inspired iced teas go, this Tequila Sunrise Iced Green Tea from Southern Boy Teas is a refreshing drink.

I don’t really taste ‘Tequila Sunrise’ here.  Then again – it HAS been a long time since I’ve had one, so don’t rely upon my memory of what a tequila sunrise should taste like.

During the sip, I taste green tea with hints of citrus.  In the aftertaste, I taste cherry and orange more distinctly and occasionally, a flavor crosses my palate that reminds me of tequila.  But that doesn’t arrive until the aftertaste.  During the sip, I taste green tea and notes of bright, sunny citrus flavors.

What I do like about this particular iced tea is that it’s refreshing and it’s quenching my thirst without tasting overly sweet.  I’m enjoying that I taste more green tea than flavor.

It’s a pleasant iced tea.  Not my favorite from SBT, but they can’t all be my favorite.  Even so, I like it enough to say that I might buy it again.

Tequila Sunrise Black Tea from 52Teas

52teasTequila-SunriseTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tea Description:

A double dose of Tequila Sunrise this week. I couldn’t decide whether I liked it best as a black tea or a green tea, so I did both! Here’s our premium Pettaiagala Extra Long Leaf OP from Sri Lanka blended with freeze-dried oranges and cherries; and organic tequila-, orange- and cherry flavors.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

It’s been a mighty long time since I’ve had a Tequila Sunrise (longer than I care to admit to!) so I don’t have any recent memories to compare the flavoring of this black tea blend from 52Teas to.

And I have to say that this tastes a lot better than I remember a Tequila Sunrise tasting.  Hey, I liked them alright.  They just weren’t my favorite cocktail.  I preferred rum-based cocktails over tequila-based cocktails.

But this is really tasty!

I taste all the elements here:  I taste the orange, I taste the cherry and I even taste notes of tequila.  And, most importantly, I taste the black tea.  I really like the way the Pettaiagala tea goes with these flavors – it’s very smooth!  No bitterness and no astringency.

I’m not always really crazy about the cocktail inspired tea blends, but this one is really nice.  And the best part?  I can drink a couple cups of this without feeling hung over tomorrow.

Tequila Lime Green Tea from 52Teas

Tequila-Lime-GreenTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tea Description:

Young Hyson is one of my favorite green teas. It has that characteristically buttery-sweet flavor present in a lot of Chinese greens, with just a touch of smokiness. I think it pairs beautifully with the tequila and lime flavors in this week’s blend to create a rich, satisfying cuppa that is as unique as it is tasty.

Learn more about this blend here.

Taster’s Review:

I know I’ve said it more than once, but I’m not much of a drinker of alcohol (I’m a tea-totaler!)   But I have really enjoyed most of the various alcohol-inspired and infused teas that I’ve tried.  And this Tequila Lime Green Tea from 52Teas might be one of my favorites thus far!

The flavor of the Young Hyson melds nicely with the notes of lime and the hint of tequila.  I don’t taste a real heavy tequila flavor; I’m tasting mostly green tea and lime.  But that’s OK with me (see my first sentence of this review!)

As the description above suggests, there is a light smoky note to the Young Hyson and this adds a pleasant dimension of flavor to the tequila notes.  It’s slightly earthy with notes of flower.  The lime perks up these flavors.

I’d rather be drinking this than tequila with lime because I’m not getting that burn from the tequila.  Maybe a twinge of heat to the back of the throat, but not the burn.

Interestingly enough, this tea does bring me back to those youthful days when I did tequila shots.  Maybe this tea would do with a pinch of salt?

Overall, this is a really smooth tasting tea.  The Young Hyson has a smooth and sweet flavor.  It isn’t overly grassy, but there are soft vegetal notes that work well with the bright, acidic taste of lime.  The lime adds an uplifting flavor to the cup.  It’s sweet and tart, but not pucker-y tart.  It’s a nicely rounded taste.  I like it.