Ice Wine from Design A Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Design A Tea

Company Description:

One might ask…”Ice Wine Tea?” We sure did! We were asked to see what we could come up with- so we did a little research and found a great base recipe and added to it. This tastes just like iced wine. It’s a black tea base with ice wine flavoring (iced white grapes from Ontario) and organic pear flavoring. Together they leave a subtle sweet after taste of white grape wine. You won’t need to add sugar to this one, it’s sweet enough on it’s own

Taster’s Review:

I really like this tea!

Having tried one or two “Ice Wine” tea offerings from other tea companies, I kind of formed an opinion of this tea before tasting it, thinking it would taste very much like some of the others that I’ve tried.

Now, that’s not to say that I didn’t like those other Ice Wine teas, I did.  But I like this Ice Wine tea SO MUCH better!

I really believe that what makes this Ice Wine tea so exceptional is the addition of the pear flavor.  It adds a certain smoothness to the sweet-tart flavor of the ice wine grape which can be sometimes rather overwhelming.  While I cannot pick out the pear flavor distinctly in this cup, I can taste the rich, nectar-like sweetness that it imparts, and I can taste how the ice wine grape flavor is affected by this addition.

The black tea base is smooth.  It is not what I would call exceptionally brisk or strong.  Mellow is the word I would use to describe it.  But this mild quality is needed for the flavors in this cup, and a stronger tea would overpower the flavor of the pear and grape.

If you’ve been contemplating trying an ice wine tea THIS is the one you should try. This is a tea I’d recommend to all those out there who love a good, flavored tea.

And as good as it is hot – it’s even better iced.  Quenches the thirst as it relaxes you – this is really a delightful tea.

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